Operating Hours and Service Area
With the exception of holiday hours, PilotEdge ATC service is provided 8am – 11pm Pacific, 7 days a week.
2018 Holiday Hours
ATC will not be provided on Nov 22 (Thanksgiving), and Dec 25 (Christmas Day). ATC will be provided until 6pm PST on Nov 21, and until 4pm PST on Dec 31. Normal operations will resume the following day (Jan 1, 2019) at 3pm PST.
The PilotEdge network and radio system are available 24/7. The 400+ drone aircraft in Class E/G airspace also operate 24/7.
ATC Coverage Areas
PilotEdge offers ATC within the Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles, Denver, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque ARTCCs, covering approximately 50% of the contiguous United States. This is split into two separate subscription options, ZLA and Western US. You can subscribe to either of the coverage areas or both via the Account Center
ZLA Coverage Area
This option provides service within the lateral limits of the Los Angeles ARTCC (ZLA). This covers half of California, much of Nevada, and portions of Arizona & Utah. It includes 3 class Bravo airports (LAX, SAN, LAS), 6 class Charlie airports, and 30 class Delta airports. It also includes KLSV, KINS and KTNX to support military operations.
With 42 towered and hundreds of non-towered options, there’s plenty to explore!
Full VFR and IFR support is offered for non-towered airports within the ZLA Coverage Area, allowing pilots to obtain IFR clearances and releases while on the ground as well as clearances for instrument approaches with separation from other IFR aircraft.
Western US Coverage Area
The Western US covers all the Bravos, all the Charlies and selected Deltas within the Seattle, Oakland, Salt Lake City, Denver and Albuquerque ARTCC’s.
Towered Airports: ABQ, AMA, APA, ASE, BIL, BFI, BOI, COS, CPR, DEN, EGE, ELP, EUG, FAT, FLG, FMN, GEG, GJT, GPI, HLN, JAC, MFR, MSO, MRY, OAK, OLM, OTH, PDX, PHX, PRC, PSC, RDD, RNO, SAC, SEA, SFO, SJC, SMF, SLC, SUN, TUS and YKM
It’s also possible to receive enroute VFR and IFR service to ALL of the airports within the airspace. Airports not listed above are treated as non-towered.
See the map below showing PilotEdge’s total coverage area, marked with towered airports. There are approximately 2,850 public-use airports within the lateral limits of the coverage area.
Green area: ZLA coverage
Yellow area: Western US
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