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[18th October, 04:00-21:30z] Zurich Real Operating Hours

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Have you ever...

...dreamed of ATC all day long?
...wished to have controllers guiding you on early morning approaches while the sun is rising?
...wanted to fly a four leg rotation with guaranteed service on your departure and arrival?
...hoped to get a whole day of ATC as real as it gets?
We make it happen! Zurich Airport will be open on October 18th during the real operating hours!

Be the first one to touch down as IFR-traffic on runway 34 at 0605 local time. Long haul inbounds arriving within the first hour will enjoy iStream tactical steering to guarantee an optimum approach sequence. If early, join the holding until we are allowed to let you approach the airport.

As VFR traffic, explore the beautiful mountaineous Swiss landscape just minutes south of Zurich. Fly to Samedan for a delicious nut cake at the highest airliner airport in Europe and enjoy the breathtaking view of the alps. When returning, be prepared to get close to the big birds! Zurich still handles both, VFR and IFR traffic, unlike other European majors.

Zurich is a unique airport with a lot of operational restrictions due to noise abatement and its challenging layout. We know it by heart and love this airport with all its rough edges.

Be part of the experience and let Zurich come to life for a whole day on Ocotber 18th from 0400 to 2130z!

Scenery & Charts
LSZH - Zurich


Edited by Ramon Balimann

vACC Switzerland Event Coordinator & Administration


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Published on the myVATSIM calendar & the VATSIM homepage - https://www.vatsim.net/events/zurich-real-operating-hours

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Layth Al-Wakil (1304151)

Marketing and Communications Team


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  • 2 weeks later...

Thank you for the great event! We came from Berlin-Tegel as SWR96C with a shared cockpit, had packed one hour of extra fuel and still, while in the RILAX holding, had to report to ATC that we only had ten minutes left before we had to divert - and that's how it happened.

Especially in the shared cockpit, everything felt very realistic, including the decision-making process and the rather hectic phase of the diversion - it was great fun. Many thanks to everybody involved!

Edited by Alexander Cohrs
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