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Departures (36)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
NKS76 KLAX KEWR Enroute 2247
DLH457 KLAX EDDF Enroute 0002
BVI73 KLAX KATL Enroute 2301
AAL2453 KLAX KBOS Enroute 0109
UAL1942 KLAX KPDX Enroute 1234
VOI995 KLAX MMMX Enroute 2347
DAL1558 KLAX KDTW Enroute 0039
ACA786 KLAX CYYZ Enroute 2337
DAL1145 KLAX KSLC Enroute 1326
UAL3038 KLAX KORD Enroute 0046
ACA555 KLAX CYVR Enroute 1054
VRD1474 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1121
SWA639 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1248
NKS7759 KLAX KPHX Enroute 1401
N204RM KLAX KSAN Enroute 1106
ASA140 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0842
UAL1250 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0916
SWA251 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
CDN1683 KLAX KAUS Enroute 2319
ASA4308 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1021
KAL012 KLAX RKSI Enroute 0832
UAL398 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0907
SWA2212 KLAX KSJC Enroute 0833
SWA217 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1059
SWA766 KLAX KLAS Enroute 0809
DAL8024 KLAX EGLL Enroute 1228
N365EA KLAX KIAH Enroute 0049
N859JT KLAX KTOA Enroute 0151
CLX7724 KLAX KSEA Enroute 0847
AC22 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0946
SWA690 KLAX KSAN Enroute 1217
DAL2180 KLAX KMSP Enroute 1600
SWA2190 KLAX KSJC Enroute 1600
DAL935 KLAX KSLC Enroute 1600
RYR369 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
GEC8231 KLAX EDDF Enroute 1600

Arrivals (25)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
QTR741 OTHH KLAX Enroute 2147
FIN1 EFHK KLAX Enroute 1107
AST2877 PANC KLAX Enroute 1126
FIN11 EFHK KLAX Enroute 1517
CHASE01 KSEA KLAX Enroute 0742
SWA1516 KSAT KLAX Enroute 0807
AAL2984 KSAT KLAX Enroute 0809
SWA1513 KSJC KLAX Enroute 1600
SWA373 KSJC KLAX Enroute 0637
UAL2676 KORD KLAX Enroute 1027
NKS1719 KLAS KLAX Enroute 0550
DAL1664 KLAS KLAX Enroute 0901
UPS355 KDFW KLAX Enroute 0741
AMX646 MMMX KLAX Enroute 0656
SWA1514 KSJC KLAX Enroute 1600
N112TM KLAS KLAX Enroute 0752
TMB212 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1001
UPS2606 KHOU KLAX Departing
UAE13EA OMDB KLAX Enroute 0758
AAL713 KDFW KLAX Departing
UAL321 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
SWA698 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
SWA3696 KMDW KLAX Departing
UAL9923 CYVR KLAX Enroute 1711
AAL2545 MMMX KLAX Enroute 0647

Los Angeles (SoCal) 61

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA895 KONT KOAK Enroute 1142
N515KC KAJO KSNA Enroute 1600

Empire (SoCal) 2

Departures (11)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DSH4049 KSAN PHNL Enroute 1600
AAL518 KSAN KORD Arriving
SWA1049 KSAN KBWI Enroute 0057
DAL7689 KSAN KDEN Enroute 1600
ASA518 KSAN KPDX Enroute 1045
DAL902 KSAN KPHX Enroute 0803
AAL96 KSAN KPHX Enroute 1411
SWA908 KSAN KSMF Enroute 1335
SWA2148 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0938
N91FP KCRQ KVNY Enroute 1600
ACA25 KSAN PAKT Enroute 1600

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N204RM KLAX KSAN Enroute 1106
AAL811 KDEN KSAN Enroute 0818
SWA690 KLAX KSAN Enroute 1217

San Diego (SoCal) 14

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N859JT KLAX KTOA Enroute 0151
N515KC KAJO KSNA Enroute 1600

Coast (SoCal) 2

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA2785 KBUR KABQ Enroute 0750
SWA3437 KBUR KSMF Enroute 1037

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N800KS KOPF KVNY Enroute 0938
ASA2152 KEGE KBUR Enroute 0825
N91FP KCRQ KVNY Enroute 1600

