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= General<br>  =
 
= General<br>  =
  
The ATC academy manages the education of VACC-Austria's permanent and visiting controllers. The main purpose consists in 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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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 become an Student 1 controller<br>  ===
 
=== How to become an Student 1 controller<br>  ===
  
===== Required lessons  =====
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===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
  
#[[Basic lesson]]  
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#[[Study Guide:Basic Lesson|Basic lesson]]  
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]] under its new name: ATSim Test
 
#Theoretical lesson for the [[Study Guide:Delivery|clearance/delivery position]]<br>  
 
#Theoretical lesson for the [[Study Guide:Delivery|clearance/delivery position]]<br>  
 
#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Ground|ground control]]  
 
#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Ground|ground control]]  
#Eurotest "Basic"
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*A lot of theory is done allready, now you have your first VATSIM&nbsp;controller rating and its time to geather some practise experience, well done.<br>
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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>
  
 
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings<br>  =====
 
===== Required practice lessons and trainings<br>  =====
  
#Practical lesson LOWS_DEL
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#Practical lesson LOWW_DEL
#Staffing LOWS_DEL
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#Staffing LOWW_DEL
 
#Practical lesson LOWW_GND  
 
#Practical lesson LOWW_GND  
#Staffing LOWW_DEL/LOWW_GND  
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#Staffing LOWW_GND  
 
#Training high traffic procedures for ground controller
 
#Training high traffic procedures for ground controller
  
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<br> <br> 17.) Theory Tower
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=== How to become an Student 2 controller  ===
  
    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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===== Required theoretical lessons =====
  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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#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Tower|tower control]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
    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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19.) Practical lesson LOWS_TWR
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
    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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#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
  
20.) Additional training
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    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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=== How to become an Student 3 controller  ===
  
    Taking your theory knowledge as well as the skills while staffing Salzburg tower, you will get your introduction for Vienna.
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===== Required theoretical lessons =====
   
 
  
22.) Additional training (as required)
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#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide: Approach|approach and departure control]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
    You know, depending on traffic and your skills some more additional tranings may take place at Vienna as a tower controller.
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23.) Eurotest Tower
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
    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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#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
  
24.) Tower CPT
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    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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25.) Rating S2
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=== How to become an C1 controller  ===
  
    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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===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
  
26.) Staffing LOWS_TWR/LOWW_TWR
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#Theoretical lesson for the [[Study Guide:Radar|center position]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
    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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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
    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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#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
  
29.) Staffing a tower of your choice
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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
    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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*Congratulations, your education is done. You are now free to staff ANY station within our airspace.
  
    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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28.) OTS training
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= Library of ATC academy  =
  
    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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== General  ==
  
30.) Tower OTS
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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.  
  
    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.
 
  
31.) Theory Approach
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===== Overview =====
  
    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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# 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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32.) Practical lesson LOWS_APP
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===== Documents for clearance/delivery controllers  =====
  
    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.
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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]]
  
33.) Additional training
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    You know, depending on traffic and your skills some additional tranings may take place at Salzburg as an approach controller.
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===== Documents for ground controllers  =====
  
34.) Practical lesson LOWW_APP
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#[[Study Guide:Ground|Study guide for ground controllers]]
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#[[METAR|METAR guide]]
  
    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.
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35.) Additional training
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===== Documents for tower controllers  =====
  
    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.
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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
  
36.) Eurotest Approach
 
  
    In the Eurotest you have to proofe, that you are familar with the approach theory.
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37.) Approach CPT
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===== Documents for approach/departure controllers  =====
  
    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.
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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
  
38.) Rating S3
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    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.
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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)
  
39.) Staffing LOWS_APP/LOWW_APP
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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 ]]
  
    Another big step is done, you will be able to staff the approach sector at Vienna or Salzburg on your own!
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===== Other documents  =====
  
40.) Practical lesson as/with LOWW_F_APP (can be done on a simulated session)  
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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)]]
  
    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.
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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)