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= General<br>  =
 
= General<br>  =
  
The ATC&nbsp;accademy manages the education of our home and visiting controller. The main purpose is to train new controller, quality control of our resident controller, arrange CPTs and over the shoulder sessions as well. The current ATC academy management can be found on our [http://www.vacc-austria.org/page/STAFF homepage].<br>  
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The ATC academy manages the education of VACC-Austria's permanent and visiting controllers. The main purpose consists of the training of new controllers, quality control of our active controllers, arrange CPT's and over the shoulder sessions. The current ATC academy management, can be found on our [http://www.vacc-austria.org/page/STAFF homepage].<br>  
  
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Becoming a Controller is different from becoming a pilot at VATSIM. As pilot, you log on and fly - you might want to [http://www.vatsim.net/prc/ study documents] or do a [http://www.vatsim.net/pilots/ptd/ pilot training], but you don't need to. Becoming a Controller is different:
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*You learn, you pass tests, you earn degrees that allow you to staff certain stations step by step.
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*You are part of a team which works with you, shares opinions, has disputes and fun together.
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Therefore, there is a formal path for your education. With these steps (defined in [http://www.vatsim.net/index.php?eID=tx_nawsecuredl&u=0&file=fileadmin/docs/ec/GRP_version201109.pdf&t=1330684189&hash=97721eda367ae7c9741c3e14d0bc31e8 VATSIM regulations]), it is ensured that you are able to do the job you want to do, and have fun together with fellow controllers and pilots.
 
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=== How to start your education  ===
 
=== How to start your education  ===
  
*[[How to become a VACC Austria Controller|How to become a VACC controller]]<br>  
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#[[How to become a VACC Austria Controller|How to become a VACC controller]]<br>  
*[[How to become a visiting controller in the VACC Austria|How to become a visiting controller]]<br>
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#[[How to become a visiting controller in the VACC Austria|How to become a visiting controller]]<br>
  
 
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=== How to become your S1 Rating<br>  ===
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=== How to become an Student 1 controller<br>  ===
  
===== Required lessons and training =====
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===== Required theoretical lessons =====
  
#[[Basic lesson]]
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#[[Study Guide:Basic Lesson|Basic lesson]]  
#Theory for delivery and ground control
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]] under its new name: ATSim Test
#Eurotest "Basic"
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#Theoretical lesson for the [[Study Guide:Delivery|clearance/delivery position]]<br>
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#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Ground|ground control]]
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6.) Mentor assignment
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*A lot of theory is done allready, now you have your first VATSIM&nbsp;controller rating and its time to gather some practical experience, well done.<br>
  
    After you have sent your application, you have to wait until a msin mentor is assigned. The mentor will guide you thru the training to become a well trained VATSIM controller. The mentor will contact you and will coordinate the next steps.
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7.) Basic lesson
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings<br>  =====
  
    Your training will start with a basic lesson. Your mentor has told you what information you should have read to be prepared for this lesson. Now there is time to ask questions, discuss topics and get further information about VATSIM, the VACC-Austria, how to log into the network, handle our radar client (EuroScope) and other interesting things. Very often, the basic lesson is held in small groups by a different trainer than your main mentor.
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#Practical lesson LOWW_DEL
Further information about the content can be found in the lesson overview (LINK zur Übersicht der Lehrinhalte).
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#Staffing LOWW_DEL
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#Practical lesson LOWW_GND
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#Staffing LOWW_GND
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#Training high traffic procedures for ground controller
  
8.) Theory Delivery/Ground
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    After you got some general information about the network, it is time to go into detail. Your mentor will teach you the basics of controlling on the network. This will include learning about the airport layout, issuing IFR clearances, taxi instructions and how to work with EuroScope.
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Further information about the content can be found in the lesson overview (LINK zur Übersicht der Lehrinhalte).
 
