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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!

Light Up America

May 07, 2015 Posted by Hal Butts

May 30, 2015 16:00 - May 31, 2015 02:00

VATUSA is excited to announce the return of Light Up America on May 30, 2015. This event will feature all 22 ARTCCs within VATUSA for 10 hours. 4 hours of which the entire continental USA will be lit up with Air Traffic Control at the Centers as well as Major Approach and Tower facilities. Enjoy uninterrupted ATC during the event. Simply fly between any airports as much you would like and enjoy the quality ATC Services that VATUSA facilities pride themselves on.

Every facility will be on for at least a 6 hour time frame with the East Coast facilities starting up at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time. As the event progresses, the additional centers will log on at noon in their local time zone. By 3:00 PM all the centers will be online for you. As the event winds down, facilities will be encouraged to remain online, but must remain online until at least 6:00 PM local time. As they begin to close down, we will extend the event even further west with the Anchorage, Honolulu, and Oakland Oceanic control facilities coming online to work your Hawaii and Alaska flights! It will be a great day of flying for you.