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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


1 month 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


1 month 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


2 months ago

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2 months ago

PDC In Use!


PDCs (Pre-Departure Clearances) are now in use at ALB, BOS, BDL, and PVD.

Be aware that PDCs will only be utilized when deemed necessary by the controller, for example, in situations such as high workload. However, if pilots wish to receive your clearance via PDC at one of these airports, they may make that request to the appropriate controller.

Pilots are not required to readback any portion of their PDC unless they have any questions or concerns. 

However, pilots are required to call in with the current ATIS code as well as their assigned transponder code. See example below:

"Boston Ground, JetBlue seventeen eighty-six ready for taxi with information Alpha, squawking 1301."

Feel free to email datm@bostonartcc.net with any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions regarding these new PDC procedures.


2 months ago

ATC Online

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Air Traffic

Inbound: 4 Outbound: 6 View All

AAL825 KPHL DITCH J225 JFK KRANN3 Christopher Hall KLGA
A321 KBOS 23000 ETE: 2 hours
CCA413 LFPG EVX N160 CAN ... V3 REVER DCT Song Bingyang ZBAA
H/777 KBOS 38000 ETE: under 1 hour
SWA3001 KBWI SWANN3 OOD J42 ... J222 JFK ROBUC1 George Bowman KLBB
B738/Q KBOS 39000 ETE: under 1 hour
T/A319/L KPVD 37000 ETE: under 1 hour
H/B772 KPHL FL330 ETE: 1 hours

Weather parsed

KBOS 270754Z 36019G28KT 1/4SM R04R/2400V4500FT +SN BLSN FZFG VV005 M09/M10 A2969 RMK AO2 PK WND 35030/0741 SLP052 P0003 T10891100

KMHT 270753Z 01017G26KT 1/4SM R35/3500V4500FT -SN BLSN VV008 M10/M12 A2979 RMK AO2 PK WND 01029/0727 SLP108 SNINCR 1/4 P0000 T11001122

KBDL 270751Z 36015G22KT 1/2SM R06/3000V4500FT SN FZFG VV005 M09/M11 A2974 RMK AO2 PK WND 01027/0714 SLP074 P0003 T10891111

KPVD 270751Z 35028G39KT 1/2SM R05/2600V3500FT SN BLSN FZFG VV010 M09/M11 A2957 RMK AO2 PK WND 35039/0749 SLP014 P0001 T10891111 $