ZOA 17.6 Sector File released!

ZOA Sector File 17.6 is now available for download. This update brings along many ss+(2014-11-15+at+03.10.34)minor fixes , and the addition of the new RNAV procedures that ZOA has adopted.  Big thanks to Mark Dalforno and Ryan Parry for their contributions to this file.

More information on the file can be found here.

The Sector File can be found in the downloads page.

Booming Bay – 11/16/14 – 2300Z-0200Z

Join ZOA as we light up our bay airports for an unforgettable evening. We will be staffing up San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose for pilots. Signing up for both shifts also fulfills the monthly hour requirement to stay active.

Sign up for your position here. See you there!

 

SOP updated for RNAV’s and more!

Gentlemen,

The following SOP’s have been updated in response for the RNAV procedures going live within ZOA on the 13th. Some other procedures have been updated as well.

SOP-200
Added procedure for KSMF SLMMR# RNAV arrival
Changed PIRAT crossing restriction to 15000 for SFO/OAK/SJC

SOP-210
Added procedure for KSMF SLMMR# RNAV arrival
Added procedure for KSFO CITTY# RNAV departure
Added procedure for KSFO FOGGG# RNAV departure
Added procedure for KSFO NITTE# RNAV departure
Added procedure for KSFO SNTNA# RNAV departure
Added procedure for KSFO TRUKN# RNAV departure
Added procedure for KOAK HUSSH# RNAV departure
Changed KSFO oceanic arrival procedure
Changed KOAK oceanic arrival procedure
Changed KSJC oceanic arrival procedure

SOP-100
Added RNAV SID information
Updated noise abatement procedure

SOP-101
Added RNAV SID information
Updated noise abatement procedure

SOP-050
Added KPAO

ZOA E-Mail System is Back Up!

For those that have applied for Visiting Controller status at vZOA or any other action that would apply to our mailing system, please submit your request again. Our email system is now back up. If you choose to subscribe to training alerts, you will now receive those along with other items.

Thanks,

vZOA Staff

New ATCT Standard Operating Procedures!

The ZOA Facility Advisory Board is proud to announce the new ATCT SOP’s that are now in effect! We have compiled individual SOP’s for our class B and C airports in the same format as the other new SOP’s giving yo a much more organized SOP. We highly recommend all controllers review each SOP as there is new information and procedures (especially at SFO). A big thanks is in order to Mike Fries for giving us some inside information on Oakland!

San Francisco ATCT SOP-100

Oakland ATCT SOP-101

San Jose ATCT SOP-102

Sacramento International ATCT SOP-103

Monterey ATCT SOP-104

ZOA: POF Version 6.2 Available

Update

New POF. Click the photo to download!

ZOA_POF 6.2 Is now available for download. This is not a MAJOR update but it is recommended that you download the newest version. You can download it here.

Changes in this POF Include:

Fixed NCT Expo Sector from DEP to APP.

FNO: Capitol Craze

September 5th, 2014 (Friday) – 23:45-05:00z (16:45-22:00 Pacific)
Join ZOA as we present the FNO at Sacramento, California. Sacramento International, KSMF, and the satellite airports KSAC and KMHR will be staffed up. Help us make the event a true “craze” as you take the evening to experience the rich culture and history of California’s state capital.

New NORCAL and ZOA SOP’s go live

It is with great pleasure that I announce we have activated two new SOP’s today at Oakland ARTCC. Both the NORCAL and ZOA SOP’s have been consolidated, corrected, and changed up a little bit. On top of this we are also releasing an updated sector file and POF file to all controllers.

NORCAL SOP:
This SOP includes all of our NCT positions except for Nugget/Silver (See Reno Complex SOP). The main highlight of this SOP is that it allows one to switch between each sector without needing to open another tab or window. You may see some new information in here as well, the most obvious being a “Richmond” sector. We have renamed “Quake” to “Richmond” to more accurately mirror our real world counterpart. As for procedure changes, they main highlights are as follows..

  • Elkhorn FLUNK arrivals will be vectored over the departure corridor and then to final while in north ops
  • OAK oceanic arrivals will be vectored over the SFO 28 finals in SFOW as per the RW, sequenced with HADLY arrivals in SFOE.
  • SJC oceanic arrivals will be vectored under the BSR stream in SFOW as per the RW, sequenced with BRINY arrivals in SFOE
  • Updated SFO oceanic arrivals and added information on the Pacific One Tailored Arrival
  • Added PYE# procedures for SJC (it was missing from our old SOP’s)

ZOA SOP:
Just like the NORCAL SOP, the ZOA SOP will allow you to switch between each sectors SOP without needing to open a new tab or window. This also includes updated information to match up with the new NORCAL procedures.

Sector File:

The new sector file changes are as follows..

-Colors
All new color scheme that matches a bit better than the old one. A few controllers have expressed interest in the new colors. People do have their preferences on colors, if so, they can change them to their liking.

Updated all SIDS that were changed in AIRAC 1408.

-KSFO
– Added two new “F” Labels to extend the entirety of taxiway F.
– Re positioned the coastline at the end of the 28’s so it is not overlapping like in the current file.
– Re positioned the coastline at the cargo ramp so its not halfway in the buildings.
– Added taxiway “M” On both sides of the 1’s because it wasn’t there.
– Re positioned the airport label to be visible and not on top of runway 28L

-KOAK
– Renamed taxiway “W” at the start of 12 to “W7”
– Renamed taxiway “W” at the third exit of 30 to “W5”
– Renamed taxiway “W” at the second exit of 30 to “W4”
– Re positions all taxiway labels to be in the taxiway and not away from it.

-KSJC
– Re positioned all taxiways to be on the taxiway, was significant with taxiway “Y” and “Z” looking like it was the same. This is fixed now.
– Added a label for taxiway “D” in between 30L and 30R
– Added taxiway “A” labels at the end of 30L/R below taxiway “B”
– Added taxiway “A1” labels at the end of 30L/R

-KRNO
-Re positioned all taxiways to be on the taxiway.

-KFAT
– Removed a taxiway between B4 that is no longer there.
– Re positioned all taxiway labels to actually be on the taxiway and not 3 inches away in the grass.

-KSMF
– Re positioned all taxiway labels to be on the taxiway
– Renamed taxiway “Y” to “Y2” at the terminal entrance/exit
– Added taxiway “W” above “Y2” as it was not there.

-KMRY
– Re positioned all taxiway labels to be on the taxiway.

-KHWD
– Re positioned all taxiway labels to be on the taxiway.
– Re positioned the airport label to be visible instead of on top of a taxiway

-KSNS
– Re positioned all taxiways to be on the taxiways.

POF File:
The new POF file adds Richmond sector and removes Quake.

A big thank you to Dominic Nguyen, Cody Cochran, and Mark Dalforno for all the hard work that was put into this project.

Yosemite 150th Birthday bash

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AUGUST 2nd, 2014 (SATURDAY) – 2200z-0200z (1500-1900 Pacific)
Join ZOA as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of signing the Yosemite Grant Act. This act signed by Abraham Lincoln established the first protected wild land in the history of the US, and the 1st California State Park. We will be fully staffing up Fresno-Yosemite International Airport.  Come fly into KFAT, or one of the many airports in the general vicinity!