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
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 83:40 hrs
Emmy Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 53:06 hrs
Luke Delaney "LD" - 1531169 25:23 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 24:56 hrs
Kayden Maly "KL" - 1387367 21:01 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 159:54 hrs
Norcal Approach 84:55 hrs
San Francisco Ground 46:01 hrs
San Francisco Tower 43:02 hrs
Oakland Ground 27:11 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 14:03 hrs
Luke Delaney "LD" - 1531169 10:07 hrs
Emmy Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 08:51 hrs
Josh Warn "JW" - 865141 04:34 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 03:59 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 25:08 hrs
San Francisco Tower 14:41 hrs
San Francisco Ground 08:51 hrs
Norcal Approach 07:39 hrs
Oakland Ground 02:50 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3187:36 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2241:03 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2021:26 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2021:08 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 13439:36 hrs
Norcal Approach 10630:22 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4390:49 hrs
San Francisco Ground 3237:01 hrs
Oakland Ground 1186:29 hrs

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Amazing service, very friendly, very efficient. 10/10 would fly again.

  • Submitted by Cooper Ries flying SWA1233
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Quick and friendly, good controller.

  • Submitted by Todd Beingessner flying FDX3695
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Kayden Maly

Very helpful and patient with me. Just started on the network and hope everyone is like this guy.

  • Submitted by Matt Robell flying 581D
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  • ATC Position: OAK_GND

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Nov 25
Seojun Oh passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
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Tristan Meyer passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
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Ang Jeremy passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 22
Norlan Maltez passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 16
Chad Alexander passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 20

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

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