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I have an idea for an event and wanted to see what the feeling was for something like this.

 

The idea is a cross the USA event twice a year similar to the CTP. It would be west coast to east coast and visa versa for the event.

 

The event could be held opposite CTP dates to get maximum attendance. The bonus is full ATC the whole way. Similar to light up the US but with a specific goal.

 

Looking for input and if this is a worth while event idea.

 

Thanks.

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Similar to light up the US but with a specific goal.
Light Up America has happened a few times, that is similar to this event.

 

Rick - Matt already noted the fact that it is similar to LUA...

 

Matt - It's certainly a cool idea! I will say, however, that logistically speaking it would probably be far more difficult than Cross the Pond. Cross the Pond typically departs the east coast of the United States and most of the ARTCCs along the east coast are online because their airports are apart of the event. A Cross the USA event would require more facilities to be online, some of which likely do not have the manpower to make it happen.

 

I think that the best part about Light Up America is the fact that it deviates from the normal "congo line" approach to events and allows pilots to fly anywhere within the nation with full air traffic control available.

 

With that all said, there's no reason you can't propose your idea to the VATUSA Events Manager. His contact information is available here.

 

Good luck!

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You will find that the enthusiasm for such an event is very high for facilities on the east and west coasts of the US. However, the further inland you get you will see that enthusiasm drop off exponentially. Such an event for the overflight facilities quickly turns into death by 30 minute step away requests and really isn't fun for them.

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You will find that the enthusiasm for such an event is very high for facilities on the east and west coasts of the US. However, the further inland you get you will see that enthusiasm drop off exponentially. Such an event for the overflight facilities quickly turns into death by 30 minute step away requests and really isn't fun for them.

 

Could be worse, could be death by Position Reports on Oceanic

Kirk Christie - VATPAC C3

VATPAC Undercover ATC Agent

Worldflight Perth 737-800 Crew Member

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