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 "EO" - 1482786 32:39 hrs
Michael Mainiero "MX" - 1182145 17:22 hrs
Matthew Tedesco "MT" - 919571 15:47 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 11:00 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 10:41 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
San Francisco Ground 54:30 hrs
Norcal Approach 50:10 hrs
Oakland Center 38:18 hrs
San Francisco Tower 13:48 hrs
Oakland Tower 07:30 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Michael Mainiero "MX" - 1182145 04:20 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 03:29 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 03:28 hrs
Emmy Ramirez "EO" - 1482786 03:25 hrs
Thomas Hawke "RV" - 1416153 00:59 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 06:57 hrs
San Francisco Ground 04:30 hrs
Norcal Approach 04:27 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3015:34 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2143:14 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2017:55 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1945:44 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12862:08 hrs
Norcal Approach 10118:41 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4213:08 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2822:03 hrs
Oakland Ground 1055:31 hrs

Feedback for Nick Navarro

Nick controlled in a very courteous and professional manner.

  • Submitted by Garry Morrison flying ASA411
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Brett Wells

Fantastic! Great job, thanks for the shortcut I didn't even have to ask.

  • Submitted by Raaj Patel flying WAT474
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Dominic Nguyen

Dominic was handling more traffic on one channel than I've ever heard one controller juggle. And he did it with incredible deftness despite a number of pilots on frequency that weren't able to keep up. Amazing work.

  • Submitted by Robert Shearman Jr flying N514DV
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Online Controllers

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Recent Promotions

Jun 11
Robert Stecki passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jun 05
Murray Kucherawy passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jun 05
Eegan Ram was promoted to S1!
Jun 03
Jonathan Nguyen passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
May 24
Choi Jaehyuk passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 8

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

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