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

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Philip Dowling
Deputy FIR Chief Vacant
Chief Instructor Mark Trumble
Events Coordinator Sarah Thompson
Facility Engineer Tony Koch
Webmaster Vacant

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
861872 Dave LaPlace Student 1
864323 Aric Taylor Controller 1
1106668 Tony Koch Instructor 1
1157247 Owen Kane Instructor 3
1186526 Ryland Kruk Student 2
1234223 Gustavo Aguilar Controller 3
1312117 David Manson Controller 1
1366416 Nathan Dean Controller 1
1386032 Todd Blanchette Controller 1
1393248 Mark Trumble Instructor 1
1407299 josh stainthorpe Student 1
1413960 khoi ho Student 1
1431956 Youness Khinit Student 2
1442820 Cody Newman Instructor 1
1446003 Jonah Sohmer Student 3
1447996 Evan Anderson Student 3
1458012 Ethan Best Student 1
1465914 Matthew Bleakney Student 1
1475757 Sarah Thompson Student 2
1475987 Alison Swift Student 1
1484649 Nathaniel Buhler Student 1
1492868 James Braun Student 1
1505007 Thomas Smith Controller 1
1509399 Dylan Martin Student 1
1516473 Darren Yesmaniski Student 1
1532431 Tyler Dola Student 1
1540069 Kris McCamis Student 3
1546782 Cameron Prince Student 1
1562657 Kevin Cusack Student 1
1567304 Kael Wichmann Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Philip Dowling Instructor 3
921002 Brad Crockett Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1205396 Josh Agins Controller 1
1284785 Kells Moore Controller 1
1295578 Tyson Phillips Controller 3
1378356 Josh Perry Instructor 1

Gander Oceanic

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

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Andrew Ogden
Deputy FIR Chief Vacant
Chief Instructor dieter windels
Events Coordinator Tyler Hindle
Facility Engineer Vacant
Webmaster Vacant

Moncton/Gander FIR

Canada's Gateway

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Mark Walsh
Deputy FIR Chief Jagard Strong
Chief Instructor Steve Oster
Events Coordinator Jack Koskie
Facility Engineer Dustin Pasch
Webmaster Marc Wheeler

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
811419 Ken Greenwood Controller 3
811682 Michael Oxner Controller 3
812489 Mike Madery Controller 3
823500 Michael McConnell Controller 1
829733 Chris Wonnacott Controller 3
839743 Jesse Patchett Student 2
919420 Marc Wheeler Controller 3
928245 Jim Allan Controller 3
949706 Dan Arsenault Instructor 1
964079 Greg McCormick Controller 1
1045553 Trevor Bagnell Controller 1
1055644 Tim Murphy Instructor 1
1060088 Stephen Hayward Controller 1
1078026 Jagard Strong Instructor 1
1081094 Shaun Mclean Student 3
1191032 Jacques Lauzon Student 3
1208201 Franklin Duncan Student 3
1228495 Mark Walsh Supervisor
1247101 Steve Oster Instructor 3
1257091 Lev Azarkhin Student 2
1275572 Jeff McMillan Instructor 1
1326248 William Dalton Student 2
1336362 paul dean Controller 1
1346470 Liam LeClair Instructor 1
1352651 Dustin Pasch Instructor 1
1367113 Bryan Bagi Student 2
1382701 Mike Scott Student 3
1390777 Yanik Paul-Paquette Student 1
1401063 Guillaume Girard Student 1
1450520 Trevor Teakle Student 1
1454008 Jack Koskie Student 3
1464669 Dylan Whittle Student 1
1467590 Chad Johnson Student 1
1475520 Kent Xern Student 3
1488801 Philippe Gauthier Student 2
1519442 James Glew Student 1
1521974 Adam Miller Student 1
1530988 Frederic Viau Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Philip Dowling Instructor 3
875689 Ron Yan Controller 1
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1146085 dieter windels Controller 1
1166497 Diego Martinez Supervisor
1183048 Josh Gheron Controller 1
1211724 Enriko Michaud Controller 1
1233493 Nathan Power Supervisor
1272431 Graham Curnew Controller 3
1345389 Nigam Patel Controller 1
1405159 James Norris Controller 1
1427397 Dor Bashan Controller 1
1432993 Faiz Husein Instructor 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1443158 Tyler Hindle Controller 1
1505007 Thomas Smith Controller 1

