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
Ashe Pruijmboom "ZP" - 1482786 68:00 hrs
Dylan Reichstadt "DR" - 1217449 57:29 hrs
Josh Warn "PA" - 865141 27:16 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 20:12 hrs
Matthew Agustin "MA" - 1459095 17:47 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Ground 74:37 hrs
Oakland Tower 72:07 hrs
Oakland Center 62:45 hrs
Norcal Approach 52:23 hrs
San Francisco Tower 40:43 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Jesse Romero "JR" - 1163160 15:16 hrs
Ashe Pruijmboom "ZP" - 1482786 12:19 hrs
Dylan Reichstadt "DR" - 1217449 11:31 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 05:38 hrs
Matthew Agustin "MA" - 1459095 04:19 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 19:35 hrs
Oakland Ground 17:28 hrs
Oakland Tower 10:50 hrs
Norcal Approach 07:57 hrs
San Francisco Ground 04:59 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3205:58 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2276:47 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2062:31 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2021:26 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 13614:09 hrs
Norcal Approach 10788:35 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4522:15 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3312:20 hrs
Oakland Ground 1351:51 hrs

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Very good job.

  • Submitted by Sergey Bikhtyaev flying UAL 708
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Josh Warn

AMAZING SERVICE - most realistic experience I have ever experienced on VATSIM. The level of professionalism exhibited by this controller was amazing. The sequencing was on point the entire night with minimal if any errors noted.

  • Submitted by Braden Thompson flying SWA1969
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  • ATC Position: SFO_TWR

Feedback for michael LaRosh

Michael did an amazing job. A bad storm had hit the airport and he managed all incoming and outgoing flights like a Champ. Biggest kudos go to handling a troll that resulted in him directing me into a Go Around.

  • Submitted by Greg Hill flying JBU711
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  • ATC Position: SMF_APP

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Recent Promotions

Jan 21
Noah Daneman passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 21
Nathan Reed passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 19
Malachi Oie passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Jan 15
Malachi Oie passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 13
Craighton Miller passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 5

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

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