VATCAN FIRs

VATCAN has 6 FIRs (Flight Information Regions) and one OCA (Oceanic Control Area). They are listed on the left side of this page.

Each facility has a staff team consisting of at least 6 staff members:

  • FIR Chief
  • Deputy FIR Chief
  • Chief Instructor
  • Event Coordinator
  • Facility Engineer
  • Webmaster
Additionally, each FIR has a team of instructors who hold either an I1 (Instructor 1), or I3 (Instructor 3) rating, and mentors.


Each FIR is different, you can view each FIR's members, and find more information about each facility on the left. Feel free to browse around, and get to know each FIR.

Edmonton FIR

Largest FIR in Canada, covering every airspace from the Rockies, to the Arctic and the Prairies!

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Thomas Smith
Deputy FIR Chief Nathan Dean
Chief Instructor Thomas Smith
Events Coordinator Simon Brown
Facility Engineer Tony Koch
Webmaster Cody Newman

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
825824 Brad Derzaph Student 1
973713 Ian Mann Student 3
1106668 Tony Koch Controller 3
1133613 Charlie Pastuszka Student 1
1146085 dieter windels Controller 3
1157247 Owen Kane Inactive
1181788 Derek Lane Student 1
1186526 Ryland Kruk Student 2
1234223 Gustavo Aguilar Controller 3
1351538 Matthew Gow Student 1
1366416 Nathan Dean Instructor 1
1381226 Zac Donohue Student 1
1407299 josh stainthorpe Student 1
1428958 Robert SImpson Student 1
1442820 Cody Newman Instructor 1
1445357 Daniel McGregor Student 2
1446003 Jonah Sohmer Student 3
1458012 Ethan Best Instructor 1
1459616 Travis Richard Student 1
1465914 Matthew Bleakney Student 2
1475987 Alison Swift Student 1
1476815 Garrett Cook Student 1
1484177 Jase Nantes Student 1
1492868 James Braun Student 1
1499679 James Jeong Student 1
1505007 Thomas Smith Instructor 3
1509399 Dylan Martin Student 1
1573028 Harry Humble Student 1
1593829 Cale Truitt Student 1
1604717 Jesse James Student 1
1605481 Gabriel chase Student 2
1612627 Simon Brown Student 3
1618339 Kirill Mosenko Student 1
1648185 Jacob Tenenbein Student 1
1687110 Nicholas Jenkins Student 1
1691398 Jay Heidecker Student 1
1704253 Brandon Johansen Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Phil Dowling Instructor 3
921002 Brad Crockett Instructor 3
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1205396 Josh Agins Controller 1
1233493 Nathan Power Instructor 3
1284785 Kells Moore Controller 1

Gander Oceanic

Cool, calm and collected Oceanic services on the VATSIM network.

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief dieter windels
Deputy FIR Chief miroslaw majerczuk
Chief Instructor Mufassil Yasir Paracha
Events Coordinator Gary Thomas
Facility Engineer Amos Ng
Webmaster Andrew Ogden

Moncton/Gander FIR

The Moncton Flight Information Region (CZQM) is a virtual controlling region on the VATSIM network. The Moncton FIR controls over 700,000sq miles of airspace. CZQM currently has seven (7) controlled airports and three (3) Flight service specialist (FSS) operated aerodromes.

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Jagard Strong
Deputy FIR Chief Jeremy Skerry
Chief Instructor Steve Oster
Events Coordinator Liam McKeown
Facility Engineer Vacant
Webmaster Jack Koskie

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
811419 Ken Greenwood Controller 3
811682 Michael Oxner Controller 3
838214 Mike Murphy Controller 1
839743 Jesse Patchett Instructor 1
896584 Joseph Avery Controller 1
910411 Jeremy Skerry Controller 3
919420 Marc Wheeler Controller 3
928245 Jim Allan Controller 3
935198 Mark Chapman Student 1
949706 Dan Arsenault Instructor 1
964079 Greg McCormick Controller 1
1055644 Tim Murphy Instructor 1
1060088 Stephen Hayward Controller 1
1078026 Jagard Strong Instructor 3
1152129 Liam McKeown Student 3
1228495 Mark Walsh Instructor 3
1247101 Steve Oster Instructor 3
1275572 Jeff McMillan Instructor 1
1326248 William Dalton Controller 1
1336362 paul dean Instructor 3
1346470 Liam LeClair Instructor 1
1346650 Charles Taylor Student 3
1352651 Dustin Pasch Instructor 1
1428363 Tyler Cochrane Student 1
1442401 Andrew Pawliuk Student 1
1454008 Jack Koskie Instructor 1
1475520 Kent Xern Controller 1
1482062 Nosherwan Ahmed Student 1
1488801 Philippe Gauthier Student 3
1539876 Matias Lottinville Student 1
1592253 Michael Alexander Student 1
1601722 Will Dennis Student 1
1609631 Emma Ruby Controller 1
1619449 Alfie Peters Student 1
1625274 Olly Kennedy Student 1
1635257 jamie datson Student 1
1687125 Christopher Humber Student 1
1719623 Brad Pailing Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Phil Dowling Instructor 3
829733 Chris Wonnacott Controller 3
921002 Brad Crockett Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1146085 dieter windels Controller 3
1345389 Nigam Patel Controller 1
1367113 Bryan Bagi Instructor 1
1431902 Zachary Collison Controller 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1438526 Steven Duggan Controller 1
1448618 Zihao Zhuo Supervisor
1501600 Tim Lowe Controller 1
1505007 Thomas Smith Instructor 3