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 Guillaume Therien

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
811484 Sylvain Tousignant Controller 3
814252 Jason V├ęzina Instructor 3
827571 serge dubord Student 3
839709 Gilles Bourassa Student 2
864242 Jean-Pierre Chalifoux Student 1
965064 Yanick Coulombe Controller 1
999499 Yanis Sauve Instructor 1
1008468 Philippe Hewett Student 1
1095625 Jean-Francois Desrosiers Supervisor
1097772 Simon Cormier Controller 1
1112111 Dominique Septembre Controller 1
1150683 Steve Chiasson Student 1
1211724 Enriko Michaud Controller 1
1239893 Renaud Lavoie Student 1
1289350 Maxime Poulin Student 1
1300960 Pier-Luc Plamondon Instructor 1
1314808 Alexandre Dufresne Controller 3
1322578 Marc-Alexandre Paquette Student 2
1343029 Alexandru-Gabriel Bangala Student 3
1346608 Guillaume Therien Student 2
1364879 Matthew Pimentel Student 1
1392114 Samuel Victor Student 1
1423228 Michel Robichaud Instructor 1
1472234 Amine Bendali-Braham Student 1
1476406 Valerie Lambert Student 2
1497044 Patrick Salbaing Student 1
1498939 Armin Gohari Student 1
1525342 Allen Vezina Student 2
1528001 Louis-Rene Monette Student 1
1537558 George Spartan Student 1
1540518 Frank Ferrara Student 1
1542594 Mike Vezina Student 1
1549787 Philippe Boudreault Student 1
1551778 Julien Legault Student 1
1565939 KEVIN WHITTY Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3

Toronto FIR

Toronto FIR!

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Josh Perry
Deputy FIR Chief Brendan McCurry
Chief Instructor Ben Stevenson
Events Coordinator Dylan Bobb
Facility Engineer Travis Chan
Webmaster Sandeep Nathwani