  
9.) Eurotest Basic
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=== How to become an Student 2 controller  ===
  
    To start your controller carrier, you have to pass your first theory test, called "Eurotest". Your mentor will show you how to start the test ans in case you have difficulties on answering some questing he will assist you so you should be able to pass the test on the first try.
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===== Required theoretical lessons =====
   
 
  
10.) Rating S1
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#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Tower|tower control]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
    A lot of theory is done already, so time to get your S1 rating. The mentor will request the upgrade, you will only have to wait a couple of days until the request is replicated.
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11.) Practical lesson LOWS_DEL
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
    Now it is time for the first highlight! You will log into the network and staff the delivery position at Salzburg (LOWS) with your mentor. The first pilots are waiting to get the clearance to find their way off the aiport.
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#Practical lesson LOWW_TWR
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#Tower [[Controller practical test|CPT]]
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#Staffing LOWW_TWR
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#Theoretical &amp; practical lessons LOWG_TWR/LOWK_TWR/LOWL_TWR and LOWI_TWR<br>
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#Practical lesson uncontrolled airfields (info station)<br> 
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#Staffing a tower of your choice<br>
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#Training high traffic procedures for tower controller <br>
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]]&nbsp;training
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] Tower
  
11.) Additional training
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    Depending on the traffic situation in the delivery lesson and on your knowledge, some more training with your mentor will take place.
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12.) Staffing LOWS_DEL
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=== How to become an Student 3 controller  ===
  
    You will now be able to staff the delivery position in Salzburg without your mentor watching you. Train your skills to get to the next level.
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===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
  
13.) Practical lesson LOWW_GND
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#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide: Approach|approach and departure control]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
    Issuing an IFR clearance is no longer a high sophisticated topic for you, so time to extend your skills. You will log into the network as a ground controller at Vienna (LOWW). On a much more interessting airport layout you will learn how to guide the pilots departing from Vienna to the active runway and how to guide incomming aircrafts to a stand or gate. At some gates an aircraft is not able to start taxi from their position (due to buildings in front of the aircraft), you will learn how an aircraft can be move backwards (called push back/push in).
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14.) Additional training
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
    Like after the delivery lesson depending on your skills some additional tranings may be held with your mentor to improve your skills as a ground controller.
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#Practical lesson LOWW_APP
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#Approach [[Controller practical test|CPT]]
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#Staffing LOWW_APP
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#Theoretical &amp; practical lessons LOWG_APP/LOWK_APP/LOWL_APP and LOWI_APP
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#Practical lesson flight information service<br>
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#Staffing an approach position of your choice
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#Training high traffic procedures for approach controller  
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] training
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] approach
  
15.) Staffing LOWW_DEL/LOWW_GND
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    You have already spent some hours on your training. You will be able to staff the dlivery positions at Salzburg and Vienna as well as the ground position in Vienna without your mentor. Take some time to enjoy controlling at the largest airport in Austria.
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16.) High traffic procedures Ground
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=== How to become an C1 controller  ===
  
    When staffing the ground position you may have had times with a large amount of traffic. To improve traffic flow, your mentor will show you how to deal with such large amount of traffic at Vienna airport.
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===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
  
17.) Theory Tower
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#Theoretical lesson for the [[Study Guide:Radar|center position]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
    You're now familar with two airport as a delivery and ground controller. It's now time to get the next part of theory, a very important one! As a tower contoller you are responsible for departing and arriving aircrafts. Your mentor will teach you some more phraseology, how the determine the active runway(s), set up an ATIS (automatic terminal information system), issue takeoff and landing clearances as well as handling VFR traffic.
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Further information about the content can be found in the lesson overview (LINK zur Übersicht der Lehrinhalte).
 
  
18.) Practical lesson info station
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
    As you now have to deal with VFR traffic, the tower lessons starts at an info station. You will learn how to navigate VFR traffic safely in the vicinity of an uncontrolled airport.
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#Practical lesson LOVV_CTR
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#Practical lesson flight information service<br>
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#Center [[Controller practical test|CPT]]<br>
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#Staffing an center position of your choice
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#Training high traffic procedures for center controller
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] training
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] center
  
19.) Practical lesson LOWS_TWR
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    VFR traffic is no longer a problem for you, so you come back to Salzburg, and learn how to operate as a tower controller on a controlled airport using the theory skills you have aready learned.
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20.) Additional training
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*Congratulations, your education is done. You are now free to staff ANY station within our airspace.
  
    The mentor decides, wheather there sould be additional training with him unless you will continue with the next step.
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21.) Practical lesson LOWW_TWR
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= Library of ATC academy  =
  
    Taking your theory knowledge as well as the skills while staffing Salzburg tower, you will get your introduction for Vienna.
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== General ==
   
 
  
22.) Additional training (as required)
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Diese Bibliothek stellte eine Sammlung aller Trainingsdokumente in einer Bibliothek dar, jedes Dokument behandelt ein oder mehrere Themen, die in deiner Ausbildung von großer Bedeutung sein werden. Diese Dokumente werden überwiegend zum Selbststudium bereitgestellt, bei Fragen wende dich gerne an den Mentor oder an das [mailto:training@vacc-austria.org Trainings Team]. Wir wünschen viel Spaß beim Lesen.
  
    You know, depending on traffic and your skills some more additional tranings may take place at Vienna as a tower controller.
 
  
23.) Eurotest Tower
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===== Overview =====
  
    Beacause as a tower controller you have much more responsibilities than as a ground controller, you have to pass another Eurotest.
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# The [[Study Guide]] is the right place to start, especially...
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# [[Training Checklist]] for the topics that should be covered in the relevant lessons.
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24.) Tower CPT
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===== Documents for clearance/delivery controllers  =====
  
    To pass your first CPT (controller practical test), you have to proofe than you are familar with the airport in Vienna, and that you can handle normal operations safly. Your mentor and a checker are wattching you and judge upon your skills.
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# [[Study Guide:OBS]] for your first glance into Euroscope, radiotelephony and more.
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#[[Study Guide:Delivery|Study guide clearance/delivery]]
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#[[METAR|METAR&nbsp;guide]]
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#[[Squawk Codes|Squawk codes]]
  
25.) Rating S2
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    Congratulations, you have earned your first rating that needs to pass a CPT! Your mentor will request the rating upgrade and some days later you will be able to log into the network using your earned rating.
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===== Documents for ground controllers  =====
  
26.) Staffing LOWS_TWR/LOWW_TWR
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#[[Study Guide:Ground|Study guide for ground controllers]]
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#[[METAR|METAR guide]]
  
    You are now able to handle the traffic at the most busiest airport in Austria at your own. Now you should train on your own, improve your skills. In case you have any questions just contact your mentor to coordinate an extra training.
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27.) Theoretical &amp; Practical lessons LOWG_TWR/LOWK_TWR/LOWL_TWR and LOWI_TWR
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===== Documents for tower controllers  =====
  
    At this point, you should feel comfortable with Salzburg and Vienna aiport. So contact your mentor to get introductions on the other airports in Austria. You will see, every airport is a challange on its own.
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#[[Study Guide:Tower|Study guide for tower controllers]]
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#[[Reduced runway separation]]
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#[[Special VFR|Special VFR procedures]]
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#[[Night VFR|Night VFR&nbsp;procedures]]
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#[[METAR|METAR&nbsp;guide]]
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#[[Squawk Codes|Squawk codes<br>]]
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#[[LOWI Primer]] for learning to control Innsbruck
  
29.) Staffing a tower of your choice
 
  
    The tower education is complete. You are able to control any airport in Austria, another big step is done!
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30.) High traffic procedures Tower
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===== Documents for approach/departure controllers  =====
  
