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!

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!