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
800005 Harv Stein Administrator
810075 Fraser Turner Student 3
811245 John Sousa Student 3
813609 Brendan McCurry Instructor 3
814068 Luc Provost Controller 1
817228 Dave Weese Controller 3
819096 Tim Barber Administrator
822372 Jared Comeau Controller 1
823402 Mick Robinson Controller 1
830566 Dave Duister Student 1
840812 Tomas Hansson Instructor 1
847924 Mark Wolpert Controller 1
850663 David Ferris Student 3
875689 Ron Yan Controller 1
879930 Sandeep Nathwani Controller 1
929134 Sloan Halliday Controller 1
940540 Daniel Gustin Inactive
944774 David Adams Student 1
956216 Ben Stevenson Instructor 1
972916 David Bayyari Inactive
984105 Michael Bonanno Controller 3
986717 Terry Bennett Student 3
1018734 Jody Turner Controller 1
1032654 Gary Feddema Controller 3
1044866 Amr Yosry Student 3
1096034 Brett Zubot Controller 3
1099372 Daniel Desjardins Student 3
1101819 Darrell Rhynold Inactive
1108903 Sajedan Selva Inactive
1112738 Matthew Hooper Student 1
1174056 Sean Chatland Student 2
1183048 Josh Gheron Controller 1
1184260 Johnathan Holmes Student 1
1187857 Adan Thornton Inactive
1214000 Benjamin Cook Student 2
1227296 Mark Harper Student 3
1235178 Fernando Cardoso Inactive
1248565 Justin Gilbert Student 2
1258252 Sean Ross Student 3
1276341 Faiz Abdella Student 1
1279854 Jason Robinson Student 1
1280316 Andrew Sutton Inactive
1302603 Omer Saleem Student 1
1303489 Ayush Gupta Student 3
1312407 Wolfgang Becker Inactive
1312951 Brandon Siska Student 1
1315198 David Wood Student 1
1327044 Michael Donnelly Inactive
1331087 Richard Wang Student 1
1343755 Harrison Gaudet Student 1
1345389 Nigam Patel Controller 1
1346650 Charles Taylor Inactive
1346880 Raefn Webber Student 1
1347326 Raj Yaligar Student 1
1347752 Guangyuan Yang Student 1
1347775 Zaid Al-Shammaa Student 1
1348278 Randy Nguyen Student 1
1350654 Ryan Miltenberger Student 3
1350812 Dean Roy Supervisor
1353243 Jared Powers Student 3
1353382 Tom Garland Controller 1
1354743 Lenny Cook Controller 1
1355437 Kemoy Cousins Student 1
1356494 Eric Smith Student 1
1359596 Geo Jones Inactive
1362219 Colin Willems Controller 1
1366901 Michael Gagnon Controller 1
1371672 William Jodoin Student 1
1374541 uday sarawgi Student 1
1376135 Joshua Eldridge Student 2
1376526 Reese Collins Inactive
1378356 Josh Perry Instructor 1
1380757 George Gyftonicolos Controller 1
1385156 Kyle Tam Student 1
1387426 Jesse Tiessen Student 1
1389436 Corey Manuel Student 1
1391246 Joel Majano Student 1
1391554 Richard Yu Inactive
1393878 Omer Cohen Student 1
1395474 Atticus McIlraith Inactive
1396135 Alex Mathews Student 1
1396224 Justin Bailey Controller 1
1398361 Christopher Turcot Controller 1
1401313 Andrei Moga Student 1
1402756 Travis Chan Instructor 3
1403902 Ben Dowler Student 1
1406999 Jan Abramowicz Student 1
1411614 Lochlan Stead Student 1
1411880 Daniel Vlassov Student 1
1413442 Muhammed Lodhi Student 1
1421358 Debra Luden Inactive
1423416 Tyler Price Student 1
1427397 Dor Bashan Controller 1
1429758 Ho-Hyeon Kim Observer
1430561 Daniel Fontaine Student 1
1431002 Kayle Lang Student 1
1432993 Faiz Husein Instructor 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1434816 Jeremy Dsilva Student 1
1435685 Anton Egorov Student 1
1436772 Benjamin Falsetto Student 2
1437262 Michael Rogers Student 1
1439622 Andrew Jose Student 1
1440987 Shawaiz Babar Student 1
1444461 Michael Brown Student 1
1445441 Abdul Ahmed Inactive
1448618 Zihao Zhuo Student 1
1449461 Nazar Bentkovskii Inactive
1449636 JunYoung Cho Student 1
1453678 Joshua Cassim Student 1
1455220 Andrei Enache Suspended
1457256 Mitch Monette Student 3
1458917 Bence Takacs Student 3
1461010 Braeden Lavigne Student 1
1461465 Dylan Bobb Student 2
1462633 jan Gebski Student 1
1464054 Max Pan Student 1
1464546 Oliver Harrison Student 1
1465010 Rhys Kenwell Inactive
1467481 Matthew Hughes Suspended
1467514 Kevin Amaral Inactive
1468146 Bosco Chan Student 2
1470710 John Keenan Inactive
1471961 Janfredrik helle Student 1
1473249 Reece Pearson Student 1
1473720 Amadou Sow Student 1
1477061 Murat Dus Student 1
1477621 Kole Butt Student 1
1477692 Gregory Collins Student 1
1478703 Cameron Weber Student 2
1482470 Vincent Combret Student 1
1483776 rayan javed Student 1
1484686 jordan kirkby Student 1
1487070 Noah Fremont Student 1
1489567 Savva Putilkin Student 1
1494329 Isaiah Frazao Student 1
1499977 Albion Fung Student 1
1500524 Corey Ferguson Student 1
1502577 Ziad Ewais Student 1
1511581 Misha Larionov Student 1
1511650 Donald Kobi Student 1
1516736 Stewart Bibby Student 1
1518264 Ben Mccartney Student 1
1519197 Jeff Findlay Student 1
1520854 Luke Cudmore Student 1
1526368 Phil Swain Student 1
1526980 Mohammad Moussa Student 1
1532460 Adam MacLean Student 1
1533467 Tyler Brouillette Student 1
1536006 Wahid Martini Student 1
1540104 Dmitriy Tremblay Student 1
1543152 Derek Lien Student 1
1545659 Joshua Dorazio Student 1
1550363 Talia Johnson Student 1
1565031 Omar Kadro Student 1
1565481 Jacob Dillon Student 1
1567756 Adrian Tanjala Student 1
1568183 Joshua Olson Student 1
1569093 jeetkiran pilojpara Suspended