    When staffing the tower position you may have had times with a large amount of traffic. To improve your skills in this high traffic situations your mentor will show you how to deal with such large amount of traffic.
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#[[Study Guide: Approach|Study guide for approach/departure controllers]]
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#[[Controlled visual flight rules|Controlled VFR procedures]]
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#[[Night VFR|Night VFR procedures]]
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#[[Special VFR|Special VFR procedures]]
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#[[Flight Rule Changes|Flight rule change procedures]]
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#[[METAR|METAR guide]]
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#Letters of agreement
  
28.) OTS training
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    You feel familar with the tower position and decide that you want to prove your skills during a so called "Over the Shoulder" test for quality insurance. Talk to your mentor for the last training to be well prepared for your OTS.
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===== Special Airport Documents  =====
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# [[LOWI_Primer]] for ATC in Innsbruck
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# [[LOWW_Primer]] for ATC in Vienna (under construction)
  
30.) Tower OTS
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#QRS&nbsp;LOWS
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#QRS LOWW
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#QRS&nbsp;LOWK
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#QRS&nbsp;LOWL
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#QRS&nbsp;LOWG
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#QRS&nbsp;LOWI
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#[[Wien Information|Wien Information ]]
  
    Last step as a tower controller, it's time to proofe your skills during a high traffic situation. The checkers will watch the traffic flow, your phraseology and will prepare special situations you have to deal with. When the tower OTS is passed, you have proofen, that you are a very good tower controller and the training can go ahead in 3D.
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===== Other documents  =====
  
31.) Theory Approach
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#[[Mentor/trainer|Role of a mentor]]
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#[[Examiner/checker|Role of a examiner]]
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#[[Controller_practical_test|Controller practical test (CPT)]]
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#[[Over_the_shoulder|Over the shoulder (OTS)]]
  
    After passing your first OTS, you will learn how to handle arriving and departing traffic. The mean topic is how to ensure separation between the aircrafts. As there are several approaches to handle the aircrafts safly in 3D, the approach station is one of the most interessting station for controlling.
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32.) Practical lesson LOWS_APP
 
 
 
    Starting your practical lesson at Salzburg is a good idea, because the airspace is not complicated and the amount of traffic is not that high. So you will practice you theoretical knowledge learned in the theory approach lesson.
 
 
 
33.) Additional training
 
 
 
    You know, depending on traffic and your skills some additional tranings may take place at Salzburg as an approach controller.
 
 
 
34.) Practical lesson LOWW_APP
 
 
 
    The introduction into an approach airspace is completed at Salzburg. Now it's time to get an intrudoction into the largest approach airspace, in Vienna. Your mentor will show you how to guide the aircrafts in the new sector.
 
 
 
35.) Additional training
 
 
 
    Normally, a single training at Vienna is not enough, so you will spend some time with your mentor until you get the clearance to staff this position by yourself.
 
 
 
36.) Eurotest Approach
 
 
 
    In the Eurotest you have to proofe, that you are familar with the approach theory.
 
 
 
37.) Approach CPT
 
 
 
    As like at the tower CPT you have to pass the approach CPT to show your mentor and your checker, that you have laerned enough to staff the approach position at your own.
 
 
 
38.) Rating S3
 
 
 
    You passed the Eurotest, the CPT and earned the new rating, congratulations! Your mentor will request the rating upgrade and some days later you will be able to log into the network using your earned rating.
 
 
 
39.) Staffing LOWS_APP/LOWW_APP
 
 
 
    Another big step is done, you will be able to staff the approach sector at Vienna or Salzburg on your own!
 
 
 
40.) Practical lesson as/with LOWW_F_APP (can be done on a simulated session)
 
 
 
    To practise your skills (especially feeding the aircrafts on the localizer) you will train a high traffic situation on and with the director station present.
 
 
 
41.) Theoretical &amp; practical lesson LOWG_APP/LOWK_APP/LOWL_APP and LOWI_APP
 
 
 
    After some training on the approach sector, you will learn about the airspaces for the other main airports in Austria.
 
