Oakland ARTCC on VATSIM

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 20

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

ZOA Operations

Online Controllers

There are no controllers online.

Recent Promotions

Apr 10
Minkyu Koo completed the SFO Clearance/Ground Endorsement Exam!
Apr 09
Minkyu Koo was promoted to S2!
Apr 06
Giovanni Go was promoted to S2!
Apr 05
Kornel Csernai completed the SFO Tower Endorsement Exam!
Apr 04
Kornel Csernai was promoted to S2!

vZOA Top Controllers

Top Controller Monthly Time
Philippe Dellaert "PD" - 1628999 43:44 hrs
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 33:02 hrs
Kornel Csernai "KC" - 1705697 31:18 hrs
Noah Reif "NR" - 1634699 24:01 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 15:53 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 65:12 hrs
Oakland Center 49:37 hrs
Oakland Tower 41:40 hrs
San Jose Tower 40:45 hrs
Oakland Ground 24:48 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Ken Greim "KG" - 1652151 03:49 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 03:15 hrs
Matthew Tedesco "MT" - 919571 03:11 hrs
Ashe Ramirez "ZP" - 1482786 01:14 hrs
Maxim Salikhov "GG" - 1203809 00:58 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 05:32 hrs
San Francisco Radio 02:52 hrs
San Francisco Tower 02:14 hrs
Norcal Approach 01:28 hrs
Fresno Approach 01:21 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3881:31 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2863:15 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 2560:00 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "" - 1082318 2040:34 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 16179:34 hrs
Norcal Approach 13507:46 hrs
San Francisco Tower 6193:10 hrs
San Francisco Ground 4792:29 hrs
Oakland Ground 3108:10 hrs

Recent vZOA Feedback

Feedback for Rowan Young

Really appreciated the VFR service from KMRY even though your were really busy with the IFR traffic. Thanks !

  • Submitted by Rhett Kelly flying N291DB
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Feedback for Rowan Young

Awesome services coming into SFO. Controller was busy, but still was able to handle the traffic load and get to us within reasonable timing. Definitely knew what he was doing, this is the type of service I'd want if I was to fly in the Bay area. Keep it up Rowan!

  • Submitted by Kameron Peterson flying UAL2653
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Feedback for Josh Warn

Thank you so much!!!

  • Submitted by Allan Fernandes Camargo do Nascimento flying 227AN
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  • ATC Position: OAK_APP