ATC closeing time

I have one question, what time does the ATC close daily? Or does ATC close when they want to close?

Thanks! Nolan

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They close at 0600Z every day and change to the next location

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Yes, we do our region switches around 06:00Z. If traffic really decreases in the area we’re already in, the switch may occur a bit earlier or vise-versa.

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To add on, we are required to be open for at least 1/2 hour at C and D airports and at least 1 hour at Bravo’s.

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Atc members sign up for there time. If one signed up for 12:30 to 1:00 then they would be on for that time period. People who are not Atc members can’t see any of the sign ups.

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Ok that helps, thank you!

That’s not entirely true. It’s just on a first come, first serve basis. There really is no schedule. Once a controller plans on closing, they’ll announce it on our IFATC platform, and someone will volunteer to take it. If nobody takes it, the airport closes until someone decides to open it

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ATC technically doesn’t “close” per say. The region simply switches at 0600Zulu. And every week, there is a new set of regions. Essentially, ATC is on 24/7 if you think about it

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