Albuquerque ARTCC

Air Route Traffic Control Center

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 instructor team will ensure that you recieve the best training possible, so that you can become the best virtual controller you can be!

Albuquerque International Balloon FiestaSeptember 6, 2017

Event Time: October 8, 2017 20:00 - October 8, 2017 23:59
Posted by: Christopher Kahl

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Sunday, October 8, 2017
2000z-2400z [1300P, 1300M, 1500C, 1600E]

Join the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center on Sunday, October 8th, as we present the 2017 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! The event takes place at the Albuquerque International Sunport (KABQ) and Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG). Come join in the Fun in the Sun from 2000z-2400z (1300P, 1600E). We hope to see you floating on in!

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Stuff The Albu-TurkeySeptember 7, 2017

Event Time: November 18, 2017 22:00 - November 19, 2017 03:00
Posted by: Christopher Kahl

Stuff The Albu-Turkey

Saturday, November 18, 2017
2200z-0300z [1400P, 1500M, 1600C, 1700E]

On Saturday, November 18th, join the Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center as we Stuff The Albu-Turkey! (Center, that is!) We'll be staffing up Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport [KPHX] and Albu-Turkey International Sunport [KABQ] for your flying pleasure during this 5 hour event from 2200z - 0300z. See you there!

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Top Controllers - September
Controller Time
Juan La Terza 50:06:42
Dustin Record 21:45:57
Christopher Knepper 12:56:44
Jeremy Werderman 12:31:23
Trevor Delong 09:23:13
Top Positions - September
Position Time
Albuquerque Center 68:59:18
Phoenix Tower 43:05:25
Phoenix Approach 29:23:31
Phoenix Ground 07:12:32
Tucson Approach 02:04:18
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