Burbank (SoCal) 5

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA2606 KLAS KPSP Enroute 1347
N46AF KADS KPSP Enroute 2037

Palm Springs (SoCal) 2

Departures (18)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DAL1422 KLAS RPLL Enroute 0329
NKS540 KLAS KAUS Enroute 2256
AAL20 KLAS KAUS Enroute 2252
DAL660 KLAS KATL Enroute 0028
ROU1846 KLAS CYYZ Enroute 0033
ASA776 KLAS PANC Enroute 1416
DAL966 KLAS KATL Enroute 0029
SWA2231 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0921
N301TL KLAS CYVR Enroute 1152
SWA2606 KLAS KPSP Enroute 1347
NKS1719 KLAS KLAX Enroute 0550
NKS1038 KLAS KDTW Enroute 0133
DAL1664 KLAS KLAX Enroute 0901
N112TM KLAS KLAX Enroute 0752
UAL321 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
DAL36 KLAS KSFO Enroute 1600
SWA698 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
SWA1162 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0911

Arrivals (11)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BAW275 EGLL KLAS Enroute 1200
HAL2 PHOG KLAS Enroute 0651
JBU1121 KIAH KLAS Enroute 0827
N737GG PHOG KLAS Enroute 0643
VRD1474 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1121
SWA639 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1248
SWA251 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
SWA217 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1059
SWA766 KLAX KLAS Enroute 0809
SWA2148 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0938
RYR369 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600

Las Vegas 29
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 115
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 45
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    Airspace Transponder and Communication Requirements

    Airspace Transponder and Communication Requirements

    “You are cleared into the class Charlie”

    Ever hear this? Ever say it? It’s easy to get into the habit of treating class C and class B airspace the same. They’re both marked in bold, impressive lines on the chart, and they both serve major airports with many jets. But there is a difference in the requirements a pilot needs to enter these airspaces.

    Requirements to enter Airspace Classes

    Class A

    You need to have two-way communication, mode C, an ATC clearance, and be IFR. “Climb and maintain flight level 230″ is your ticket into the class A airspace.

    Class B

    You need to have two-way communication, mode C and an ATC clearance. “Cleared into the class Bravo” does the trick. A bravo clearance is good for just one entry into the bravo. If you leave the class B for any reason, you need another clearance to enter it.

    Class C

    You need to have two-way communication and mode C. There is no such thing as “Cleared into the class Charlie,” because just having two-way radio communication is your clearance. But what is two-way radio communication? It’s the controller saying your call-sign.

    • N123, approach” — That’s all you need to hear. The controller has used your call-sign. This is your class C clearance.
       
    • N123, approach, standby” — this is the one that blows people’s minds. Even though the controller has said “standby,” you can go right on into the class C. That’s because “standby” means “don’t talk now, I’ll get back to you,” but the controller saying your call-sign established two-way radio communications.
       
    • Aircraft calling, standby” — Two-way communication has not been established, so remain clear of the class C. And don’t answer, since standby, in radio parlance means “hush up for now.”
       
    • N123, remain clear of the class C airspace, give me a call in 10 minutes” — The use of your call-sign has established two-way communication, but the controller barred you from entry. You may not enter.

    Class D

    You need two-way comms, same as for class C, but you no longer need the mode-C transponder.

    Class E and G

    No radio or transponder requirements.

     

    From whom do you need the clearance?

    You need the clearance from the controller in charge of the airspace. In real life, that’s simple: every airspace has its own controller. But on VATSIM, that can lead to interesting situations. That’s because, most of the time, C and D airspace is not manned and the overlaying approach or center controller handles those airspaces. That can lead to the interesting situation where you are in two-way radio communication with a center or approach controller, squawking mode-C, and there is no other controller controlling any of the C or D airspaces along your route. In that situation, you are, without any magic words being said, cleared into those airspaces.

    How cool is that?

    When you get to the thick purple line for the Charlie airspace, don’t hyperventilate. Don’t key the microphone and ask for a clearance. Just keep on flying.

    Things change on those days when there is a separate controller for that C or D airspace. Your two-way radio communications with center does not automatically transfer to that other controller. So, if you’re on center’s frequency and approaching a class C or D being controlled by a different controller, you may not enter until you are switched to that other controller’s frequency and establish two-way radio contact with them.