Your Feedback

This is just some of the great feedback we've received from the thousands of VATSIM users that have flown through Vancouver!

"Devin stayed well after the event ended, allowing us to do flights from Vancouver to Kelowna; he was very helpful in accommodating my alternative performance requirements coming in, and he was positive towards all of the other pilots. He was great, made us laugh sometimes, and made my day. Lots of thanks for having Devin on board."

Controller: Devin

"I have heard that Alessio is fairly new at the Approach/Departure side of things, but this morning I got to fly with him in Victoria, and he was AWESOME!!!!! Thank you Alessio"

Controller: Alex

"Hey! Made it )not in the most legal way) to CYSE thanks for the patience and good service, keep it up N1124X"

Controller: Josh Jenkins

"Came in from the south (KLAS) and was handled in the ground properly by Sean who was on station, Hes very enthusiastic and I feel he handled the ground traffic very very well at the time, just wanted to submit my 5/5 feedback here as I am now hoping he transitions to tower coverage due to his work and effort! I truly enjoy flying in and out of CYVR as it is my hometown its great to have ATC coverage here! Patrick Mamaid"

Controller: Sean

"On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 03:10 (UTC), I had the pleasure of flying out of Vancouver and Brad was our ATC for centre. Mr. Brad Crockett was amazing, as always, his communications are clear and speed is perfect to assist all with their communications. Brad is what Vatsim is all about and is amazing at his job. I want to thank all the ATCs from CZVR as its nice to have ATC in the area of the world. Truly appreciate Brad tonight and his amazing communications. Your centre is one of the great ones here on Vatsim and a big thank you to all. Keep up the great work Brad, you are a valuable team member here and I enjoyed my flight out of Vancouver because of your services. Toodaloo Vatsim family have a great rest of youre week. -Marc Bracco"

Controller: Brad Crockett

"Awesome job tonight controlling not only a busy airspace but our pop up group flight into CYLW! Great sequencing, and was super accommodating to all of us, especially me in a single turboprop in the mess of airliners. Thanks again! -SHTR058"

Controller: Isaac Zhang

"Amazing ATC tonight, kept up with everyone calmly and efficiently, was great 2nd half to my Northern Lights Tuesday from across the border to the east."

Controller: Isaac Zhang

"Amazing experience flying to Kelowna, controlled our little group flight perfectly and even let me run a more "scenic" approach. Amazing job sir!"

Controller: Josh Jenkins

"Thank you for your awesome controlling. as a Vatusa C1 (past I1) and past ZJX ATM, I love seeing contollers who just know how to handle traffic and do freak out. Thank you so much for your great work."

Controller: Isaac Zhang

"Excellent ATC. Very Patient and speaks very clear. Keep up the great work and as always thank you"

Controller: Brad Crockett

"It was great flying into and out of CYVR! Great guy and gives clear instructions"

Controller: Sean

"Absolutely fantastic controller, has a good sense of humor and was chill/professional the entire time. would definitely love to have him as a ground controller again! :)"

Controller: Sean

"Sean remained incredibly friendly and helpful, even when things became a little wild this afternoon at YVR. Sean, thank you for your help and clear instructions! I really enjoyed taxiing with you guiding us. Thank you!"

Controller: Sean

"Great work! Easy, breezy clearance received :)"

Controller: Sean

"Fantastic job man! Keep up the great work. Hope to see you on the network again sometime soon, good luck with the C1 buddy, you're doin great!"

Controller: Basile Papillon

"Basille was serving as Vancouver Center on January 12th 2024, i was part of a FlyUVA group flight from Seattle to Ketchitkan when i entered his airspace and was cleared to FL380. Passing through FL300 I suffered an engine failure and began to lose speed and altitude. I notified Vancouver Center and Basile was accommodating in giving me a block of altitude to work my checklists and attempt to salvage the situation. When that was not enough i requested a diversion to Vancouver, basile vectored me in through an unknown airpsace i had not flown through and helped me get my plane safely on the ground. This has been my best experience ever on VATSIM in my 10 years on the network. I wish every controller would aspire to have the grace and humility he displayed that night. Great job Basile!!"

Controller: Basile Papillon

"Very patient and accommodating when I performed a missed approach into a visual circuit into Kelowna."

Controller: Phil Elchitz

"Mr. Papillon controlled in a very professional and courteous manner."

Controller: Basile Papillon

"Hello, my flight plan was CYVR to CYYC on December 10th, 2023 as QFA21 SUPER. I believe there was an event going on at CYVR. Although i am a TEXT ONLY pilot which can be frustrating to some controllers, Rocky offered the utmost professionalism and precise communication on the ground at CYVR and once i was airborne - keep up the great work!!"

Controller: Rocky Bozak

"Hello, my flight plan was CYVR to CYYC on December 10th, 2023 as QFA21 SUPER. I believe there was an event going on at CYVR. Although i am a TEXT ONLY pilot which can be frustrating to some controllers, Greg offered the utmost professionalism and precise communication on the ground at CYVR - keep up the great work!!"

Controller: Greg Rinsma

"Excellent. Very Friendly."

Controller: Mike Randa

"This is my second VATSIM flight and Adam's clear guidance has made new players like me more interested in VATSIM and enlightened new players with advanced yet clear instructions."

