We look forward to welcoming you to what should be a truly spectacular event, what is set to be one of VATSIM's biggest event ever!
After the success of last year's event, one of the world's busiest airspaces will come alive again for what is set to be one VATSIM's biggest events ever. Openskies 2011 aims to bring you a better, busier and more enjoyable event than has ever been witnessed on VATSIM before.
Six of our premier airports, Bristol, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, Manchester and Stansted have been selected, and will be fully staffed to provide you with a huge range and variety of over 1100 bookable flights in the space of five hours. There are over 40 airports in the UK alone and Openskies allows you to experience some of these airports fully staffed and full to capacity resulting in you - the pilot; experiencing what it actually feels like to fly real-world in the United Kingdom, showcasing our airports at breaking-point capacity, heavily crowded airspaces and aircraft that are separated by just only 1000ft vertically and 3 miles laterally.
The bookable flights offer an exceptional range of possibilities; from flying some of the biggest airliners in the world, to the occasional private jets and general aviation. These flights also include just over 180 transatlantic flights which is the same amount as our real world counterpart's experience during the duration of the event. Openskies is truly an event like no other.
To help with the smooth running of the event, we are grateful to the following VATSIM divisions for their support. Belux vACC, Dutch vACC, VATSIM France, VATEIR, Eurocenter vACC and VATSIM Canada.
The sky really is the limit!
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