Oakland ARTCC on VATSIM

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 26

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

ZOA Operations

Online Controllers

There are no controllers online.

Recent Promotions

Feb 04
Arya Tooley passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 31
Evan Armstrong passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 30
Pete Wise passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 22
SoonHo Kwon passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Jan 10
Bryan Juarez passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
David Hunt "DH" - 1614584 10:43 hrs
Oliver Pham "OP" - 1591232 08:47 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 04:02 hrs
Gene Cao "GC" - 1100087 03:38 hrs
Tyler Jackins "TJ" - 1405535 03:35 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
San Francisco Ground 19:28 hrs
Oakland Center 10:51 hrs
San Jose Ground 10:42 hrs
Reno Ground 05:02 hrs
Norcal Approach 03:46 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
David Hunt "DH" - 1614584 10:43 hrs
Oliver Pham "OP" - 1591232 08:47 hrs
Tyler Dandurand "TD" - 1298643 06:52 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 04:02 hrs
Gene Cao "GC" - 1100087 03:38 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
San Francisco Ground 24:55 hrs
San Jose Ground 12:10 hrs
Oakland Center 10:51 hrs
Norcal Approach 10:46 hrs
Reno Ground 05:02 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3458:37 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2575:16 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2325:44 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "" - 1082318 2040:34 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 14757:52 hrs
Norcal Approach 12064:50 hrs
San Francisco Tower 5272:04 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3965:49 hrs
Oakland Ground 2082:19 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Matthew controlled in a very courteous and professional manner. He gave me clear directions into KMRY

  • Submitted by Garry Morrison flying N1GM
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Ian Weber

Absolute blast to fly in your airspace. Great controlling and a wonderful enviorment

  • Submitted by Mark White flying DAL60
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Evan Feinstein

As always, the KZOA staffed crew is amazing. Evan was on point tonight (01/03/23) handling multiple aircraft and dealing with fun sim stuff. Clear communications by Evan and BW. Both are calm with all the traffic. They make Oakland Center fun to fly to and from. Thanks for all the staffing here. LOVE KZOA <3

  • Submitted by Marc Bracco flying AAL6517
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  • ATC Position: SFO_GND