All pilots are therefore invited to feel the rush, by re-winding the time to the sweet past, finding the old aircraft and flying your native spectators and participants from origin of choice to the 1984 Winter Olympic Capital Sarajevo - we will be online during the entire opening hours of the airport 05-22z!And if you have hard time deciding which origin or destination it should be, there is help to get!Whole 8 partner airports will be providing ATC around Sarajevo as inspiration to you, being:05-08z: Sochi (URSS), Russia, 940 NM07-10z: Odessa (UKOO), Ukraine, 550 NM09-12z: Athens (LGAV), Greece, 440 NM11-14z: Istanbul (LTBA), Turkey, 500 NM13-16z: Budapest (LHBP), Hungary, 220 NM15-18z: Naples (LIRN), Italy, 250 NM17-20z: Geneva (LSGG), Switzerland, 540 NM19-22z: Salzburg (LOWS), Austria, 330 NMAs well the 1984 feeder airports Zagreb (LDZA) and Belgrade (LYBE) will be covered too and alternates Dubrovnik (LDDU), Split (LDSP) and Mostar (LQMO) opened if needed!
Completely reconstructed and well-equipped, Sarajevo Airport was functioning well during the Sarajevo’84 Winter Olympics, even though there were some weather problems. In the period of February 5 – 20, 630 planes landed or took off, 49 of which were regular flights and 581 charter flights. In this period only two flights were cancelled. 46.710 passengers came by air. On February 20 only, 70 airplanes took off with 120 tons of luggage. 74% of all Yugoslav air traffic in 1984 was the Sarajevo-related traffic, an increase by 15%. The alternative airports at Dubrovnik, Split & Mostar were not used.
Of course, you may also fly modern aircraft, GAs etc., it is all up to you, we only want you to feel the spirit of the 1984 Winter Olympic Capital Sarajevo covered in snow, fog and aircraft!Please visit the very detailed and beautiful events page for historical information, pilot briefings and resources at: http://wor84.vaccbih.info/And remember to mark the 19th FEB with a huge X and join the rush!So, let's RE-WIND the Sarajevo'84 Winter Olympics rush together by making it one of the biggest rushes on VATSIM,vACCBiH | Events Department& Event partner vACCs: CROvACC, SCGvACC, VATRUS | Rostov FIR, vACC Ukraine, HvACC, TRvACC, VACCHUN, VATITA, VACC-Switzerland & VACC-Austria
During the Sarajevo’84 Winter Olympics and somewhat before they started, air traffic intensified with 50-70 operations a day. It was the first time that JAT's biggest passenger aircraft DC-10, flying directly from New York, landed here. There were other big international planes, too, like L-1011-Tristar, B707, DC-8, and other ones, DC-9, TU-134, B727, B737, DHC-7, C500 etc. too, flying to and from Sarajevo all the time.