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Bring Santa Home - January 1, 2017



Once again the Anchorage ARTCC would like to present our annual Bring Santa Home event. This year was a little rough for Santa because there was an unusually high number of kids who fit into the “Nice” category. After a much needed vacation and New-year celebration, he is ready to get back to work at North Pole, which happens to be located just outside Fairbanks. Join us at Fairbanks International Airport (PAFA) on January 1st, 2017 from 2300-0300 Zulu (1400 Alaska, 1800 Eastern).

PLEASE PLAN THE BELOW ROUTES:

PANC-PAFA
RV CAWIN LIBER2 (RNAV)
ANC8 BGQ V438 FAI (Non RNAV or low altitude - 10,000 min)

PAFA-PANC
PUYVO2 PUYVO KROTO3 (RNAV)
MKNLY1 TKA TAGER8 (Non RNAV or low altitude - 10,000 min).

Other PAFA Arrivals: Please file RDFLG HRDNG2 or CAWIN LIBER2 STAR routes, if able.

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Dateline Dash - Westbound



VATJPN and the Anchorage ARTCC would like to present DATELINE DASH, Westbound 2016. Travel forward in time and cross the international dateline in this unique event. These routes are frequently flown by both cargo and passenger operators to help link Japan and Alaska to the rest of the world.

Depart from either Anchorage (PANC) or Fairbanks (PAFA) and arrive Tokyo Narita(RJAA) or Tokyo Haneda (RJTT). The Narita airport is located outside of the city of Tokyo and is the primary location for cargo operations. Haneda is in the heart of Tokyo and primarily serves as a convenient airport for passenger operations. The distance covered is roughly 2900 nautical miles, which should equate to a six-hour flight, if utilizing a jet aircraft.

The event begins Saturday November 5th, 2016 at 2300 Zulu. Depart between 2300 and 0100 Zulu and ATC will be provided for the duration of your flight. In local time, this would be 1500 AKST, 1900 EST on Saturday the 5th in the US. These local times are based on daylight savings before the time change occurs, giving you an extra hour of sleep:). For those beginning on the western side of the dateline (Asia), the event begins Sunday the 6th at 0800 JST.

CPDLC Services via Hoppie may be available, depending on controller preference. If interested in using this service, please visit http://www.hoppie.nl/acars

ROUTES:

PAFA -> RJAA
FAI J120 MCG NOSHO R220 NANAC Z24 GUPPY Y811 MELON

PAFA->RJTT
FAI J120 MCG NOSHO R220 IXE Y88 DAIGO Y10 STONE


PANC-> RJAA
ANC8 NODLE R220 NICHO R580 OATIS Y802 ARMOR Y810 KETAR Y811 MELON

PANC->RJTT
ANC8 NODLE R220 NICHO R580 OATIS Y889 DAIGO Y10 STONE


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Anchorage <-> Fairbanks Crossfire FNO



The Anchorage ARTCC would like present Friday Night OPS featuring the Anchorage (PANC) and Fairbanks (PAFA) International Airports. Anchorage, Fairbanks and the rest of Alaska are stocking up for the cold and dark winter, so come help the locals out and transport some supplies and goods to the far reaches of the country. Join us for this busy event on Friday, October 21st, 2016 from 2345-0400 Zulu (1545 Alaska, 1945 Eastern).

Because our airspace is a large distance from the rest of the United States, we are going to fully staff Fairbanks International (PAFA). This will set you up for an excellent crossfire between Anchorage and Fairbanks, with plenty time to do the return leg.

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Deadliest Catch - St. Paul Island



Straight from the Deadliest Catch, the Anchorage ARTCC would like to present our St. Paul Island (PASN) event. The island sits in the middle of the Bering Sea and is a major support hub for the fishing industry in the area. Frequently featured on the Discovery Channels sitcom, the port services fishing vessels and is also major fish processing location. The weather is usually nasty, so it should be a good opportunity to practice those ILS skills. Short on time? Include St. George Island(PAPB) in your itinerary, which is just 35NM to the south.

Join us at the St. Paul Island airport for a fun evening on Wednesday September 21st, 2016 from 2345-0300 Zulu (1545 AKDT, 1945 EDT).

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