The "BATTLE OF ALBERTA" is a term often applied to describe the intense rivalry between the Canadian cities of Calgary, the province's most populous (since 1976) city, and Edmonton, the capital (since 1905) of the province of Alberta. The rivalry is often applied to describe the sporting events between the two cities. Most famously the Calgary Stampeders (Football) and Flames (Hockey) versus the Edmonton Eskimos (Football) and Oilers (Hockey). However, this is not exclusively the case as the rivalry predates organized sports in Alberta.
Controllers in the Edmonton (CZEG) FIR hail from both of these fine cities and live the rivalry day in and day out. As a result, we continue to support the intense rivalry between these two cities with a head to head completion "THE BATTLE OF ALBERTA" led by our Calgary and Edmonton controllers to determine which team can depart and land the most significant number of aircraft in the space of a few hours. Who will win? Your guess is as good as mine. If history repeats itself, we will experience intense competition all in the name of fun and camaraderie.
We invite you to join us for three (3) hours of fun, excitement and good old western hospitality—at the "BATTLE OF ALBERTA", on occasion, Thursday's beginning Thursday, October 1 2020. Our event team plans to staff all ATC positions at both the Calgary and Edmonton airport positions, including enroute centre controllers. From departure to arrivals you can expect continuous and superb ATC services both on the ground and in the air.
Pilots of all experience are welcome to fly in and out in all aircraft types, Jet, Prop, VFR, IFR and Helicopters. The "BATTLE OF ALBERTA" is an excellent opportunity for pilots and controllers alike, to learn and experience Canadas 4th and 5th busiest airports. See you there!
Edmonton To Calgary - FLAAM Arrival
Prop - ANTID-Q826-SEKAN-AMUNO-ADVOX
Jet - OLMI-Q814-AMUNO-ADVOX
Calgary To Edmonton - OILRS Arrival
Prop - PEVLU-T759-OILRS
Jet - BITGA-Q995-OILRS