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Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center



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Top Controllers - Jan '17
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En-Route / Oceanic
1 Dylan Pierce (I1) 149889:59
2 Cole Connelly (C1) 10:39
3 Brandon Barrett (I3) 10:06
4 Matthew Kosmoski (C1) 05:31
5 Billy Bowers (C1) 05:17
Terminal RADAR
1 Chase Parisher (S3) 23:21
2 Matheus Berger (S3) 06:54
3 Matthew Kosmoski (C1) 05:24
4 Jonathan Voss (C3) 04:24
5 Tyler Milligan (C1) 03:28
C/G/L Control
1 Robert Heilman (S2) 180:17
2 Jordan Robinson (S1) 28:21
3 Alan Johnston (S1) 19:19
4 Sean Wangnick (S1) 05:20
5 Michael Gordon (S2) 05:12
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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: 2017 Soul City Showdown


  • 29 Jan 2017 20:00z - 30 Jan 2017 00:00z (29 January  14:00-18:00 Central)

    2017 Soul City Showdown

    Join the Houston and Memphis ARTCCs Sunday, January 29th, from 2000z to 0000z (1400 to 1800 CST) as we staff up Jackson (KJAN) and New Orleans Int’l (KMSY). Our Soul City showdown will feature a cro...

  • 11 Feb 2017 23:55z - 12 Feb 2017 04:00z (11 February  17:55-22:00 Central)

    Houston, We Have a Problem

    Emergencies. One of the most stressful parts of anything aviation, we try to avoid them as much as possible. Not February 11th, in fact ZHU will encourage them. Pushing our controllers to handle abso...

  • 28 Feb 2017 23:55z - 1 Mar 2017 04:00z (28 February  17:55-22:00 Central)

    Galveston Mardi Gras

    Join the Houston ARTCC, Tuesday, February 28th, 2016, as we host our first annual Mardi Gras celebration. This years location is Galveston, the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country! Ma...

  • 19 Mar 2017 23:55z - 20 Mar 2017 04:00z (19 March  17:55-22:00 Central)

    South By Southwest : ZHU

    Join the Houston ARTCC, Sunday, March 19th as we celebrate the annual Austin festival of South by Southwest (SXSW). This event will feature a fully staffed Austin-Bergstrom Int’l (KAUS) and a staffe...

  • 25 Mar 2017 23:55z - 26 Mar 2017 04:00z (25 March  17:55-22:00 Central)

    Southern Showdown

    Join ZME ZHU and the ZFW ARTCC as we staff up our class Bravo's from 2359z-0400z for what is sure to be a jam packed event full of parellel landings and simultaneous departures. All IFR and VFR traffi...

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