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Departures (6)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DLH453 KLAX EDDM Enroute 1104
CI852 KLAX KSFO Enroute 2311
CPA495 KLAX KSFO Enroute 2337
DAL672 KLAX KDEN Enroute 1844
CPA146 KLAX LSFO Enroute 0808
DLH451 KLAX EDDM Enroute 2219

Arrivals (6)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
AAL9712 YSSY KLAX Enroute 1632
BAW215 EGLL KLAX Enroute 0147
VIR7 EGLL KLAX Enroute 2013
DAL464 KLAS KLAX Enroute 0728
AFR066 LFPG KLAX Enroute 0201
BAW1880 KABQ KLAX Enroute 1854

Los Angeles (SoCal) 12

Arrivals (1)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DLH466 EDDF KSAN Enroute 0440

San Diego (SoCal) 1

Departures (4)

Callsign Dep Arr Status ETA
DAL464 KLAS KLAX Enroute 0728
PAA35 KLAS KSEA Enroute 1851
JBU6714 KLAS KSFO Enroute 1535
VIR156G KLAS EGLL Enroute 0950

Las Vegas 4
  • Flights To/From ZLA: 17
  • Flights in ZLA Airspace: 6
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    October 26th, 2021

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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.



    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.