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Departures (16)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ELY006 KLAX LLBG Enroute 1846
AAL169 KLAX RJAA Enroute 2214
AAL515 KLAX KMIA Arriving
AAL961 KLAX KLGA Enroute 1742
AAL872 KLAX EBBR Enroute 0123
N247CH KLAX KABQ Enroute 0607
FFT404 KLAX KDEN Enroute 1315
GTI4981 KLAX KJFK Enroute 2010
DAL2210 KLAX KABQ Enroute 0210
FDX8012 KLAX KMEM Enroute 1913
AAL34 KLAX KJFK Enroute 2014
CMP1865 KLAX KBOS Enroute 2126
UAL2581 KLAX KMSY Enroute 1958
AAL1799 KLAX KPHL Enroute 1600
UAL2625 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1600
CPA095 KLAX PANC Enroute 1600

Arrivals (11)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAE215 OMDB KLAX Enroute 0508
CXA672 SCEL KLAX Enroute 0108
CLX112 OMDB KLAX Enroute 0940
AAL442 LTFM KLAX Enroute 0605
FDX3830 KJFK KLAX Enroute 0310
DAL1019 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0404
AAL1480 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0307
NKS569 KMSP KLAX Enroute 0448
UAL1534 KIAH KLAX Enroute 0331
DAL1142 KSLC KLAX Enroute 1745
DAL45 KJFK KLAX Departing

Los Angeles (SoCal) 27

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS2915 KONT KSDF Enroute 1938

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS200 KSDF KONT Enroute 1131
UPS9867 PHNL KONT Enroute 0725

Empire (SoCal) 3

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DAL2288 KSAN KJFK Enroute 2103
UAL2570 KNKX KSEA Enroute 0728
SWA125 KSAN PHNL Enroute 1600
DAL442 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0202

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAE902 KSFO KSAN Enroute 0128
UAL1055 KDEN KSAN Enroute 0436
BAW44N EGLL KSAN Enroute 0632

San Diego (SoCal) 7

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ASA506 KSEA KSNA Enroute 0346

Coast (SoCal) 1

Departures (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA6505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 0653
SWA3505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 1404
NKS394 KLAS KPHL Enroute 2033

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
REI001 KSEA KLAS Enroute 1600
DAL442 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0202

Las Vegas 5

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
NATO262 KLSV KNFL Enroute 0134

Nellis 1

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA6505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 0653
SWA3505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 1404

Santa Barbara 2
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 46
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 21
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    A Guide to Preparing for Sessions at vZLA

    ZLA’s training progression requires strong commitment from controllers. But how can students exercise such commitment? This article details several ways that student controllers can effectively prepare for training sessions.


    1. Finding Your Method

    The most important tip of all is to find what works for you. Draw from other life experiences to figure out how you can make the most out of this hobby. This also means, while others can provide as many tips as possible, the final responsibility is on you to know how best you learn and to have the proper mindset when working through the world of virtual ATC.

    2. Making Materials

    A great way to internalize information is to use creative study tools such as flash cards, cheat sheets, or games designed to help you learn the information. However, the full potential of these materials is unlocked by making the material yourself. This way, you are able to cater to your method of learning (as discussed in tip 1), while also gaining additional information retention by being the one to record the information.

    3. Active Observing

    One way to learn how to effectively control a position is to watch experienced controllers control. The most important questions to ask is, “Why is this person doing that?” With this question, you are able to internalize SOP or controlling technique. See if you can find an SOP reason, or 7110.65 regulation, that would explain the controller’s actions, or connect later events as a consequence to the controller’s actions. If you can’t figure out why a controller did something -- ask! Either use private chat within VRC or reach out to them in Discord. Just don’t be offended if they’re busy and have to circle back to you later.

    4. Asking Questions

    Asking questions is an important part of effective learning to either reinforce your own understanding or to get multiple opinions on something you may not be sure about. Be sure, however, to incorporate your own research to have concrete references for your knowledge. Your knowledge should not be entirely composed of “x told me this, y told me that”; rather, it should be a culmination of various resources.

    5. Continued Practice

    Preparing to work a new position does not mean to dedicate your entire time on the VATSIM network to it. Not only will it likely get boring quickly, resulting in burnout, but it is also damaging to your performance because your foundational skills begin to atrophy. As you prepare and wait for your next training session, continue to practice the skills of the previous rating as to not lose them. If possible (especially when transitioning from a minor position to a major position), practice the concepts of the next rating so that you are better prepared. And above all, keep it fun! Remember that in the end, flight simulation is a hobby; you should enjoy it.


    We hope this article has been helpful in your journey at vZLA!