Now taking applications to do ATC in VATCAN's 12 Days of Christmas event! View more in the news section.

Gander Oceanic FIR

Cool, calm and collected oceanic control services in the North Atlantic.

Welcome to Gander Oceanic.

Welcome to the Gander Oceanic FIR! With our team of talented controllers we operate the Gander FIR in the north-western atlantic. For years we have prided ourselves in providing the coolest, calmest and most collected oceanic services to pilots flying all across the North Atlantic. From assisting new pilots in their oceanic endeavours, to providing services in Cross the Pond twice a year, this is where the magic happens! I extend my warmest welcome to visitors and controllers, young and old and hope that you enjoy the bountiful resources on the site and the incredible services by our oceanic controllers. Please contact us at info(at) if you have any queries, questions or concerns!

- Andrew Ogden, Director Oceanic Operations

News and Announcements

By Liesel Downes 1364284 on 2018-12-04
Hi everyone. VATCAN is proud to host the 12 Days of Christmas event in late December. This will either be on the 29th, running all day from 1300Z to 0100Z for CZQO. If you wish to control Gander Oceanic during the event, please send in an application with your CID, name, and availability (and preferences if you want) to me at Hope to see you guys there! :) EDIT: Set in stone date and timing
By Liesel Downes 1364284 on 2018-11-01
Hi everyone and welcome to the preview of the new new new CZQO site. This version adds a proper back end that handles applications and training with SSO. For now it is in a locked down state as the full version is still in development. Watch this space!
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