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.
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
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.
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.
Join the ZOA crew for A Night By The Bay on July 15, 2016 from 2359 until 0500z! Come enjoy five hours of insanity at San Francisco (KSFO), Oakland (KOAK), or San Jose (KSJC). There will be closely space parallel approaches, there will be airplanes every where, it will be crazy, and you will not want to miss it!
We need to staff up all three of our bay airports for this FNO! I will send out emails to various VA’s, so expect all three airports to be busy.
ZOA presents South Bay Sunday and invites you to join the party in the California’s sun!
Join ZOA as we staff up KSJC – Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport and KRHV – Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County and a few surrounding airports for a fun night on June 19th from 2300z – 0300z
ZOA presents Storm The Capital and invites you to join the party in California’s capital city!
We will be staffing up KSMF – Sacramento International, KSAC – Scaramento Executive Airport, KMHR – Sacramento Mather Airport on May 22nd from 2300z to 0300z.
As always it should be a fun event Keep your schedules clear and come have some fun with your fellow controllers!
The return of California Screamin is here! Join ZOA and ZLA as they host an event that will knock your socks off, California Screamin! Since its inception in 2001, CalScream is considered to be one of VATSIM’s oldest and largest events. This year, ZLA and ZOA are proud to present California Screamin’ XVI, the latest addition to the series.
Controller signups are available in the forums! Get your position requests in ASAP!