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!

Phoenix Open Fly-InSeptember 7, 2017

Event Time: January 27, 2018 22:00 - January 28, 2018 04:00
Posted by: Christopher Kahl

Phoenix Open Fly-In

Saturday, January 27th, 2018
2200z-0400z [1400P, 1500M, 1600C, 1700E]

On Saturday, January 27th, join the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center as we present the Phoenix Open Fly-In, featuring P50 TRACON. Golf fans from around the country will be flying in to the greater Phoenix area to attend the Phoenix Open. While the airlines bring most of the fans into Phoenix Sky Harbor [KPHX] and Mesa Gateway [KIWA] airports, the business jets and other general aviation aircraft will be screaming into Scottsdale Airport [KSDL] and the surrounding fields. Come on by for the Tour and visit our many general aviation airports. As always, VFR pilots welcome!

Sign-ups are now OPEN!

Friday Night Ops in the Desert SouthwestJanuary 20, 2018

Event Time: February 2, 2018 23:59 - February 3, 2018 04:00
Posted by: Christopher Kahl

Friday Night Ops in the Desert Southwest

Friday, February 2nd, 2018
2359z-0400z [1559P, 1659M, 1759C, 1859E]

On Friday, February 2nd, join us for Friday Night Ops as we present Desert Southwest! We will be featuring Tucson International Airport [KTUS] and El Paso International Airport [KELP], for the traditional FNO time slot of 2359z-0400z. See ya there!

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Top Controllers - January
Controller Time
Joshua Welte 73:35:14
Cliff DeVaul 57:47:48
David Rodriguez 23:57:09
Dustin Record 22:32:31
Justin Lawrence 19:36:28
Top Positions - January
Position Time
Phoenix Tower 108:19:18
Phoenix Ground 101:59:45
Albuquerque Center 74:25:05
Phoenix Approach 32:29:49
Albuquerque Tower 21:48:00
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