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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NOTAM: Please acknowledge changes to SFO, ZOA, NCT procedures published on 11JUL2024
Thu 11 Jul 2024 UTC until Thu 25 Jul 2024 UTC

After you have reviewed the changes, please respond to the poll in the Discord message linked below to confirm your currency with the latest procedures for any endorsements you hold. Note that per ZOA CPS-001 if you do not acknowledge notification of changes to procedures for positions you're certified for within 2 months of today, you will be considered inactive.


Current ZOA Flights 41
  • San Francisco (SFO) 35
  • Oakland (OAK) 2
  • San Jose (SJC) 1
  • Sacramento (SMF) 1
  • Reno (RNO) 1
  • Monterey (MRY) 1
ZOA Operations
  • San Francisco (SFO) SFOW
  • Oakland (OAK) OAKW
  • San Jose (SJC) SJCW
  • Sacramento (SMF) SMFS
  • Reno (RNO) RNOS
  • Monterey (MRY) MRY28
Online Controllers
Recent Promotions
Jul 19
james martin completed the Bay Area Endorsement Tower Exam!
Jul 18
james martin completed the Mountainous Terrain Endorsement TRACON Exam!
Jul 18
Philippe Dellaert completed the Military Endorsement Tower Exam!
Jul 17
Austin James Norell completed the Oakland CD Knowledge Check!
Jul 13
Myles Murillo completed the ZOA Route Building Knowledge Check!
vZOA Top Controllers
Top Controller Monthly Time
Mason Kuhuski "MU" - 1730892 32:38 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 30:09 hrs
Giovanni Go "GO" - 1483188 28:55 hrs
Josh Glottmann "OK" - 1275389 19:02 hrs
Philippe Dellaert "PD" - 1628999 18:09 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 54:06 hrs
Oakland Center 52:30 hrs
San Francisco Tower 43:22 hrs
Oakland Ground 35:36 hrs
Oakland Tower 32:56 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Mason Kuhuski "MU" - 1730892 19:03 hrs
Giovanni Go "GO" - 1483188 13:48 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 09:51 hrs
james martin "JT" - 1449863 08:23 hrs
Kornel Csernai "KC" - 1705697 06:30 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 18:54 hrs
Oakland Ground 12:03 hrs
San Jose Tower 09:19 hrs
Oakland Tower 09:14 hrs
Oakland Center 08:49 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3881:31 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 3016:16 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2608:05 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "" - 1082318 2040:34 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 16534:58 hrs
Norcal Approach 13847:08 hrs
San Francisco Tower 6390:31 hrs
San Francisco Ground 4866:08 hrs
Oakland Ground 3294:52 hrs
Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Matthew Tedesco

Very professional controller, able to communicate clearly even under high workload and keeps track of many aircraft effectively.

  • Submitted by Samuel Downs flying SWA4335
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Dylan Moreland

Absolutely Awesome guy, I was coming in from Vegas and was provided amazing Air Traffic Control Services. VATSIM needs more controllers like Dylan. Super funny and professional on frequency, will definitely be back when he's controlling. Next time I wont forget my landing gear.

  • Submitted by Davit Karapetyan flying UAL737
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  • ATC Position: SFO_GND

Feedback for Matthew Tedesco

Matthew did a great job while I was flying from uncontrolled to uncontrolled tonight. A lot of traffic departing and arriving SFO with no tower online, managed that and all the other traffic in ZOA very well.

  • Submitted by Ryan Kompare flying N126YK
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Brett Wells

Always a pleasure to fly under Brett's control. He makes it very enjoyable to fly in his airspace, has a great personality. CYAA!!

  • Submitted by Colin Daly flying BYF1458
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR