KOAK Runway Number Change

Attention Pilots and Controllers:

KOAK – Oakland Metro Intl has changed its runway numbers effective 10/17/2013 (AIRAC 1311).

  • Runway 11/29 changed to Runway 12/30
  • Runway 9L/27R Changed to Runway 10L/28R
  • Runway 9R/27L Changed to Runway 10R/28L

More info can be found in our NOTAM section of our forum.

New Staff Members!

Please welcome Ryan Parry to our Assistant Events Coordinator position. Ryan brings a high level of VA experience as well as a great amount of experience controller our vZOA Skies – Congrats Ryan!

Please also welcome Cody Cochran to our Facility Engineer position. Cody has been a great asset to our ARTCC helping in various aspects from cleaning up our written exams to being involved in helping staff last minute events on a moments notice. Chris Mauro will be assisting Cody in the position over the next month to help get him situated. Congrats Cody!


vZOA is proud to announce Chris Mauro as the new DATM. Please join us in congratulating Chris in the foum! Congrats Chris!

Bay Area Cool Down: September 21


Come cool down in the friendly skies of Oakland ARTCC and take a dip in one of our great Bay Area Airports – KSFO, KOAK, KSJC. Enjoy that ocean breeze as you watch your OAT gauge!

New Sector File v17.1

A new Sector File has been published, the current version is v17.1. POF file remains the same.

Apart from the usual AIRAC updates, some new stuff has come across this time, courtesy our current ATM, Mark Dalforno.

  • Video Maps for San Francisco East/West Flow, each separately
  • Updated NORCAL MOSAIC MVA map as well as updated Radar ASR site MVA maps
  • Bay Area VFR map

The last one shows primary freeways and important landmarks, such as the location of the Sunken Ship in the East Bay, for better VFR handling. Thanks Mark for the excellent update.

Any Issues/Comments etc can be made in the forum.