Category: Events


A Night By The Bay FNO [15JUL2016 2359-0500]

A Night By The Bay FNO

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.

[19JUN2016] South Bay Sunday’s

South bay Sunday's

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

[22MAY] Storm The Capital!

Storm the Capital Event

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!

[16APRIL] CalScream XVI

CalScreamin Event

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!

Superbowl 50 Event

Superbowl 50 Event Banner

The 50th Superbowl is upon us taking place in beautiful Santa Clara, California. Join us as the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers! ZOA will be primed to take on the arrival rush into San Jose (KSJC) and Reid-Hill View (KRHV) as well as other Bay area airports on February 6, 2016 from 2200z until 0200z.

See you there!

Controllers, please visit the forums to sign up for the event and view event details!

CA Central FNO

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Featuring KFAT and more June 5th from 23:59-04:00z (5-9 PM local)
Kick off the summer with a visit to the beautiful California Central Valley. This Friday, ZOA will be staffing up KFAT (Fresno-Yosemite) and smaller fields. Don’t miss out on this unique and breathtaking opportunity.

Controllers, sign up in the forums here.

Alex Bower Memorial Event – 19APR15

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Held to honor one of our previous controllers who has moved on to a better place.
Alex Bower was a member of ZOA several years ago. He passed away on January 31, 2007 at his home in San Francisco. The son of an American Airlines pilot, he earned his pilot’s license and flew frequently until an injury permanently grounded him from flying solo. But nothing could ground his love for aviation. He was a long time member of VATSIM and ZOA, where he would fly into SFO every night from Tahiti as AAL1028. Alex also loved yachting and cycling, and everyone that knew him would say he was a fantastic person and a great friend.

In memory of Alex, we will be featuring the place he called home – San Francisco, and well as nearby San Carlos. Please join us to honor a special person.

Controllers: Sign up here.

Tracon Thursdays #6 – 16APR15

TT2015
Staffing ZOA TRACONS every other Thursday from 5-8PM Pacific (00:00-03:00z)
This is the second to last TRACON Thursday of the season. Come in to cool down on your Thursday evening and enjoy the complexity of the Norcal TRACON airspace.

Controllers: Full info in the forums located here.

California Screamin’ XV – 17MAY15

CalscreamXV
Staffing all ZOA and ZLA airports in a “real-ops” type event from 00:00-04:00z (5-9PM PT)
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’ XV, the latest addition to the series.

Pilots: Please click here to book your flight.
Controllers: Please visit the forums here to secure a position.

TRACON Thursdays #4 – 19MAR15

TT2014
Staffing ZOA TRACONS every other Thursday from 5-8 PM Pacific.
The next one of the season is on Thursday. Experience the complexity of ZOA’s TRACON network to cool off on your Thursday evening. Controllers: check this out.