Montreal FIR

Realistic and friendly. BONJOUR !

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Alexandre Dufresne
Deputy FIR Chief Yanis Sauve
Chief Instructor Pier-Luc Plamondon
Events Coordinator Guillaume Therien
Facility Engineer Alexandre Dufresne
Webmaster Alexandru-Gabriel Bangala

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
811484 Sylvain Tousignant Controller 3
814252 Jason V├ęzina Instructor 3
839709 Gilles Bourassa Student 2
892328 Gilles Cassanne Student 1
897184 Francois Senechal Student 1
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
945779 Bruno Flageol Controller 1
965064 Yanick Coulombe Controller 1
999499 Yanis Sauve Controller 1
1095625 Jean-Francois Desrosiers Instructor 3
1112111 Dominique Septembre Controller 1
1138227 Alexis Marseille Lussier Student 1
1150185 Gabriel Arsenault Student 1
1264348 Zachary Lawrence Student 1
1300960 Pier-Luc Plamondon Instructor 1
1314808 Alexandre Dufresne Controller 3
1322578 Marc-Alexandre Paquette Controller 1
1339948 alexandre poli Student 1
1343029 Alexandru-Gabriel Bangala Controller 1
1346608 Guillaume Therien Instructor 1
1370502 Felix Desmarchais Student 1
1401063 Guillaume Girard Student 1
1408281 Adam Al-Finge Student 1
1414572 Kevin ONeill Student 2
1416899 Nicola Fournier Student 1
1423228 Michel Robichaud Instructor 1
1429043 Mick Mantha-Pasini Student 1
1467625 Maxence Parenteau Student 2
1470349 Vincent fiore Student 2
1476702 Matthieu Pourrat Student 1
1496226 Jonathan Menard Student 1
1506396 Gabriel Marchand Student 1
1515413 Myka Auger-Cyr Student 1
1525342 Allen Vezina Student 2
1528001 Louis-Rene Monette Student 2
1537558 George Spartan Student 2
1543875 Benoit Medor Student 1
1549787 Philippe Boudreault Student 2
1551778 Julien Legault Student 1
1556401 Gabe Lapointe Student 1
1557263 Jean-Sebastien Otis Student 1
1579640 Sarah Fines-Neuschild Student 1
1592551 Edward Michaud Student 1
1597275 Alexandre Laramee Student 1
1600849 cedric Beaulieu Student 1
1604235 benoit chevrier Student 1
1606366 Jacob Morin Student 1
1610866 Leandro Perez Moran Student 1
1612806 Philippe Grivel Student 1
1624105 Matthias Klassen Student 1
1624646 Alain Provencher Student 1
1628200 Scott Azmuth Student 1
1633177 Richard Wolowicz Student 1
1639190 Anna Andrienko Student 1
1651705 Thomas Giroux Student 1
1657885 Alexis Tanguay Student 1
1658223 Gabriel Pichet Student 1
1675456 guilhaume leger Student 1
1681837 Julien Michaud Student 1
1685004 Ifeoluwa Olaitan Student 1
1687339 Felix Odjick Student 1
1707206 David Bisson Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3

Toronto FIR

Toronto FIR!

