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Top Controllers - Oct '15
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1 Reuben Prevost (I1) 01:41
2 Cameron Fisher (S3) 00:58
3 Tanner Price (SUP) 00:35
4 Bradley Burges (C1) 00:01
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1 Alex Lehman (C1) 01:38
2 Jason Diket (SUP) 00:35
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1 Malachi Oie (S2) 04:45
2 Cole Connelly (S1) 02:05
3 Sebastian Knoop-Troullier (S2) 01:43
4 Dylan Pierce (S2) 01:08
5 Evan Mrozinski (S2) 01:00
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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: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta


  • 10 Oct 2015 00:00z - 10 Oct 2015 04:00z (09 October  19:00-23:00 Central)

    Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

    It's been a few years since we had the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. We are bringing it back for 2015! Join the Albuquerque ARTCC as we host our "Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta" event! Fly your heavy metal ...

  • 7 Nov 2015 23:00z - 7 Nov 2015 03:00z (07 November  18:00-22:00 Central)

    Southern Regional Night

    Come one, come all! Come join the VATUSA Southern ARTCC's as we host Southern Regional Night. Enjoy non stop ATC from Miami to Dallas on November 7th from 2300-0300z! Each ARTCC will be staffing th...

  • 14 Nov 2015 22:00z - 15 Nov 2015 02:00z (14 November  17:00-21:00 Central)

    ARTCC Overload

    On November 14th 2015, Houston will staff up every single position in the Houston ARTCC. As a result of the large number of positions, ZHU has elected to offer a 1 day visiting status to any active VA...

  • 21 Nov 2015 23:00z - 22 Nov 2015 02:00z (21 November  18:00-21:00 Central)

    Evening In Dallas

    Come join the ZFW ARTCC for another fun and busy night in Dallas! On October 24th from 2300-0200 zulu come test our controller's skills and make them sweat! Fly VFR or IFR, we'll take 'em all!

  • 5 Dec 2015 23:00z - 5 Dec 2015 02:00z (05 December  18:00-21:00 Central)

    Southern Shutdown

    Join ZME,ZHU,ZFW as towns across the south "Shutdown" to watch us work KMEM KDFW and KIAH. Get ready for a high flying fast paced event that will truly test your skill as a pilot. IFR and VFR are a...

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