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Departures (13)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAR203 KLAX RKSI Enroute 2020
AAR201 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1846
AAL9733 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1748
DAL3576 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0758
KAL9210 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1600
DAL1772 KLAX KSLC Enroute 1600
KAL8210 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1600
KAL210 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1600
UAL1149 KLAX KDEN Enroute 0214
AAL2711 KLAX KEGE Enroute 0226
DAL358 KLAX KATL Enroute 0312
AAL337 KLAX KDEN Enroute 1600
DAL336 KLAX KDFW Enroute 1600

Arrivals (15)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DPJ3903 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0508
VIA002 KJFK KLAX Enroute 0228
JBU487 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0515
VIA080 MMMX KLAX Enroute 0108
SOA0848 KDEN KLAX Enroute 0407
TOM7MW KSEA KAVX Enroute 0519
NKS141 KBWI KLAX Enroute 0517
AAL1364 KCLT KLAX Enroute 0532
AAL427 KCLT KLAX Enroute 0553
DAL312 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0453
N109FM KVGT KSMO Enroute 1215
CLX4262 ELLX KLAX Enroute 0011
UAL1281 PHOG KLAX Enroute 0209
AAL1275 KDCA KLAX Departing
QTR246 KPDX KLAX Enroute 1600

Los Angeles (SoCal) 28

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N41G KSAN NONE Enroute 1611

Arrivals (7)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
FDX4801 KIND KSAN Enroute 0416
GTI1775 KEWR KNKX Enroute 0306
N900YB KLPC KRNM Enroute 1600
FDX9302 KMEM KSAN Departing
UAL555 KSFO KSAN Enroute 0353
SWA4685 KPHX KSAN Enroute 0149
N53WT KSBA KSAN Enroute 2224

San Diego (SoCal) 8

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1154 KSNA KSMF Enroute 1600

Coast (SoCal) 1

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N640BU KBUR PHLI Enroute 0026
N518SB KVNY KPSP Enroute 1600

Burbank (SoCal) 2

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N518SB KVNY KPSP Enroute 1600

Palm Springs (SoCal) 1

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
NKS954 KLAS KFLL Enroute 1837
N109FM KVGT KSMO Enroute 1215

Arrivals (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
VIR847 EGLL KLAS Enroute 0427
AAY491 KIND KLAS Enroute 0505
AAY44 KGPI KLAS Enroute 0431
ASA725 KPDX KLAS Enroute 0158

Las Vegas 6

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N53WT KSBA KSAN Enroute 2224

Santa Barbara 1

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ANA9434 PANC KMHV Enroute 0706

Edwards 1

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BAW91A KGCN TNCM Enroute 2146
N900YB KLPC KRNM Enroute 1600

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BAW92C PABR KGCN Enroute 0819

Other 3
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 51
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 22
  • Controller Schedule

    January 18th, 2021

    Socal Approach (Combined)
    Kage Cooke

    Session with CZ

    2000 - 2130 PST / 0400 - 0530 Zulu

    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.