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Brendan McCurry
Deputy FIR Chief Tristan Mann
Chief Instructor Kyle Tam
Events Coordinator Isaiah Frazao
Facility Engineer Travis Chan
Webmaster Sandeep Nathwani

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
800005 Harv Stein Administrator
813609 Brendan McCurry Instructor 3
819096 Tim Barber Administrator
823402 Mick Robinson Controller 1
823524 Scott Glover Student 1
837220 Dylan Luhowy Inactive
847924 Mark Wolpert Controller 1
875689 Ron Yan Controller 1
879930 Sandeep Nathwani Controller 1
916329 Daniel Maclam Student 3
926070 Caleb McCarty Student 2
929134 Sloan Halliday Instructor 1
956216 Ben Stevenson Controller 1
979146 David Bourne Student 3
1032566 Jason Winn Controller 1
1032654 Gary Feddema Controller 3
1061646 Nicholas Lewis Controller 1
1066447 Thomas Constantin Student 3
1098289 Jeffery Murray Student 1
1099372 Daniel Desjardins Student 3
1102454 Chris Butler Student 1
1108903 Sajedan Selva Student 2
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1156720 Ethan Fortier Controller 1
1180828 Calem Brassard Student 1
1183048 Joshua Matthews Controller 1
1211724 Enriko Michaud Controller 1
1244532 Jacob Conkin Student 1
1248565 Justin Gilbert Student 2
1276341 Faiz Abdella Student 1
1280970 Benoit Mercier Student 1
1295578 Tyson Phillips Controller 3
1303325 James Chen Student 1
1307134 Mark Arqued Student 1
1334581 David Kanter Student 1
1345389 Nigam Patel Controller 1
1347752 Guangyuan Yang Student 1
1347775 Zaid Al-Shammaa Student 1
1354743 Lenny Cook Controller 1
1363089 Spencer Duesbury Student 1
1367113 Bryan Bagi Instructor 1
1373305 Cem Ulusoy Student 1
1376135 Joshua Eldridge Student 2
1378356 Josh Perry Controller 1
1379281 Callum Mckinnon Student 2
1385156 Kyle Tam Supervisor
1385183 Lex Reid Controller 1
1386193 Jacob Stubbington Student 3
1394043 Trevor Ryckman Student 1
1396135 Alex Mathews Student 1
1396358 Jonathan DiPalmaGarcia Student 1
1400195 Nathan Ka Student 1
1402756 Travis Chan Supervisor
1403395 Anh-Tuan Tran Student 1
1406999 Jan Abramowicz Student 1
1411880 Daniel Vlassov Inactive
1413442 Muhammed Lodhi Student 1
1418058 William Morgan Student 1
1425931 Simon li Student 1
1427397 Dor Bashan Instructor 1
1429839 Macey Reagan Inactive
1432993 Faiz Husein Instructor 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1444414 Daniel Badami Student 1
1444461 Michael Brown Student 1
1444786 Jason Hwang Student 1
1448618 Zihao Zhuo Supervisor
1452363 Jose Moreno Student 1
1458917 Bence Takacs Instructor 1
1468146 Bosco Chan Controller 1
1471508 Xavier Beller Student 1
1473720 Amadou Sow Student 1
1476159 Xiaohang Ric Student 1
1477432 Cian Aherne Student 1
1479173 Wael Wanli Student 1
1484686 jordan kirkby Student 1
1487070 Noah Fremont Student 1
1494329 Isaiah Frazao Instructor 1
1502577 Ziad Ewais Student 1
1513164 Goran Staznik Student 1
1516540 Calum Evans Student 1
1522877 Mike Scobie Student 1
1529785 Logan Traynor Student 1
1532832 Mitchell Mikkelsen-Cooper Student 1
1533379 bosco guo Student 1
1543152 Derek Lien Student 2
1545699 Brian Bell Student 1
