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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


Rest in Peace Adam RoateApril 15th, 2018


Dear all,


It is with the greatest of sadness that I deliver to you today the heartbreaking news of the death of our friend, Adam Roate, who passed away last weekend.


When Adam joined the ARTCC on June 16th, 2017, he immediately took an interest in not just learning what we do here in Chicago, but becoming part of the team to make Chicago a better place. He worked tirelessly for hours on end to learn and teach more and more, each week. Everyone who had ever had the privilege of working with him, always found it an absolute pleasure.


Such a loving and caring person Adam was. This is truly a great loss to our family here in Chicago. He will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched. Nevertheless, by Adam’s own wishes, let us remember Adam everytime you connect to control and enter TeamSpeak, with a smile on your face.


I am available to meet privately with anyone who has additional questions or who would like to speak with me,



Jakob Kruse

Upcoming Events

vZMP Mad Dash Event [2018-04-29] 17:00:00 - 21:00:00

Help ZMP make order from chaos as they test out there new Traffic Management tools to help improve the flow of traffic during future events! April 29th from 5-9PM CDT (2200-0200z).

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