Previous Events

VATUSA Presents: American Night Operations

2022-07-01 23:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and VATUSA is celebrating this Open Mic Night with an 'American Night Operations'. We encourage all pilots to fly with an American Airlines call sign (AAL) the evening of July 1. VATUSA is partnering with two official VATSIM VAs: and Their group flights are listed below. The event will officially begin at 2300z (7pm ET). Let's make this Open Mic Night the most patriotic yet!

JoinAvA: Phoenix (PHX) to Philadelphia (PHL)
AALva: Dallas (DFW) to Boston (BOS)

This is an Open Mic Night, staff any position you're certed for, for as long as you want!! See ya there!!

Sunday in the Bay

2022-06-26 20:00 UTC - 23:00 UTC

Come and fly any GA plane in the Bay on Sunday. You'll have the ability to pass over the Golden Gate Bridge, pass through both Oakland's Class C and San Francisco's Class B, and see everything the bay has to offer! A pilot brief explaining the Bay Tour and some sights to see, along with a banner, to come soon!

Airports: SQL, PAO, HWD
Date & Time: June 26th, 2022, 1 - 4 PM PDT
Date & Time (Zulu): June 26th, 2022, 2000z - 2300z

Shift 1: 1pm-2pm (2000z-2100z)

Shift 2: 2pm-3pm (2100z-2200z)

Shift 3: 3pm-4pm (2200z-2300z)

Pilot brief:

San Joaquins Summer FNO

2022-06-03 23:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

Here at ZOA, it's a well known fact that we like trains, so here we are again with our next biggest train event!! All aboard!! Our San Joaquin line will take us from Bakersfield (BFL), to Boise (BOI), calling at Fresno (FAT), Stockton (SCK) and and Sacramento (SMF). For those that like to roll down your windows, don't lose your ticket, someone might be climbing on top of your plane to get it back to you

Airports: FAT, SMF, SCK, BOI, BFL
Date & Time: June 3rd, 2022, 4 - 8 PM PDT
Date & Time (Zulu): June 3rd, 2022, 2300z - 0300z

Signups here:

CalScream XXII

2022-05-21 23:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC


ZLA and ZOA are proud to present CalScream XXII on May 21st from 1600 to 2000p (2300-0300z)
with real flights available for booking featuring NorCal, SoCal and KLAS


Brief w/ roster:

VATUSA Presents: Light Up America 2022

2022-05-21 00:00 UTC - 04:00 UTC

What is better than having the entire USA staffed up on a Friday night?? Absolutely nothing! Join us as we Light Up America on May 20th. Starting at 2359z, every single ARTCC will be staffed for your enjoyment! Take full advantage of this great opportunity and depart out of the satellite towered airport you love, practice your uncontrolled IFR procedures, or even get VFR Flight Following along your favorite coastline. Choose your own adventure, or even choose multiple! We look forward to celebrating Memorial Day early with you as we Light Up America once again this year.

This is an Open Mic Night, staff any position you're certed for, for as long as you want!! See ya there!!

VATSIM First Wings (KSMF)

2022-05-08 23:00 UTC - 02:00 UTC

Date: May 8th, 2022
Time: 2300-0200z (4-7 PM PDT)

VATSIM First Wings comes to the USA! The Hawaiian Islands will have various fields staffed for short VFR hops in your favorite GA plane. Looking for an IFR route instead? Fly between KPDX and KSMF while flying in your favorite airliner or private jet. A booking system link will be posted a few weeks before the event. More details to come

Brief is now posted:

Shift 1: 23z-00z (4pm-5pm)

Shift 2: 00z-01z (5pm-6pm)

Shift 3: 01z-02z (6pm-7pm)

Fly-in Thursday: Monterey (MRY)

2022-05-06 00:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

Sky Blue Radio, The Pilot Club, and the Oakland ARTCC present another Thursday evening fly-in, this time featuring the Monterey Regional Airport (MRY).

Airport: KMRY
Date & Time: May 5th, 5 - 8 PM PDT (8 - 11 PM EDT)
Date & Time (Zulu): May 6th, 0000z - 0300z

Shift 1: 5 - 6 PM PDT (0000z-0100z)
Shift 2: 6 - 7 PM PDT (0100z-0200z) 
Shift 3: 7 - 8 PM PDT (0200z-0300z)

The target arrival time is between 6 - 7 PM PDT, but MRY will be staffed starting at 5 PM PDT until 8 PM PDT.

VATUSA Presents: April Showers

2022-04-22 23:59 UTC - 04:00 UTC

April showers bring....well, you know the rest. Join us as we say goodbye to snow and look towards warmer days in another VATUSA Themed Friday, April Showers! Staffing across the country will being around 2359z. Don't skip your pre-flight weather briefing and allow for plenty of extra fuel, because you never know when Mother Nature might throw a curveball your way!

This is an Open Mic Night, control whatever position you want, (you're certified for), for however long you want. See ya there!!!

Regional Night: Valley Views

2022-04-21 01:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

Come down to the California Central Valley for some evening views of the scenery, featuring Modesto, Livermore, and Sacramento Executive airports.

Airports: MOD, LVK, SAC
Date & Time: April 20th, 2022, 6 - 8 PM PDT
Date & Time (Zulu): April 21st, 2022, 0100z - 0300z

Shift 1: 0100-0200z (6 - 7 PM PST)
Shift 2: 0200-0300z (7 - 8 PM PST)

Skiing Into Spring FNO (ZLC/ZLA Support)

2022-04-09 00:00 UTC - 04:00 UTC

ZDV, ZLC and ZLA invite you to join us for one final opportunity to hit the winter slopes for a weekend of skiing! Come hit the slopes before Frosty melts away for the season!

Date & Time: April 8th, 5 - 9 PM PST

Date & Time (Zulu): April 9th, 0000z-0400z

Featured Airports: DEN, LAX, SLC

Shift 1: 5 - 7 PM PDT (0000z-0200z)
Shift 2: 7 - 9 PM PDT (0200z-0400z)

This is not a ZOA event, so SMT is authorized for all positions. Sign-ups are subject to change at the discretion of the event team. Note that the available positions below are not exhaustive, if you would like a new position added to the sign-up list please just let the event team know :)