Previous Events

The Lake Tahoe Experience (USA FLYING CLUB)

2020-09-22 00:15 UTC - 02:15 UTC

The Lake Tahoe Experience Monday,
 September 21st 8:15pm-10:15pm EDT (0015-0215z +1)

Welcome to the Lake Tahoe Experience! Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddling the border of California and Nevada. We will be busting out our favorite general aviation props (cruise speed less than 150knots) and enjoying the beautiful lake views. Just be careful not to run into any of the mountain peaks all around!

Tracon Tuesday VI

2020-09-16 01:00 UTC - 04:00 UTC

Welcome to our long running series of events that is Tracon Tuesday VI. An event where we staff up a few Tracon sectors and give our controllers abit of fun, where we try to really mix in the VFR/IFR traffic. This time round we are featuring some interesting airspace, some high altitude flying in Reno, fly around the Reno area giving our controllers a run for their money.

Shift 1: 0100z - 0159z

Shift 2: 0200z  - 0259z

Shift 3: 0300z - 0400z

ZLA presents: MSFS Shakedown (ZLA)

2020-08-18 23:59 UTC - 04:00 UTC

The latest Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally here among us. Enjoy your first ride in the SoCal area with ATC coverage at LAX and San Diego plus satellites so that you can also explore the surroundings on VFR flights. ATC coverage will be from 2359 to 0400z (1700-2100p).

ZOA Providing support to ZLA. SMT positions allowed for this event. 

California Screamin' XX

2020-05-23 23:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

Head over to for more information about the historic annual event featuring ZOA and ZLA. In celebration of the twentieth annual CalScreamin' event, we're adding prizes!

We are kicking this year off with a bang, and have reached out to a few dev's to come on board and help with our event to offer random prizes to those who fly in the event. (Must be booked through the website). All information is provided on the website - but if you have any questions you can answer below or contact

Tracon Tuesday V

2020-04-14 01:00 UTC - 04:00 UTC


Tuesday, April 14th 2020


0100z - 0400z
6pm PST - 9pm PST





NorCal Sectors
Area B
Area C
Area E CA
Area D
Area A



SHIFT # 1 | 0100z-0159z | 6pm PDT
SHIFT # 2 | 0200z - 0259z | 7pm PDT
SHIFT # 3 | 0300z – 0359z | 8pm PDT
SHIFT # 4 | 0400 | 9pm PDT


Lets go to Fresno!

2020-03-27 23:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

Fresno Anyone? Alright... lets go!
Kicking off this March 27th, we are opening the airspace to all that choose to dare as we head into Fresno!

Fresno you say what is this? Well come by and see its marvelous beauty in all she has to offer. Oh and we paired it up with Reno just to make it twice as fun. With that you can have that Reno/Fresno combo, it's an absolute delight.

We hope to see you there.

Airfields - KFAT (Fresno), KRNO (Reno Tahoe)
Date - 27th March 2020
Time - 4pm PST - 8pm PST (2300z - 0300z)

A point of note, we will have coverage at SFO for those who choose the SFO - FAT route, although coverage will be limited at the local level for SFO due to staff. So expect minor delays over there. Thanks

Shift 1: 2300z-0059z

Shift 2: 0100z-0300z

Friday Night Flights FNO (ZOA/ZLA)

2020-02-27 01:00 UTC - 05:00 UTC

In world where, you are the captain… where frames are your enemy, weather dictates your flightpath and the flight levels are not the quiet oasis you once knew them to be.

Two, ARTCC’s stand together… united in their quest for the ultimate symphony of planes and controllers alike.

In their quest they will discover what it means to re-route an aircraft to its destination, and how ground delays will become their ultimate enemy.

Please join us, for the first time this decade, Oakland ARTCC and Los Angeles ARTCC combine their forces to tackle delays, intercept localizers and launch you off the 1s before an A380 lands on the 28s.

This momentous occasion is not one to miss, so be sure to book your calendars and have your preflight done.


The Nitty Gritty
Date: Friday, 7th FEB 2020
Time: Starting from 5pm PST (0100z) – Ending around 9pm PST (0500z)
Stars (Airfields) : SFO/LAX
Supporting Actors : SMF/BUR

VATUSA Transcon

2019-11-02 17:00 UTC - 01:00 UTC

On November 2nd, 2019 from 1700z-0100z VATUSA will host the 2019 Transcon Event. This event will feature east and west coast fields for departures and arrivals and have En Route ARTCCs staffed as well.

ZOA HCF Crossfire

2019-09-21 20:00 UTC - 23:00 UTC


Hot August Nights FNO

2019-08-09 23:59 UTC - 04:00 UTC

In keeping with the theme of the region, and during the nice warm weather, we are heating up in Northern California, featuring our two rising airports of our area, Sacramento (SMF) and Reno (RNO). Join us for a night of… well who knows what might happen. Usual story full coverage. Try something new, try something bold and see what happens. We enjoy the challenge here at ZOA. Although we do ask you plan your fuel accordingly, cause… well … stuff happens.