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RELEASE: new programme items announced

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The organisers of Connexion 2017 are pleased to announce the latest confirmed programme items for the weekend of 29th and 30th July 2017. In addition to the previously announced items, we are pleased to provide further information below  (In no particular order)

A day in the life of… a Heathrow Tower Controller
A long-standing VATSIM member and real-world Heathrow Tower Controller will give a perspective from the control tower of one of the busiest airports in Europe. We will find out about the logistics, planning necessary to accommodate nearly 1,300 flights each day, bringing over 200,000 people through the airport.

BAVirtual
The CEO of BAVirtual will present to us the latest goings-on within one of the community’s longest standing virtual airlines. As they tackle new challenges such as pilot training it will be fascinating to hear this perspective.

Pilot’s Perspective: Life on the other side of the scope
One of VATSIM’s experienced Enroute Controllers will detail the tools and techniques used to keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently. This session will provide useful situational awareness for pilot’s flying in complex and busy airspace during their future flights.

A day in the life of… a Eurocontrol Controller
A VATSIM member and current Enroute Controller in Europe will present a perspective of life from the Maastricht UACC. This center handles approx. 5000 flights per day and this presentation will touch on some of the challenges involved in this operation.

Workshop: Controlling Techniques
Learn some of the tricks of the trade in enroute and approach controlling with this interactive and informative workshop for controllers.

Panel Discussion: VATSIM and careers in aviation
Three members of our community, one who is a Pilot for a large European business jet operator, another a Flight Safety Investigator for a UK based airline and the third an Air Traffic Controller will discuss how their time on VATSIM has influenced and affected their real-life career paths and in addition will provide some advice for those wishing to follow in their footsteps.

Please note: this is not a definitive list other content will be added in the coming weeks and may be subject to alteration without notice.

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