Finishing the last month of 2015 with just over a total of 440 controller hours, it is certainly time to once again thank all of you for your tremendous work representing the Oakland ARTCC on VATSIM on the scopes. If my calculations are right, we finished the year with a total of 5,420 controller hours!! Wow! Expect results of the Golden Mic to be released shortly. Here a special thank you to our top 5 controllers of December 2015:
- Dominic Nguyen – 72:33 hrs
- Jeff Hanner – 59:46 hrs
- Matt Chicoine – 43:58 hrs
- Arvid Hansson – 37:06 hrs
- Chase Zimmerman – 31:00 hrs
The sector file for AIRAC 1513 has been uploaded to the site. Along with an AIRAC update it includes a fix for the incorrect sector maps being included in the last file.
Sector File Changes
– AIRAC Update
– Sector Maps corrected
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:
- Nick Navarro – 70:41 hrs
- Jeff Hanner – 61:15 hrs
- Dominic Nguyen – 59:11 hrs
- Matthew Campbell – 44:03 hrs
- Devon Howard – 39:49 hrs
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
– Added OAK_42_CTR position
– Removed unused Sectors
– 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.)
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:
- Nick Navarro – 112:41 hrs
- Dominic Nguyen – 100:37 hrs
- Samuel Lee – 64:21 hrs
- Jeff Hanner – 44:35 hrs
- Garrett Powell – 37:28 hrs
For the second time in 3 weeks, ZOA wins another Iron Mic for Center! Fantastic work!
There was a delay in posting, but Oakland Center brings home an Iron Mic for Week 39! Congrats everybody and good work!
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.
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!
The Sector file and vSTARS nav data have both been updated to match AIRAC 1509. Changes in 1509 can be found here. To download, go to the downloads page.