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
Michael Mainiero "MX" - 1182145 31:25 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 25:21 hrs
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 22:09 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 21:39 hrs
Maxim Salikhov "MS" - 1203809 18:00 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 118:25 hrs
Oakland Center 111:08 hrs
San Francisco Ground 20:09 hrs
Oakland Tower 18:20 hrs
San Francisco Tower 15:07 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 06:11 hrs
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 05:16 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 04:06 hrs
David Kim "DK" - 1377784 04:05 hrs
Maxim Salikhov "MS" - 1203809 04:04 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 20:32 hrs
Norcal Approach 16:36 hrs
Oakland Tower 09:21 hrs
San Francisco Tower 04:18 hrs
Oakland Ground 03:11 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2946:30 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2067:02 hrs
Nick Navarro "NO" - 1082318 1994:17 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1833:32 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12311:14 hrs
Norcal Approach 9401:25 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3982:31 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2521:46 hrs
Oakland Tower 810:18 hrs

Feedback for Nicholas Reed

Just wanted to give props to Nick for handling a busy Oakland airspace without any controllers below him in SFO and accommodating for a visually impaired pilot at the same time. This is the type of controlling that makes vatsim so great!

  • Submitted by Brian Rucinski flying ASA223
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Brett Wells

Extreme patience during the most trying times with difficult pilots. I commend your ability to keep it together and still provide great service.

  • Submitted by Ryan Parry flying ASA418
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

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

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Recent Promotions

Jan 21
Josh Glottmann was promoted to C3!
Jan 20
Quinten Moshy passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 20
Michael Bonaga passed the vZOA Major Tower (SFO) exam!
Jan 19
Jonathan Florento passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Jan 19
Michael Bonaga was promoted to S2!

Current ZOA Flights 14

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

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