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
Emmy Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 47:04 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 27:05 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 18:54 hrs
Maxim Salikhov "GG" - 1203809 17:06 hrs
Josh Warn "JW" - 865141 16:50 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 66:16 hrs
Oakland Center 56:35 hrs
San Francisco Ground 49:48 hrs
San Francisco Tower 21:23 hrs
Oakland Ground 13:08 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 03:13 hrs
Angus McKenzie "CQ" - 1314768 02:03 hrs
Luke Delaney "LD" - 1531169 01:13 hrs
Emmy Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 00:02 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 03:13 hrs
Norcal Approach 02:03 hrs
Capitol Ground 01:13 hrs
San Francisco Ground 00:02 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3049:10 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2194:09 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2020:13 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1980:42 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 13102:36 hrs
Norcal Approach 10445:58 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4317:35 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3085:10 hrs
Oakland Ground 1113:51 hrs

Feedback for Emmy Ramirez

great work tonight thanks for the great atc

  • Submitted by daniel koepp flying DAL165
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  • ATC Position: SFO_GND

Feedback for Louis Boyer

Great and professional controlling

  • Submitted by Garry Morrison flying FDX411
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Maxim Salikhov

Cool, calm, collected. Thank you!

  • Submitted by John Joven flying N653DC
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

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Recent Promotions

Sep 19
Andrew Zane was promoted to C1!
Sep 14
Matthew Agustin passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 05
Aidan Deschene passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Sep 02
Raaj Patel passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Aug 31
Luke Montoya was promoted to S1!

Current ZOA Flights 12

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

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