Top 5 Controllers for November 2015


November 2015, much like the months before, has been great in staffing hours, thanks to the contributions of you all! We staffed a total of 570 controller hours, or almost 1 controller online at any given time, on average throughout the entire month. Here our top five controllers for November 2015:

  1. Nick Navarro – 70:41 hrs
  2. Jeff Hanner – 61:15 hrs
  3. Dominic Nguyen – 59:11 hrs
  4. Matthew Campbell – 44:03 hrs
  5. Devon Howard – 39:49 hrs

Facility Update – AIRAC 1512


I have uploaded a new Sector file for AIRAC 1512, as well as an updated POF file (v6.5), and an Alias file (v3.2). In addition, I have also uploaded an AIRAC update for those of you that use vSTARS! You can get these on the downloads page of the website.

Sector File Changes

– Updated AIRAC

POF Changes

– Added OAK_42_CTR position
– Removed unused Sectors

Alias Changes

– PDC’s frequency (you must now type the frequency rather than sector ID, this is due to complaints that controllers were unable to assign a frequency when now departure controller is online.)

Top 5 Controllers for October 2015


October this year has been very successful for us, and brought us an Iron Mic for Center in week 42. Thanks for everyone’s contributions! Here the list of our top 5 controllers for October 2015:

  1. Nick Navarro – 112:41 hrs
  2. Dominic Nguyen – 100:37 hrs
  3. Samuel Lee – 64:21 hrs
  4. Jeff Hanner – 44:35 hrs
  5. Garrett Powell – 37:28 hrs

AIRAC 1510 Sector File and New Alias File (v3.1) Released

The downloads page has been updated with sector file 1510 and Alias File v3.1. The new sector file includes a nav data update, as well as the addition of IAP courses for airports. The new alias file contains new aliases such as Pre-Departure Clearances, scratchpad shortcuts for NORCAL Tracon and Oakland Center, and updated phraseology, among other items. Please check the forums for a tutorial on the usage of these new commands.

Updated POF File Released (v6.4)

An update to the facility pof file has been released. V6.4 adds compatibility with the updated Oakland Center sector ID numbers. Please download this file on the downloads page. If you have any questions please email the staff!

Top 5 Controllers for June 2015

top5blueIt is the end of June and the results are in for the Top 5 ZOA controllers. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you your Top 5 Controllers for June 2015!!!!

  1.  Nick Navarro                      42 Sessions            70:55hrs
  2. Justin Gray                           33 Sessions           55:30hrs
  3. Brandon Guistolise            28 Sessions           47:48hrs
  4. Clyde Barney                       39 Sessions           40:29hrs
  5. Dominic Nguyen                 23 Sessions           30:53hrs

Nick Navarro is in controlling BEAST MODE. Can anyone take this controlling monster down? Great Job Nick, keep up the great work!!! Justin moving on up from #3 to #2. Great Job Justin, keep up the great work. A couple new names to the list this month with Brandon and Clyde making the Top 5. Congrats guys, nice to see a few new names to the list.  And our very own DATM still on the list, Great Job Dominic. Everyone lets give these guys some congrats when you see them next. As always keep controlling and having fun!!!