California Screamin’ XV – 17MAY15

CalscreamXV
Staffing all ZOA and ZLA airports in a “real-ops” type event from 00:00-04:00z (5-9PM PT)
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’ XV, the latest addition to the series.

Pilots: Please click here to book your flight.
Controllers: Please visit the forums here to secure a position.

Top 5 Controllers for March 2015

top5blueI would like to recognize the vZOA Top 5 Controllers for March 2015!

  1. Nick Navarro                   84:48 Hours
  2. Chris Leipelt                    65:02 Hours
  3. Ryan Parry                       57:47 Hours
  4. Justin Gray                       51:21 Hours
  5. Srinath Nandakumar     29:25 Hours

Wow that is some controlling hours right there. The top four people put in about 260 man hours into controlling last month. That is a lot of controlling right there. And look at the TA up in the top 5 this month, a new name to the list. And again some returning names with Nick making a consecutive 4th month showing.  Keep up lighting up those scopes.

TRACON Thursdays #4 – 19MAR15

TT2014
Staffing ZOA TRACONS every other Thursday from 5-8 PM Pacific.
The next one of the season is on Thursday. Experience the complexity of ZOA’s TRACON network to cool off on your Thursday evening. Controllers: check this out.

Bay Area Blast – 29MAR15

BAB0315
Staffing KSFO, KOAK, and KSJC on March 29th 2015 from 23:45-04:00z (4:45-9PM Pacific)
Have a blast in the San Francisco Bay Area as we strive to fully staff up our 3 major airports KSFO, KSJC, and KOAK. The California sun will be waiting. Controllers, more information here.

ZOA Sector File 1503 Now Available

Controllers,

ZOA_1503 is now available for download. This update included updated FIXES, VORS, NDBS and airports. No actual structure changes are present. This can be found in the downloads section of our website.

Thanks!

Tracon Thursdays #3 – 5MAR15

TT2015
This Thursday, March 5th from 5PM-8PM Pacific (01:00-04:00z)
Our third Tracon Thursday of this 2015 season is this Thursday. Join us as we strive to unleash all our TRACONs yet again – this time with even more aircraft and controllers. Just drop in anytime from 5-8 PM Pacific to experience the immersion. Controllers, more information here.

Top 5 Controllers for Feb 2015

top5blueI would like to recognize the vZOA TOP 5 Controllers for February 2015!

  1. Justin Gray                        63:56 Hours
  2. Chris Leipelt                     35:26 Hours
  3. Nick Warren                     30:19 Hours
  4. Dominic Nguyen             28:33 Hours
  5. Nick Navarro                    18:54 Hours

Great Job Gentlemen. We have 1 new member on the Top 5 list, welcome to the club Chris Leipelt. Justin Gray and Nick Warren returning from the December 2015 Top 5. And a HUGE GREAT JOB!! to the 2 members that have been on the list 3 months running: Dominic Nguyen and Nick Navarro. Keep up the great work everyone one. See ya on the Scopes.

Knicks at Warriors – 14MAR15

K@W
Root for the Golden State Warriors as they play the New York Knicks at Oakland, CA’s Oracle Arena. KOAK (Oakland Metropolitan) and KHWD (Hayward Executive) will be fully staffed up for your arrival. Free shuttle bus service will run the short hop from KOAK to the Arena. The game starts at 03:00z, so don’t be late! Controllers: sign up here.

Updated LOA: ZSE

We’ve updated the LOA with ZSE and there are a few things to know.

First, we’ve changed the altitude restriction for aircraft going to Reno from PDX or SEA. They’ll now cross into our airspace at or below FL330. There are some preferred route changes as well that allows us to use the new RNAV arrivals into PDX and SEA. Please take some time to review the other changes.