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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Current ZOA Flights 8

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

ZOA Operations

Online Controllers

There are no controllers online.

Recent Promotions

Sep 21
Alyssa Cardenas passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 14
Ian Fisher passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 12
Spencer Easton passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 04
Krikor Hajian passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Aug 30
Timothy Long was promoted to C1!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 37:00 hrs
Kornel Csernai "KC" - 1705697 26:51 hrs
Rohit Chadalavada "RC" - 1648173 20:41 hrs
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 17:22 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 16:18 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 71:44 hrs
Oakland Center 63:39 hrs
San Francisco Tower 48:48 hrs
San Francisco Ground 48:38 hrs
Oakland Ground 21:54 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 01:30 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 01:30 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3634:09 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2707:04 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2432:33 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Nick Navarro "" - 1082318 2040:34 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 15343:49 hrs
Norcal Approach 12791:25 hrs
San Francisco Tower 5744:24 hrs
San Francisco Ground 4489:37 hrs
Oakland Ground 2408:40 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Brett Wells

Love this guy. Brings a little bit of levity with his absolutely professionalism. Handles the newbies with care but also, with a firm hand. Keep it up!!

  • Submitted by Chace Hart flying N817TW
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Hex Taylor

Great service at SMF TWR this evening! Much appreciated.

  • Submitted by Davor Kusec flying NKS1808
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  • ATC Position: SMF_TWR

Feedback for Matthew Chicoine

Great controller and very friendly. Professional and patient.

  • Submitted by Anonymous
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR