New VATSIM Policy

Attention All Members,

A new VATSIM Policy has been placed in effect as of February 1, 2015. This new policy is for Controller Information and ATIS information. To view this policy I have posted it in the forums. Please lets make sure we are following this policy as the Supervisors will be looking for this. And correcting people if they are not following this policy. Thank you for your help.

Top 5 Controllers for Jan 2015

top5blueI would like to recognize the vZOA TOP 5 Controllers for January 2015.

  1. Srinath Nandakumar     63:49 Hours
  2. Jesse Romero                  42:23 Hours
  3. Nick Navarro                   41:19 Hours
  4. Dominic Nguyen            35:54 Hours
  5. Nick Warren                    31:24 Hours

Great Job Gentlemen. We have 2 new names on the TOP 5 list this month. This is a great start to  the New Year. I would also like to say “Thank you” with these hours came a #3 spot for ZOA Center in  Week 4 of Iron Mic. Keep up the great work everyone. See you on the Scopes!!!

New FE and AFE

We have hired a returning FE. Cody Cochran has agreed to come back as the replacement FE taking over for Dominic, who was promoted to DATM. Cody has previous experience with the airspace and the development of the sector files. Also in this time, Cody has hired Chris Mauro to assist him in the FE department. With two very experienced former FEs filling these positions, expect to have some great updates to the sector files and training scenarios. Please help me say “Thank you” to these two members for helping fill an important position.

That is all, carry on.

TRACON Thursdays is BACK!

TRACON Thursdays 2015
Featuring ZOA TRACONS every other Thursday from February 5th to April 30th.
Join ZOA as we strive to light up every single TRACON in our airspace – and we have a LOT! Come fly anytime between 5PM to 8PM Pacific Time and experience the best Thursday night you’ll ever have. Controllers: more information can be found here.

Dominic Nguyen is the New vZOA DATM

Members of vZOA,

I would like you to congratulate Mr. Dominic Nguyen as the New DATM. As you know Dominic has been a member of the ARTCC for a long time.  He leaves the Facilities Engineer position to fill a larger role in the ARTCC. Please help me in welcoming him into his new office. Welcome to the bigger office chair Dominic and we all look forward to making the ARTCC the best with your help as the DATM.

With Dominic accepting the DATM position that means the Facilities Engineer position is now open. I will be accepting applications. Click here for more information.

Reno Ski Trip 11JAN15


Happy New Year! Fly on over to Reno-Tahoe international (KRNO) to enjoy an afternoon of snow sports at nearby Tahoe. Sign up for a position here. Pilots, we hope to see you fill up the airport from 23:00 to 02:00z.

Top 5 Controllers for Dec 2014

top5blue I would like to recognize the ZOA TOP 5 Controllers for December 2014.

1. Justin Gray              61.03 Hours

2. Nicolas Stevens     50.76 Hours

3. Dominic Nguyen   38.88 Hours

4. Nick Navarro         30.81 Hours

5. Maxx Marian         30.46 Hours

Great Job Gentlemen. Keep up the great work. I would love to see some different names in the Top 5 for January with higher numbers. As January is the start of a New Year and a great New Years Resolution is to control more on VATSIM!!!

General ARTCC Meeting Jan 4 2015

All ZOA members,

I have scheduled a General ARTCC meeting on January 4, 2015 at 18:00 PST (2100 EST, 0000Z). This meeting will be to introduce myself to you. I will discuss my goals for the ARTCC and let you also provide feedback on those goals. We will also discuss up coming events and other possible upcoming information that the members of the ARTCC will need to be informed about. This meeting is not mandatory, but is HIGHLY recommended that you attend to meet me and get the information that is being passed down.

Agenda for this meeting has been posted in the forums. Click here for link.

UPDATE: I have posted the Meeting Minutes in the forums. Click here for link. If you missed this meeting and would like to listen to a recording of the meeting a link has been provided here. Click here for link of recording.

Thank you,

Warren Huckaby, vZOA ATM