News

2015 September/ October

All aerodrome and Heliport charts are updated.

BALT_CTR new frequency is 132.300Mhz. (Prev. was 132.320)

EVRA ATIS new frequency is 120.175Mhz.
EVLA ATIS Removed. Effective Sept 01.

Iron Mic' award goes to EVRR CTR, thanks to vACC's most active ATCO  A.Grocevs!

2014 APRIL 03

Procedures for planning and execution of training flights at Riga aerodrome are added in Briefing section.

New, updated EVRA, EVAD Visual approach charts, effective April 03.
Changes: North transit route (MAJORI- KALGALE), CTR entry points DOLE, KALNGALE and MAJORI added, VISTA and PARKS removed ,holding EAST changed.

2014 MARCH 25

Riga International airport (EVRA) now has dedicated FS9 and FSX scenery.

Riga Appraoch (EVRA_APP) received 3rd in a row Iron Mic' Award for week 11. Congratulations!

Aviation weather (METAR, TAF, SIGWX Chart, Surface WX, Pressure chart) for local region and Europe is available in Pilots section.

2014 March

All Charts and scenery are up to date.

Iron Mic' award for the second time goes to EVRA APP!

2014 MARCH 06

All Charts are up to date.

2013 MARCH 31

Starting with AIRAC 1304, effective 04 April 2013, a new ATC position is introduced in Riga TMA.

Until this time, Riga TMA consisted of two sectors - A and B, but they were controlled by a single position - Riga Approach (EVRA_APP) on 129.92. Now during high traffic loads or at ATC discretion it can be separated in two positions - sector A (the bigger one) remains controlled by EVRA_APP, and sector B - by Riga Approach (EVRA_B_APP) on 134.85. Also lateral limits of sector B have changed a bit (see the map below; before that it was 25nm circle around RIA VOR).
Note that both positions share the same callsign - Riga Approach.

This is how those sectors look laterally:

And vertically:

If both APP positions are online, their duties are separated as shown above.
If there is only EVRA_APP online, it controls both sector A and sector B (as it was before).
Normally EVRA_B_APP should not be online alone, but as it might happen in Vatsim, it will be left to controllers discretion, if he also assumes control of sector A.

In typical operations, arriving aircraft can expect STARs in EVRA_APP and vectoring in EVRA_B_APP, but it might be different depending on traffic situation, controllers preferences or pilot request.

 

Phraseology

On initial contact with EVRA_APP, report:

  • callsign
  • latest ATIS letter
  • instructions received from previous ATC unit (STAR, heading, level, etc)

Example: Riga Approach, Air Baltic 123, information E, LAPSA 5A, descending FL090

When changing from EVRA_APP to EVRA_B_APP, only state your callsign.

Example: Riga Approach, Air Baltic 123

 

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