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Michael (Dugan) Cannon

As an ATM this is by far the hardest post I have ever and hopefully will ever have to write. It has come to our attention that our controller, webmaster, and staff mentor Michael Dugan (DA) has passed away. Based on what little information I have this happened sometime either late Saturday night or early Sunday morning. I really have no information on what happened but it was obviously sudden and unexpected. I have no intention of trying to get that information from a grieving family at this time. I will be sending them a message in the next couple of days letting them know what he did for us and getting info to send along anything we want for his funeral.

There are a lot of things to sort out and we will do that in the near future, web transfer and whatnot may be a rocky process but that is the least of my concerns right now. Our thoughts will continue to be with a friend and fellow ATC enthusiast who is no longer with us. As I said in an email to staff last night, we move forward but we never forget.

Thank you Mike for everything you have done and the laughs you brought us all. Your personality stood tall at the Tea Party event last year and any other day you controlled or hung out on TS with us.

Francis Dube (DB)

vZBW Air Traffic Manager

3 days ago

NCAA Frozen Four

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The 2015 Men's Frozen Four is coming to the TD Garden in Boston. The controllers at ZBW are preparing for a rush of expected traffic. Between the hours of 2300-0400z on April 10th, Boston Logan International Airport (KBOS) will be fully staffed and our controllers will be providing extremely realistic Air Traffic Control services. Come join us as we staff up the busiest airport in New England, where excellence is routine.

2 weeks ago

Cross the Pond Westbound 2015

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It's everyone's favorite time of the year again! CTP Westbound 2015 will be taking place this year on March 28th and we have officially been selected as an arrival field! This is VATSIM's premier, hallmark event!

An announcement will be posted on this thread when bookings will open. As usual, bookings made will be estimated slot times (+/- 15 minutes) and estimated flight levels (+/- 1000ft). Actual slot time and flight level will be confirmed (via email and via login on the CTP website) along with your full route on the day of the event.

Updates regarding the event will be posted in this thread as well as available on the CTP website. Lastly, you can find Boston's pilot briefing for the event here. We hope you enjoy the event and hope you choose Boston Logan as your arrival field!

3 weeks 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):


More information can be found on the forum.

1 month 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


3 months ago

ATC Online Current Time: 23:32:27

Controller Position Frequency Sign-On
Matthew Spencer BOS_1_APP 118.250 01:53:20
Michael Roach BOS_S_GND 121.900 02:26:59

Air Traffic

Inbound: 5 Outbound: 11 View All

AWE1721 KLGA +LGA4 MERIT ROBUC1 Steve Johnston
T/A320/F KBOS 19000 ETE: under 1 hour
BOE1993 LSZH STAR VEBIT T51 ... J55 ENE OOSHN3 James Duggan KMCO
H/B744/L KBOS 36000 ETE: 8 hours
A320/G KBOS 17000 ETE: under 1 hour
UPS1014 KSDF +DCT SHB CREEP ... Q82 PONCT DCT Mario Kostanjevic CYWG
B763 KBOS 33000 ETE: 1 hours
B752/F KBOS 35000 ETE: 2 hours

Weather parsed

KBOS 270254Z 34008KT 3SM BR OVC007 07/07 A2967 RMK AO2 SFC VIS 5 RAE44 SLP046 P0004 60020 T00720067 53006

KMHT 270253Z 32005KT 5SM -RA BR OVC008 06/06 A2968 RMK AO2 RAB09 CIG 006V010 SLP065 P0000 60001 T00560056 53012

KBDL 270251Z 36009KT 9SM -RA OVC049 06/05 A2967 RMK AO2 SLP048 P0008 60015 T00610050 50008

KPVD 270303Z 36017KT 4SM -RA BR BKN005 OVC012 09/08 A2963 RMK AO2 P0001 T00890078

KSYR 270254Z 26005KT 6SM -SN BR OVC006 01/01 A2980 RMK AO2 SLP093 PCPN VERY LIGHT P0000 60000 T00060006 53003

KALB 270309Z 00000KT 5SM BR BKN015 BKN041 OVC090 03/02 A2973 RMK AO2 RAE0254 P0000 T00280017

KBGR 270310Z 00000KT 3SM R15/2600V3500FT -RA BR BKN021 OVC030 02/02 A2970 RMK AO2 BCFG P0001 T00220022

KPWM 270301Z 34006KT 9SM FEW008 BKN015 OVC065 06/04 A2969 RMK AO2 RAE0253 PRESRR P0000 T00560044

KBTV 270303Z 06003KT 2 1/2SM -RA BR FEW007 FEW010 OVC018 02/00 A2975 RMK AO2 P0001 T00170000