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Welcome to

Virtual Houston ARTCC

Part of VATUSA & the VATSIM Network.

Welcome to the Virtual Houston Air Route Traffic Control Center! Encompassing an airspace of approximately 280,000 square miles in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, Houston has a diverse selection of destinations for you to choose from along with the professional air traffic control services to support your flight.

Who's Online?

William Simmons


Jan 8, 2024

ZHU’s New Facilities Engineer!

Nov 22, 2023

ZHU's Newest TA!

Nov 11, 2023

ZHU ARTCC TeamSpeak to be Retired November 13th.

Nov 3, 2023

Houston seeks a Training Administrator


Newest Controllers

Raaj Patel

Raaj Patel (RQ)


Angus Mckenzie (AM)


Brandon Wening (BW)

Top Controllers

William Simmons

35h 16m

Derek Hood

34h 25m

Jace Martin

31h 53m

Top Positions

Houston Center

171h 43m

Houston Approach

64h 37m

Austin Tower

30h 39m


All information on this website is for flight simulation use only and is not to be used for real world navigation or flight. This site is not affiliated with ICAO, the FAA, the actual Houston ARTCC, or any other real world aerospace entity.