We are introducing our new series of events, first off we are kicking off with some Area E CA magic and bringing the love to Sacramento, lets get up this Thursday and have some fun. Hit up an instructor or mentor to see if they can show up and help you through some great times.
Sign ups are now open for the VATUSA Transcon event on Saturday, November 2nd! Don’t miss out on this event! Sign up here!
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.
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!
We’re looking for a couple qualified candidates to fill two vZOA staff positions. If you’re interested in becoming a Facility Engineer or Training Administrator please check out the following posts.
Facility Engineer: https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/zoa-seeks-facility-engineer/
Training Administrator: https://www.oakartcc.org/community/topic/zoa-seeks-training-administrator/
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
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.
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!
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.
There is a new ZOA Class D Airport SOP available. This is a completely rewritten SOP with hundreds of changes. Before controlling any Class D airport, please read the new procedures.
This SOP can be found here.