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International Virtual Aviation Organisation

The International Virtual Aviation Organisation, IVAO for short, was founded in 1998 to provide an online platform for flight simulation enthusiasts to enjoy their hobby in a simulated real-world environment, in company of other people, flying or providing Air Traffic Control services.

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Upcoming Events

[NL] Henk Kruijer memorial

On November 21st 2016 Henk Kruijer -one of the most beloved and distinguished members of the Netherlands Division- passed away after a short but fierce illness at the age of 74

Henk Kruijer has been an IVAO-member since 2004 and recorded nearly 26000 flying hours on our network Many members of the Dutch Division have also relied on Henk for his online assistance in solving hardware- and software problems

Surrounded by numerous computers in his living room -for sometimes more than sixteen hours a day- he flew long haul flights, reconfigured computers of troubled fellow IVAO members using Teamviewer and talked to other pilots on Skype All simultaneously!

In the past years, Henk’s life has been dominated by an intense social contact with online friends The IVAO network thereby served as an indispensable element in his life as old age pensioner Divorsed and with no contact with family members IVAO became Henk's life

It is because of this that I started to realize that IVAO is not just a “flying game”, but most certainly a structure that enables many elderly amongst us to communicate with the outside world In fact, many of them are seriously depending on our network!

This dependency should be recognized by all IVAO staff members and motivate them to continue their excellent work and effort to maintain and improve the IVAO community

In memory of Henk Kruijer –callsign KLM042- the Netherlands Division will host a Memorial Flight on December 11th between 13:00 Zulu and 15:00 Zulu at EHAM

Participating pilots are invited to arrive at Schiphol Airport during this period Their aircraft will be parked on a taxiway along the take-off runway At 15:00 Zulu pilots of the Virtual Netherlands Airforce will perform a low pass over the runway after which the KLM042 will take off for his flight to a destination unknown

You are kindly invited to participate in this Memorial Flight

[21IN1112] ID-SO CAT.A Humanitarian Aid 2016

Special Mission for The SO Pilot!

The Commander asks you to send humanitarian aid to Lhokseumawe (WITM/LSW) along with 31st Cargo Squadron Halim Air Base using C-130 Hercules
Before heading to Lhokseumawe (WITM/LSW) you must take the additional logistics and refuel your aircraft in Soewondo Air Base (WIMK/MES), and then you head into Lhokseumawe (WITM/LSW)

To note, the callsign that you use should only be 1 callsign and keep connecting with IVAO Network at this event, just replace the flightplan properly upon arrival in Soewondo Air Base (WIMK/MES) and re-check before flying to Lhokseumawe

After that, you should be back to Soewondo Air base (WIMK/MES)

[FR] Strasbourg Christmas Market

Winter is not only about de-icing procedures and contaminated runway Come and warm yourself up with the Strasbourg Christmas market on Thursday 15th December from 19H00Z

Take-off from the airport of your choice, and come to STRASBOURG !
A full ATC service will be provided

[EG] 11th Anniversary IVAO Egypt Division

Dear Members,

With great honor we invite you to celebrate our division 11th Year Anniversary on IVAO Just bring your wings with your high spirit and fly our Egyptian skies on this coming Friday , December 16th, 2016 starting from 17:00 z until 21:00 z You can fly From / To any of your favorite Egyptian Airports Any IFR, VFR or group flights Are All Welcomed in this Celebration Event

[XG] Doha & Bahrain RFE

GCC Division proudly presents its Qatar & Bahrain National Day RFE! Bahrain celebrates its Independence (National Day) on 16th of December and Qatar also celebrates its National Day on the 18th of December To celebrates these two special dates, GCC division invites pilots and ATC to celebrate together during this special two airport RFE!

Event Date: 17/12/2016
Event Time: 1400z - 2100z
Event Type: Multiple Airport Real Flight Event

Division(s): IVAO - Gulf Region Division (XG)
Airports involved: OBBI and OTHH

[FI] The Annual Rovaniemi X-Mas Fly-In

The Annual Rovaniemi X-Mas Fly-In | Saturday December 17th 1800z - 2300z

IVAO Nordic Region is proud to announce the Annual Rovaniemi X-Mas Fly-In EFRO Rovaniemi airport, Santa's official airport, is the place to be on December 17th, as a massive amount of flights from all over the world will arrive here on that evening

Our excellent Nordic controllers, who have received extra training just for this event, are looking forward to guiding all this incoming traffic in a safe and professional manner to Rovaniemi

Pilots are expected to read to pilot briefing, have their Airac updated and charts on board And since we expect a lot of traffic, make sure to bring some additional ho-ho-holding fuel!

We look forward to seeing you in the Nordic skies!

[PT] Porto Real Flight Event

The end of the year is near, and we couldn't miss out on the chance to give you our last 2016 RFE as a gift! As usual, oPorto will be the choice, let's celebrate 2016 and hope for a better 2017
RFE booking will be available soon ;)

[XA] Arctic Airbridge - Juneau (PAJN) <-> Yellowknife (CYZF)

IVAO North America Region is proud to present our Arctic Airbridge event, between Juneau (PAJN) and Yellowknife (CYZF)

On December 18th, between 1800zulu and 2200zulu, you have the chance to enjoy 2 beautiful approaches, in a mountainous and cold area, up in the arctic region Any other short hop eg from Anchorage or Edmonton will be welcome too

[XU] Low Cost Home-Coming

Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Merry Christmas from all of us at IVAO United Kingdom and Ireland As we are in the final run up to Christmas we thought that it appropriate to run a Low Cost Home-Coming event On Monday 19th December from 17z until 21z London Stansted and London Luton will be open allowing you to bring families who may live aboard in Europe or even further home for Christmas With most families these days using Low Cost airlines as a way of getting around airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet will be very busy in the run up towards Christmas It's your job to fly into either Stansted or Luton on the 19th to bring those families home before Christmas

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