Announcing, Friday Night Flights FNO 07FEB19

 

In world where, you are the captain… where frames are your enemy, weather dictates your flightpath and the flight levels are not the quiet oasis you once knew them to be.

Two, ARTCC’s stand together… united in their quest for the ultimate symphony of planes and controllers alike.

In their quest they will discover what it means to re-route an aircraft to its destination, and how ground delays will become their ultimate enemy.

Please join us, for the first time this decade, Oakland ARTCC and Los Angeles ARTCC combine their forces to tackle delays, intercept localizers and launch you off the 1s before an A380 lands on the 28s.

This momentous occasion is not one to miss, so be sure to book your calendars and have your preflight done.

 

The Nitty Gritty
Date: Friday, 7th FEB 2020
Time: Starting from 5pm PST (0100z) – Ending around 9pm PST (0500z)
Stars (Airfields) : SFO/LAX
Supporting Actors : SMF/BUR

SSTIK4 EBAYE BURGL IRNMN2 • 1L/R
WESLA4 EBAYE BURGLE IRNMN2 • 28L/R

FTHIL2 FRA REBRG IRNMN2

Signups are open for controllers, please head over to https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/07feb19-0100z-0500z-friday-night-flights-fno-zoa-zla // Also please remember to use the format as it allows roster creation easier.

 

 

Better Late than Never! Tower Thursday

Bored? Want to control today? Well, we have our Tower Thursday event on, and if you are free to control come onto discord find a spot and join the action! Head over to https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/21dec19-0200z-0400z-tower-thursday-zoa/ for more details on the event.

 

New CPS and SOP Updates

Policy and procedure updates have been uploaded to the site.

First, a few changes to CPS-001 have been made. ATIS, D-ATIS and PDC information was moved to CPS-004.

There has also been a change to the monthly activity requirements. All controllers will now need to spend at least 50% of the minimum monthly time on their highest rated position. If your highest rated position is NCT_APP, and you are a home controller, you need to log at least 1:30 on NCT_APP, the other 1:30 can be on any position you want for a total of 3 hours. The same applies to visitors, except it is only 1:00, for a total of 2:00. This will be in effect for September, meaning the first removals/ warnings will not be sent until Oct 1. If you have questions please email management[at]oakartcc.org or DM me on Discord.

CPS-004 has been updated with ATIS, D-ATIS, and PDC information as noted above.

The Reno ATCT SOP has had a small updated to LUAW procedures.

The new Monterey ATCT SOP is now up. Not too much going on in that SOP, but please review it prior to working a MRY ATCT position.

We’re working on getting LOA’s for FAT-NCT and FAT-ZOA up next, and from there we will likely begin working on military fields.

NorCal Tuesday Relaunched !

Back into the mix is our series of small events to help our controllers get exposure to traffic, kicking off this 23rd of July is our first area, E CA ! Head over to the event forum and signup!

New ATCT SOP’s!

Both the Oakland ATCT and San Jose ATCT SOP’s have been updated on the website. They include a new format, new procedures, diagrams, and all you will need to control these airports. Please check them out in the SOP’s/LOA’s page.

We will be working on Sacramento and Reno next and hope to have that to you soon. Please direct any comments/questions/concerns to management[at]oakartcc.org

Announcing Calscream 2019

Greetings fellow ZOA controllers, we now have a date locked in for Calscream, so mark your calendars! We like to get the biggest turnout we can for this event so please make it if you can! No signups yet, they will be announced at a later date.

For controllers that are interested in the history, head over to calscream.com for some info on the previous events.

AIRAC 1903 Files Available!

All facility files have been updated for AIRAC 1903 and include the new PIRAT1 RNAV arrival for KSFO and KOAK. They’re all available on the downloads page.

For the VRC changelog please go here: https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/vrc-facility-updates-changelog/#postid-296

For the vSTARS/vERAM changelog please go here: https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/vstars-veram-update-changelogs/

Happy panic vectors!