Starting March, 14 and 15 at 08:00 UTC


About the event

Third year in a row we're inviting pilots to participate in our event, where vACC Ukraine controllers will be providing ATC service for 24 hours. This year event changes a bit: now it's separated on two days with shifts from 08:00z to 20:00z.
As always, pilots that will show good flying and phraseology skills have chances to win valuable prizes provided by our sponsors.

Don't miss your chance! Book your flight, prepare yourself and see you there!

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Important announcements

Posted on 16.03.2019 1651z
  Winners list has been published!

Posted on 13.03.2019 1949z
  Booking will be closed short before 0800z 14.03.2020.

Posted on 06.02.2019 2259z
  Booking will be available from 01.03.2020.

Brief airport information

    Boryspil International Airport (Ukrainian: Міжнародний аеропорт "Бориспіль") (IATA: KBP, ICAO: UKBB) is an international airport in Boryspil, 29 km (18 mi) east of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is the country`s largest airport, serving 65% of its passenger air traffic, including all its intercontinental flights and a majority of international flights. It is one of two passenger airports that serve Kyiv along with the smaller Zhuliany Airport. Boryspil International Airport is a member of Airports Council International.

Longest hard-surface runway: 18L/36R, 13123 x 197 ft.
Elevation: 427 ft.
Approach types: ILS VOR NDB

Position frequencies

UKR_CTR123.470CTA UkraineUkraine radar
UKBV_CTR135.150CTA KyivKyiv radar
UKBV_APP124.670TMA Kyiv (BV1+BV2 combined)Kyiv radar
UKBV_1_APP127.720TMA Kyiv BV-1Kyiv radar
UKBV_2_APP124.670TMA Kyiv BV-2Kyiv radar
UKBB_APP122.770TMA Kyiv (BV3+BV4 combined)Kyiv radar
UKBB_3_APP128.170TMA Kyiv BV-3Kyiv radar
UKBB_4_APP122.770TMA Kyiv BV-4Kyiv radar
UKBB_TWR119.300CTR Kyiv BoryspilBoryspil tower
UKBB_GND118.050Kyiv Boryspil groundBoryspil ground
UKBB_DEL130.270Kyiv Boryspil clearance/deliveryBoryspil delivery
UKBB_ATIS126.700Kyiv Boryspil ATIS (eng)

Charts & sceneries

    We have sceneries for all simulators and different kinds of airport charts to fit your taste.

FSX [366.1MB] P3D (v2-v4 compatible) [385.7MB] XPL * [0.6MB]

* This scenery is already included in X-Plane 11.40, 11.35, 11.33, and 11.30.

Jeppesen [2.8MB] AIP [27.2MB]

General rules

    We expect a lot of traffic. Every pilot should read this guidelines carefully to make event enjoyable for all participants!

  • Read carefully terms of participation in the drawing!
  • Be sure that you have latest AIRAC database for your aircraft (at least 2002).
  • Keep your readbacks short and simple. Listen carefully to the frequency.
  • Avoid unnecessary and long radio messages during high workload of the controller.
  • Try to do readbacks as quick as possible.
  • If you do not understand an instruction, then ask controller again.
  • Don't "step" on other pilots or controllers conversations.
  • Wait few seconds before doing any transmission right after you switched to a new frequency.
  • Interpret correctly instructions "CONTACT <frequency>" and "MONITOR <frequency>". First means "report on frequency", when second means "switch to frequency and standby for ATC call".
  • Comply with ATC instruction "REPORT CALLSIGN ONLY TO <frequency>". It means that you're reporting only your callsign to the next controller without any other following information like greetings, position, altitude, speed, heading etc.
  • We're happy to assist you in case of simulated emergency, but be ready that ATC can ask you to cancel emergency or disconnet from network in case if cancellation is not possible.

Ground operations

    If you did booked departure flight, then make sure that you have enough time for preparation, as there can be delays on Clearance/Delivery position due to a large number of those wishing to fly from Boryspil.

  • Adhere to your slot time if you booked one.
  • We recommend connecting no later than 30 minutes before the time of your slot to get all the necessary clearances, since the DEL/GND controller can be really busy.
  • Check available stands/gates on map.
  • Make sure that your aircraft fits gate/stand.
  • Obtain actual ATIS information on frequency 126.700.
  • Before any movement, you should have ATC clearance. Contact clearance/delivery for getting one. Do not start any movement without instruction!
  • When ready for pushback/start-up call ground controller. Listen carefully for pushback directions.
  • All ground movement at the airport is performed with TCAS mode CHARLIE and assigned squawk set. Make sure you set them both before contacting controller for push and start.
  • Call ground when ready to taxi. Do not exceed speed of 30 kts.
  • If you're lost, ask controller for help or for progressive taxi.
  • Ground controller will transfer you to tower when you are approaching holding point or if you need to cross active runway.
  • After handoff from tower, contact ground and report your position with intentions to taxi to gate/stand. Request a specific gate/stand if needed.
  • Do not exceed speed of 30 kts.
  • Please avoid messages/requests like shutdown, frequency change etc. upon arrival to gate in case of high controller workload.

