More than 30 pilots from the United Kingdom and Ireland MCD, as well as from Spain and Germany, descended on the Spanish island of Mallorca in our first divisional groupflight.
Taking advantage of the Spanish division's "Online Day", held every Friday, pilots flew from airports of their choosing across London, including Stansted, Gatwick and Luton, with around 20 of the aircraft then arriving in to the Palma approach sector within 15 minutes of each other, and the remaining pilots following not far behind!
Created to build the community spirit of division members we spent the evening in Discord chatting, joking and getting to know each other.
Anyone who took part, either as an air traffic controller or as a pilot, can sibmit a PIREP for a point towards their ATC or Pilot Events Awards respectively at https://xu.ivao.aero/community/awards.
IVAO XU would like to thank the controllers on Paris and Brest Control in France, as well as Barcelona Radar, Palma Approach sectors LL1, LL2 and FINAL, Tower and Ground. Thank you for your fantastic service providing us full air traffic control throughout our flight, adding immersion and realism and showing just what IVAO is here for. A community, worldwide.
Our next event is at Bristol on 16 September, we're hoping it's just as busy!