FNO in The Other Capital Featuring KRDU

FNO in The Other Capital Featuring KRDU
September 09, 2016
2300-0300z (1900-2300E) (1600-2000P)

The Virtual Washington ARTCC is pleased to announce Friday Night Ops in "The Other Capital" featuring Raleigh, North Carolina. The Washington ARTCC is best known for its name sake of the nation's capital in Washington D.C. however the airspace serves a number of other capitals including KRDU which serves the capital of the state of North Carolina. KRDU is the largest airport outside of the Washington metropolitan area for vZDC and serves nearly 10 million passengers a year to mainly the domestic destinations across the US but also to international destinations in Canada, England, France, and Mexico. KRDU is a regional distribution point for UPS in addition to mainline flights from FedEx and UPS. The airport is home to the 1st Batallion, 130th aviation regiment of the NC Air National Guard and home base to 139 general aviation aircraft. Whatever you choose to fly from the many options available we hope you will join the controllers of the Virtual Washington ARTCC in "The Other Capital."


Welcome to the Virtual Washington ARTCC
Home of the first flight and the oldest continuously operating airport in the world, the airspace controlled by the Washington ARTCC is rich in history. With three major airports within 30 miles of the nation's capital, ZDC controllers handle some of the most complex airspace in the country.

From the Carolinas up to New Jersey, including the busy arrival streams from the southeast into the three New York airports and Philadelphia, overflights to and from Boston, and the equally busy traffic flows to Atlanta, there is always something interesting going on at the Washington ARTCC.
Rick Rump
Air Traffic Manager
ZDC Top Controllers
Top Controllers for July 2016:
Sarchiapone, Josh - 102.15
Holcomb, Ethan - 76.72
Sing, Kevin - 32.99
Guisbond, William - 29.79
Salvagnini, Raymond - 22.61
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