I'm a real-life student pilot working on my PPL, and I'd like to get some practice with VFR radio communications using VATSIM. I'm feeling a little bit anxious about getting started, particularly when airports are only partially staffed. I've completed the new pilot orientation exam, but still have some questions. For example, here's a current screenshot of the VATSIM map, showing Southern California:
Let's say I wanted to fly VFR from KSFO to KLAX.
SFO is a class B airport, so in real life, I would first contact clearance delivery before contacting ground for ta