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Philip Dowling Instructor 3
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1233493 Nathan Power Supervisor
1247101 Steve Oster Instructor 3
1295578 Tyson Phillips Controller 3
1366416 Nathan Dean Controller 1
1427371 Kolby Dunning Instructor 1

Vancouver FIR

From sea to sky!

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Rob Nabieszko
Deputy FIR Chief Emily Wyatt
Chief Instructor Anthony Belliveau
Events Coordinator Josh Jenk
Facility Engineer David Paton
Webmaster Vacant

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
831734 David Paton Controller 3
921002 Brad Crockett Instructor 3
924281 Anthony Belliveau Instructor 3
941416 Cameron Ernst Student 1
995246 Ryan Fredericks Student 1
1038910 kevin stuparyk Student 1
1075625 Eldon Wilson Controller 3
1103481 Michael Kolodziej Student 2
1115365 Sebastien Marsais Student 1
1125898 Alexander Skopac Student 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1172383 Andrew Yao Student 1
1251985 Paul Kirby Student 1
1255307 Mitchell Petersen Inactive
1264609 Xian Li Student 2
1267897 Harrison Chan Student 1
1295578 Tyson Phillips Controller 3
1301254 Davis Philps Controller 1
1309549 Bill Whiles Student 1
1312797 William Westlake Student 1
1315533 Aidan Charles Student 1
1323805 Tony Manolo Controller 1
1325876 Jeff Rowland Inactive
1334275 Bailey Pellow Controller 1
1334820 Victor Spentzas Student 1
1335021 Scott Bennett Student 1
1336925 Andrew Ogden Instructor 3
1343914 Kyle Vos Student 1
1346088 Aidan Stevens Supervisor
1352459 Niklas Schmidt-Roycroft Student 1
1355364 Kenny Situ Student 1
1356013 Isaac Zhang Student 3
1364278 Andy Leung Student 1
1364839 Deacon Jones Inactive
1368044 Peter Djordjevic Student 2
1372394 Bhuvesh Manal Student 1
1380511 Brandon Chan Student 1
1383451 Josh Jenk Controller 1
1385183 Lex Reid Instructor 1
1388249 Patrick Neyens Lopez Student 2
1393124 Pheonix Taylor Student 2
1394209 Richie Queally Inactive
1395841 Anson Tam Controller 1
1401390 Christian Bruegmann Student 1
1409231 Riley Wilson Student 1
1414597 Kelsey Brown Student 1
1415117 Ryan Henderson Student 1
1420109 Seb Nicholas Student 1
1422160 Dave Rose Student 2
1428602 Nick Pan Student 1
1435215 Griffin Windsor Student 1
1440593 Kaden Lac Student 1
1442155 Jeff DiGiovanni Inactive
1442401 Andrew Pawliuk Student 1
1443288 Marc Jones Student 1
1443735 Matthew Leon Student 2
1445357 Daniel McGregor Student 2
1445784 Kevan Stranges Inactive
1445906 Quincy Morgan Inactive
1449063 Elias Schanz Student 1
1450959 Scott Shiells Student 1
1458938 David Jentzsch-Luecke Student 1
1461930 Chan Min Student 1
1461994 Nathan Janke Student 2
1465499 Athan Milonas Student 1
1467186 Juyong Park Student 3
1469839 Ralph Lorenzo Student 1
1470573 Ben Haack Student 1
1472534 Josh Mantei Student 1
1478638 Liam Kobylanski Student 1
1479003 Devin Guo Student 1
1484051 Timmy Tang Student 1
1485440 Jack Croteau Student 1
1489758 Nick Pang Suspended
1490966 Travis Babcock Student 1
1491086 Konstantinos Paesold Student 2
1491347 Leon Liu Student 1
1494229 JungHoo Oh Student 1
1496314 Lily Bird Student 1
1501443 Matthew Smith Student 1
1502023 Luc Arsenault Student 2
1503454 Marcus Wan Student 1
1513765 Job Grafil Student 1
1514016 Brandon Mayhew Student 1
1516510 Arsh Ghuman Student 1
1517026 Emily Wyatt Student 2
1518628 Brian Jones Student 1
1525480 Zachary Smith Student 1
1525862 Lachlann Beaver Student 1
1525898 Heyang Qiu Student 1
1532298 Jon Bergs Student 1
1533097 Kyle McKenzie Student 1
1537849 Max Langley Student 1
1537854 Samuel Millar Student 1
1539494 Justin Norman Student 2
1545402 Ryan Wang Student 1
1547675 Philippe Therrien Student 1
1551822 Kai Pawlowski Student 1
1553155 Jonah Simmons Student 1
1553438 Davis Byer Student 2
1569008 Hussein Shubbar Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813710 Philip Dowling Instructor 3
1233493 Nathan Power Supervisor
1272431 Graham Curnew Controller 3
1366416 Nathan Dean Controller 1
1386032 Todd Blanchette Controller 1
1405042 Dario Marnika Instructor 1
1423316 Nick Saffari Controller 1
1432993 Faiz Husein Instructor 1
1498388 Ferdinand Castillo Student 2

