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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  • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Fly-inSeptember 15, 2019

    Event Time: October 5, 2019 21:00 - October 6, 2019 01:00
    Posted by: Jeremy Werderman

    Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Fly-in

    Join the Albuquerque ARTCC as we kick off the annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta!

    "Any local will tell you that October is the most beautiful time of year in New Mexico, made so in large part by the much-anticipated sight of colorful balloons punctuating the skyline. During this season, the sky is bluer, the days are gentler, and the mornings crisper -- almost as though the landscape has taken a deep sigh -- and on the desert’s warm breath sails the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta."

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    Who's Online?

    Controllers Online
    Controller Position
    No controllers online.
    Callsign Aircraft Flight
    AXX730 B738/L KSDL - KFTY
    GAJ532 B350 KCRP - KABQ
    N1302Q B736 KAMA - KABQ
    SWA1550 B738/L KLAX - KABQ
    SWA3615 B738 KABQ - KBWI

    ARTCC Info

    Top Controllers - September
    Controller Time
    Ryan Drozd 26:28:38
    Daan Janssen 09:43:30
    Joshua Welte 05:14:13
    Dustin Record 04:58:42
    Justin Lawrence 02:48:55
    Top Positions - September
    Position Time
    Albuquerque Center 31:40:05
    Phoenix Approach 12:13:32
    Phoenix Tower 05:14:13
    Phoenix Ground 02:45:03
    Gateway Tower 02:15:45
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