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Departures (26)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL39 KLAX RJTT Enroute 0505
AAL136 KLAX EGLL Enroute 0501
SWQ1814 KLAX KSLC Enroute 1543
AAL285 KLAX PHNL Enroute 0811
JBU2985 KLAX KMIA Enroute 0143
DAL890 KLAX KSAT Arriving
DAL220 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1413
UAL0608 KLAX PHNL Enroute 0754
SWA535 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1626
SKW3755 KLAX KSMF Enroute 1600
AAL4660 KLAX KLAS Enroute 0812
DLH457 KLAX EDDF Enroute 0831
DAL2794 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1148
AAL130 KLAX KSFO Enroute 0940
XBMMT KLAX SAEZ Enroute 1600
UAL006 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1600
DAL111 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
VRD2526 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
UAL632 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1600
WAT774 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1600
ASA1302 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1600
N801P KLAX KAVX Enroute 1600
UAL339 KLAX KDEN Enroute 1600
DAL2210 KLAX KSEA Enroute 1600
UAL1578 KLAX KPHX Enroute 1600
DAL146 KLAX KPHX Enroute 1600

Arrivals (32)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
KAL8203 RKSI KLAX Enroute 0814
QFA153 EGKK KLAX Enroute 1254
DAL2145 EGLL KLAX Enroute 1515
SWA1021 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0824
DAL500 KATL KLAX Enroute 1118
UPS12 KATL KLAX Enroute 1120
SUR4155 KMCO KLAX Enroute 1035
CPA2084 PANC KLAX Enroute 0921
JBU943 KRNO KLAX Enroute 1600
AAL514 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1922
JBU2735 KSFO KLAX Enroute 0710
ASA1391 MMLT KLAX Enroute 0857
ACA8556 CYVR KLAX Enroute 1036
FDX135 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1201
AAL463 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1118
AAL691 KASE KLAX Enroute 1316
QFA95 YMML KLAX Enroute 0704
AAL1817 KMIA KLAX Enroute 1847
AAL1526 KMIA KLAX Enroute 2051
AAL2727 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1315
AAL918 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1145
AA509 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
UAL803 KSEA KLAX Enroute 1600
DAL1982 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1622
UAL151 KPHX KLAX Enroute 1600
UAL2217 KORD KLAX Enroute 1549
DAL123 KASE KLAX Enroute 1600
SKW5940 KASE KLAX Enroute 1600
UAL611 KDEN KLAX Enroute 1149
N801P KLAX KAVX Enroute 1600
UAL2679 KEWR KLAX Enroute 1048
JBU879 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600

Los Angeles (SoCal) 58

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS560 KMSP KONT Enroute 1145
UPS1666 KRFD KONT Enroute 1138
N1021W KSNA KHMT Enroute 1600

Empire (SoCal) 3

Departures (14)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL1660 KSAN KORD Enroute 0103
SWA5721 KSAN KDEN Enroute 1543
SWA738 KSAN KSAT Enroute 0104
N4480W KSAN Enroute 1600
DAL9551 KSAN KBUR Enroute 0244
N293GM KCRQ KASE Enroute 1104
N203DB KSAN KBUR Enroute 0840
ASA829 KSAN PHOG Enroute 1128
TPC6023 KSAN KLAS Enroute 1002
NKS742 KSAN KOAK Enroute 1600
N189S KSAN KPDX Enroute 1600
DAL1405 KSAN KSNA Enroute 1417
UAL682 KSAN KDEN Enroute 1600
N39ZP KSAN Enroute 1533

Arrivals (12)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DAL947 KATL KSAN Enroute 1055
JBU19 KBOS KSAN Enroute 1344
SWA1583 KSMF KSAN Enroute 1257
N145AJ KWVI KSAN Enroute 0843
SWA1105 KLAS KSAN Enroute 1600
SW889 KPHX KSAN Enroute 0548
SWA1450 KPHX KSAN Enroute 0142
N7612J KSAN KSAN Enroute 1600
SWA373 KOAK KSAN Enroute 1600
EZY861 KDEN KSAN Enroute 1600
SWA1813 KLAS KSAN Enroute 1600
FBF35K KLAS KSAN Enroute 1600

San Diego (SoCal) 26

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N1021W KSNA KHMT Enroute 1600
VOR1 KSNA KVNY Enroute 0236

Arrivals (5)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N33ZF KORD KLGB Enroute 1111
N525WT KASE KLGB Enroute 1205
DAL1405 KSAN KSNA Enroute 1417
N9971L KWHP KSNA Enroute 1600
SWA3782 KDAL KLGB Enroute 1043

Coast (SoCal) 7

Departures (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
VXP117 KBUR KEUG Enroute 1244
NKS597 KBUR KOAK Enroute 1534
N9971L KWHP KSNA Enroute 1600

Arrivals (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL617 KDEN KBUR Enroute 2012
DAL9551 KSAN KBUR Enroute 0244
N203DB KSAN KBUR Enroute 0840
VOR1 KSNA KVNY Enroute 0236

