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 62:37 hrs
brandon cheung "BC" - 1434531 55:21 hrs
Nick Humphreys "NH" - 1337089 39:05 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 35:36 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 22:59 hrs
Top Facility Monthly Time
Norcal Approach 147:25 hrs
Oakland Center 99:19 hrs
Oakland Ground 65:57 hrs
San Francisco Tower 37:28 hrs
San Francisco Ground 27:04 hrs
Top Controller Weekly Time
Michael Bonaga "MB" - 1488243 13:56 hrs
Andrew Selder "AS" - 810542 10:00 hrs
Nick Humphreys "NH" - 1337089 07:11 hrs
Trevor Lemp "LT" - 1156372 04:23 hrs
Nick Saffari "NS" - 1423316 04:08 hrs
Top Facility Weekly Time
Norcal Approach 21:44 hrs
Oakland Center 12:29 hrs
Oakland Ground 11:33 hrs
Oakland Tower 10:00 hrs
Truckee Tower 02:55 hrs
Top Controller All Time
Matthew Chicoine "MC" - 815543 2917:50 hrs
Michael Mund-Hoym "MM" - 1038942 2161:05 hrs
nick navarro "NN" - 1082318 1990:21 hrs
Brett Wells "BW" - 810036 1906:47 hrs
Dominic Nguyen "DN" - 1200795 1739:57 hrs
Top Facility All Time
Oakland Center 11778:29 hrs
Norcal Approach 8860:25 hrs
San Francisco Tower 3801:37 hrs
San Francisco Ground 2290:26 hrs
Oakland Tower 721:38 hrs

Feedback for Nick Humphreys

Excellent work, friendly and relaxed helped me bring my 172 into MHR with no issues. Great controller if you plan on doing a few casual VFR flights around NorCal. Keep up the great work bud.

  • Submitted by Antony Radley flying N326TR
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  • ATC Position: SMF_APP

Recent Promotions

Sep 22
Chris Raabe was promoted to I1!
Sep 17
Parth Shah passed the Orientation Quiz exam!
Sep 17
Michael Bonaga passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Sep 16
Josh Warn passed the vZOA Major Ground (SFO) exam!
Sep 12
Michael Bonaga was promoted to S1!

Current ZOA Flights 10

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

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