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Departures (15)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ELY006 KLAX LLBG Enroute 1848
AAL169 KLAX RJAA Enroute 2214
AAL961 KLAX KLGA Enroute 1747
AAL872 KLAX EBBR Enroute 0127
N247CH KLAX KABQ Enroute 1600
FFT404 KLAX KDEN Enroute 1126
GTI4981 KLAX KJFK Enroute 2010
DAL2210 KLAX KABQ Enroute 0527
FDX8012 KLAX KMEM Enroute 1912
AAL34 KLAX KJFK Enroute 2014
CMP1865 KLAX KBOS Enroute 2127
UAL2581 KLAX KMSY Enroute 2004
AAL1799 KLAX KPHL Enroute 2155
UAL2625 KLAX KSFO Enroute 2247
CPA095 KLAX PANC Enroute 0444

Arrivals (13)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAE215 OMDB KLAX Enroute 0505
CXA672 SCEL KLAX Enroute 0125
CLX112 OMDB KLAX Enroute 0955
AAL442 LTFM KLAX Enroute 0630
FDX3830 KJFK KLAX Enroute 0837
DAL1019 KBOS KLAX Enroute 0347
AAL1480 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0513
NKS569 KMSP KLAX Enroute 0458
UAL1534 KIAH KLAX Enroute 0343
DAL1142 KSLC KLAX Enroute 0338
DAL45 KJFK KLAX Departing
AUA81 LOWW KLAX Departing
AAL137 EGLL KLAX Departing

Los Angeles (SoCal) 28

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS2915 KONT KSDF Enroute 1937

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UPS9867 PHNL KONT Enroute 0232

Empire (SoCal) 2

Departures (5)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DAL2288 KSAN KJFK Enroute 2053
UAL257 KSAN MHTG Enroute 1600
UAL2570 KNKX KSEA Enroute 0440
SWA125 KSAN PHNL Enroute 1600
DAL442 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0202

Arrivals (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAE902 KSFO KSAN Enroute 0255
UAL1055 KDEN KSAN Enroute 0439
BAW44N EGLL KSAN Enroute 0623
EYB KSAN KSAN Enroute 1600

San Diego (SoCal) 9

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ASA506 KSEA KSNA Enroute 0334

Coast (SoCal) 1

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ETX647 PHKO KVNY Enroute 1600

Burbank (SoCal) 1

Departures (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA6505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 2151
SWA3505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 2323
NKS394 KLAS KPHL Enroute 2036

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
REI001 KSEA KLAS Enroute 1600
DAL442 KSAN KLAS Enroute 0202
AEB11 KSEA KLAS Enroute 1600

Las Vegas 6

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
NATO262 KLSV KNFL Enroute 0250

Nellis 1

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA6505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 2151
SWA3505 KLAS KSBA Enroute 2323

Santa Barbara 2
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 50
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 17
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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.