 
 
42.) Additional training
 
 
 
    Especially at Innsbruck, you will probably need some more training session to get familar with the speacial procedures there.
 
 
 
43.) Staffing an approach station of your choice
 
 
 
    Basis education of all Austrian airports is complete. So you are free to choose an approach sector of your choice and staff the position by your own.
 
 
 
44.) High traffic procedures Approach
 
 
 
    Some of our events bring us a large amount of traffic in a short amount of time. So will will practice staffing an approach station while the sector is split up into several parts. After that exercise you are completly trained on an approach station.
 
 
 
45.) OTS training
 
 
 
    You feel familar with the aproach position and decide that you want to proove your skills during an other OTS test. Talk to your mentor for the last training to be well prepared for your OTS.
 
 
 
46.) Approach OTS
 
 
 
    Last step as an approach controller, it's time to proove your skills during a high traffic situation. The checkers will watch the traffic flow, your phraseology and will prepare special situations you have to deal with. When the approach OTS is passed, you have prooven, that you are a very good appraoch controller and the training can go ahead for the center stations.
 
 
 
47.) Theory Center
 
 
 
    After passing your approach OTS, you will learn how to handle a mix of departing/arriving and overflying traffic. The mean topic is again how to ensure separation between the aircrafts. As part of the top-down service at VATSIM, you will access your knowledge of all the approach and tower stations.
 
 
 
48.) Practical lesson LOVV_CTR
 
 
 
    The theoretical introduction into the center airspace is completed. Now it's time to try to handle the traffic on the network.
 
 
 
49.) Additional training
 
 
 
    You know, depending on traffic and your skills some more additional tranings may take place as a center controller.
 
 
 
50.) Eurotest Center
 
 
 
    In the Eurotest you have to proove, that you are familar with the center theory.
 
 
 
51.) Center CPT
 
 
 
    Thats the last regular controller practical test. You will show your mentor and a checker, that you are able to handle the traffic at the center station on your own.
 
 
 
52.) Rating C1
 
 
 
    You passed the Eurotest, the CPT, and earned the new rating, congratulations! Your mentor will request the rating upgrade and some days later you will be able to log into the network using your earned C1-rating.
 
 
 
53.) Staffing LOVV_CTR
 
 
 
    Your education is almost complete. You are free to staff the center position without your mentor.
 
 
 
54.) Practical lesson LOVV_I_CTR
 
 
 
    As VFR traffic also is going fly in your airspace, you'll have an extra look on how to deal with that kind of traffic on the center station.
 
 
 
55.) High traffic procedures Center
 
 
 
    Like in you approach lesson you will learn in this session how to deal with sector splits and handle the aircpraft in high traffic situations.
 
 
 
Education is done. You are free to staff ANY station within the Austrian airspace. The only thing to do is practice, practice and yes, practice&nbsp;;-)
 

Latest revision as of 21:22, 13 January 2020

General

The ATC academy manages the education of VACC-Austria's permanent and visiting controllers. The main purpose consists of the training of new controllers, quality control of our active controllers, arrange CPT's and over the shoulder sessions. The current ATC academy management, can be found on our homepage.

Becoming a Controller is different from becoming a pilot at VATSIM. As pilot, you log on and fly - you might want to study documents or do a pilot training, but you don't need to. Becoming a Controller is different:

  • You learn, you pass tests, you earn degrees that allow you to staff certain stations step by step.
  • You are part of a team which works with you, shares opinions, has disputes and fun together.

Therefore, there is a formal path for your education. With these steps (defined in VATSIM regulations), it is ensured that you are able to do the job you want to do, and have fun together with fellow controllers and pilots.


How to start your education

  1. How to become a VACC controller
  2. How to become a visiting controller

How to become an Student 1 controller

Required theoretical lessons
  1. Basic lesson
  2. Eurotest under its new name: ATSim Test
  3. Theoretical lesson for the clearance/delivery position
  4. Theoretical lesson for ground control



  • A lot of theory is done allready, now you have your first VATSIM controller rating and its time to gather some practical experience, well done.

