Welcome to the New Website

On behalf of the vZOA Staff, I want to welcome you into our new, redesigned website. We hope you’ll enjoy the new look as well as the improved features we will have available to use. I will tell you more about those things in an upcoming post.

I’d also like to thank the staff members who helped out a great deal in bringing this project to a successful completion. That especially goes to our TA Ryan Parry, who did a ton of content creation & migration work in the past few weeks!

If you have any questions or difficulties in using the website, you can send me an email at webmaster@oakartcc.com.

– Chuck

Reno Initial Altitudes

FMG7RNO has changed their initial altitudes in RW, and we will be adjusting our SOPs accordingly. Refer to the forums for more details.

Initial climbs for FMG and HNGRY departures shall be issued 10000.

All other departures shall be issued FL190.

vSTARS File Added

vstarsCheckout our brand new vSTARS NorCal Approach file in our downloads area (ATC Training->Downloads)!!!

Just a reminder that instructors/mentors will continue to only teach on VRC at this time. Thank you for understanding!

Light Up The West Spectacular!

All three West Coast ARTCCS (ZOA ,ZLA and ZSE) will be Lighting up the scopes for this Friday Night Operation (FNO). Come fly the with us as we provide continuous ATC services from the Northwest to the Southwest Coast lines. KSFO will be fully staffed! – See you on Jan 17th! lightupwestevent

New Sector File v17.2

A new Sector File has been published, the current version is v17.2. POF file remains the same. This version primarily includes AIRAC 1311 updates. Most noteworthy are the significant changes at KOAK. Any Issues/Comments etc can be made in the forum.

KOAK Runway Number Change

Attention Pilots and Controllers:

KOAK – Oakland Metro Intl has changed its runway numbers effective 10/17/2013 (AIRAC 1311).

  • Runway 11/29 changed to Runway 12/30
  • Runway 9L/27R Changed to Runway 10L/28R
  • Runway 9R/27L Changed to Runway 10R/28L

More info can be found in our NOTAM section of our forum.