Controller: Adam Krichbaum

"Adam was great! Super clear instructions and easy to work with. Straight out to the runway and off the ground early!"

Controller: Adam Krichbaum

"Wonderful controller. Very professional and clear to understand. Even though I struggled a bit with my plane right after takeoff, the controller was patient and understanding. Thank you for being online and providing ATC."

Controller: Kevin Goarley

"Always a pleasure flying in Vancouver airspace. Brad is always polite and professional."

Controller: Brad Crockett

"Thanks for controlling for my departure! Very professional and patient with other aircraft. I apologize if I misunderstood gender of the controller with my "yes sir" responses. I enjoy flying in YVR airspace with great professional controllers!"

Controller: Emma Holzhauer

"Brad was great on my flight today and did a great job managing all the planes in the airspace with an upbeat and fun demeanor. Nice job!"

Controller: Brad Crockett

"Some quick feedback regarding the Trip To The Mountains event last night (not specific to one controller). First, a very big thank you to the Vancouver FIR and each of the controllers that participated in the event. All of you did a great job! I flew VFR as Harbour Air from Kelowna to Vancouver. Although VFR services are “lighter” than those of IFR, I appreciated the traffic callouts, altimeter settings, arrival preparation, etc. But, the best part of my flight was hearing friendly and professional controller voices on frequency, from engine startup to shutdown. This type of positive controller atmosphere is what motivates me to continue flying in the area."

Controller: Rocky Bozak

"Very friendly controller, with lots of patience and professional!"

Controller: Rocky Bozak

"Alexander is doing fantastic, I'm very impressed in his ability on his solo cert. Even with some network bugs going on, he's on point. He's concise, clear, and very helpful when needed. Nothing but good things to say about his work, I think he's ready for a checkout and a c1!"

Controller: Alexander Jonsson

"Best of the best! Great communication, skill and a organised controller! Good Job josh"

Controller: Josh Jenkins

"Was very helpful and even made sure I received my taxi instructions right before he disconnected as I was pushing back at that time. I appreciated it a lot, 10/10 controller :)"

Controller: Tanner Quinn

"Super awesome guy, and willing to help a newbie"

Controller: Josh Jenkins

"Thanks for controlling this morning and adding to my experience. I continue to enjoy the controllers in YVR airspace and will be back again. Rocky was professional, clear and got me into CYLW smoothly!"

Controller: Rocky Bozak

"Great service and an amazing job. Super helpful with weather updates and assistance. Definitely want to fly when he is controlling had a great time!"

Controller: Josh Jenkins

"Matthew did a great job handling aircraft and guiding me in to my airport. He was patient, professional and a pleasure to fly under. Thanks for taking time to control!"

Controller: Matthew Leon

"Great service! Thank you!"

Controller: Brad Crockett

"Had a very nice flight into Victoria courtesy of Devin. Professional and personable. Thanks for making it enjoyable! N8MR"

Controller: Devin

"Had an amazing time flying cycd and Cyvr tonight. Super busy traffic, lots of Atc. My tower controller showed some cool skills keeping me sequenced on final by giving s turns and traffic pointouts and speed instructions. Thanks for the service to everybody tonight."

Controller: Emma Lysne

"Extremely helpful and friendly, goes out of his way to help new pilots and explains if somebody did something wrong and what to do next time in a helpful and friendly manor. An absolute credit to vatsim."

Controller: Josh Jenkins

"Brad was very friendly and patient. 10/10 would fly through Vancouver Centre again."

Controller: Brad Crockett

"Feedback from my flight last night (Apr 30, 0100Z). Basile was working the CYVR tower position during the West Coast Wednesday event and did a great job handling traffic. Basil was professional and friendly on the radio, assisting pilots and working my departure from the CAM9 seaplane base. I appreciate the coordinated VFR departure amongst all the airline traffic taking off and landing. Thank you for the accommodation and the great ATC support last night!"

Controller: Basile Papillon

"I would like to leave positive feedback for controller Matt Leon. Last night I flew during the West Coast Wednesday event (Apr 30 / 0130z) VFR from CAM9 to CYBL in a floatplane. He provided great VFR flight following in the Vancouver area. Matt was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable during my flight. A very nice experience! Thanks for your great service in the VATSIM community, it's appreciated."

Controller: Matthew Leon

"Observant, friendly and courteous, even though I was only in contact briefly. I don't normally fly in / near Canada much anymore, but if I do Vancouver area seems the way to go. Great job!"

Controller: Alexander Jonsson

"Very patient / kind controller as I was having a big of an off night. Thanks!"

Controller: Basile Papillon

"I had my first vatsim flight in years last week. I was trying out my new home cockpit setup and the traffic was not much at the time. The approach controller at yyj assisted me with verifying my physical transponder functioned as I expected so that Atc would get the right info from my system. The whole hour session in the pattern following was so immersive and fun and the Atc was very professional. Thanks so much czvr!"

Controller: Alexander Jonsson

"Amazing atc from both tower and center after I had taken a short vfr trip from the Vancouver area. Willing to stay on a bit later to help as well as keep everything fun."

Controller: Basile Papillon

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