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
Maxim Salikhov "MS" - 1203809 08:41 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 06:54 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 06:50 hrs
Trevor Lemp "LT" - 1156372 06:26 hrs
Adam Hulse "AH" - 858981 05:47 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 26:29 hrs
Norcal Approach 25:17 hrs
San Francisco Tower 10:39 hrs
San Francisco Ground 05:58 hrs
TMU 05:02 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Maxim Salikhov "MS" - 1203809 08:41 hrs
Trevor Lemp "LT" - 1156372 08:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 07:05 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 06:54 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 06:50 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 33:41 hrs
Norcal Approach 28:42 hrs
San Francisco Tower 10:39 hrs
San Francisco Ground 08:19 hrs
TMU 05:02 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2939:02 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "MM" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2011:59 hrs
Nick Navarro "NN" - 1082318 1994:17 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1797:15 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12062:50 hrs
Norcal Approach 9158:04 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3928:42 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2449:32 hrs
Oakland Tower 780:24 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

Online Controllers

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Recent Promotions

Dec 05
Maurice Lichaa passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Dec 05
Taylor Francis passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Dec 04
Jackson Gilliam was promoted to C1!
Nov 30
Aidan Deschene passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 24
Max Bloom was promoted to S1!

Current ZOA Flights 12

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

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