Greetings, everyone! With the IFVARB Summit less than 24 hours away, I have attached a few PDFs below in hyperlinks with instructions that must be followed for the duration of the event.
This is a high-intensity operation, so we have a number of procedures in place for all pilots to follow. Ghosting will be strictly enforced for anyone who refuses to follow the plans in place, as we have to keep things running as smoothly as possible. All told, we estimate with ~70 aircraft slated for each arrival runway, we should have everyone on the ground within 2.5 - 3 hours or so.
- Taxi routes for ground can be found here, as well as appropriate gate and slot assignments. Anything involving the tarmac has the primary information within.
- If you’re flying into EDDF, please take a look at the STARs provided. Be aware you will be waiting your turn like everyone else, so load the appropriate STAR to the ending stage of your flight plan and wait for initial contact.
- If you plan to depart EDDF during the event, load the SIDs and follow the precleared instructions contained within upon departure. It is CRITICALLY important you fly the departure plan to the letter in order to avoid conflicts with aircraft in the arrival stage towards the airport.
And, yes, you may attend if you are a non-VA pilot, provided you are ready to follow the instructions that will be provided to VA participants. In addition, please anticipate delays and be accommodating to the slots/spaces that have already been allocated to the arriving VAs.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask in the thread below. A link to the VA hub is also provided.