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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!

Mathew Magera

vZAU Air Traffic Manager

Upcoming Events


vZMP: North Migration XII [2017-07-21] 18:00:00 - 22:00:00

Minneapolis ARTCC proudly presents the 12th LIVE Northern Migration!

With summer in full swing, the snowbirds are returning home to the land of 10,000 lakes - Minnesota. Around this time, VATSIM controllers from across the country convene in Minneapolis for a weekend of Twin Cities VATSIM controlling for the second of two annual real-ops events hosted by Minneapolis ARTCC. Now in its twelfth season, Northern Migration XII provides comprehensive coverage of the ARTCC, from Nebraska to Michigan and everything in-between, for an event featuring Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (KMSP). 

Controller signups available in the forums!


VatVenture 2017 [2017-07-23] 18:30:00 - 22:30:00

Back by popular demand, the Chicago ARTCC proudly presents VatVenture 2017! To celebrate the EAA AirVenture event, the controllers of Chicago will be staffing up KOSH in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Sunday, July 23rd from 2330z - 0330z. We invite everyone to bring out their aircraft and have some great summer fun!

Controller signups available in the forums!