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Welcome to the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center

Chicago ARTCC provides ATC Services for Chicago O'Hare, the world's 2nd busiest airport and features a Class Bravo airport, Chicago O'Hare (KORD) as well as several Class Charlies and is a short hop away way from popular destinations like Saint Louis, Minneapolis, New York and Washington D.C. Come fly with us, and enjoy the challenges or come control with us and join our training program!


Welcome to Chicago!

Jakob Kruse

Air Traffic Manager

Solo Certs

Aaron Madrid - 1364247 - MKE_APP - S2

Issued: 07/02/2018; Expires: 08/01/2018


New Files AvailableJune 26th, 2018

We are pleased to announce new VRC, vSTARs, and vATIS files. You can now find v5.0 of the VRC sector file, a 1804 POF file, ASDE-X files for vSTARs at KMKE, KMDW, and KORD, an updated alias file, and updates to the vATIS files. Get them at

Upcoming Events

vZMP Northern Migration XIII [2018-07-21] 18:00:00 - 23:00:00

ZMP Northern Migration XIII LIVE

   Signups via slack....

VatVenture 2018 [2018-07-29] 12:00:00 - 16:00:00

Back by popular demand, the Chicago ARTCC proudly presents VatVenture 2018! To celebrate the EAA AirVenture event, the controllers of Chicago will be staffing up KOSH in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Saturday, July 28th from 1700z - 2100z. We invite everyone to bring out their aircraft and have some great summer fun!

   Controller signups coming soon!