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Departures (18)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ANZ5 KLAX NZAA Arriving
BAW268 KLAX EGLL Arriving
JBU980 KLAX MRLB Arriving
UAL155 KLAX CYYZ Enroute 2147
DAL430 KLAX KATL Enroute 2128
DAL777 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
SKW2833 KLAX KASE Enroute 0621
DAL386 KLAX KMSP Enroute 2159
ASA1391 KLAX KPDX Enroute 0642
DAL1516 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
GAE074 KLAX KABQ Enroute 0630
GTI8913 KLAX KPHX Enroute 0605
JBU1480 KLAX KSAN Enroute 2057
DAL252 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1002
AAL310 KLAX RJAA Enroute 1308
ASA440 KLAX MMUN Enroute 0018
DAL729 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
JBU1859 KLAX KLAS Enroute 0936

Arrivals (6)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ANZ235 EGLL KLAX Enroute 0637
SPCCJ KDAL KLAX Enroute 0738
AAL492 KSFO KLAX Enroute 0630
SWR40 LSZH KLAX Enroute 1303
AAL501 KSAN KLAX Enroute 0956
SWA3541 KSAN KLAX Enroute 0550

Los Angeles (SoCal) 24

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
LN219 KCRQ KSAN Enroute 1600
AAL501 KSAN KLAX Enroute 0956
SWA3194 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0548
SWA3541 KSAN KLAX Enroute 0550

Arrivals (5)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
JBU529 KFLL KSAN Enroute 0456
LN219 KCRQ KSAN Enroute 1600
JBU1480 KLAX KSAN Enroute 2057
JBU23 KSJC KSAN Enroute 0605
DAL4211 KEGE KSAN Enroute 1600

San Diego (SoCal) 9

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
FFT2131 KLAS KGEG Enroute 0817
SWA4810 KLAS KDEN Enroute 0645
AAL502 KLAS KDEN Enroute 0646
AFL629 KLAS KSLC Enroute 2139

Arrivals (7)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DAL777 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
DAL1516 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
UAL2075 KEWR KLAS Enroute 0454
NKS401 KSEA KLAS Enroute 1211
SWA3194 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0548
DAL729 KLAX KLAS Enroute 1600
JBU1859 KLAX KLAS Enroute 0936

Las Vegas 11
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 44
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 13
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    Understanding SOCAL (SCT) Airspace

    Understanding SoCal Airspace

    The Southern California TRACON (abbreviated SoCal) is one of the world’s busiest TRACONs and serves more than 20 airports. You can find controllers from ZLA opening this facility on the network under the callsign SCT_APP. This means that they are covering the entire TRACON and, where there are no ground or tower controllers online, they are also providing top-down services. This means that with just one controller, you will have full ATC coverage within the TRACON airspace.

    Now, what are the boundaries of the SoCal TRACON? As everyone knows, VATSPY, VATTASTIC, etc. just visualize TRACONs as circles around the main airport (KLAX for SCT), but this is not always the case. 

    The SoCal TRACON airspace extends from Burbank to the northwest, Palm Springs to the east and San Diego to the South. Below you have an image that displays the TRACON boundaries with referenced airports and VORs.

     

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    As you can see, the TRACON covers a large portion of airspace. Whenever you are inside the sectors contained within the gray bold lines, and SCT_APP is online, you should contact the controller prior to any activity if you’re at a towered airport (class B, C and D). 

    If you’re inside the airspace but in a non-towered airport, and you would like to fly IFR, you can either contact the controller for IFR clearance on the ground or after you’re airborne. If you’re flying VFR and do not want flight following, just fly making sure you are remaining outside of any class B, C and D airspace. Otherwise, you need to contact ATC to transit through class B, C and D airspace. 

    Pro tip: even though it is not required, flight following is always encouraged in order to start practicing ATC communications and be aware of traffic around you.

    As a general guideline, whenever you’re in doubt about operations or anything, always ask ATC first. VATSIM is an environment where everyone should learn something new every day and the controllers can help you enjoy this experience.