[10 FEB 24] Cross The Land: Westbound 2024

Thought we were done? Guess again! Pack your bags and lets head back to the Middle East & Northern Africa to embark on the next edition of Cross The Land. Heading westbound to Europe!

:calendar: Mark the date: On February 10th 2024, It’s not just another flight; it’s a whole new adventure waiting to unfold. :airplane:

Make sure to join the Official Cross the Land Discord via https://community.vatsim.net/ We’ll be sharing everything you need to know, phase by phase!

Are you ready to take off with us?! :flight_departure:


Westbound to Europe sounds awesome. Always love these experiential flights that really make Vatsim feel alive. Count me in - can’t wait to join in on the Discord and take part on February 10th.

Should be a fun multi-leg trip exploring new airspaces.

Embark on a Journey: Westbound 2024 Airport Voting

The CTL team is excited to announce the commencement of voting for our upcoming February Westbound event! Pilots, seize this opportunity to play a role in selecting the participants for this thrilling experience. Show your support by retweeting, liking, and sharing your preferred choices. To all applicants, best of luck! Visit ctl.vatsim.me/voting to cast your votes for your favorite airports.

Wondering how to vote? Simply head to the website, log in with VATSIM Connect, and use the top navigation bar to find “Airfield Voting.” Once there, you’ll encounter arrival categories A, B, and C following the general departures category. Members should specify their top three preferences for departure and arrival times in each category. At the conclusion of the voting period, the Single Transferable Vote (STV) mechanism will be employed to tally the votes.

Airport Applicants

Departure Airports

:tunisia: DTNH: Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport
:egypt: HECA: Cairo International Airport
:saudi_arabia: OEJN: King Abdulaziz International Airport
:iran: OIIE: Imam Khomeini International Airport
:jordan: OJAI: Queen Alia Int’l Airport
:united_arab_emirates: OMAA: Abu Dhabi International Airport

Arrival Airports - Category A

:de: EDDM - Munich Airport
:finland: EFHK - Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
:austria: LOWW - Vienna Airport
:ru: UUEE - Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

Arrival Airports - Category B

:denmark: EKCH: Copenhagen Airport
:fr: LFBO: Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac
:portugal: LPPT: Lisboa Airport
:tr: LTAI: Antalya Airport
:greece: LGAV: Athens Eleftherios Venizelos
:azerbaijan: UBBB: Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport

Arrival Airports - Category C

:estonia: EETN: Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
:norway: ENBR: Bergen Airport
:latvia: EVRA: Riga International Airport
:bulgaria: LBSF: Sofia Airport
:it: LIPZ: Venezia Tessera
:czech_republic: LKPR: Vaclav Havel Airport Prague
:romania: LROP: Bucharest Airport

The voting period is now underway and will conclude on January 14th at 17:00 UTC. Wishing all applicants the best of luck!

Don’t want to miss out any Cross the Land update? Join our discord server from community.vatsim.net

Hi Resh, link just opens the forim main page.

Hi, You can vote here: ctl.vatsim.me/voting

Yes, this link - you just sent - opens the forum main page. If i copy it and paste it, then it says “The page isn’t redirecting properly”.
Okay, probably my Firefox acting up, it’s working now.


Hi. Same problem as Gergerly. The link is not working

The link just opens the main form page. I can’t find any resolution.

Please log in first at ctl.vatsim.me, and you’ll find 'Airfield voting ’ on the top navbar. Hope this helps!

VATSIM Cross The Land: Westbound 2024 is proud to announce the winners of the airport voting! Pilots like you have cast their votes for the following European airports:

:flag_de: EDDM: Munich Airport
:finland: EFHK: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
:portugal: LPPT: Lisboa Airport
:azerbaijan: UBBB: Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport
:estonia: EETN: Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport
:romania: LROP: Bucharest Airport

In participation from the Middle East & Northern Africa, we have:

:tunisia: DTNH: Enfidha–Hammamet International Airport
:egypt: HECA: Cairo International Airport
:saudi_arabia: OEJN: King Abdulaziz International Airport
:iran: OIIE: Imam Khomeini International Airport
:jordan: OJAI: Queen Alia Int’l Airport
:united_arab_emirates: OMAA: Abu Dhabi International Airport

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Join the Hitsquad - Shape the Experience in Cross The Land!

Attention VATSIM Controllers! Cross The Land is more than just an event. It’s a chance to demonstrate teamwork, cooperation, and our shared passion, bringing our community closer through our airspace.

Yet, even the grandest adventures face challenges: empty slots, silent frequencies, and unmanned stations that await spirited control.

Step up with the Cross The Land Hitsquad!

This elite team is the backbone that steps up when the going gets tough, filling in crucial spots to ensure a seamless experience for our pilots.

Interested? You’ll need a VATSIM rating of S2 or higher to be part of this dynamic team. Elevate the experience in Cross The Land!

:pencil: Apply here: https://forms.gle/CazzpwhhR8FwwTYx7

Please Note: Do not fill this form if you are already in the CTL discord and have the “HitSquad Controller” role

Cross the Land: Westbound 2024 Slots Release Date & Information


Don’t miss your chance to book your slot for the Cross The Land: 2024 Westbound event! Bookings open today, Friday, February 02, at 1800 UTC until February 09, at 1900UTC. With a total of 700+ slots spread across 36 city-pairs, there are a variety of exciting destinations to choose from. Book your slot today and experience the thrill of flying across the land!

:pilot: Booking Link: Cross The Land: Westbound 2024 Bookings

:white_check_mark: Booking Confirmation System

Pilots must confirm their booking between Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at 15:00 UTC until Friday, February 9, 2024, at 21:00 UTC using the same procedure we implemented in the last edition. Your slot will be given to anyone wishing to make a last-minute booking for the event if the slot has not been confirmed by the member that has booked. Several announcements will be made on our social media platforms and our Discord to remind you to confirm your slot.

:pencil: Pilot Briefings

Last but not least, we are working hard with the airports that are participating in the departure and arrival phases to deliver the pilot briefings to you 24 to 48 hours prior to the event.

Don’t want to miss out any further updates? Join Cross the Land discord server from community.vatsim.net & be the first one to get updates regarding Cross the Land.

VATSIM Cross The Land Exclusive Offers!

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:saudi_arabia: Double T Jeddah King Abdulaziz (OEJN) - 20% OFF!
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To grab these deals, simply head over here. Alternatively, you can head to the iniManager and look for the “On Sale!” section. This is your opportunity to enhance your CTL journey with some of the finest scenery available at prices that are too good to fly by!

:clock3: Booking Confirmation Stage Starts Today!

Don’t forget, the booking confirmation stage for CTL begins today at 1500 UTC and will run until Friday, 9th Feb at 2359 UTC. Secure your slot and get ready for an unforgettable event!