Welcome to the Moncton/Gander (CZQM/QX) FIR
The Moncton/Gander FIR provides professional, courteous and realistic Air Traffic Control services for the Virtual Moncton & Gander Flight Information Region on the VATSIM Network.

Our airspace includes all of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as Eastern Québec.

All virtual pilots are invited to fly the friendly skies of Moncton/Gander FIR!
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Moncton Monday August Featured Crossfire August 2nd 2021 23-03z
In the seventh installment of our featured airports series, we will be doing a crossfire between St. Anthony (CYAY) and Greenwood (CYZX).

St. Anthony Airport is a small airport located 22 miles (35 km) northwest of the city. It has flights to Blanc-Sablon, Goose Bay, St. John's and Wabush all on PAL Airlines. CFB Greenwood is an RCAF airport and has been since December of 1939 when it opened. The airfield for RAF Station Greenwood was constructed between 1940 and 1942 with the first training units arriving as part of No. 36 Operational Training Unit (OTU) on March 9, 1942. Early training aircraft types included the Lockheed Hudson MK III, the Avro Anson, and the Westland Lysander, all from Britain's Royal Air Force. Until 2005, CFB Greenwood's airfield was home to the Greenwood Flying Club for civilian general aviation. The Greenwood Flying Club changed its name to the Greenwood Flight Centre and operated out of the Waterville/Kings County Municipal Airport, a small civilian airport located 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) east of CFB Greenwood. Since the closure of the Kings County Municipal Airport in April 2016, civilian operations have moved back into CFB Greenwood.

On our August 2nd installment of Moncton Monday, join us for a crossfire between St. Anthony (CYAY) and Greenwood (CYZX) while we reconnect the Canadian East Coast.

Moncton Monday July Featured Airport July 5th 2021 23-03z

In the sixth installment of our featured airports series, we will be staffing Charlottetown (CYYG), Prince Edward Island.

Supprisingly for such a small airport, CYYG is fully staffed by the Canada Border Services Agency though can only handle flights with up to 60 people. The first facility was known as Upton Field (later Upton Airport) and consisted of two turf runways 2,800 ft (850 m) and 1,600 ft (490 m) respectively, opening on January 16, 1932. Upton was a farm located in the western part of Queens Royalty, northwest of the city proper. The airfield was leased to Canadian Airways Limited from October 9, 1932 to October 9, 1938, although the airfield was only licensed until June 30, 1938. Throughout this time, Upton Airport received the first air mail service in Canada. Today the site is farmland and trees, and a popular area for walking dogs, hiking, cross country skiing, and other recreational activities. In December 1939 the city government offered the airport to the federal government for military use through the duration of World War II. The Royal Canadian Air Force expanded the airport and enlarged the runways in preparation for using the airport to train pilots and aircrew. The runways were altered into a classic triangle configuration seen with most British Commonwealth Air Training Plan aerodromes across Canada. The Royal Air Force used the airfield from June 15, 1941 until February 1944 during which time it was known as RAF Station Charlottetown and was later renamed RCAF Station Charlottetown after the RCAF was established. Since then the airport was converted into a civilian airport and currently has flights to Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto on Air Canada, WestJet and Flair.

On our July 5th installment of Moncton Monday, join us in Charlottetown (CYYG) as we reconnect the Canadian East Coast.

[OTS] Philippe Gauthier - S3 June 28th 23-01z
Philippe Gauthier is doing his S3 OTS! Come fly out to help him pass.

Moncton Monday Every Monday Night Starting at 23h00z
Moncton Monday is VATCAN’s longest running weekly event, providing full-coverage ATC every Monday night, beginning at 23h00z, encompassing over six terminal controlled airports, and dozens of smaller fields.

Each Monday, airports including Halifax (CYHZ), Moncton (CYQM), St. John’s (CYYT), and Gander (CYQX), will be staffed from top to bottom, in a fun and relaxed Monday night.

All kinds of traffic, whether VFR or IFR, airplane or helicopter, are welcome and pilots of all skill levels are invited.

Come and fly our friendly skies!

Charts can be found on the CZQM website here or on fltPlan.com.

July 13, 2021 Certified C1 Kent Xern
Congratulations to Kent Xern on earning his final rating. He has now joined the dark side and became a C1.

June 29, 2021 Philippe Gauthier - S3 OTS Complete

Congrats to Philippe Gauthier on passing his S3 OTS!

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