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
Emmy Ramirez "EO" - 1482786 34:55 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 21:31 hrs
Brandon Cheung "BC" - 1434531 18:59 hrs
Evan Feinstein "EF" - 1384720 18:23 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 17:53 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 73:26 hrs
Oakland Center 71:52 hrs
Oakland Ground 43:51 hrs
San Francisco Tower 20:03 hrs
San Francisco Ground 16:05 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 05:22 hrs
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 04:13 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 04:09 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 04:06 hrs
Daniel Everman "ED" - 1240191 03:22 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Oakland Center 10:08 hrs
Norcal Approach 09:50 hrs
San Francisco Tower 03:41 hrs
Reno Ground 02:32 hrs
Reno Tower 02:27 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3006:30 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2105:57 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2008:34 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1894:06 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12654:39 hrs
Norcal Approach 9776:03 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4111:21 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2619:31 hrs
Oakland Ground 906:20 hrs

Feedback for Brandan Dadoun

Great controller kept everything fun with some jokes, but also very professional. Always enjoy flying in and out of Oakland and tonight was no different.

  • Submitted by Jacob Boyles flying UAL837
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Brandan Dadoun

Very friendly and professional

  • Submitted by Mathew Hopwood flying ASA26
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Jackson Gilliam

Excellent controlling

  • Submitted by Mike Fries flying N2088L
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

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Recent Promotions

Apr 11
Matthew Tedesco passed the vZOA Major Tower (SFO) exam!
Apr 10
Luke Delaney passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Apr 09
Matthew Tedesco passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Apr 08
Patrick Mckelvy passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Apr 08
Dominic Nguyen was promoted to C3!

Current ZOA Flights 10

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

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