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!

ZOA, NCT, and SFO ATCT SOP Updates

Updates to the ZOA En Route SOP, NORCAL Tracon SOP, and San Francisco ATCT have been published, as well as an update to the ZOA-NCT LOA.

The ZOA SOP has been changed to reflect the feedback you provided in the recent procedures survey, as well as a format change to reflect the new ZOA. If you have any questions please send them via Discord or email.

The NCT SOP has been consolidated back into a single document and the format was updated for consistency. We’re continuing to look at options for further updates to this SOP based on the feedback we recently received.

The SFO ATCT SOP has been reformatted and the NCT LOA has been consolidated into a single document.

The ZOA-NCT LOA updated a formatting and readability issue, as well as adding the new PIRAT STAR.

Top 5 Controllers for January 2019

 

Here are the top 5 controllers for January 2019:

  1. Dominic Nguyen – 33:31
  2. Elliot Skinner – 23:11
  3. Max Hergel – 22:26
  4. Nick Warren – 19:07
  5. Jeremy Rubin – 18:31

Between these 5 controllers, they totaled over 116 hours online this month! Great job guys! Keep the momentum and try and beat these guys next month!

New DATM ZOA

I want to first thank Elliot Skinner for his contributions as DATM as he moves on.

Join me in welcoming Cody Cochran as the new DATM at vZOA! Cody has previously served as the DATM years ago, is a US Marine, real world pilot, and mentor at vZOA. Welcome and congrats Cody!