Cross the Pond Eastbound 2023 is This Saturday! CTP Staff | October 25/2023 11:32 UTC

One of the biggest-ever CTP events, this year's eastbound journey features 1,337 pilot slots split across airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Remember, to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, October 28th, 2023, a slot/booking is required. Please read below to find out how you can still secure one. If you don't secure a slot/booking, you're welcome to fly into and out of event airports or anywhere else on VATSIM - just not into the oceanic airspace in use for this year's event.

If you already have a slot, you must confirm it by 2359z on October 26th.

If you are looking for a slot, visit on or after 1200z on October 27th, when all unconfirmed slots are released to the public. Slots booked on or after October 27th do not require confirmation; just click "Book" on anything that's available and it's yours.

If you have a slot, you'll find pilot briefings appearing here on the Pilot Dashboard on this website (please ensure you're logged in; you should see the Pilot Dashboard in the menu at the top right). Take some time before Saturday to study your departure, arrival and general CTP briefing. You can also review the 2023 Cross the Pond Pilot Briefing for more information on what to expect this Saturday.

For more details on Cross the Pond, including timelines, visit the VATSIM forums.

The 2023 featured airports may be found here.

Airport Voting Opened! Nick Marinov | September 11/2023 6:01 UTC

Airport voting is now opened! VATSIM members can select their airport preferences until Sep 16th, 2000z at

Cross the Pond Eastbound 2023 CTP Staff | August 04/2023 1:42 UTC

We are pleased to announce the return of Cross the Pond, this time for an eastbound journey, taking off on October 28th, 2023.

Cross The Pond is the largest and longest-running event on VATSIM (over 20 years). The event is biannual flying between the two sides of the Atlantic Ocean - Westbound in the spring and Eastbound in the autumn. Hundreds of pilots light up the virtual skies, and dozens of controllers burn both ends of the candle to provide professional ATC service over the Ocean and the Continents.

Our teams of volunteers are already working in the background for this next edition, so we will be posting further updates soon!

To keep in touch with news regarding the event, you can follow us on our social media and look for the hashtag #CTP23E

We also have a dedicated Discord server, which is going to get busier as we approach show-day. To join us, click the Discord link at the top of the page and follow the instructions on your screen.