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UAL155 KLAX KMCO Enroute 1600
FDX723 KLAX EBLG Enroute 0106
DAL6559 KLAX PHNL Enroute 2030
PAC997 KLAX PANC Enroute 2018
DAL41 KLAX YSSY Enroute 2040
UAL1 KLAX RJBB Enroute 1717
UAL1640 KLAX KEWR Enroute 1942
SWA1263 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1731
QTR740 KLAX OTHH Departing
UAL1158 KLAX PHNL Enroute 2318
VRD1943 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1807

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ANZ2 NZAA KLAX Enroute 2227
DAL8925 PGUM KLAX Enroute 2233
DLH452 EDDM KLAX Enroute 2253
GEC8230 KSEA KLAX Enroute 1738
DAL2410 CYYZ KLAX Enroute 2132
DVA9959 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1724
SWA3933 KBWI KLAX Departing

Los Angeles (SoCal) 18

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UPS204 KPDX KONT Enroute 1817

Empire (SoCal) 1

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BAW72A KSAN EGLL Enroute 1814
SCX404 KSAN KMSP Departing

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BAW44N EGLL KSAN Enroute 0248

San Diego (SoCal) 3

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JBU2712 KLGB KSFO Departing
JBU216 KLGB KAUS Departing

Coast (SoCal) 2

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ASA1579 KPSP KPDX Enroute 1838

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AAY700 KBLI KPSP Enroute 1820
ACA1046 CYVR KPSP Enroute 1850

Palm Springs (SoCal) 3

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RRR6643 KLSV EGVN Enroute 1902
PAY7763 KLAS KAUS Enroute 1733
DVA9959 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1724
BAW976 KLAS KPHX Departing

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BAW275 EGLL KLAS Enroute 0222

Las Vegas 5

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ASH5956 KPHX KSBP Enroute 1743

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  • Flights To/From ZLA: 32
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    Controller Schedule

    February 18th, 2019

    Los Angeles Tower
    Dhagash Kapadia

    Session with KB

    PST: 18:30 to 20:00

    Zulu: 02:30 to 04:00

    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.