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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Current ZOA Flights 15

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

ZOA Operations

Online Controllers

There are no controllers online.

Recent Promotions

Jul 04
Andy McConnell passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jul 03
Ian Weber passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jun 30
Pheonix Taylor passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jun 28
Aryan Mikaeili passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jun 22
Micah Alexander Hyman passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Oliver Pham "OP" - 1591232 11:13 hrs
Ashe Pruijmboom "ZP" - 1482786 04:43 hrs
Tyler Dandurand "TD" - 1298643 04:32 hrs
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 04:14 hrs
Kevin Jones "KJ" - 1529910 03:25 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 13:25 hrs
San Jose Ground 09:46 hrs
Oakland Ground 08:59 hrs
Oakland Center 04:14 hrs
San Jose Tower 03:27 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Josh Warn "PA" - 865141 02:02 hrs
David Everhart "DE" - 815458 02:01 hrs
Kevin Jones "KJ" - 1529910 01:35 hrs
Oliver Pham "OP" - 1591232 00:55 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 02:02 hrs
San Francisco Tower 02:01 hrs
Oakland Ground 01:35 hrs
San Jose Ground 00:55 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3332:29 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2392:46 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2171:37 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "" - 1082318 2025:20 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 14092:12 hrs
Norcal Approach 11358:29 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4924:12 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3508:36 hrs
Oakland Ground 1773:57 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Ashe Pruijmboom

Flying out of SMF with Ashe was a blast. She did an amazing job up on TWR, moving lots of planes quickly, efficiently, and safely. She was also welcoming and lighthearted, which made my flying experience even better.

  • Submitted by Haniel Garcia flying DCM255
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  • ATC Position: SMF_TWR

Feedback for Reagan Luna

Had an amazing experience flying out of SMF. Reagan was doing an awesome job on GND, even with lots of traffic and pilots all over the place, while still being lighthearted and welcoming. I am looking forward to flying out of her airspace again!

  • Submitted by Haniel Garcia flying DCM255
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  • ATC Position: SMF_GND

Feedback for Grant Norris

Had a great time flying out of SMF during this FNO. Grant was doing an outstanding job at DEL, even though he was slammed with planes calling up. Looking forward to flying out again!

  • Submitted by Haniel Garcia flying DCM255
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  • ATC Position: SMF_DEL