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Welcome to the Virtual Winnipeg Flight Information Region!

On behalf of all the CZWG FIR staff, I'd like to welcome you here! Our FIR is a great place to fly and control! The Winnipeg FIR is a region on the VATSIM network and a division of VATCAN.

The CZWG FIR covers all of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and parts of north-western Ontario. Our neighbours include the Toronto FIR to the east, Edmonton to the north and west and Minneapolis to the south.

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- Karl Sawatzky
Winnipeg Flight Information Region (CZWG FIR) Chief

News & Announcements

Nate's S3 OTS Exam! Posted July 11, 2017 by Karl Sawatzky

Fire up the sim, hop in your favourite aircraft and take to the skies during Nathan Des's Senior Student over-the-shoulder examination on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 @ 2359z!

Nathan Desborough's skills will be tested on terminal airspace in hopes of earning his Senior Student rating!

Where: CYWG (Winnipeg International)
When: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 @ 2359z

Be there!
New Controller! Posted July 9, 2017 by Karl Sawatzky

Please join me in welcome Kyle Lacharite to the CZWG FIR! Kyle joins us as a Senior Student (S3).

Welcome, Kyle!
New Nav Can SID/STAR Phraseology Posted May 13, 2017 by Karl Sawatzky

What are your thoughts on the new Nav Canada SID/STAR phraseology so far?

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Moose Jaw Facilities Lead! Posted May 12, 2017 by Karl Sawatzky

It is my pleasure to announce Nathan Desborough as Moose Jaw Facilities Lead in the Winnipeg Flight Information Region!

Nathan brings a wealth of aviation knowledge to our management team with extraordinary skills specifically related to military operations. Nathan's current career in the aviation industry is a valuable asset to the CZWG FIR.

I look forward to learning more about military operations in aviation and working closely with Nate!

Congratulations Nate!
New CZWG FIR Chief Instructor! Posted May 9, 2017 by Karl Sawatzky

It is my distinct honour to announce that Jon Peters has been appointed as the new Chief Instructor for the Winnipeg Flight Information Region!
Jon has been a long-standing member of the CZWG FIR, dedicated and determined to aid in internal and external matters whenever possible. He is a valuable member of the FIR, teaching students whenever he is able, freely offering his knowledge and expertise.
Congratulations, Jon!
I look forward to working more closely with Jon in his new role!
Weather Information
Winnipeg Airport Weather

Updated Wed Jul 26, 16:00 Zulu

Winds 330 at 10 knots
Visibility 15 statute miles
Temp. 23°C
Dew point 17°C
Altimiter 30.03

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