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 93

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

ZOA Operations

Recent Promotions

Jun 18
ethan khe completed the Oakland CD Knowledge Check!
Jun 17
Rohan Guskin completed the Oakland CD Knowledge Check!
Jun 16
Matthew Tedesco was promoted to C1!
Jun 16
Nick Humphreys completed the Bay Area Endorsement Tower Exam!
Jun 15
Nick Humphreys completed the Mountainous Terrain Endorsement TRACON Exam!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 44:38 hrs
Wayne Dunham "WD" - 1787632 43:42 hrs
Matthew Tedesco "MT" - 919571 36:51 hrs
Giovanni Go "GO" - 1483188 29:42 hrs
Noah Reif "NR" - 1634699 23:39 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 113:51 hrs
Norcal Approach 91:16 hrs
Oakland Ground 76:46 hrs
San Francisco Tower 43:47 hrs
Oakland Tower 35:46 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Wayne Dunham "WD" - 1787632 11:18 hrs
Giovanni Go "GO" - 1483188 09:25 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 05:26 hrs
Philippe Dellaert "PD" - 1628999 02:49 hrs
Ashe Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 02:22 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Ground 12:08 hrs
Oakland Tower 09:25 hrs
Oakland Center 07:01 hrs
San Francisco Tower 05:16 hrs
Norcal Approach 03:43 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3881:31 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2992:17 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2586:14 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "" - 1082318 2040:34 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 16436:47 hrs
Norcal Approach 13732:08 hrs
San Francisco Tower 6307:11 hrs
San Francisco Ground 4834:53 hrs
Oakland Ground 3228:03 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

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

Feedback for Rowan Young

Excellent controlling by Rowan. Instructions easy to follow, easy flight. Thanks Rowan!

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