1550363 Talia Johnson Student 1
1552930 Lucas Medon Controller 1
1563691 Mat Meek Student 1
1564592 Konrad Cetes Instructor 1
1566066 James Puderer Student 1
1566686 Sam Fard Student 1
1570933 Ethan Secco Student 1
1571561 Noah Staudte Student 2
1573212 Ethan Rhodes Student 1
1574751 Justin Kozuch Student 1
1578454 Gabriel Iannetti Student 1
1579157 Devin Brown Student 1
1581374 Jeffrey Li Student 1
1586370 Conrad Tulk Student 1
1597000 Michael Shamseddine Student 1
1598723 Zachary Mihaljevic Student 1
1599682 Matt St-Jean Student 2
1600979 Jack Taylor Student 1
1601837 Kaiden Matthew Student 1
1603335 Simon Fisher Student 3
1608236 Zachary Grossman Student 1
1611298 Andrej Bilenjkij Student 1
1615762 Anthony Ciceu Student 1
1621213 Charles Blauvelt Student 1
1621995 Cameron Reichelt Student 1
1622934 Dima Valeev Student 1
1623185 Wade Wiechenthal Student 1
1624205 Chad Radzio Student 1
1629695 Liam Anderson Student 1
1630166 Lincoln Machado Student 1
1630889 Logan Reimer Student 1
1635649 Rocky Petkov Student 1
1644711 Andrew Omaha Student 1
1644921 Matt Hyde Controller 1
1648621 Jason Smith Student 1
1651499 William Shorthouse Student 1
1651684 James Carvalho Student 1
1660174 Enea Xhillari Student 1
1660205 Adrian Balij Student 1
1661940 Jacob Reitsma Student 1
1662909 Rob Stephenson Student 1
1663578 Jayden Matamorosa Student 1
1664131 Preetham Murthy Student 1
1666641 Adam Turaj Student 2
1675690 Olivia Wang Student 1
1675710 Jean-Francois Bonenfant Student 1
1678838 Evan Lumley Student 1
1681459 Ethan Liu Student 1
1683565 Gio Laxamana Student 1
1684492 Thomas Miller Student 1
1688847 Andy Epix Student 1
1696355 Maxime Salman Student 1
1698034 Arian Nemati Student 1
1712104 Navneet Gopinath Student 1
1712559 bryce mcewan Student 1
1719513 Chrissant Buxton Student 1
1721431 Mathis Guimont Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Phil Dowling Instructor 3
839743 Jesse Patchett Instructor 1
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
1078026 Jagard Strong Instructor 3
1095625 Jean-Francois Desrosiers Instructor 3
1186526 Ryland Kruk Student 2
1214000 Benjamin Cook Student 3
1233493 Nathan Power Instructor 3
1247101 Steve Oster Instructor 3
1272431 Graham Curnew Controller 3
1299462 Luke Wightman Controller 1
1310670 Dylan Oakes Instructor 1
1326248 William Dalton Controller 1
1350654 Ryan Miltenberger Instructor 1
1352651 Dustin Pasch Instructor 1
1366416 Nathan Dean Instructor 1
1378014 Lincoln Green Controller 1
1398752 Liam Shaw Instructor 1
1405159 James Norris Instructor 1
1425472 Andreas Tzemenakis Instructor 3
1427371 Kolby Dunning Controller 3
1431902 Zachary Collison Controller 1
1442820 Cody Newman Instructor 1
1444863 Tavis Harrison Instructor 1
1454008 Jack Koskie Instructor 1
1457256 Mitch Monette Controller 1
1458012 Ethan Best Instructor 1
1467186 Juyong Park Controller 1
1476323 Jackson Choran Controller 1
1492532 William Chiu Controller 1
1501600 Tim Lowe Controller 1
1504110 Adam Veall Controller 1
1505007 Thomas Smith Instructor 3
1521067 Luis Ariel Zegarra Bueno Instructor 1
1531769 Haniel Garcia Student 3
1546444 Chris Gardiner Instructor 3

Vancouver FIR

From sea to sky!

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Emily Wyatt
Deputy FIR Chief Joshua Jenkins
Chief Instructor Abigail Pruijmboom
Events Coordinator Kyle McKenzie
Facility Engineer David Paton
Webmaster Justin Norman

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
815199 Phillip Elchitz Controller 3
831734 David Paton Controller 3
864323 Aric Taylor Controller 1
921002 Brad Crockett Instructor 3
953636 Mark Waters Student 2
968303 Stephen Lebrechthausen Controller 1
1072212 Karl Neumann Student 3
1091056 Michal Majerczuk Controller 1
1125898 Alexander Skopac Instructor 1
1143290 Maxwell Chan Student 1
1177383 Alexander Jonsson Student 3
1251858 Sergi Del Roj Student 1
1324850 Ben Rheault Student 1
1336925 Andrew Ogden Instructor 3
1349402 Kevin Goarley Student 2
1356013 Isaac Zhang Instructor 1
1383451 Joshua Jenkins Instructor 1
1390809 Abigail Pruijmboom Instructor 1
1406219 Charlie Sun Controller 1
1422160 Dave Rose Student 3
1434598 Axel Blonde Student 2
1443735 Matthew Leon Student 3
1445138 Tanner Quinn Student 1
1465499 Athan Milonas Student 1
1467186 Juyong Park Controller 1
1469839 Ralph Lorenzo Student 1
1489532 Emma Holzhauer Student 3
1494229 JungHoo Oh Student 1
1503454 Marcus Wan Student 1
1511650 Donald Kobi Student 1
1513765 Job Grafil Student 1
1517026 Emily Wyatt Instructor 1
1519118 David Bartley Student 1
1521700 Tristan Jones Student 1
1533097 Kyle McKenzie Student 3
1535580 Jasneet Sabharwal Student 1
1537972 Mitchell Pearce Student 1
1539494 Justin Norman Student 2
1553438 Davis Byer Controller 1
1554483 Rocklynd Bozak Instructor 1
1558114 Emma Day Student 1
1574801 Emma Lysne Student 2
1579020 Alessio Orlando Student 1
1583410 Basile Papillon Student 2
1597637 devin antoniazzi Student 1
1608513 Nathan Dong Student 1
1626110 Lucas Nyantahe Student 1
1630366 Cody Braun Student 1
1637777 Anthony Nigro Student 1
1694858 Adam Krichbaum Student 1
1697777 Greg Rinsma Student 1
1706367 Drew Keeper Student 1
1719316 CHRISS MREMA Student 1
1721961 Florence Veran Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813609 Brendan McCurry Instructor 3
813710 Phil Dowling Instructor 3
823402 Mick Robinson Controller 1
879930 Sandeep Nathwani Controller 1
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1186526 Ryland Kruk Student 2
1233493 Nathan Power Instructor 3
1272431 Graham Curnew Controller 3
1288197 Phil Hauf Controller 1
1295578 Tyson Phillips Controller 3
1299462 Luke Wightman Controller 1
1303570 Fraser Cooper Supervisor
1314891 Chen Cheng Instructor 1
1367113 Bryan Bagi Instructor 1
1398752 Liam Shaw Instructor 1
1432993 Faiz Husein Instructor 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1444863 Tavis Harrison Instructor 1
1458012 Ethan Best Instructor 1
1468146 Bosco Chan Controller 1
1475858 Justin Wai Controller 1
1482786 Ashe Zera Ramirez Student 2
1494329 Isaiah Frazao Instructor 1
1502513 Nguyen Duc Controller 1
1505007 Thomas Smith Instructor 3
1548173 YAM CHUN WA Controller 1
1609631 Emma Ruby Controller 1
1644921 Matt Hyde Controller 1

Winnipeg FIR

The heart of VATCAN.

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Nathan Power
Deputy FIR Chief Tavis Harrison
Chief Instructor Liam Shaw
Events Coordinator Vacant
Facility Engineer Ryan Miltenberger
Webmaster Kolby Dunning

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
830629 Ryan Findlater Student 3
862352 Kien Houk Student 3
984292 Justin Martin Instructor 3
1079089 Mitchell Byers Student 3
1214000 Benjamin Cook Student 3
1233493 Nathan Power Instructor 3
1267674 Jules Pankoski Student 1
1272864 Karl Sawatzky Instructor 3
1279035 Ethan Mason Instructor 1
1299462 Luke Wightman Controller 1
1310670 Dylan Oakes Instructor 1
1350654 Ryan Miltenberger Instructor 1
1362041 Aaron Hamonic Student 1
1386032 Todd Blanchette Controller 1
1398752 Liam Shaw Instructor 1
1403363 Varun Gangadharan Student 2
1405042 Dario Marnika Controller 1
1405159 James Norris Instructor 1
1427371 Kolby Dunning Controller 3
1431902 Zachary Collison Controller 1
1444863 Tavis Harrison Instructor 1
1445493 David Speer Student 1
1455099 Haris Asic Student 1
1480837 Justin Garcia Student 3
1501600 Tim Lowe Controller 1
1529300 Cody Cameron Student 1
1543809 Sebastian Brown Student 1
1544489 Kathryn Dudeck Controller 1
1547803 Angelo Peterson Student 1
1549222 Benjamin Freeborn Student 1
1550706 Levi Thomas Student 1
1605320 Benjamin Riehl Student 1
1614943 Ryan Mayberry Student 2
1629222 Iddo Rock Student 1
1630939 Shane Paton Student 1
1633965 Aspen Farfield Student 1
1663068 Blake Harrison Student 2
1669855 Adam Brookman Student 1
1676130 Stephen Needham Student 1
1686297 Cameron Ducharme Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Phil Dowling Instructor 3
839743 Jesse Patchett Instructor 1
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1183048 Joshua Matthews Controller 1
1345389 Nigam Patel Controller 1
1354743 Lenny Cook Controller 1
1367113 Bryan Bagi Instructor 1
1376135 Joshua Eldridge Student 2
1380561 Xu Linyan Controller 1
1382058 Timothy Scott-White Controller 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1442675 Tran Gia Huy Student 2
1443689 Simon Ramirez Controller 1
1448616 Ali Badreldeen Controller 1
1454076 Michael Salvagnini Controller 1
1458917 Bence Takacs Instructor 1
1473980 Adam Grunes Instructor 3
1489532 Emma Holzhauer Student 3
1574801 Emma Lysne Student 2
1615326 Bosheng Huang Student 2
1644921 Matt Hyde Controller 1