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Oakland (OAK) Base Information

From The Desk of the Crew Base Manager

Welcome to The Bay Area Crew Base!

On behalf of the entire staff and pilots here at Southwest Virtual Airlines, we welcome you to the Southwest Virtual Crew Base located at the Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (ICAO:KOAK) and serving all four bay area airports serviced by SWAvirtual. These airports include KSFO, KSJC, and KSMF. Just like real life KOAK crew base supports all airports with pilots and relief crews.

With minimum of one Pilot Report(PiRep) per every 30 days, even the casual armchair pilot can benefit from SWA Virtual. The Bay Area Crew Base is a great place for pilots that are just starting out. I make my self available on our company's TeamSpeak server, several times a week, in case you need some "in-person" help with either the your Boeing 737 aircraft, Vatsim/ATC, ACARS, flight planning, or any other questions that you may have about Southwest Virtual Airlines and flight simulation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me for help or any others on the teamspeak.

Oakland International Airport Charts and NOTAMs
Current METAR

San Francisco International Airport Charts and NOTAMs
Current METAR

San Jose International Airport Charts and NOTAMs
Current METAR

Sacramento International Airport Charts and NOTAMs
Current METAR

Ben Paetzold - Oakland Crew Base Manager


*Photo D.H. Parks

Oakland (OAK) Base Roster

Login First Name Last Name Hours Rating Country
SWA11059 Pat Fuge 894 Chief Pilot
SWA11139 Colby Reynolds 42 First Officer
SWA11166 Nas Erakat 85 Captain
SWA11423 Theo Garrett 62 First Officer
SWA11666 Harry Linsenmayer 96 Second Officer
SWA11674 Jan Imhof 145 Second Officer
SWA11676 Brian Conway 94 First Officer
SWA12090 Steven Russell 127 First Officer
SWA12233 Kevin Loenker 2 Trainee
SWA12245 Elek Strong 0 Trainee
SWA1746 Jake McHale 501 Captain
SWA2854 Scott Bullock 1,157 Senior Captain
SWA3343 James Nessen 270 Captain
SWA3762 Danny Flairty 1,040 Chief Pilot
SWA4086 Michael Schwartz 7 Second Officer
SWA4441 Dominic Nguyen 162 Captain
SWA7109 Branden Johnson 769 Executive Captain
SWA7878 Earvie Rollins 116 Captain
SWA7925 Kaida Freeman 19 Second Officer
SWA8056 Jason Petersen 3,321 Captain
SWA8423 Dane Joshie 92 Captain
SWA9116 Chris Eclipse 387 Senior Captain
SWA9226 Jorge Palacios 3,193 First Officer
SWA9248 Benjamin Paetzold 420 Senior Captain
SWA9445 Seth Robinson 93 First Officer
SWA9600 Jackson Gilliam 197 Captain
SWA9932 Alex Borg 52 Second Officer


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