Previous Events

Hidden Gateways (KFAT)

2024-02-19 23:00 UTC - 03:00 UTC

In accordance with CPS-002 2.3.6 solo endorsements are not authorized for use during events. Exceptions must be approved on a case by case basis by the Training Administrator.

There are so many airports with commercial service in the United States, but pilots often focus on the large hubs, such as Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, or Chicago. On February 18 from 2300z to 0300z (6pm - 10pm ET), we're going to feature some of the airports around the US that have plenty of commercial service, but are often neglected. VATUSA is proud to partner with SimWorks Studios for this edition of Hidden Gateways. SimWorks Studios will be giving away two aircraft to pilots who fly into or out of an event field during the event duration, and one aircraft to a controller participating at an event field (or the overhead center) for more than two hours. More information to come.

Featured Fields:

  • Charleston (CHS)
  • Corpus Christi (CRP)
  • Fresno (FAT)
  • Spokane (GEG)
  • Green Bay (GRB)
  • Indianapolis (IND)
  • Macon (MCN)
  • Norfolk (ORF)
  • Chicago/Rockford (RFD)
  • Fort Myers (RSW)
  • Santa Barbara (SBA)
  • Springfield (SGF)


Slot 1: 2200-0200z, featuring RSW, IND, ORF, AVL, MKE, CHS
Slot 2: 0000-0400z, featuring SBA, CRP, FAT, GEG, GRB*, SGF

Shift 1: 3-5PM PT (2300z-0100z)
Shift 2: 5-7PM PT (0100z-0300z)




ZLA SUPPORT: Super Bowl LVIII

2024-02-10 23:59 UTC - 04:00 UTC

Date: Saturday Febuary 10th

Time: 16:00 - 20:00 PDT/23:59z- 04:00z

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Shift 1: (00-02z) 16:00 - 18:00 PDT
Shift 2: (02-04z) 18:00 - 20:00 PDT

Lion's Gate to Golden Gate Crossfire (SFO-YVR)

2024-02-04 01:00 UTC - 05:00 UTC

Airports: SFO, YVR
Date/Time: Feburary 3, 2024, 5PM PT - 9PM PT
Date/Time (zulu): Feburary 4, 2024, 0100z - 0500z

Sign-up link: https://forms.gle/q6W6LXj5n8oUyhKH6

Late Night at ZOA

2024-01-26 03:00 UTC - 06:00 UTC

It's late in the evening on a weeknight in the U.S. and you ask yourself, "where can I get guaranteed ATC service for the next three hours? "You look at your monitor and notice a neon sign: "Oakland - Late Night." And then it hits you...

The Oakland ARTCC is proud to present its experimental event series, **Late Night at ZOA**. Each week, we will be staffing a series of airports during the time when most people on the East Coast have already gotten in bed. Unlike most weekly staff-ups, this weekly event will occur on a different day (almost) every week.

On January 25th, ZOA will staff SFO, SJC, FAT, and APC until 22:00 PT!

**Late Night at ZOA** will occur on the first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, fourth Thursday, and (sometimes) fifth Monday of every month for the foreseeable future. Come join us for some late night shenanigans.

ZLA SUPPORT: Scooby Dooby Duke

2024-01-21 01:00 UTC - 05:00 UTC

*This is a support event, staff what you want* 

Zoinks! Like Hey Scoob! Come help the ZLA gang unmask some ghouls by flying into SNA or ONT on January 20th. Named for the SCBBY2 arrival into ONT, we'll need all the help we can get to solve these mysteries. So find your glasses, yell "Ruh Roh Raggy", and grab some Scooby Snacks... this is going to be one heck of a ride. It might even make you say Jinkies!

Date/Time: January 20th 5pm-9pm Pacific time (0100z-0500z).

ZAK Support (RKSI-PGUM)

2024-01-20 12:00 UTC - 15:00 UTC

VATKOR is requesting ZAK support from 1200-1500z

NCT SUPER Staff Up FNO

2024-01-19 23:59 UTC - 04:00 UTC

Come one come all, ZOA's been here VATUSA is in need of some SUPER events. Well we've got one for you, "Honey...where's my super suit" You'll be needing yours, flying high in the sky right alongside superheroes. We've sent an SOS for superheroes to meet at NCT (Northern California Tracon). Our Supers will be covering the borders from SMF, to MRY to MOD to SFO, an airspace, filled with enormous challenges, whether it be flying 750 feet apart from traffing into SMF, cruising the Santa Cruz Mountains, dodging MVAs, into a left downwind at SJC, or maybe military is more you're thing with T38 practicing overheads at BAB and SMF. There's tons of airspace near MER, where you have the open landscape to yourself, perfect for some VFR flying. We can't wait to see out great TRACON, house some of the greatest supers the VATSIM network has to offer. Cya there!!

Airports: SFO, OAK, SJC, MRY, SMF, RNO
Date/Time: Jan 19, 2024 4pm-8pm PT
Date/Time (zulu): Jan 19, 2024 2359z-0400z


Signup: https://forms.gle/TV3cLyztzj1fb5jJA

Late Night at ZOA

2024-01-18 03:00 UTC - 06:00 UTC

It's late in the evening on a weeknight in the U.S. and you ask yourself, "where can I get guaranteed ATC service for the next three hours? "You look at your monitor and notice a neon sign: "Oakland - Late Night." And then it hits you...

The Oakland ARTCC is proud to present its experimental event series, **Late Night at ZOA**. Each week, we will be staffing a series of airports during the time when most people on the East Coast have already gotten in bed. Unlike most weekly staff-ups, this weekly event will occur on a different day (almost) every week.

On January 17th, ZOA will staff OAK, FAT, and MRY until 22:00 PT!

**Late Night at ZOA** will occur on the first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, fourth Thursday, and (sometimes) fifth Monday of every month for the foreseeable future. Come join us for some late night shenanigans.

Late Night at ZOA

2024-01-10 03:00 UTC - 06:00 UTC

It's late in the evening on a weeknight in the U.S. and you ask yourself, "where can I get guaranteed ATC service for the next three hours? "You look at your monitor and notice a neon sign: "Oakland - Late Night." And then it hits you...

The Oakland ARTCC is proud to present its experimental event series, **Late Night at ZOA**. Each week, we will be staffing a series of airports during the time when most people on the East Coast have already gotten in bed. Unlike most weekly staff-ups, this weekly event will occur on a different day (almost) every week.

On January 9th, ZOA will staff FAT, SMF, and RNO until 22:00 PT!

**Late Night at ZOA** will occur on the first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, fourth Thursday, and (sometimes) fifth Monday of every month for the foreseeable future. Come join us for some late night shenanigans.

Late Night at ZOA

2024-01-02 03:00 UTC - 06:00 UTC

It's late in the evening on a weeknight in the U.S. and you ask yourself, "where can I get guaranteed ATC service for the next three hours? "You look at your monitor and notice a neon sign: "Oakland - Late Night." And then it hits you...

The Oakland ARTCC is proud to present its experimental event series, **Late Night at ZOA**. Each week, we will be staffing a series of airports during the time when most people on the East Coast have already gotten in bed. Unlike most weekly staff-ups, this weekly event will occur on a different day (almost) every week.

On January 1st, ZOA will staff SFO, OAK, and SJC until 22:00 PT!

**Late Night at ZOA** will occur on the first Monday, second Tuesday, third Wednesday, fourth Thursday, and (sometimes) fifth Monday of every month for the foreseeable future. Come join us for some late night shenanigans.