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Departures (17)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
QFA173 KLAX YBBN Arriving
AUA82 KLAX LOWW Enroute 1847
CFG2081 KLAX EDDF Enroute 1835
ASA503 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1433
JBU2885 KLAX KMIA Enroute 1727
AAL1977 KLAX KMIA Enroute 1911
AAL905 KLAX SKRG Enroute 2148
QFA007 KLAX YSSY Enroute 0537
SWA1345 KLAX KABQ Enroute 0207
SWA3055 KLAX KOAK Enroute 0348
LAN603 KLAX SCEL Enroute 0226
UAL891 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0325
ASA787 KLAX KSJC Enroute 0348
QFA56 KLAX YBBN Enroute 1600
UAL1957 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
DAL5977 KLAX KTUS Enroute 0713
SWA2764 KLAX KMSY Enroute 1600

Arrivals (17)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SVA041 OEJN KLAX Enroute 0212
JBU2123 KJFK KLAX Enroute 0320
ASA866 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0152
ASA250 MMPR KLAX Enroute 1146
WJA1696 CYVR KLAX Enroute 0645
DAL440 NZAA KLAX Enroute 2217
SWA1282 KDAL KLAX Enroute 0340
CKS369 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0035
DAL1445 KDFW KLAX Enroute 0315
FDX1402 KATL KLAX Enroute 0217
CAL6 RCTP KLAX Enroute 0628
ANZ6 NZAA KLAX Enroute 2335
SWA2819 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1331
MLISHS1 KAMA KLAX Enroute 0122
BOE840 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1600
ACA787 CYYZ KLAX Departing
VGA3345 KATL KLAX Departing

Los Angeles (SoCal) 34

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
TKK837 VHHH KONT Enroute 0144

Empire (SoCal) 1

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL2508 KSAN KSTL Enroute 1727
ASA579 KSAN KSEA Enroute 0531
SWA5230 KSAN KMSY Enroute 1825
FFT28P KSAN KPHX Enroute 1708

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DLH5Y EDDM KSAN Enroute 0644

San Diego (SoCal) 5

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1 KPHX KSNA Enroute 1600
DAL2151 KDTW KLGB Enroute 0506

Coast (SoCal) 2

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ASA9921 KBUR KSJC Enroute 2013
SWA137 KBUR KDEN Enroute 1600

Burbank (SoCal) 2

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1412 KDEN KPSP Enroute 0318
N1M KMDW KPSP Enroute 0459

Palm Springs (SoCal) 2

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
FFT2136 KLAS KDFW Enroute 1717
NKS486 KLAS KSEA Enroute 0503
SWA1424 KLAS KSEA Enroute 0554
SWA2819 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1331

Arrivals (5)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ASA1366 KPDX KLAS Enroute 1600
NWA1193 KDTW KLAS Enroute 0508
VOI988 MMGL KLAS Enroute 0101
UAL1957 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
DAL804 KDTW KLAS Departing

Las Vegas 9

Departures (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
MNF50 KLSV LKPR Enroute 2315
BOXER22 KLSV KHIF Enroute 0758
AFS1000 KLSV KVPS Enroute 1728

Nellis 3
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 58
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 14
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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.