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Runway 04/22 closed
Due to maintenance, runway 04/22 is closed from September 5th until October 20th. The Dutch VACC will simulate this closure on the VATSIM network.

More information (in Dutch) can be found here.
 
Rotterdam - Manchester city pair
VATSIM-UK and the Dutch VACC are excited to announce the latest city pair between Rotterdam The Hague Airport (EHRD) and Manchester (EGCC), linking two of Western Europe's most important cities.

The event takes place on Sunday the 9th of October between 17:30 and 20:00 UTC. Join us for some fantastic ATC on some of the world's busiest airways. You can expect full ATC from both airports and enroute. Routes can be found in VATROUTE, while charts for Rotterdam can be found here.

The flight takes about an hour, this gives you the chance to fly both legs. Join us on the 9th for this exciting European event!!

 
Cross the Pond eastbound
On SaturdayOctober 22nd there will be another edition of Cross the Pond - one of VATSIM's biggest events! On this eastbound edition, pilots have the opportunity to fly between various North American airports to a number of destinations in Europe. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is involved as an arrival airport.

Are you flying to Amsterdam during the event? Please find links to charts here. For scenery suggestions, check here. The event runs from 11:00 UTC onwards. Be sure not to miss it as it's a unique experience to cross the North Atlantic with full ATC coverage! We're looking forward to seeing you online!
 
End of an Era (group flight to St Maarten)
Effective from the new winter 2016-2017 timetable, KLM will change their equipment on the Amsterdam (EHAM) to Sint Maarten (TNCM) route from a Boeing 747-400 to an Airbus A330-200 as the type is slowly phased out of the fleet. The end of an era, as the Queen of the Skies is one of the most appreciated sights on the well-known approach that leads low over Maho Beach.

KLM/AFR VA, in cooperation with the Dutch VACC and the San Juan CERAP, will organise a group flight on the 29th of October to commemorate this legendary flight on the 747. Pilots can depart Amsterdam Airport Schiphol from 10:00 till 12:00 UTC and expect ATC all the way enroute. Everyone is invited to join in!