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Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center



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Top Controllers - Aug '17
Controller Online
En-Route / Oceanic
1 Ayler Cruz (C1) 11:56
2 Reuben Prevost (I3) 08:16
3 Brandon Barrett (I1) 06:13
4 Cole Connelly (C1) 02:58
5 John Manley (C1) 02:09
Terminal RADAR
1 Evan Bradley (S2) 155127:14
2 Sebastian Knoop-Troullier (S3) 20:11
3 Jason Lu (S3) 12:46
4 Ayler Cruz (C1) 07:04
5 Reuben Prevost (I3) 05:00
C/G/L Control
1 Ryan Barnes (S1) 54:20
2 Chip Belcher (S1) 25:53
3 Alan Johnston (S2) 12:49
4 Tony Clemons (S1) 07:32
5 Brandon Wening (S1) 06:17
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Welcome to ZHU!

Welcome to the Virtual Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center on the VATSIM Network. Encompassing an airspace of approximately 280,000 square miles located in portions of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, Houston has a diverse selection of destinations for you to choose from.

From New Orleans, to the airports of Houston, Austin, San Antonio and many other cities along the Gulf of Mexico we know you will find a destination to your liking within our airspace. In addition we operate the Houston Oceanic Station covering the Gulf of Mexico and providing services to pilots transitioning this body of water. We hope you will enjoy your visit and come back and see us again soon.

Upcoming Events

Next Event: I90 Overload FNO


  • 18 Aug 2017 23:55z - 19 Aug 2017 04:00z (18 August  18:55-23:00 Central)

    I90 Overload FNO

    Did I hear someone talking about the I90? Come join ZHU as we overload the I90 (Houston Approach Sector) and feature traffic from KIAH and KHOU! Our controllers will be online from 2355z-0400z (...

  • 23 Aug 2017 23:55z - 24 Aug 2017 03:00z (23 August  18:55-22:00 Central)

    Greetings from Gulfport

    Greetings from Gulfport! Come visit the ZHU ARTCC as we staff up Gulfport-Biloxi International (KGPT) and Keesler AFB (KBIX) from 2355-0300z on August 23, 2017. VFR, IFR, and Military Aircraft are all...

  • 31 Aug 2017 23:00z - 1 Sep 2017 02:00z (31 August  18:00-21:00 Central)

    ZFW Support: Boot Scootin Boogie KSHV

    The bi-weekly Forth Worth Boot Scootin' Boogie on August 31st is all set and yall are invited for this Texan hoedown! Two Thursdays a month Fort Worth staffs up various Texan and Oklahoma civil and mi...

  • 9 Sep 2017 22:00z - 10 Sep 2017 03:00z (09 September  17:00-22:00 Central)

    ZFW Support: It's Going Down in the D10

    It's going down in the (DM) D10 with Fort Worth's finest fully staffing the D10 area airports of DFW and DAL from the top down! Join us on Saturday, September 9th 2200-0300z for organized chaos, spaci...

  • 16 Sep 2017 23:00z - 17 Sep 2017 03:00z (16 September  18:00-22:00 Central)

    Cross the Gulf (Mexico Independence Day)

    Come help ZHU and our friends at VATMEX celebrate Mexico's Independence Day as we Cross the Gulf this September 16th from 2300z-0300z! Flights to/from KIAH/MMUN and KMSY/MMMX Preferred Routing T...

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