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!

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Click on a plane to view more information. Click on it again, or click on the ARTCC shape to go back to the default view. White airplanes are departures/arrivals, blue airplanes are overflights currently within the airspace.

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Top Controllers - March
Controller Time
Nick Vatis 57:20:48
Justin Lawrence 14:24:07
Dustin Record 08:53:36
Jeffrey Pang 07:29:54
Chris Knepper 06:38:49
Top Positions - March
Position Time
Albuquerque Center 32:09:05
Phoenix Ground 31:56:41
Albuquerque Ground 19:43:22
Phoenix Tower 13:37:08
Phoenix Approach 09:46:32
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