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 34

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

ZOA Operations

Online Controllers

Recent Promotions

Aug 07
Matthew Binkowitz passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Aug 04
Adam Laboda passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Aug 04
Nicholas Hightower was promoted to S1!
Aug 03
Kevin Munson was promoted to S1!
Jul 30
Grant Williams passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Pheonix Taylor "LP" - 1393124 18:56 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 18:41 hrs
Adam Laboda "AL" - 1577785 12:53 hrs
Kevin Jones "KJ" - 1529910 11:22 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 08:49 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 44:04 hrs
Norcal Approach 35:00 hrs
San Francisco Ground 21:33 hrs
Oakland Ground 19:14 hrs
Capitol Tower 18:56 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 05:26 hrs
Ben Anello "BA" - 811680 04:22 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 02:59 hrs
Ashe Pruijmboom "ZP" - 1482786 02:10 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 01:28 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
San Francisco Radio 09:59 hrs
Oakland Center 05:26 hrs
San Francisco Tower 02:10 hrs
Norcal Approach 01:14 hrs
San Francisco Ground 00:58 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3355:15 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2423:53 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2197:46 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "" - 1082318 2025:20 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 14230:50 hrs
Norcal Approach 11488:46 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4994:34 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3586:55 hrs
Oakland Ground 1859:32 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Dominic Nguyen

Did really well with all the traffic He as well had a sense of humor while following policies within his ARTCC. He as well the best part, Actually let me go direct to O46 or Weed Airport. I'd just like to say thanks.

  • Submitted by Chris Hahn flying N12RJ
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Ashe Pruijmboom

Fantastic coverage. Stayed on late after the freight ops frenzy event. Heavily tasked and did a great job! Pleasure flying with Oakland ARTCC!

  • Submitted by Christopher Duffey flying UPS412
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  • ATC Position: OAK_TWR

Feedback for Ashe Pruijmboom

I have been to SFO a few times now with this controller. She is professional to everyone that I hear her talk to including myself. She is very knowledgeable of the airport she is controlling. I enjoy knowing every time she is on and I am either landing or taking off at SFO I am going to have a good exchange with a controller.

  • Submitted by Douglas Geersens flying Dal420
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  • ATC Position: SFO_TWR