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!

Hot Desert NightsJune 28, 2018

Event Time: July 20, 2018 23:55 - July 21, 2018 04:55
Posted by: Jeremy Werderman

Hot Desert Nights

It's HOT outside! Our controllers are staying tucked away in the cold a/c of the radar room to provide you some scorching ATC Service!

Join as the sun dips quietly into the west Friday, July 20, 2018 for ZABs Hot Desert Nights FNO! We'll have staffing for our featured airport Phoenix Sky Harbor, where the average July temperature during the day is 104 and the average night time temperature is a cool 81! Have you checked density altitude?

Our event is being sponsored by FlightBeam Studios! 2 lucky pilots will win a free FlightBeam coupon, good for anyone of their high quality products. Check back for details on how to win!

KPHX - KDEN Crossfire!July 7, 2018

Event Time: August 18, 2018 22:30 - August 21, 2018 02:30
Posted by: Jeremy Werderman

KPHX - KDEN Crossfire!

We're giving this the old college try! (Take 2) It's a good ol' fashioned crossfire!! ZAB and ZDV are teaming up to bring departure to arrival control between KPHX and KDEN. Can you make a round trip in 4 hours?

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Top Controllers - July
Controller Time
Sebastian Protel 16:35:48
Jonathan Peck 15:56:24
Jeremy Werderman 13:45:21
Justin Lawrence 06:19:04
Norman Maddox 05:46:19
Top Positions - July
Position Time
Albuquerque Center 30:24:06
Phoenix Ground 19:30:10
Phoenix Approach 18:27:11
Phoenix Tower 11:51:44
Amarillo Approach 02:43:16
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