Welcome to Boston ARTCC, where excellence is served daily with a cup of MOCHA HAGoTDI


Whether you are a pilot, controller, or a little of both; ZBW is the premier airspace in VATSIM

News

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

_________________________________________________________

2 weeks 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

_________________________________________________________

3 weeks ago

vZBW Social Media

Be sure to give us a like/follow on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the loop regarding events, procedures, and more!

_________________________________________________________

4 weeks ago

PDC In Use!

ATTENTION ALL vZBW PILOTS:

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.

_________________________________________________________

1 month ago

ZBW Procedures Update

New procedures are in effect within ZBW as of 13 November 2014.   ZBW controllers will accomodate both the old RNAV arrivals as well as the new ones for some transition period.  Pilots should identfy the RNAV arrival they are planning to fly in their flight plan. Radar vector arrival procedures are also still available and in effect for those pilots unable to fly RNAV arrivals.

KBOS: 

The KRANN3 RNAV arrival has been removed and replaced by the ROBUC1 RNAV arrivalIn addition, the OOSHN and QUABN STARs have been updated with major changes to the crossing restrictions. They are now the QUABN3 and the OOSHN3. Lastly, the SCUPP4 arrival has been removed.

Real-World Letter to Airmen

KPVD:

Arrival updated to WIPOR3. Additionally, some small changes to the airport diagram.

KSYR:

Airport Diagram update, terminal construction.

KBTV:

Burlington Clearance/Delivery created, frequency added to charts.

KBED/KBVY/KLWM:

ZELKA1 RNAV arrival created.

_________________________________________________________


1 month ago

ATC Online

Controller Position Frequency Sign-On
Wayne St John BOS_CTR 134.700 5 hours ago

Air Traffic

Inbound: 4 Outbound: 4 View All

AAL590 KBOS +LOGAN7 MHT CAM ... V490 UCA SYR Nate West KJFK
DH8D KSYR 16000 ETE: under 1 hour
AAL611 KJFK MERIT ROBUC1 Lance Williams NDB
B738/L KBOS 23000 ETE: 1 hours
N900HS KTTN +DITCH V312 JIMEE ... WAVEY SHLEP ACK Chris Allegro KTTN
PC12/G KMVY 17000 ETE: 1 hours
SWA427 KJFK + MERIT DCT ORW ROBUC1 George Bowman KLBB
B738/Q KBOS 7000 ETE: under 1 hour
FFT807 KBOS +LBSTA3 LBSTA V139 ... DCT BRIGS JIIMS2 Jeremy Schuck KPHL
A319/L KTTN 18000 ETE: 1 hours

Weather parsed

KBOS 192354Z 32009KT 10SM FEW035 M01/M07 A3007 RMK AO2 SLP182 T10061067 10022 21006 51025

KMHT 192353Z 32007KT 10SM CLR M02/M07 A3005 RMK AO2 SLP195 T10171072 10011 21017 51022

KBDL 192351Z 32012G17KT 10SM OVC035 00/M07 A3009 RMK AO2 SLP190 T00001067 10022 21006 53019

KPVD 192351Z 32006KT 10SM OVC032 01/M07 A3008 RMK AO2 SLP186 T00111067 10022 20006 53024