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 23

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

ZOA Operations

Recent Promotions

May 19
Aaden Panganiban completed the Orientation Quiz!
May 14
Malik Abdussalam completed the Orientation Quiz!
May 14
Eiso Warren completed the Orientation Quiz!
May 13
Ameya Nori was promoted to I1!
May 04
James Dresden completed the Oakland CD Knowledge Check!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 39:56 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 27:33 hrs
Giovanni Go "GO" - 1483188 26:01 hrs
Noah Reif "NR" - 1634699 15:42 hrs
Ashe Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 13:24 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 62:51 hrs
Norcal Approach 61:34 hrs
San Francisco Tower 32:00 hrs
Oakland Tower 23:56 hrs
Oakland Ground 15:08 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 22:42 hrs
Giovanni Go "GO" - 1483188 12:10 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 11:07 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 10:13 hrs
Josh Glottmann "OK" - 1275389 09:19 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 35:39 hrs
Norcal Approach 34:13 hrs
San Francisco Tower 16:36 hrs
Oakland Tower 08:11 hrs
San Francisco Ground 07:41 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3881:31 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2920:47 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2568:13 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "" - 1082318 2040:34 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 16281:18 hrs
Norcal Approach 13616:53 hrs
San Francisco Tower 6246:44 hrs
San Francisco Ground 4812:58 hrs
Oakland Ground 3136:38 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Rowan Young

Really appreciated the VFR service from KMRY even though your were really busy with the IFR traffic. Thanks !

  • Submitted by Rhett Kelly flying N291DB
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Feedback for Rowan Young

Awesome services coming into SFO. Controller was busy, but still was able to handle the traffic load and get to us within reasonable timing. Definitely knew what he was doing, this is the type of service I'd want if I was to fly in the Bay area. Keep it up Rowan!

  • Submitted by Kameron Peterson flying UAL2653
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Feedback for Josh Warn

Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted by Allan Fernandes Camargo do Nascimento flying 227AN
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  • ATC Position: OAK_APP