Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center
A VATUSA Sub-Division

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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Top Controller Monthly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 03:30 hrs
Nick Warren "NX" - 813047 02:57 hrs
Gene Cao "GC" - 1100087 02:55 hrs
Trevor Lemp "LT" - 1156372 02:22 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 00:01 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 06:26 hrs
Norcal Approach 05:19 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 06:37 hrs
Gene Cao "GC" - 1100087 05:13 hrs
Trevor Lemp "LT" - 1156372 04:01 hrs
Nick Warren "NX" - 813047 02:57 hrs
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 02:21 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 13:38 hrs
Norcal Approach 08:44 hrs
San Francisco Ground 02:21 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2939:02 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "MM" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2011:31 hrs
Nick Navarro "NN" - 1082318 1994:17 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1794:52 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12049:23 hrs
Norcal Approach 9144:33 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3925:14 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2448:28 hrs
Oakland Tower 778:38 hrs

Feedback for Brandan Dadoun

Brandan the OAK Center controlling 11/25/2020 around 3PM EST was absolutely amazing please make his work the standard for everyone

  • Submitted by Anonymous
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Charan Kumar

Fantastic controller! Very pleasant and helpful. Looking forward to my next flight in the area with this controller.

  • Submitted by Alex Serre-Malette flying CFHKO
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Andrew Selder

Nice courteous friendly voice when approaching. Great job.

  • Submitted by Rob Marcinek flying N38R
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  • ATC Position: LVK_TWR

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Recent Promotions

Nov 30
Aidan Deschene passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 24
Max Bloom was promoted to S1!
Nov 19
Nick Evangelista passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 15
Lander Duncan passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 14
Emmy Ramirez passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 22

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

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