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 02:59 hrs
Chris Raabe "RB" - 1327540 01:31 hrs
Milan Kroemer "KE" - 1452576 00:43 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 02:59 hrs
Norcal Approach 01:31 hrs
San Francisco Ground 00:43 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 02:59 hrs
Chris Raabe "RB" - 1327540 01:31 hrs
Milan Kroemer "KE" - 1452576 00:43 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 02:59 hrs
Norcal Approach 01:31 hrs
San Francisco Ground 00:43 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2998:39 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2100:12 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2008:34 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1856:02 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12510:37 hrs
Norcal Approach 9595:58 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4059:00 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2572:09 hrs
Oakland Tower 834:31 hrs

Feedback for Brandan Dadoun

Brandan did a great job including handling a CA alert with an aircraft that he was not in contact with. Furthermore, he got me a slot into the approach corridor in a slow DC3 without any delay vectors.

  • Submitted by Luke Montoya flying WAT270
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  • ATC Position: SJC_APP

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Matthew controlled in a an excellent manner and in a very professional way.

  • Submitted by Garry Morrison flying SWA411
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Michael Mainiero

Fantastic controller. Friendly with instructions and happy to help pilots. Handled a large amount of traffic well. Overall, 5/5!

  • Submitted by Dylan Reichstadt flying N629AH
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

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Recent Promotions

Mar 01
Maxine Grooms passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Feb 28
Ian Cunningham passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Feb 28
Roy Yamanouchi passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Feb 27
Sport Thomas passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Feb 26
Milan Kroemer passed the vZOA Major Tower (SFO) exam!

Current ZOA Flights 24

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

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