Burbank (SoCal) 7

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAL2425 KPSP KDFW Arriving

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
WAT3972 KDEN KPSP Enroute 1224

Palm Springs (SoCal) 2

Departures (10)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL751 KLAS KIAH Enroute 0036
SWA799 KLAS KAUS Enroute 0039
N52LM KLAS KGPI Enroute 1337
AA509 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
SWA1105 KLAS KSAN Enroute 1600
ASA2667 KLAS KIAH Enroute 0427
SWA1813 KLAS KSAN Enroute 1600
UAL1051 KLAS KIAH Arriving
JBU879 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1600
FBF35K KLAS KSAN Enroute 1600

Arrivals (13)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS186 KPHX KLAS Enroute 1600
DAL1544 KOKC KLAS Enroute 1521
ROU1701 CYYZ KLAS Enroute 1218
SWA535 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1626
AAL4660 KLAX KLAS Enroute 0812
GTI3612 KCVG KLAS Enroute 1215
DAL521 KDTW KLAS Enroute 1212
ASA657 KPAE KLAS Enroute 1600
SWA2348 KBNA KLAS Enroute 1141
TPC6023 KSAN KLAS Enroute 1002
NKS128 KOAK KLAS Enroute 0945
DAL111 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
VRD2526 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600

Las Vegas 23

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
N785AF KSBA KTVL Enroute 1600

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAL2634 KPHX KSBA Enroute 1452

Santa Barbara 2
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 128
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 61
  • Controller Schedule

    April 14th, 2024

    Lindbergh Tower
    Braden Thompson

    Session with NS

    1800 - 1930 PDT / 0100 - 0230 Zulu

    Tips for Pilots flying ZLA

    TIP 1: The Basics:
    First, before you start, please read the great information in the PRC located at http://www.vatsim.net/prc/ . It has a lot of good information for the new pilot to VATSIM or ZLA. Okay to begin make sure you're comfortable with the following:
    1. Take some time to figure out a route for your flight plan. Nothing is more annoying to a controller then seeing 'direct' in the route section; it also makes much more work for a controller to fix your route. www.simroutes.com is a great resource for finding routes and the charts needed.
    2. Flightplans should be in the following format XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX where XXX is either a fix, departure, arrival, or airway.
    3. Never accept a clearance you don't know how to fly. Controllers would rather you stop and ask them a question on how to fly it, than guess.
    4. Learn how to read charts and navigate along them. They are really quite easy to learn and will increase your experience on VATSIM. Basic chart reading is beyond the scope of these tips, but there are many resources available to help you read them. http://www.laartcc.org/tf/tutorial.pdf covers chart reading and navigation, and a lot of basic VATSIM procedures.
    5. Never connect to VATSIM on a runway.
    6. Always follow instructions that are given to you.
    7. Please minimize contact with controllers in private messages; we would prefer if you just broadcast it over the main frequency.
    8. If you receive a message that says 'Please contact me on XXX.XX' tune your COM1 radio to that frequency and transmit to the controller there; do not respond to the private message. These messages are automated and are used to get your attention, usually because you are about to fly into that controllers airspace. Getting one of these messages usually does not mean you have done something wrong.
    9. Don't be afraid to ask questions. We prefer that you minimize your questions if the frequency is busy as the controller may have up to 30 planes or more under his control at any one time. However if it's quiet, ask away.
    10. Please log on with proper call signs. If you want to fly United flight 433 your call sign should be UAL433, not UNITED433. A list of airline codes is located here http://www.faa.gov/atpubs/cnt/3-3.htm. If you wish to fly a non airline flight, your call sign should be your aircraft registration including the N such as N123AB. More details on call signs can be found under the intermediate section.
    11. Understand the difference between VFR and IFR. VATSIM has traditionally been an IFR environment, but VFR can be very fun also. http://www.laartcc.org/article_page/11 has a lot of information on IFR vs. VFR.
    TIP 2: Understanding Which Controllers do What and Where:
    The more you understand who's controlling what positions will make your time on VATSIM much more enjoyable, not only as you know to expect to talk to, as you can feel confident your calling the right controller where ever you happen to be. Here's a few tips for flying in ZLA:
    1. If only LAX_CTR is online they will handle any IFR clearance requests, and will run tower and ground operations at all controlled airports within ZLA, for a list of these airports see this list. All airports listed as Class B, C, and D are served will full tower and ground services 24/7. If other controllers are on, center will not cover the airspace covered by another controller.
    2. If only LAX_APP is online they will handle IFR clearance requests for the entire Southern California region. This area is approximately bounded by KVNY to the NW, KPSP to the E (just East of KONT), South to the Mexico Border, and West to KAVX. LAX_APP will also handle tower and ground services at all Class B, C, and D airports in this area. If you aren't sure if your airport is covered, just ask.
    3. If another approach sector is online. That approach sector will only cover IFR clearance requests for airports within their airspace. A map of these approach controls is located at http://www.laartcc.org/airspace.php?map=socal . Note that LAX_APP will also cover the areas within BUR, ONT, SNA, SAN, and PSP Approaches if those controllers are not online. The reverse is not true.
    4. Tower will handle any operations for the specific airport they are at; this is also true for ground and delivery. They will not give you a clearance from another airport. For example, SAN_GND will not give you a clearance for departing LAX, nor will LAX_TWR give you a clearance for a departure out of ONT.
    5. Unlike other areas of the planet, controllers at ZLA do not give pushback, start-up, or shutdown approval. You are welcome to do these acts at your own discretion without informing the controller.
    TIP 3: Talking on the Radio:
    1. If possible please operate in voice receive mode. This will reduce the controller's workload. It is understood that sometimes this is not possible for a variety of reasons, but when you are able, it is highly recommended.
    2. When using text to communicate to ATC, please refrain from using all capital letters. It can make your message hard to read.
    3. Please check your microphone settings. A radio check is a great way to do this. Depending on the controller you will either hear 'I read you X by X' where the first number is a numberic value of your volume, measered on a scale of 1 to 5. The second is the value of your clarity. So if your 5x5, your loud and clear, if your 1x5, that means we can hardly hear you, but your very clear (turn up the mike gain or talk closer to the mike will normally fix this), or if you're a 5x1, your volume is sufficient but your clarity is poor, (similar to someone talking in a moving car with the windows down).
    4. Example:
      1. 'Los Angeles Tower, American 200, radio check'

