ZOA Facility Advisory Board

The controllers listed below make up the ZOA Facility Advisory Board (FAB), which includes all formal staff positions as well as appointed board members who provide guidance and support to the leadership of ZOA.

Air Traffic Manager

Ryan Parry (ZOA_ATM) atm@oakartcc.org

  • Responsible for all operations associated with the vZOA ARTCC.
  • Reports to the VATUSA Western Region’s Air Traffic Director(VATUSA7) and oversees operations and management for vZOA ARTCC.
  • Functions as VATUSA HQ staff member. Attends periodic meetings to report on ARTCC activities and to stay abreast of VATUSA issues and policies.
  • Initiates, obtains Air Traffic Director approval for, and maintains ARTCC Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Provides for coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests.
  • Establishes an Deputy Air Traffic Manager position and defines the duties of that position. Submits selection to the region Air Traffic Director for final approval and announcement.
  • Nominates Instructor candidates to the Training Administrator or Training Director for Training Department approval and announcement
  • Recommends disciplinary actions to the region Air Traffic Director.
  • Position shall be the Chairman of the Facility Advisory Board. Position shall hold a single vote seat and additionally hold a veto power for any motion held in the Facility Advisory Board.

Deputy Air Traffic Manager

Cody Cochran (ZOA_DATM) datm@oakartcc.org

  • Administration of the vZOA Crew and Privilege Roster
  • Monitors the day-to-day activities of the ARTCC.
  • Reports directly to the vZOA ARTCC Air Traffic Manager.
  • Assists in the development and execution of all ARTCC projects as well as performs Quality Improvement activities.
  • Functions as ARTCC senior staff member.
  • Responsible for the Administration of the Events
  • Assists in coordination of position assignments and position restrictions when necessary.
  • Provides guidance and help to assigned controllers or guests.
  • Responsible for providing the vZOA Air Traffic Manager a monthly summary of controller operational stats.
  • Assumes the duties of the vZOA Air Traffic Manager when he is unavailable.
  • Position shall hold a single vote seat inside the Facility Advisory Board.

Training Administrator

Vacant (ZOA_TA) ta@oakartcc.org

  • Administrator for the overall Training Program of vZOA including quality of Staff Instructors and Mentors.
  • Reports directly to the vZOA Air Traffic Manager and to the VATUSA Training Director.
  • Functions as ARTCC senior staff member.
  • Develops and implements training-related material and manages Training-related projects.
  • Ensures that vZOA ARTCC Staff Instructor positions are adequately staffed based on demands of students requiring assistance. Will lead all efforts to recruit new Staff Instructors and recommends appointments to the vZOA Air Traffic Manager and the VATUSA Training Director.
  • Works with instructors and mentors to develop their knowledge and to ensure that training standards are being uniformly applied to all students.
  • Tracks the progress of student controllers, including testing, promotions, and recurrent and remedial instruction.
  • Responsible for providing the vZOA Air Traffic Manager a monthly summary report of training activities.
  • Position shall hold a single vote seat inside the Facility Advisory Board.

Events Coordinator

Antony Radley events@oakartcc.org

  • Reports directly to the vZOA ARTCC Deputy Air Traffic Manager and Air Traffic Manager.
  • Works with the Deputy Air Traffic Manager in Identifying and developing events to generate traffic and to promote the vZOA ARTCC.
  • Implements and oversees ARTCC and VATUSA level approved events involving vZOA ARTCC.
  • Coordinates and acts as a Liaison with neighboring ARTCCs to arrange support for vZOA-hosted events, and arranges vZOA support for neighboring events.
  • Maintains relationships with virtual airlines, works with virtual airlines to develop inner ARTCC events, and coordinates support for VA-hosted events affecting the ZOA airspace.
  • Develops and distributes marketing material (graphics, news posts, forum posts, etc) to promote events and the ARTCC.
  • Position shall hold a non-voting seat inside the Facility Advisory Board. A Single Vote may be issued on a case by case basis per individual topic by the Air Traffic Manager.

Community Manager

Nick Warren community@oakartcc.org

  • Reports directly to the vZOA ARTCC Events Coordinator/Deputy Air Traffic Manager.
  • Works to encourage discussion and activity within the ARTCC, which includes Virtual Airlines, pilot groups, and active controllers within the ARTCC.
  • Works with the Events Coordinator to contact VAs to encourage them to hold events in ZOA, increase their route frequency, place hubs, etc.
  • Regularly reads, and possibly participates, in discussions on the VATSIM and VATUSA forums, looking for VAs that are seeking to expand their presence. When appropriate the Community Manager contacts the VA management and offers ZOA’s assistance in these areas.
  • Works closely with the vZOA Events Coordinator in the planning of events by acting as a conduit of information between VAs and the vZOA EC. If the vZOA Events Coordinator is busy with another task, the events coordinator may delegate event responsibilities to the Community Manager to run on his/her behalf.
  • Provides logistical assistance to VAs and/or pilot groups which are attempting to setup or increase their operations in vZOA relating to such matters as recommending airports or routes to use, advising them on local procedures, answering requests for staffing, etc.
  • The Community Manager Position shall hold a non-voting seat inside the Facility Advisory Board. A Single Vote may be issued on a case by case basis per individual topic by the Air Traffic Manager.

Facility Engineer

Vacant (ZOA_FE) fe@oakartcc.org

  • Answers directly to the Air Traffic Manager (ATM).
  • Assists Senior Staff in developing ARTCC SOP’s and LOA’s.
  • Maintains the Video Maps, POF and Alias files for ATC Clients.
  • Maintains the vATIS configuration files.
  • Coordinates with adjoining ARTCCs to maintain inter-facility LOAs and Frequency use.
  • Coordinates monthly AIRAC cycle updates affecting the ARTCC operations.
  • Maintains activity as a controller.
  • Position shall hold a non-voting seat inside the Facility Advisory Board. A Single Vote may be issued on a case by case basis per individual topic by the Air Traffic Manager.

Webmaster

Ryan Null (ZOA_WM) webmaster@oakartcc.org

  • Reports to the vZOA Air Traffic Manager and Deputy Air Traffic Manager.
  • Maintains, updates and manages the ARTCC web site and forum as well as any other technical web based vZOA items.
  • Manages the ARTCC-assigned email accounts at the direction of the Air Traffic Manager.
  • Technical advisor to the Air Traffic Manager.
  • Position shall hold a non-voting seat inside the Facility Advisory Board. A Single Vote may be issued on a case by case basis per individual topic by the Air Traffic Manager.

FAB Advisors

 

  • Reports directly to and acts as an adviser to the Air Traffic Manager regarding overall vZOA ARTCC Operations.
  • Position can be held by someone not in a staff position.
  • Position is by appointment only directly by the Air Traffic Manager and can be terminated without cause.
  • Position shall hold a non-voting seat inside the Facility Advisory Board. A Single Vote may be issued on a case by case basis per individual topic by the Air Traffic Manager.
  • Position may be tasked with involvement in special projects as directed by the Air Traffic Manager