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Drum Roll Please

Ladies and gentlemen,

I am pleased to announce that Camden Bruno (BN) has accepted the role of Events Coordinator here at ZBW. Camden's work with our current roster updates and his work on the most recent Cross The Pond planning make him an excellent choice to take over in this position. 

I expect BN to hit the ground running and pick up the events that are already in planning phase and make up some good creations of his own. As has been said of recent promotions, great things are coming and we are all looking forward to what you can do.

So, please join me in congratulating BN on his new position. I just want to tell you good luck, we're all counting on you.

Francis Dube (DB)

ZBW Air Traffic Manager


1 month ago

One good promotion deserves another

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to announce the promotion of one of our own, Matthew Miller (MR) to Deputy Air Traffic Manager. MR has been a great training staff member and has most recently been the Events Coordinator. MR has excelled at both of these positions and will make a great DATM with his knowledge of our facility and his energy/attitude. I'll go all cliche on you and say it seems like yesterday that I was receiving PM's on VRC from ZID_MM_OBS when I was working LEB_TWR about how cool he thought it was I was staffing it. 

So join me in congratulating MR on his new promotion, there are great things ahead!

Francis Dube (DB) 
ZBW Air Traffic Manager


1 month ago

A New Air Traffic Manager Emerges

Team Boston,

I am honored and excited to announce that I have been appointed as Boston ARTCC's Air Traffic Manager.

Obviously watching Don Desfosse and Rich Bonneau excel in this position before me have been great examples of what it takes to make this facility great. I feel that we have a strong core of controllers and staff members that are ready and able to step up continue the tradition that is vZBW. As DO has said many times "many hands make light work" and recently there have been many hands in getting facilities, website design, and facility documentation updated and modernized.

Our goals and vision are going to continue to be based in growth, retention, excellence, and... wait for it... FUN! We are at our best when we randomly staff 6-8 positions on a Tuesday night with no planning, and it usually starts with just one person staffing up and the rest just come pouring in. 

The future is bright here at ZBW, and I am happy to serve for all of you and do my part to make this one hell of a place to keep virtual tin separated!

Francis Dube

Air Traffic Manager

Boston ARTCC


2 months ago

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2 months ago

PDC In Use!


PDCs (Pre-Departure Clearances) are now in use at ALB, BOS, BDL, and PVD.

Be aware that PDCs will only be utilized when deemed necessary by the controller, for example, in situations such as high workload. However, if pilots wish to receive your clearance via PDC at one of these airports, they may make that request to the appropriate controller.

Pilots are not required to readback any portion of their PDC unless they have any questions or concerns. 

However, pilots are required to call in with the current ATIS code as well as their assigned transponder code. See example below:

"Boston Ground, JetBlue seventeen eighty-six ready for taxi with information Alpha, squawking 1301."

Feel free to email datm@bostonartcc.net with any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions regarding these new PDC procedures.


2 months ago

ATC Online

Controller Position Frequency Sign-On
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Air Traffic

Inbound: 4 Outbound: 7 View All

B738/L KBDL FL330 ETE: under 1 hour
AAL414 MYNN DCT ZQA G437 ... J174 HTO ORW6 Martin Symonette KMIA
B752/B KBOS 37000 ETE: 2 hours
UAL024 KIAD SWANN V268 BROSS ... J222 JFK KRANN3 Frank Marafiote KDEN
738 KBOS 29000 ETE: 1 hours
B738/L KBOS 33000 ETE: 5 hours
H/B738 KMIA 38000 ETE: 3 hours

Weather parsed

KBOS 260154Z 32007KT 10SM FEW250 M04/M14 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP145 T10391139

KMHT 260153Z 35008KT 10SM BKN220 M08/M16 A2996 RMK AO2 SLP163 T10781161

KBDL 260151Z 32008KT 10SM CLR M06/M17 A2998 RMK AO2 SLP152 T10611172 $

KPVD 260151Z 28006KT 10SM CLR M04/M14 A2995 RMK AO2 SLP143 T10391139 $