Required practice lessons and trainings
  1. Practical lesson LOWW_DEL
  2. Staffing LOWW_DEL
  3. Practical lesson LOWW_GND
  4. Staffing LOWW_GND
  5. Training high traffic procedures for ground controller
  • Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.

How to become an Student 2 controller

Required theoretical lessons
  1. Theoretical lesson for tower control
  2. Eurotest

Required practice lessons and trainings
  1. Practical lesson LOWW_TWR
  2. Tower CPT
  3. Staffing LOWW_TWR
  4. Theoretical & practical lessons LOWG_TWR/LOWK_TWR/LOWL_TWR and LOWI_TWR
  5. Practical lesson uncontrolled airfields (info station)
  6. Staffing a tower of your choice
  7. Training high traffic procedures for tower controller
  8. OTS training
  9. OTS Tower
  • Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.

How to become an Student 3 controller

Required theoretical lessons
  1. Theoretical lesson for approach and departure control
  2. Eurotest

Required practice lessons and trainings
  1. Practical lesson LOWW_APP
  2. Approach CPT
  3. Staffing LOWW_APP
  4. Theoretical & practical lessons LOWG_APP/LOWK_APP/LOWL_APP and LOWI_APP
  5. Practical lesson flight information service
  6. Staffing an approach position of your choice
  7. Training high traffic procedures for approach controller
  8. OTS training
  9. OTS approach
  • Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.

How to become an C1 controller

Required theoretical lessons
  1. Theoretical lesson for the center position
  2. Eurotest

Required practice lessons and trainings
  1. Practical lesson LOVV_CTR
  2. Practical lesson flight information service
  3. Center CPT
  4. Staffing an center position of your choice
  5. Training high traffic procedures for center controller
  6. OTS training
  7. OTS center
  • Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.

  • Congratulations, your education is done. You are now free to staff ANY station within our airspace.

Library of ATC academy

General

Diese Bibliothek stellte eine Sammlung aller Trainingsdokumente in einer Bibliothek dar, jedes Dokument behandelt ein oder mehrere Themen, die in deiner Ausbildung von großer Bedeutung sein werden. Diese Dokumente werden überwiegend zum Selbststudium bereitgestellt, bei Fragen wende dich gerne an den Mentor oder an das Trainings Team. Wir wünschen viel Spaß beim Lesen.


Overview
  1. The Study Guide is the right place to start, especially...
  2. Training Checklist for the topics that should be covered in the relevant lessons.

Documents for clearance/delivery controllers
  1. Study Guide:OBS for your first glance into Euroscope, radiotelephony and more.
  2. Study guide clearance/delivery
  3. METAR guide
  4. Squawk codes

Documents for ground controllers
  1. Study guide for ground controllers
  2. METAR guide

Documents for tower controllers
  1. Study guide for tower controllers
  2. Reduced runway separation
  3. Special VFR procedures
  4. Night VFR procedures
  5. METAR guide
  6. Squawk codes
  7. LOWI Primer for learning to control Innsbruck



Documents for approach/departure controllers
  1. Study guide for approach/departure controllers
  2. Controlled VFR procedures
  3. Night VFR procedures
  4. Special VFR procedures
  5. Flight rule change procedures
  6. METAR guide
  7. Letters of agreement

Special Airport Documents
  1. LOWI_Primer for ATC in Innsbruck
  2. LOWW_Primer for ATC in Vienna (under construction)
  1. QRS LOWS
  2. QRS LOWW
  3. QRS LOWK
  4. QRS LOWL
  5. QRS LOWG
  6. QRS LOWI
  7. Wien Information
Other documents
  1. Role of a mentor
  2. Role of a examiner
  3. Controller practical test (CPT)
  4. Over the shoulder (OTS)