VATSIM ZKC will provide real time ATC from the 2013 FANCON. The VATSIM ZKC controllers will be operating from the interior of the Kansas Aviation Museum's KC-135 Tanker in real time. Real time ATC will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday of the event. Times are set to be 10:00 A.M. to 5 P.M. Central time (-6 GMT) on both days. Plans are to provide full coverage for KSTL (St. Louis), with controllers operating Kansas City Center; St. Louis Approach, Tower, Ground, and Delivery. On Sunday, ATC will be provided for KMCI (Kansas City), and controllers will be operating Kansas City Center; Kansas City Approach, Tower, Ground, and Delivery. Attendees to the FANCON will be able to board the KC-135 and view the VATSIM ZKC team in action. VATSIM members from around the world will be able to participate in the event as well during the operating hours of the event. If you have not yet signed up for the 2013, we suggest you do!
If you haven't seen a KC-135 up close and personal, here is a photo of the entry way that attendees will enter and exit to view the VATSIM ZKC operators in full action.