        'American 200, Los Angeles Tower, I read you five by five'


        'American 200, Los Angeles Tower, I read you loud and clear'


        'American 200, Los Angeles Tower, You sound (quiet/broken/muffled/over modulated)'
    5. If a controller tells you that you are unreadable and to switch to text, please do so unless you know exactly what is wrong.
    6. A radio frequency is a lot like a classroom in terms of rules. If a controller is talking to someone else, don't but in until the other pilot has responded. If a controller talks to you, please respond as quickly as possible. If you need to make a request or check in, wait until no one is talking and ATC isn't expecting a response from someone before saying something.
    7. When talking to a controller for the first time, all you need to say is your callsign and altitude. You do not need to say heading, airspeed, position, or anything else. For example:

      "Socal Departure, American 413, climbing three thousand five hundred for one-three thousand"
    8. Controllers get busy. If you're told to standby, that means don't talk, and don't acknowledge the standby. It also means the controller understands you want something and will get back to you when he has the time. If you think you've been forgotten, try again (usually 5-10 minutes would be a good criteria unless you've been advised it will be longer).
    9. Call signs for civilian (non-airline) call signs are stated with each individual digit stated.

      Example: Cessna N31ER
      'Cessna, three, one, echo, romeo'

      Pilatus N123SX
      'Pilatus, One, Two, Three, Sierra, X-Ray'
    10. Airline call signs are stated in group form

      Example: AAL200
      'American two, hundred'

      'UPS, four, twelve'

      'Southwest, ten, twenty three'
    11. If you are using a airline call sign you may never abbreviate it to just the numbers.

      Example: FDX213
      'Fedex, two, thirteen' is Good.
      'two, thirteen' is Bad.
    12. If you are using a civilian call sign you may abbreviate it to the last 3 digits as long as the controller does it first.

      Example: Cessna N31ER
      'Cessna, one, echo, romeo' Ok
      'one, echo, romeo' Not Ok

      Pilatus N123SX
      'Pilatus, three, sierra, x-ray' Ok
      'Pilatus, two, three, sierra, x-ray' Not Ok

      Example of transmission with controller: (Pilot italic Red, Controller Blue)
      'Los Angeles Tower, Cessna, three, one, echo, romeo, holding short runway two, five, right'

      'Cessna, three, one, echo, romeo, Los Angeles tower, continue holding short for landing traffic' (Controllers are required to use your full call sign the first time)

      'Continue holding short, Cessna, three, one, echo, romeo'

      'Cessna, one, echo, romeo, runway 25R, position and hold'

      'Position and hold, runway 25R, Cessna, one, echo romeo' (You may now abbreviate your call sign for all future transmissions as the controller has done it)
    TIP 4: Remarks:
    The controller client we use (ASRC or VRC) has a finite limit to the length of remarks it will display. Please limit your remarks to the following or at least place these remarks in the beginning otherwise important information the controller needs to know will not be displayed to us.
    • Voice Tag (/v/, /t/, /r/) (Some programs put this in automatically, including squawkbox. Please double check that it is accurate, some ATC clients require us to erase all your remarks to fix this.)
    • Radio Call Sign, if not a real world airline, i.e. 'Rubber Duckey Airlines', 'Nobodys Heard of Us Air' etc.
    • SELCAL (some programs put this in automatically)
    • (No) Charts on board
    • New Member/First Flight etc.