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
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 77:50 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 46:40 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 37:14 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 28:34 hrs
brandon cheung "BC" - 1434531 24:03 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Oakland Center 116:07 hrs
Norcal Approach 95:30 hrs
San Francisco Ground 70:18 hrs
San Francisco Tower 46:44 hrs
Oakland Ground 32:12 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 07:38 hrs
Michael Mainiero "MX" - 1182145 05:15 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 05:01 hrs
Charan Kumar "CK" - 1078107 02:56 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 02:48 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 12:50 hrs
Oakland Center 07:42 hrs
San Francisco Tower 06:13 hrs
San Francisco Ground 05:42 hrs
Capitol Tower 01:49 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2935:01 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "MM" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "NN" - 1082318 1992:48 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 1968:37 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1772:36 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 11922:53 hrs
Norcal Approach 8990:40 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3860:33 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2363:10 hrs
Oakland Tower 765:53 hrs

Feedback for Andrew Selder

Nice courteous friendly voice when approaching. Great job.

  • Submitted by Rob Marcinek flying N38R
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  • ATC Position: LVK_TWR

Feedback for Nick Saffari

Great job. Thanks for working with me. Very polite group and knowledgeable.

  • Submitted by Rob Marcinek flying N38R
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  • ATC Position: OAK_CTR

Feedback for Nick Saffari

Nick takes pushing tin to a whole new level https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eiz_0bOt__I

  • Submitted by Zackaria Bomenir flying SWA1433
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  • ATC Position: NCT_APP

Online Controllers

There are no controllers online.

Recent Promotions

Oct 19
Samuel Berlet passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Oct 17
David Kim passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Oct 16
Nick Humphreys was promoted to S3!
Oct 14
Tyler Peterson passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Oct 08
Matt Bartz was promoted to S1!

Current ZOA Flights 3

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

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