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 19

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

ZOA Operations

Online Controllers

There are no controllers online.

Recent Promotions

Sep 28
Ken Greim was promoted to S1!
Sep 25
Michael Bonaga was promoted to S3!
Sep 23
Elon Garcia passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 22
Camden Squire passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 19
Adam Veall passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Devin Payne "PY" - 1497636 04:42 hrs
Ian Weber "KY" - 1584845 02:49 hrs
Jack Lin "JL" - 1521520 02:47 hrs
Matthew Binkowitz "WV" - 1590802 02:45 hrs
Tyler Dandurand "TD" - 1298643 01:59 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Capitol Clearance 04:42 hrs
Fresno Tower 02:49 hrs
Hayward Tower 02:47 hrs
Fresno Ground 02:45 hrs
Fresno Clearance 01:59 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 06:01 hrs
Devin Payne "PY" - 1497636 04:42 hrs
Scott Reese "SE" - 1412624 03:04 hrs
Josh Warn "PA" - 865141 02:57 hrs
Ian Weber "KY" - 1584845 02:49 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Ground 07:41 hrs
San Francisco Ground 06:38 hrs
Norcal Approach 06:00 hrs
Capitol Clearance 04:42 hrs
San Francisco Tower 04:35 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3385:06 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2465:13 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2233:19 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "NN" - 1082318 2036:37 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 14393:48 hrs
Norcal Approach 11663:17 hrs
San Francisco Tower 5055:21 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3674:50 hrs
Oakland Ground 1915:38 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Brett Wells

Brett did an excellent job tonight (as always) while handling multiple inbound and outbound flights into KZOA airspace. He provided clear, concise directions for approach sequences and also provided various PDC's and taxi clearances. Always a pleasure to fly into KZOA while Brett is controlling.

  • Submitted by Chad Griffin flying SWA2935
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Controller was very patient and courteous despite a significant workload and no other controllers in the FIR online. Was exceptionally patient with pilots that other controller would perhaps disregard or become short with.

  • Submitted by Tyler Lightsey flying SMX1818
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Brett Wells

Great fun and handled a lot of air traffic with style!

  • Submitted by Salir Jones flying AAL236
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR