With autumn quickly rolling over Latvia and Europe, it is time to fly to Riga and enjoy everything it has to give. Get a quick VFR flight to see the colorful tree fest at Sigulda or get your airliner into Riga for the perfect weekend getaway. While you are here help Arturs Akimovs sweat for his S2 rating on Riga Tower! Load your friends, some extra fuel for possible holds and head over to Riga.
Fuel up, grab some charts and scenery!
Riga scenery (FS9 & FSX) - http://goo.gl/lbL2c
Riga scenery (XPlane) - http://goo.gl/8npwX
Riga charts - http://goo.gl/XZ4Kj
See you on the 28th!
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If you have the EVASim Payware Scenery, please mention it in your flight plan remarks with EVASIM, this is to let the controllers guide you using the available taxiways.
Riga Intl. (EVRA) aerodrome and Heliport charts are updated. En route charts also up to date.
All aerodrome and Heliport charts are updated.
Baltic sector file for EuroScope is updated to AIRAC 1508;
EVRA ATIS audio files are added in download section;
EVRA ATIS is 120.170Mhz;
Statistics for traffic and ATC updated here.
Week 5 2015 Iron Mic' achieved by EVRA TWR!
Week 4 2015 Iron Mic' goes to EVRA TWR and APP, EVRR CTR took 2nd place!
ATC / Traffic statistics section avail here.
BALT_CTR new frequency is 132.300Mhz. (Prev. was 132.320)
EVLA ATIS Removed. Effective Sept 01.
Iron Mic' award 5 times in a row goes to EVRR CTR, thanks to vACC's most active ATCO A.Grocevs!
Also Riga TWR won Iron mic for OCT week 41!
Starting with AIRAC 1304, effective 04 April 2013, a new ATC position is introduced in Riga TMA.
Until this time, Riga TMA consisted of two sectors - A and B, but they were controlled by a single position - Riga Approach (EVRA_APP) on 129.92. Now during high traffic loads or at ATC discretion it can be separated in two positions - sector A (the bigger one) remains controlled by EVRA_APP, and sector B - by Riga Approach (EVRA_B_APP) on 134.85. Also lateral limits of sector B have changed a bit (see the map below; before that it was 25nm circle around RIA VOR).
Note that both positions share the same callsign - Riga Approach.
This is how those sectors look laterally:
If both APP positions are online, their duties are separated as shown above.
If there is only EVRA_APP online, it controls both sector A and sector B (as it was before).
Normally EVRA_B_APP should not be online alone, but as it might happen in Vatsim, it will be left to controllers discretion, if he also assumes control of sector A.
In typical operations, arriving aircraft can expect STARs in EVRA_APP and vectoring in EVRA_B_APP, but it might be different depending on traffic situation, controllers preferences or pilot request.
On initial contact with EVRA_APP, report:
Example: Riga Approach, Air Baltic 123, information E, LAPSA 5A, descending FL090
When changing from EVRA_APP to EVRA_B_APP, only state your callsign.
Example: Riga Approach, Air Baltic 123
Welcome to the website of the Latvia vACC, the Virtual Area Control Center
for Latvia airspace on the VATSIM network. On these pages you will find info on how to become a controller
within our vACC, or how to find and use all necessary information about flying in the LV-vACC area.
LV-vACC is part of the VATSIM Europe Division, which on its turn together with VATSIM UK, VATSIM Russia and VATSIM EUROPE forms the VATSIM Europe Region . Alltogether they are a part of the global VATSIM network, which provides ATC services over the internet free of charge to pilots connected to this network using their flight simulator.
Enjoy your stay in Latvia airspace!
Your LV-vACC staff.