Winnipeg FIR

The heart of VATCAN.

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Position Name Email
FIR Chief Nathan Power
Deputy FIR Chief Kolby Dunning
Chief Instructor Dario Marnika
Events Coordinator Justin Garcia
Facility Engineer Dario Marnika
Webmaster James White

Home Controllers

CID Name Rating
834265 Ryan Chessman Student 3
837220 Dylan Luhowy Student 1
879664 Danny Sevigny Student 1
980348 Tonino Pullano Student 1
984292 Justin Martin Controller 1
1079089 Mitchell Byers Student 3
1150974 Michael Ignagni Controller 1
1233493 Nathan Power Supervisor
1243572 Damen mitchael Student 1
1272864 Karl Sawatzky Instructor 3
1279035 Ethan Mason Instructor 1
1299462 Luke Wightman Instructor 1
1299968 Dave Nijhof Student 1
1344350 Matheson Shenher Controller 3
1361528 James Hammond Student 1
1378613 jamie harding Student 3
1395788 Rynjil Harwood Student 1
1398752 Liam Shaw Instructor 1
1405042 Dario Marnika Instructor 1
1405159 James Norris Controller 1
1409106 Nathan Graham Student 1
1414361 Michael Schmidt Student 1
1427371 Kolby Dunning Instructor 1
1431902 Zachary Collison Student 3
1444863 Tavis Harrison Student 1
1445144 James White Instructor 1
1447906 Skye Goodyear Student 1
1466825 Clyde Mcgill Student 1
1467901 Richard Traynor Student 1
1479095 Kole Rado Student 1
1480837 Justin Garcia Student 2
1484023 Matthew Hill Student 1
1498566 arsen yamborko Student 1
1501600 Tim Lowe Student 2
1521654 Brayden Brewer Student 1
1523094 jonah targownik Student 1
1524216 Pieter Waters Student 1
1529785 Logan Traynor Student 1
1547803 Angelo Peterson Student 1
1547805 Leon Aymar Student 1
1549222 Benjamin Freeborn Student 1
1557450 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Student 1
1572401 Matthew Kirzinger Student 1

Visiting Controllers

CID Name Rating
813609 Brendan McCurry Instructor 3
813710 Philip Dowling Instructor 3
1138610 Rob Nabieszko Instructor 3
1214000 Benjamin Cook Student 2
1240411 Matt Bozwood-Davies Administrator
1272431 Graham Curnew Controller 3
1345389 Nigam Patel Controller 1
1350654 Ryan Miltenberger Student 3
1366416 Nathan Dean Controller 1
1386032 Todd Blanchette Controller 1
1434459 Tristan Mann Controller 1
1458917 Bence Takacs Student 3
1467186 Juyong Park Student 3
1478703 Cameron Weber Student 2