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 32:38 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 21:25 hrs
Kayden Maly "KL" - 1387367 20:32 hrs
Maxim Salikhov "GG" - 1203809 15:55 hrs
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 11:01 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 68:06 hrs
Norcal Approach 43:40 hrs
San Francisco Ground 42:31 hrs
Oakland Ground 16:30 hrs
San Francisco Tower 07:33 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Chloe Holmes "QD" - 1528206 03:19 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 02:31 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 02:08 hrs
Kayden Maly "KL" - 1387367 01:58 hrs
Emmy Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 01:52 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 04:52 hrs
Oakland Center 04:39 hrs
Capitol Ground 01:58 hrs
San Francisco Ground 01:36 hrs
Reno Ground 00:16 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3066:10 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2207:10 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2021:26 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1995:29 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 13192:59 hrs
Norcal Approach 10508:36 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4328:07 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3157:02 hrs
Oakland Ground 1134:01 hrs

Feedback for Maxim Salikhov

Macon did a great job working me into TRK while handling a solid amount of other traffic throughout the airspace.

  • Submitted by Nathan Cox flying N853MV
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

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

Online Controllers

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Recent Promotions

Oct 15
Tyler Dandurand passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Oct 10
Kayden Maly was promoted to S1!
Oct 09
Vincent Eliezer De Guzman passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Oct 09
Rowan Young was promoted to C1!
Oct 07
Bill Nelson passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 11

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

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