After many months of coordination with over 17 vACCs, officials, airport and ATC authorities, total of 124 individuals spread around 42 countries, on Saturday 16th February 06-22z, it is again time for the annual well known and successful Sarajevo '84 Winter Olympics Rush - RE-WINDED event with a lot of traffic to/from Sarajevo (LQSA) and our many interesting partner airports supporting us during the entire day.
Last year we had 8 partner airports and Sarajevo experienced around 160 movements, meaning 1/4th of the entire 2 weeks Winter Olympics traffic from 1984 and in average around 1 movement every 5th minute, which is a lot, seen in terms of Sarajevo airports practice of having max. 1 movement every 15 mins due to its blind runway configuration and surroundings!
This year due to the success of the last years event, we have almost doubled the number of partner airport, being a total of 14 very interesting partner airports, many of them former Winter Olympics capitals, and all together worth paying a visit.
The partner airports, starting early from east and ending late in west (due to time zones), will tune on 1h after each other and be online for at least 3 hours fully staffed together with their respective CTRs, so there will during the event be full ATC coverage between Sarajevo and the partner airports you choose to fly to/from!
So why not trying to combine flights to/from Sarajevo with:
- -- 06-09z Yekaterinburg (USSS)
- -- 07-10z Moscow (UUDD)
- -- 08-11z Kiev (UKBB)
- -- 09-12z Rostov (URRR)
- -- 10-13z Chisinau (LUKK)
- -- 11-14z Sofia (LBSF)
- -- 12-15z Sármellék (LHSM)
- -- 13-16z Podgorica (LYPG)
- -- 14-17z Antalya (LTAI)
- -- 15-18z Larnaca (LCLK)
- -- 16-19z Nurnberg (EDDN)
- -- 17-20z Berlin (EDDT)
- -- 18-21z Chambéry (LFLB)
- -- 19-22z Innsbrück (LOWI)
Beside the partner airports, the 2 feeder airports, Zagreb (LDZA) and Belgrade (LYBE) as well as 3 alternate airports, Dubrovnik (LDDU), Split (LDSP) and Mostar (LQMO) will be online by demand, all as during the Sarajevo '84 Winter Olympics.
vACCBiH has since the last year's Sarajevo '84 Winter Olympics Rush - RE-WINDED event improved a lot with getting more qualified ATCos, as well as launching an entirely new great webpage with all actual sceneries, charts and information automatically updated from several aviation databases.
There you can also find much more information about this year's Sarajevo '84 Winter Olympics Rush - RE-WINDED event, as well the just released new BiH VFR Scenery package for FSX, including Sarajevo, Mostar and Banja Luka airports, correct roads and landmarks as well a great user guide full of relevant information. The FS2004 users are kindly asked to use the FS2004 Sarajevo airport scenery that can be found here.
So, remember to mark the 16th FEB with a huge X and let us RE-WIND the Sarajevo'84 Winter Olympics Rush together by making it one of the biggest rushes on VATSIM,
vACCBiH | Events Department
& Event partner vACCs: CROvACC, SCGvACC, VATRUS, vACC Ukraine, vACC Moldova, vACCBUL, ROvACC, VACCHUN, TRvACC, CvACC, VAT-GER, VAT France, VACC-Austria, vACC-CZ, VATITA & vACC Switzerland