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 45:18 hrs
Chloe Holmes "QD" - 1528206 20:51 hrs
Matthew Tedesco "MT" - 919571 20:40 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 19:53 hrs
Trevor Perkins "" - 1405065 17:36 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 115:40 hrs
Oakland Center 63:11 hrs
San Francisco Ground 44:01 hrs
Oakland Ground 33:38 hrs
Oakland Tower 27:40 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 13:13 hrs
Elliot Skinner "ES" - 1210194 11:26 hrs
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 11:26 hrs
Emmy Ramirez "EO" - 1482786 10:57 hrs
Rowan Young "RY" - 1385367 10:21 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 70:59 hrs
Oakland Center 34:33 hrs
San Francisco Tower 14:22 hrs
Oakland Tower 10:56 hrs
Reno Ground 10:21 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 3010:14 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 2122:29 hrs
Nick Navarro "NA" - 1082318 2008:34 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1925:08 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 12768:41 hrs
Norcal Approach 9963:25 hrs
San Francisco Tower 4162:35 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2700:57 hrs
Oakland Ground 1015:26 hrs

Feedback for Dominic Nguyen

David did AMAZING during his time controlling Oakland on 4/30. He managed a plethora of airports and pilots, while dealing with a plethora of inexperienced pilots. David, if you see this, I will gladly ship you a crate of alcohol after tonight.

  • Submitted by Andrew LaFon flying SWA1176
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Michael Mainiero

Treated me to the beautiful SF4 departure for a sight seeing tour of the bay, while juggling a number of other planes coming in and out. Very friendly and professional controller, thanks for the service.

  • Submitted by Charles Nelson flying HAL674
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Feedback for Rowan Young

Excellent job! Had a difficult pilot on frequency and was utterly professional.

  • Submitted by Casey Phillips flying UAL215
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  • ATC Position: NCT_DEP

Recent Promotions

May 15
Curtis Kirk passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
May 11
Jay Andriotis passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
May 08
Jayden Chow passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
May 06
Louis Boyer passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
May 04
Abigail Pruijmboom passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!

Current ZOA Flights 24

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

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