Facility Update – AIRAC 1705 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1705 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1705 + minor corrections
  • New ZOA Sectors – NOTE: THESE SECTORS ARE NOT YET OPERATIONAL BUT MAY BECOME OPERATIONAL BEFORE THE NEXT UPDATE

As mentioned, this update includes sector maps for new ZOA sectors. These positions are not yet operational and should not be operated unless prior permission is granted. We will likely launch them before we have to update everything again so they’ve been included.

Josh is hard at work on a vERAM update so keep an eye out for that!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1703 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1703 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1703 + New Video Maps and MVA for Fresno TRACON, updated SJC airport diagram
  • POF File Update to 7.0 – Reorganization of ZOA internal positions, ZLA/ZLC/ZSE positions, fixed a handful of typos
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An updated vSTARS file is nearly finished for use with our resectorized NCT. In addition, an SFO ATCT vSTARS file will be made available soon for use with the vSTARS beta ASDE-X mode. Lastly, a new Fresno vSTARS file is in the works. The Fresno file may take a little longer than the other two, but it is on the way!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1702 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1702 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1702 + New Video Maps, MVA, NCT sector maps, correct SMF airport diagram, RNAV maps, ZLC sectors
  • POF File Update to 6.9 (Updated NCT Positions)
  • Alias File Update to 3.6 (shortcut commands for SID’s, airport complexes, and rolling calls)
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An update for vSTARS is pending but should be available soon!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1612 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1612 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1612 + Removed outdated ASR Maps, added new NCT VM’s
  • POF File Update to 6.8 (Updated ZLC Positions)
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An update for vSTARS is pending but should be available soon!

Facility Update – AIRAC 1610 Files Available

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ZOA Files for AIRAC 1610 are now available for download on the downloads page!

This includes the following:

  • Sector File Updated to 1610 + New Maps
  • Alias File Update to 3.5 (New PDC’s)
  • New “Facility Update” file containing all current files (sct2, alias, and pof)

An update for vSTARS is pending but should be available soon!

A Night By The Bay FNO [15JUL2016 2359-0500]

A Night By The Bay FNO

Join the ZOA crew for A Night By The Bay on July 15, 2016 from 2359 until 0500z! Come enjoy five hours of insanity at San Francisco (KSFO), Oakland (KOAK), or San Jose (KSJC). There will be closely space parallel approaches, there will be airplanes every where, it will be crazy, and you will not want to miss it!

We need to staff up all three of our bay airports for this FNO! I will send out emails to various VA’s, so expect all three airports to be busy.

[19JUN2016] South Bay Sunday’s

South bay Sunday's

ZOA presents South Bay Sunday and invites you to join the party in the California’s sun!

Join ZOA as we staff up KSJC – Norman Y Mineta San Jose International Airport and KRHV – Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County and a few surrounding airports for a fun night on June 19th from 2300z – 0300z

[22MAY] Storm The Capital!

Storm the Capital Event

ZOA presents Storm The Capital and invites you to join the party in California’s capital city!

We will be staffing up KSMF – Sacramento International, KSAC – Scaramento Executive Airport, KMHR – Sacramento Mather Airport on May 22nd from 2300z to 0300z.
As always it should be a fun event Keep your schedules clear and come have some fun with your fellow controllers!

[16APRIL] CalScream XVI

CalScreamin Event

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’ XVI, the latest addition to the series.

Controller signups are available in the forums! Get your position requests in ASAP!

ZOA has a new DATM

All,

First, I’d like to give a big thank you to Michael Mund-Hoym for his time as DATM. His contributions were enormous and instrumental to getting ZOA on the right track. He’s been given a promotion in his Vatsim Membership position and must resign. Michael, we wish you the best, good luck, congratulations, and thank you for everything you’ve done here at ZOA! Michael will still be around as an Instructor, so be sure to congratulate him when you have a chance.

Now, join me in welcoming Jesse Romero as the new DATM here at ZOA. Jesse’s been with us for a while, and after a brief break with ZLA he has returned to help ZOA continue to get on the right track going forward. Jesse’s an experienced Instructor and controller having previously been with us on the training staff. I’m excited to see what the future holds, welcome back Jesse! Congrats!