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 Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 43:20 hrs
Josh Warn "JW" - 865141 37:44 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 30:26 hrs
Nick Major "NL" - 1505858 29:32 hrs
Nick Humphreys "NH" - 1337089 29:28 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 122:04 hrs
Oakland Center 90:09 hrs
San Francisco Ground 77:00 hrs
San Francisco Tower 40:30 hrs
Oakland Ground 28:15 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 09:55 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 08:05 hrs
Nick Warren "NX" - 813047 05:37 hrs
Josh Warn "JW" - 865141 04:12 hrs
Brandan Dadoun "BD" - 1329591 02:57 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 17:05 hrs
San Francisco Ground 14:06 hrs
Norcal Approach 07:18 hrs
San Francisco Tower 03:12 hrs
Oakland Ground 02:29 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2939:02 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "MM" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2001:36 hrs
Nick Navarro "NN" - 1082318 1994:15 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1786:07 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12014:30 hrs
Norcal Approach 9124:11 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3909:30 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2437:56 hrs
Oakland Tower 777:42 hrs

Feedback for Charan Kumar

Fantastic controller! Very pleasant and helpful. Looking forward to my next flight in the area with this controller.

  • Submitted by Alex Serre-Malette flying CFHKO
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Andrew Selder

Nice courteous friendly voice when approaching. Great job.

  • Submitted by Rob Marcinek flying N38R
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  • ATC Position: LVK_TWR

Feedback for Nick Saffari

Great job. Thanks for working with me. Very polite group and knowledgeable.

  • Submitted by Rob Marcinek flying N38R
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

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Recent Promotions

Nov 24
Max Bloom was promoted to S1!
Nov 19
Nick Evangelista passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 15
Lander Duncan passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 14
Emmy Ramirez passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Nov 09
Amin Halimah passed the Orientation Quiz exam!

Current ZOA Flights 11

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

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