Community Manager – Applications Open

We are expanding the staff here at ZOA and we would like to invite someone else to join the team and help us on this journey. If you think that is you, check out the information within. https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/community-manager-vzoa-position-open/

 

Cascading Triangles – FNO

Signup’s are now available in the events forum, please post up your availability and top 3 positions you are able to staff. Looking forward to a big one – thanks guys!

 
Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen, its time again to start your engines for another TRIPLE ARTCC FNO event.
That’s right, we are joining forces once again to show VATSIM what the west coast is made of.
ZLC, ZSE, and ZOA together invite you for a night of full staffing (top to bottom) and with options galore when it comes to destinations.

We have chosen to fully staff some of the biggest (and busiest) airports in our respective regions.
Choose between SLC, SFO, and SEA. We suggest flying between these fields, although we welcome all levels of traffic from all directions and if you decide to fly VFR come and test our controllers.
Our last event with ZLA was excellent and allowed us to refine our procedures, and we are building on that to try and make everything run even smoother. 

Date: 14th September 
Time: 5PM-9PM PDT 2359-0400z

Featured Airports 
KSLC – Salt Lake City Airport
KSEA – Seattle Tacoma Airport 
KSFO – San Francisco Airport

Cost Lake Desert FNO – Signup Open

Join ZOA, ZLC and ZLA as we staff up for one of the biggest FNOs of the year! Triple the traffic, triple the controllers, triple the airspace!
Come along as our three ARTCCs staff up San Francisco (KSFO), Salt Lake City (KSLC) and Las Vegas (KLAS) for what will be an unforgettable evening of flying!

Signup’s are now available in the events forum, please post up your availability and top 3 positions you are able to staff. Looking forward to a big one – thanks guys!

Tracon Tuesday – Light Up NorCal

Please join the OAKLAND ARTCC in hosting a TRACON TUESDAY event. Our controllers are keen as mustard to open all the NorCAL sectors as we coordinate aircraft through the northern Californian airspace. We will plan to have NorCAL online for you, with the support of the surrounding towers (Class D).  We will be online for a few hours feel free to bring some GA traffic or some scheduled airline flights. Choose between small hops between the featured fields or conduct a Bay Tour with a Bravo airspace transition.

The choice is yours. Come hang with us and hope to see as many of you as we can!

Staffing will commence from 1800 PST and go to 2100 PST. (0100z-0400z).

Featured Towered Fields:
CLASS D
LVK – Livermore
MOD – Modesto
SQL – San Carlos
PAO – Palo Alto
HWD – Hayward Executive
Depending on numbers we may add a few more towers closer to the event.

Oakland Center has been resectorized!

I am very pleased (and relieved) to announced the long awaited Oakland Center resectorization has been finished and published. It is now effective, but I am sure there will be minor modifications over time. A big thank you goes out to the ZOA staff and their hard work on this project, as well as our various RW members who have generously allowed us to pick their brains.

There is a new ZOA SOP available in PDF format. You can download it if you wish, however the published version on the site is always the controlling document. The table of contents does link to the section of the document, so simply click on the section title and it will jump to it. I highly suggest you read the entire SOP if you are already center certified. Dominic is always available for help if you need it as well.

In addition to a new SOP there are new LOA’s for ZOA-NCT, ZLA, ZLA-SBA (this one is new-new), ZSE, and ZLC. Everything has been rewritten so it is important you read the entire document.

Last, but not least, the NCT SOP also got a small update. It is in the same PDF format as the ZOA SOP, and has been updated to removed references to the now decommissioned ECA VOR, among a few other small items. It’s a small update, but worth checking out.

If you have questions or suggestions please email the ZOA staff using the contact page.

[13NOV16 22:00-01:00z] Suns at Warriors

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Come watch the Golden Sate Warriors as their overly stacked team takes on the poor Phoenix Suns at home! We will be staffing up from 3-6 PM Pacific (22:00-01:00z) Airline pilots can fly into KOAK (Oakland Int’l) while corporate and GA pilots can choose between KOAK and KHWD (Hayward Executive), based on how rich their passengers are. Free shuttles will run between the Oracle Arena and both airports while Uber will have guaranteed surge pricing. The game starts 5PM Pacific, so don’t be late!

 

Controllers: Sign up in the forums for a night of fun!

Reno Air Races [17SEP16 2359-0300z]

The summer is coming to a end! Come out and enjoy the National Championship air races in Reno! Come out and have a good time as we staff up the KRNO – Reno/Tahoe International Airport from 2359z to 0300z on September 17th! We will also staff up KRTS – Reno Stead as the real world props up a temporary tower there also for race day.

Controllers: Sign up here to control this event! Expect some good traffic.

Battle of the Sierras [06AUG16 2300-0400z]

The Oakland and Seattle ARTCC’s present the Battle of the Sierras! Fly up and or down the scenic route of the Sierra Mountain Range between Seattle – Tacoma International and San Francisco International Airport. Both ARTCC’s will be fully staffed for this ultimate battle on Saturday August 6th, 2016 from 2300 – 0400 Zulu (4 – 9PM PDT), so fly the round trip!

Controllers: This event will be heavily advertised, so be sure to sign up in the forums for a night of good controlling fun.

Top 5 Controllers for June 2016

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Great job to all of you that controlled the month of June! We have really increased the amount of time we are online. There has been a very increase of aircraft movement in Oakland ARTCC due to us being so active. More than 110+ Hours! Great job! Here are the top 5 controllers for June 2016:

  1. Matt Chicoine – 42.01
  2. Elliot Skinner – 24.81
  3. Justin Martin – 20.01
  4. Brandon Dadoun – 14.85
  5. Michael Roach – 14.76