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Departures (10)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAR203 KLAX RKSI Enroute 2019
AAR201 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1845
AAL9733 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1748
DAL3576 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0350
KAL9210 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1600
KAL8210 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1600
KAL210 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1600
UAL1149 KLAX KDEN Enroute 0254
AAL2711 KLAX KEGE Enroute 0833
DAL358 KLAX KATL Enroute 1600

Arrivals (16)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DPJ3903 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0448
VIA002 KJFK KLAX Enroute 0222
UAL959 KEWR KLAX Enroute 0500
JBU487 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0502
VIA080 MMMX KLAX Enroute 0043
SOA0848 KDEN KLAX Enroute 0355
TOM7MW KSEA KAVX Enroute 0237
NKS141 KBWI KLAX Enroute 0502
AAL1364 KCLT KLAX Enroute 0525
AAL427 KCLT KLAX Enroute 0601
DAL312 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0455
N109FM KVGT KSMO Enroute 0757
CLX4262 ELLX KLAX Enroute 0851
UAL1281 PHOG KLAX Enroute 0226
AAL1275 KDCA KLAX Departing
QTR246 KPDX KLAX Enroute 1600

Los Angeles (SoCal) 26

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N41G KSAN NONE Enroute 0313

Arrivals (7)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
FDX4801 KIND KSAN Enroute 0417
GTI1775 KEWR KNKX Enroute 0302
N900YB KLPC KRNM Enroute 2328
FDX9302 KMEM KSAN Departing
UAL555 KSFO KSAN Enroute 0043
SWA4685 KPHX KSAN Enroute 0307
N53WT KSBA KSAN Enroute 0646

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 0012
ASA1021 KBUR KSEA Enroute 1600

Burbank (SoCal) 2

Departures (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
NKS954 KLAS KFLL Enroute 1836
N109FM KVGT KSMO Enroute 0757
AA1616 KLAS KPDX Enroute 0531

Arrivals (5)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
VIR847 EGLL KLAS Enroute 0417
AAY491 KIND KLAS Enroute 0502
AAY44 KGPI KLAS Enroute 0413
ASA725 KPDX KLAS Enroute 0136
ASA546 KMIA KLAS Enroute 0438

Las Vegas 8

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N53WT KSBA KSAN Enroute 0646

Santa Barbara 1

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ANA9434 PANC KMHV Enroute 0657

Edwards 1

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BAW91A KGCN TNCM Enroute 2146
N900YB KLPC KRNM Enroute 2328

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BAW92C PABR KGCN Enroute 0822

Other 3
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 50
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 21
  • Controller Schedule

    January 18th, 2021

    Socal Approach (Combined)
    Kage Cooke

    Session with CZ

    2000 - 2130 PST / 0400 - 0530 Zulu

    How To Be a Good Test Pilot for Controllers in Training

    How to be a good test pilot
    • Ask the examiner
    • Have a heart
    • Tailor your activity to the student
    • Tailor your activity to the traffic
    • Be patient
    Ask the examiner
    When showing up for a session, ask the examiner what kind of traffic is needed. Some examiners will be very specific, and tell you what they want for every flight or clearance. "Give me a VFR departure South, no FF." "Now a TEC route, flight plan, wrong altitude." Others will be more general: "VFR please." A few will give you carte blanch: "Anything at all." However, anything at all does not mean you should ignore the student's knowledge level and the traffic level. See below.


    Have a heart

    You should not be flying to help the student fail, you should be flying to help the student succeed. If you delight in seeing the student fail or flounder, then find another hobby. It is not unusual for test pilots to, with the examiner's approval, set up situations that may result in a deal if the student does not handle things properly. However, any pleasure the pilot takes in it must be from a "job well done," and not in seeing the student get in trouble. If you get to see the student avert the deal, that should be your ultimate payoff.


    Tailor your activity to the student
    If the student talks slowly and hesitantly, then you should speak slowly and enunciate more clearly than normal. If the student is brand new, then file only perfect flight plans (unless requested or authorized by the examiner).


    Tailor your activity to the traffic

    For example, if the airport is getting slammed with traffic, do not request pattern work, unless requested or authorized by the examiner.


    Be patient

    When things get busy, let the examiner and/or student know that you will be happy for your clearance to go last. Volunteer to go to the end of the line when things get busy: The "paying customers" should go first, since they did not sign up to help train the controller
    The nastier or more out-of-norm a clearance or flight you are thinking of doing, the more you ought to clear it with the examiner The student's first session or two should focus on normal procedures and flight plans. If the student is doing really well, you can start with the abnormal stuff (wrong flight plans, or unusual procedures) early. Always ask the examiner if you are unsure Pre-OTS sessions are the right time to show the student everything unusual (TEC routes without flight plans, helicopter operations, even that cool military overhead break). Just not on the first session OTS sessions are not the right time to bring out the unusual stuff. The OTS is mostly about volume; that volume should be a mix of the kind of traffic that the controller will normally see from day to day. In other words, mostly IFR, mostly jets, with some VFR and some props, and precious little helicopter, military, and so on. Do not file any screwed up flight plans, and fly everything as perfectly as you know how. The out-of-town pilots will provide all the drama that is needed; if any additional drama is needed, the examiner will let you know.