Albuquerque ARTCC

Air Route Traffic Control Center

Welcome to the Albuquerque ARTCC

An introduction by Austin Robison, 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 instructor team will ensure that you recieve the best training possible, so that you can become the best virtual controller you can be!

KABQ - Balloon Fiesta Fly-inSeptember 9, 2018

Event Time: October 6, 2018 22:00 - October 7, 2018 02:00
Posted by: Jeremy Werderman

KABQ - Balloon Fiesta Fly-in

Join the ZAB crew as we staff up to kick off the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!

"From a small gathering of 13 balloons in 1972, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has grown to become the largest balloon event in the world. Held each year during the first week in October, the Balloon Fiesta attracts hundreds of thousands of guests to Balloon Fiesta Park to experience a nine-day extravaganza of color and excitement, celebrating the world's oldest aviation sport, ballooning. The event not only features hot air balloons but also the prestigious gas balloons."

Fly in to Albuquerque... We'll be staffing KABQ as the featured airport, with additional staffing at Double Eagle KAEG just a few miles west of KABQ. Do you remember who has the right of way?

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