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Departures (16)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
QFA173 KLAX YBBN Arriving
AUA82 KLAX LOWW Enroute 1828
CFG2081 KLAX EDDF Enroute 1831
ASA503 KLAX KSEA Enroute 0549
JBU2885 KLAX KMIA Enroute 1726
AAL1977 KLAX KMIA Enroute 1907
AAL905 KLAX SKRG Enroute 2146
QFA007 KLAX YSSY Enroute 0522
SWA1345 KLAX KABQ Enroute 0223
SWA3055 KLAX KOAK Enroute 1600
LAN603 KLAX SCEL Enroute 0541
UAL891 KLAX KSFO Enroute 1600
NASXG KLAX KSAN Enroute 0805
ASA787 KLAX KSJC Enroute 1600
SWA2764 KLAX KMSY Enroute 1600
QFA56 KLAX YBBN Enroute 1600

Arrivals (15)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SVA041 OEJN KLAX Enroute 0154
JBU2123 KJFK KLAX Enroute 0259
ASA866 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0112
ASA250 MMPR KLAX Enroute 0258
WJA1696 CYVR KLAX Enroute 0216
DAL440 NZAA KLAX Enroute 2154
SWA1282 KDAL KLAX Enroute 0339
CKS369 PHNL KLAX Enroute 0002
DAL1445 KDFW KLAX Enroute 0227
NKS561 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1113
NKS1545 KLAS KLAX Enroute 2226
FDX1402 KATL KLAX Enroute 0256
CAL6 RCTP KLAX Enroute 0924
GLJM KONT KLAX Enroute 2036
ANZ6 NZAA KLAX Enroute 2257

Los Angeles (SoCal) 31

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
GLJM KONT KLAX Enroute 2036

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
TKK837 VHHH KONT Enroute 0144

Empire (SoCal) 2

Departures (6)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
UAL1165 KSAN PHNL Enroute 0322
UAL2508 KSAN KSTL Enroute 1729
ASA579 KSAN KSEA Enroute 0847
SWA5230 KSAN KMSY Enroute 1838
WAT1812 KSAN KSFO Enroute 1600
FFT28P KSAN KPHX Enroute 0129

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DLH5Y EDDM KSAN Enroute 0629
NASXG KLAX KSAN Enroute 0805

San Diego (SoCal) 8

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BOXER22 KSLI KLSV Enroute 1600
SWA763 KSNA MMPR Enroute 2337

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1 KPHX KSNA Enroute 1600
DAL2151 KDTW KLGB Enroute 0452

Coast (SoCal) 4

Departures (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA2624 KBUR KSJC Enroute 1732

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1150 KSJC KBUR Enroute 0729

Burbank (SoCal) 2

Arrivals (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
SWA1412 KDEN KPSP Enroute 0246
N1M KMDW KPSP Enroute 1101

Palm Springs (SoCal) 2

Departures (5)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
FFT2136 KLAS KDFW Enroute 1707
NKS486 KLAS KSEA Enroute 1010
NKS561 KLAS KLAX Enroute 1113
NKS1545 KLAS KLAX Enroute 2226
SWA1424 KLAS KSEA Enroute 0842

Arrivals (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
ASA1366 KPDX KLAS Enroute 0205
NWA1193 KDTW KLAS Enroute 0513
SWA1404 KSMF KLAS Enroute 0534
VOI988 MMGL KLAS Enroute 0750

Las Vegas 9

Departures (2)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
MNF50 KLSV LKPR Enroute 2320
AFS1000 KLSV KVPS Enroute 1712

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
BOXER22 KSLI KLSV Enroute 1600

Nellis 3
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 61
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 22
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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.