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Welcome to the Albuquerque ARTCC

An Introduction by Tim Reeves, ATM

Hello, and welcome to the Albuquerque ARTCC! ZAB covers almost all of Arizona, as well as New Mexico, and parts of Texas. We are home to many popular airports, including Phoenix-Sky Harbor (KPHX), Albuquerque Sunport (KABQ), Tucson (KTUS) and El Paso (KELP). If you are interested in becoming a controller here, please head on over to VATUSA, and follow the process to become a home controller at one of the most interesting ARTCCs in the US. If you would like to be a visiting controller click here. Our excellent, tenured instructor team will ensure that you recieve the best training possible, so that you can become the best virtual controller you can be!

Return to Roswell

February 11, 2016 Posted by Christopher Kahl

July 09, 2016 22:00 - July 10, 2016 02:00

Saturday, July 8, 2016
2200z-0200z [1500P, 1600M, 1700C, 1800E]

On Saturday, July 8th, join the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center as we present Return to Roswell. In early July, 1947, the Roswell Daily Record reported on their front page that the US Army had captured a "Flying Saucer" on a ranch near Roswell, NM. Initially, the Army confirmed that they had indeed captured an alien spacecraft, but quickly retracted that statement in the following days, claiming that it had actually recovered a downed weather balloon; igniting decades of conspiracy theories of a government cover-up. Since that headline broke 69 years ago there have been thousands of reports of UFO sightings, and even sightings of humanoid alien creatures themselves. Was it a real alien spacecraft? Was it a weather balloon? We'll leave that up to you! Staffing will be provided from 2200z-0200z [1500P, 1700C] at both the Roswell International Air Center [KROW] and Albuquerque International Sunport [KABQ]. Come on down and fly in, or fly out; you never know what you might see...

Fly Route 66

March 02, 2016 Posted by Christopher Kahl

August 20, 2016 17:00 - August 21, 2016 00:00

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 1700z-0100z, 1200 Local - 1800 Local

Get your kicks on Route 66! On Saturday, August 20th, join the Albuquerque, Chicago, Fort Worth, Kansas City, and Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Centers as we team up to present Fly Route 66. Established in 1926, U.S. Route 66 runs from Chicago to Los Angeles [KLAX], more than 2000 miles all the way. After leaving Chicago [KORD], stop into St. Louie [KSTL]; Joplin, Missouri [KJLN, GA Traffic Only]; Oklahoma City [KOKC] (looks so pretty, you'll see...); Amarillo [KAMA]; Albuquerque, New Mexico [(KABQ]; Flagstaff, Arizona [KFLG]; and on to Los Angeles [KLAX]. The event runs from 1700z - 0100z, and staffing will be provided at each facility between 1200 and 1800 local time.