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Departures (7)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
LXJ651 KLAX LTBA Enroute 1549
AAL501 KLAX LEBL Enroute 1449
QFA5ER KLAX SBGR Enroute 1915
BOX119 KLAX SBGR Enroute 1917
AAL2006 KLAX LEBL Enroute 1437
CSK828 KLAX PANC Enroute 1600
ASA822 KLAX PANC Enroute 0503

Arrivals (10)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL2795 YSSY KLAX Enroute 2021
KAL017 RKSI KLAX Enroute 2117
ANA6 RJAA KLAX Enroute 2245
SWA1985 KFLL KLAX Enroute 2227
BAW112 KJFK KLAX Enroute 2320
KAL011 RKSI KLAX Enroute 0050
ASA1897 PAJN KLAX Enroute 2216
TWA2241 RKSI KLAX Enroute 0211
DAL309 MMUN KLAX Enroute 2106
XL361 PANC KLAX Enroute 2227

Los Angeles (SoCal) 17

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
PSQDR KSAN KHII Enroute 0231

Arrivals (3)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL2192 KORD KSAN Enroute 2307
CLX732 KBFI KSAN Enroute 2140
AAL100 KSJC KSAN Enroute 2148

San Diego (SoCal) 4

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAY4404 KLAS KELP Enroute 2200

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ELY021 LLBG KLAS Enroute 2235
EWG1274 EDDF KLAS Enroute 0131

Las Vegas 3

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
PSQDR KSAN KHII Enroute 0231
AAL3 KDFW KIFP Enroute 0549

Other 2
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 26
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 7
  • Controller Schedule

    July 12th, 2020

    Los Angeles Ground
    David Vejar

    Session with MX

    1500 - 1630 PDT / 2200 - 2330 Zulu

    Los Angeles Center (16/35/54)
    Baraquiel Lopez

    ZDV event

    1600 - 2000 PDT / 2300 - 0300 Zulu

    Los Angeles Center
    Bradley Fishman

    Tentative

    1600 - 2000 PDT / 2300 - 0300 Zulu

    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.