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Tower Enroute Control

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How come there's no TEC for Northern California airports but only Southern California airports?

I've looked everywhere on AF/D to find that out but I could not.

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  1. skyboyCFI on Jan 22, 2011

    I can only assume it’s due to work load and radar coverage limitations. If I lived there I’d call ATC and ask. Good question though. Sorry I can’t answer.

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  2. Wesley Beard on Jan 28, 2011

    AIM 4-1-19 talks about the Tower Enroute Control Program but doesn’t answer the question.  However, it does say “The program is entirely within the approach control airspace of multiple terminal facilities”.  There are simply not enough approach control (TRACON / RAPCON) facilities close enough in Northern California to make this a feasible option.

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