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

Cross the Desert 2014 Dec. 26th 1600PST

Join the ZOA and ZLC ARTCCs as they provide ATC services at the KSFO and KSLC airports as you fill the sky’s with the Post-Christmas Rush! We will be staffing up KSFO and satellites if we have extra. As always, this event will help fulfill the monthly requirement. I realize that this is the day after Christmas, but please sign up if you think you will be able to make it.

Sign up for your position here. See you there!

Updated LOA: ZLA

Gents, the LOA with ZLA has been updated to reflect a few minor changes.

The changes made in the LOA are to Fresno operations as well as some preferred routings for flights going to Burbank and Van Nuys from the bay, as well as FAT/BFL routing. You can now expect Fresno aircraft to be handed off at their cruise altitude or 11000, whichever is lowest. Please review this LOA before controlling to make sure you’re up to speed on the new requirements.

We are expecting an LOA update from Seattle soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Updated LOA: ZLC

Gents, the LOA with ZLC has been updated.

The change removes an altitude restriction at Reno, updates preferred routings for KSFO, KOAK, KSJC, KSMF, and KRNO for both RNAV and non RNAV aircraft, and more. Please go review this LOA before controlling.

We have changes with ZLA and ZSE pending, so keep an eye out for those in the future.

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