Category: Events


Superbowl 50 Event

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Bay Area Blast – 29MAR15

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Staffing KSFO, KOAK, and KSJC on March 29th 2015 from 23:45-04:00z (4:45-9PM Pacific)
Have a blast in the San Francisco Bay Area as we strive to fully staff up our 3 major airports KSFO, KSJC, and KOAK. The California sun will be waiting. Controllers, more information here.

Tracon Thursdays #3 – 5MAR15

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This Thursday, March 5th from 5PM-8PM Pacific (01:00-04:00z)
Our third Tracon Thursday of this 2015 season is this Thursday. Join us as we strive to unleash all our TRACONs yet again – this time with even more aircraft and controllers. Just drop in anytime from 5-8 PM Pacific to experience the immersion. Controllers, more information here.

Knicks at Warriors – 14MAR15

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Root for the Golden State Warriors as they play the New York Knicks at Oakland, CA’s Oracle Arena. KOAK (Oakland Metropolitan) and KHWD (Hayward Executive) will be fully staffed up for your arrival. Free shuttle bus service will run the short hop from KOAK to the Arena. The game starts at 03:00z, so don’t be late! Controllers: sign up here.

TRACON Thursdays #2 – 19FEB15

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This Thursday, February 19th from 5PM-8PM Pacific (01:00-04:00z)
Our second Tracon Thursday of this 2015 season is this Thursday. Join us as we strive to unleash all our TRACONs yet again – this time with more aircraft. Just drop in anytime from 5-8 PM Pacific to experience the immersion. Controllers, more information here.