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Departures (15)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAL2258 KLAX KDFW Enroute 0002
AAL210 KLAX TJSJ Enroute 0136
AAL2 KLAX CYYZ Enroute 0009
AA2649 KLAX KDFW Enroute 2325
UPS98 KLAX PANC Enroute 0203
WJA701 KLAX CYVR Enroute 2329
UN1275 KLAX KSAN Arriving
AAL1735 KLAX PHLI Enroute 0339
ACA555 KLAX CYVR Enroute 0020
AAL1007 KLAX KLAS Enroute 2321
DAL2423 KLAX KSEA Enroute 0016
VRD1925 KLAX KSFO Enroute 2320
ASA1006 KLAX KDCA Departing
SWA4253 KLAX KBWI Enroute 0219
MET525 KLAX KLAS Enroute 2307

Arrivals (9)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
CLX38B EGPK KLAX Enroute 0245
AAL2283 KMIA KLAX Enroute 2325
ACA783 CYUL KLAX Enroute 0016
BAW269 EGLL KLAX Enroute 0336
AAL240 KDCA KLAX Enroute 0106
ASA150 PANC KLAX Enroute 0125
ETD171 OMAA KLAX Enroute 1457
DAL1185 KLAS KLAX Departing
DAL1127 KSAN KLAX Departing

Los Angeles (SoCal) 24

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS3187 KONT PHNL Enroute 0258

Empire (SoCal) 1

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N567DD KSAN KSNA Enroute 2315
N752Z KSAN KSNA Enroute 2316
N85640 KSAN KSNA Enroute 2313
DAL1127 KSAN KLAX Departing

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UN1275 KLAX KSAN Arriving
UAL361 KSFO KSAN Enroute 2358

San Diego (SoCal) 6

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N190JB KSNA KFMN Enroute 2345

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N567DD KSAN KSNA Enroute 2315
N752Z KSAN KSNA Enroute 2316
N85640 KSAN KSNA Enroute 2313

Coast (SoCal) 4

Departures (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
OAE106 KLAS PHNL Enroute 0238
ASA1905 KLAS KSFO Enroute 2316
DAL1185 KLAS KLAX Departing

Arrivals (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAL101 KMIA KLAS Enroute 0050
SWA7108 KSFO KLAS Departing
AAL1007 KLAX KLAS Enroute 2321
MET525 KLAX KLAS Enroute 2307

Las Vegas 7
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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.