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News

Position Posting: Assistant Webmaster

ZBW is creating the ‘Assistant Webmaster’ position to assist with the day to day operations and management of our website.

More information on responsibilities, prerequisites, how to apply, and more can be found here.

Good luck to all applicants!


1 week ago

Directive 02042015/1

Attention vZBW C1/Center controllers:

vZBW Directive 02042015/1 has been released and is in effect as of February 4th, 2015. This directive is in regards to "Descend Via" usage within the Boston ARTCC. It is applicable for the following Standard Terminal Arrival Routes (STARs):

KBOS: OOSHN, QUABN, ROBUC
KMHT: ROZZE
KPWM: SCOGS, CDOGG
KBED/KBVY/KLWM: ZELKA

More information can be found on the forum.

3 weeks ago

Drum Roll Please

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to announce that Camden Bruno (BN) has accepted the role of Events Coordinator here at ZBW. Camden's work with our current roster updates and his work on the most recent Cross The Pond planning make him an excellent choice to take over in this position. 

I expect BN to hit the ground running and pick up the events that are already in planning phase and make up some good creations of his own. As has been said of recent promotions, great things are coming and we are all looking forward to what you can do.

So, please join me in congratulating BN on his new position. I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you.


Francis Dube (DB)

ZBW Air Traffic Manager

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2 months ago

One good promotion deserves another

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to announce the promotion of one of our own, Matthew Miller (MR) to Deputy Air Traffic Manager. MR has been a great training staff member and has most recently been the Events Coordinator. MR has excelled at both of these positions and will make a great DATM with his knowledge of our facility and his energy/attitude. I'll go all cliche on you and say it seems like yesterday that I was receiving PM's on VRC from ZID_MM_OBS when I was working LEB_TWR about how cool he thought it was I was staffing it. 

So join me in congratulating MR on his new promotion, there are great things ahead!

Francis Dube (DB) 
ZBW Air Traffic Manager

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2 months ago

A New Air Traffic Manager Emerges

Team Boston,

I am honored and excited to announce that I have been appointed as Boston ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager.

Obviously watching Don Desfosse and Rich Bonneau excel in this position before me have been great examples of what it takes to make this facility great. I feel that we have a strong core of controllers and staff members that are ready and able to step up continue the tradition that is vZBW. As DO has said many times "many hands make light work" and recently there have been many hands in getting facilities, website design, and facility documentation updated and modernized.

Our goals and vision are going to continue to be based in growth, retention, excellence, and... wait for it... FUN! We are at our best when we randomly staff 6-8 positions on a Tuesday night with no planning, and it usually starts with just one person staffing up and the rest just come pouring in. 

The future is bright here at ZBW, and I am happy to serve for all of you and do my part to make this one hell of a place to keep virtual tin separated!


Francis Dube

Air Traffic Manager

Boston ARTCC

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3 months ago

ATC Online Current Time: 20:54:28

Controller Position Frequency Sign-On
Philip Katz BOS_CTR 134.700 01:03:37
Michael Roach BOS_S_GND 121.900 01:09:32

Air Traffic

Inbound: 2 Outbound: 3 View All

DVA2350 KDTW MOONN5 JHW Martin Garner KCHS
CRJ2/F KSYR FL270 ETE: 2 hours
WWA2932 KIND MAREO2 BDOCK DJB ... PONCT TRUIZ QUABN3 Thom Conley
T/B738/F KBOS 35000 ETE: under 1 hour
AAL2470 KBOS HYLND3 HYLND CAM ... RRNET BRDJE1 Conner Pierce KCRS
B738/L KDFW 37000 ETE: 3 hours
COA669 KBOS HYLND3 HYLND DCT ... DCT CXR CXR3 Larry Bell
T/B738/F KCLE 32000 ETE: under 1 hour
RZO115 KBOS CELTK3 FRILL WHALE ... FRS H132 VFL Luis Nunes
A320 LPLA 33000 ETE: 4 hours

Weather parsed

KBOS 280054Z 33003KT 10SM CLR M05/M18 A3045 RMK AO2 SLP310 T10501178

KMHT 280053Z 00000KT 10SM CLR M07/M19 A3043 RMK AO2 SLP327 T10721194

KBDL 280051Z 31006KT 10SM CLR M08/M19 A3047 RMK AO2 SLP320 T10781194

KPVD 280051Z 26003KT 10SM CLR M06/M17 A3045 RMK AO2 SLP311 T10561172

KSYR 280054Z 27009KT 10SM BKN037 M12/M18 A3058 RMK SLP361 BKN V SCT SNE023 T11171179

KALB 280051Z 29014G25KT 10SM CLR M09/M18 A3052 RMK AO2 SLP342 T10941183

KBGR 280053Z 25005KT 10SM CLR M13/M22 A3038 RMK AO2 SLP295 T11331222

KPWM 280051Z 27005KT 10SM CLR M08/M19 A3042 RMK AO2 SLP302 T10781189

KBTV 280054Z 00000KT 10SM CLR M13/M21 A3047 RMK AO2 SLP328 T11331206