Working with tower

  • Be ready for immediate departure.
  • Do not report "rolling" or "airborne". Switch on departure frequency right after passing altitude 1200ft. Not before!
  • Take-off clearance is valid for 1 minute. If you unable to make departure in 1 minute - tell tower controller!
  • In case of rejected take-off report to tower and vacate runway via first available taxiway.
  • Initial call to Boryspil tower shall contain only callsign and landing runway.
  • Type of approach should be indicated only in case of visual approach or CAT II/III approach commenced.
  • Maintain speed on final approach unless otherwise instructed:
    • 180kias between 10nm to 6nm from runway threshold
    • 160kias between 6nm to 4nm from runway threshold
  • In case of high traffic expect late landing clearance.
  • Be familiar with published missed approach procedure.
  • After landing vacate runway as soon as possible. Do not stop on the runway!

Working with approach/departure

  • On initial contact with departure frequency report your current altitude and altitude you`re climbing to. Do not report SID name, aircraft type etc.
  • Do not climb above assigned initial climb altitude without instruction!
  • Transition altitude in Ukraine is 10 010 ft.
  • Be ready to follow ATC instructions including maintaining specified speed, heading for separation and vertical speed.
  • The initial call to Kyiv-Radar (sectors BV3 and BV4) shall contain only callsign and the point ACFT flying towards to (or ACFT heading when radar vectors provided by ATC).
  • On initial contact report ATIS identifier you have listened to.
  • Study the arrival charts. You can expect vectors to final.
  • Most of the time we`re issuing ILS approaces, but pilots are free to ask for VOR/NDB.
  • In case of independed parallel approaches in progress, visual approaches are prohibited.
  • Follow all speed restrictions/altitude constraints specified by assigned STAR unless otherwise instructed by ATC:
    • MAX 250kias below 10,000ft within 30nm from aerodrome
    • Maintain 180kias between 10nm to 6nm from runway threshold
    • Maintain 160kias between 6nm to 4nm from runway threshold
  • Be prepared for holdings. Most of the time we`re giving published holdings, but you also should be familiar with hold programming/manual holding execution.
  • CLEARED ILS APPROACH instruction also means that all speed restrictions should be maintained until are cleared explicitly by ATC.
  • Maintain assigned heading until established on localizer in case of ILS/VOR-LOC approaches.

Working with center

  • On initial contact with center frequency report your current altitude/flight level and altitude/flight level you`re climbing to. Do not report SID name, aircraft type etc.
  • Be ready to follow ATC instructions including maintaining specified speed, heading for separation and vertical speed.
  • Be ready to proceed direct to any assigned intersection/NAVAID.
  • If you don`t have slot, then you can expect some delays.
  • On initial contact with center frequency report your current altitude/flight level and inbound intersection/NAVAID.
  • You can expect vectors or shortcuts.
  • Listen carefully for assigned STAR/arrival instructions and expected approach.
  • Obtain actual ATIS information on frequency 126.700.
  • Be prepared for enroute holdings. Most of the time we`re giving published holdings, but you also should be familiar with hold programming/manual holding execution.

Terms of participation in the drawing

    With participation in the event, each participant has the opportunity to win valuable prizes. In order to participate in the draw, two mandatory requirements must be fulfilled:

  • Pilots should have scenery of UKBB Boryspil installed
  • Pilots should have text "UKBB24H" in their flight-plan remarks
If at least one of this requirements is not met - the pilot will not participate in the final prizes draw!

To determine the participants, among whom prizes will be drawn, we have developed a grading system with the following criteria:
  1. Installed scenery: 0 or 5. Installed scenery is a mandatory requirement.
  2. Remark in flight-plan: 0 or 5. Remark "UKBB24H" is a mandatory requirement.
  3. Phraseology level: 1 to 5. Displays your knowlegde of phraseology.
  4. Completion of ATC instructions: 1 to 5. Displays how good you comply with ATC instructions (speed, accuracy).
  5. Politeness: 1 to 5. Demonstrates your politeness in relation to other pilots and dispatchers.
Each ATC position will give estimates to pilots who have interacted with it. After that we will calculate average numbers for each pilot and if the total score exceeds a certain value, the pilot gets into the drawing.
IMPORTANT: For pilots who will do multiple flights during event, only 2 of them with highest marks will be counted in drawing.

If you have more questions, please join our Discord server and mention @vACC UA Staff.

Live situation


Active ATC

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Boryspil gate/stand map

Active flights to/from Boryspil

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