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Departures (9)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
PAC789 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1206
GTI9965 KLAX EDDP Arriving
THY180 KLAX LTFM Enroute 1831
THY185 KLAX LTFM Enroute 1843
AAL2004 KLAX KPHL Arriving
IRA984 KLAX TNCM Enroute 1342
AAL305 KLAX YBBN Enroute 2210
LOT2PG KLAX EPWA Enroute 1928
KAL012 KLAX RKSI Enroute 1409

Arrivals (13)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
LOT21 EPWA KLAX Enroute 2322
SWA4687 PHNL KLAX Enroute 1937
AAL14K KJFK KLAX Enroute 2017
AAL471 EIDW KLAX Enroute 0146
UAL1138 MGGT KLAX Enroute 2002
SWA2205 KBWI KLAX Enroute 2035
VIR7B EGLL KLAX Enroute 0304
DAL479 KBOS KLAX Enroute 2227
OOMOQ EBLG KLAX Enroute 0528
BAW56T YMAV KLAX Enroute 2004
IBE6171 LEMD KLAX Enroute 0356
ECP45K EBBR KLAX Enroute 1659
DAL6 RJTT KLAX Enroute 2329

Los Angeles (SoCal) 22

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
FDX8918 KSAN KPHX Enroute 2010

San Diego (SoCal) 1

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1921 KRNO KBUR Enroute 1600
SWA4414 KRNO KBUR Enroute 1600

Burbank (SoCal) 2

Departures (11)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1599 KLAS KRNO Enroute 2354
SWA1246 KLAS KRNO Enroute 1600
SWA4093 KLAS KRNO Enroute 1600
AAL1655 KLAS KRNO Enroute 1600
SWA1227 KLAS KRNO Enroute 1600
SWA4195 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0341
ROA650 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0526
NKS217 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0320
SWA1892 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0313
SWA1335 KLAS KRNO Enroute 0104
DAL264 KLAS KRNO Enroute 1600

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
VIR129 YSSY KLAS Enroute 1904

Las Vegas 12
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 37
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 2
  • Controller Schedule

    June 17th, 2024

    Lindbergh Tower
    Oliver Klopp

    Session with CH

    1930 - 2100 PDT / 0230 - 0400 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.