Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center
A VATUSA Sub-Division

About vZOA

The Oakland ARTCC on VATSIM strives to be one of the most professional and realistic ARTCCs in VATUSA, and controllers are expected to know and learn a significant amount of information. Our mission here is dedicated to the highest quality ATC services delivered with a sense of friendliness, individual pride, and ARTCC spirit. Our airspace covers the harrowing Bay Area airspace including San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, as well as challenging mountainous airports like Reno, Lake Tahoe, and Mammoth Lakes. We've got something for everybody!

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Top Controller Monthly Time
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 73:25 hrs
brandon cheung "BC" - 1434531 56:25 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 40:52 hrs
Nick Humphreys "NH" - 1337089 40:47 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 25:53 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 161:18 hrs
Oakland Center 114:43 hrs
Oakland Ground 72:44 hrs
San Francisco Tower 41:58 hrs
San Francisco Ground 29:30 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 24:44 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 16:30 hrs
Nick Humphreys "NH" - 1337089 08:53 hrs
Nick Saffari "NS" - 1423316 08:28 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 06:51 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 35:37 hrs
Oakland Center 27:53 hrs
Oakland Tower 18:23 hrs
Oakland Ground 18:20 hrs
San Jose Ground 08:59 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2917:50 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "MM" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "NN" - 1082318 1990:21 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 1912:03 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1742:51 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 11791:20 hrs
Norcal Approach 8876:48 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3806:07 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2292:52 hrs
Oakland Tower 725:30 hrs

Feedback for Brennan Dupart

Amazing job, very professional, great controlling

  • Submitted by Evan Gillogly flying UAL653
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Nick Humphreys

Excellent work, friendly and relaxed helped me bring my 172 into MHR with no issues. Great controller if you plan on doing a few casual VFR flights around NorCal. Keep up the great work bud.

  • Submitted by Antony Radley flying N326TR
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  • ATC Position: SMF_APP

Recent Promotions

Sep 27
Chris James passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 26
Brennan Dupart was promoted to S2!
Sep 25
Andrew Selder passed the vZOA Major Tower (SFO) exam!
Sep 22
Chris Raabe was promoted to I1!
Sep 17
Parth Shah passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 23

  • 10 San Francisco (SFO)
  • 12 Oakland (OAK)
  • 1 San Jose (SJC)
  • 0 Sacramento (SMF)
  • 0 Reno (RNO)
  • 0 Monterey (MRY)

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