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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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===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
 
===== 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<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 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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#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Tower|tower control]]  
 
#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide:Tower|tower control]]  
#Eurotest
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
 
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
 
===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
#Practical lesson LOWS_TWR
 
#Practical lesson uncontrolled airfields (info station)<br>
 
#Staffing LOWS_TWR
 
 
#Practical lesson LOWW_TWR  
 
#Practical lesson LOWW_TWR  
#Tower CPT  
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#Tower [[Controller practical test|CPT]]
#Theoretical &amp; practical lessons LOWG_TWR/LOWK_TWR/LOWL_TWR and LOWI_TWR<br>  
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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> 
 
#Staffing a tower of your choice<br>  
 
#Staffing a tower of your choice<br>  
 
#Training high traffic procedures for tower controller <br>  
 
#Training high traffic procedures for tower controller <br>  
#OTS&nbsp;training  
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]]&nbsp;training  
#OTS Tower
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] Tower
  
 
*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
 
*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
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=== How to become an Student 3 controller ===
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=== How to become an Student 3 controller ===
  
 
===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
 
===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
  
 
#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide: Approach|approach and departure control]]  
 
#Theoretical lesson for [[Study Guide: Approach|approach and departure control]]  
#Eurotest
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
 
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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
 
===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
#Practical lesson LOWS_APP
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#Practical lesson LOWW_APP
#Practical lesson flight information service<br>
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#Approach [[Controller practical test|CPT]]
#Staffing LOWS_APP
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#Staffing LOWW_APP  
#Practical lesson LOWW_APP
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#Theoretical &amp; practical lessons LOWG_APP/LOWK_APP/LOWL_APP and LOWI_APP  
#Approach CPT
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#Practical lesson flight information service<br>
#Theoretical &amp; practical lessons LOWG_APP/LOWK_APP/LOWL_APP and LOWI_APP
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#Staffing an approach position of your choice  
#Staffing an approach position of your choice
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#Training high traffic procedures for approach controller  
#Training high traffic procedures for approach controller
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] training  
#OTS training
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#[[Over the shoulder|OTS]] approach
#OTS approach
 
  
 
*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
 
*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
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=== How to become an C1 controller  ===
  
<br> <br> 30.) Tower OTS
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===== Required theoretical lessons  =====
  
    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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#Theoretical lesson for the [[Study Guide:Radar|center position]]
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#[[Eurotest|Eurotest]]
  
31.) Theory Approach
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    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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===== Required practice lessons and trainings  =====
  
32.) Practical lesson LOWS_APP
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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
  
    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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*Please note, additional training due to the traffic situation and your knowledge can be required.
  
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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*Congratulations, your education is done. You are now free to staff ANY station within our airspace.
  
34.) Practical lesson LOWW_APP
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    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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= Library of ATC academy  =
  
35.) Additional training
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== General  ==
  
    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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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.  
  
36.) Eurotest Approach
 
  
    In the Eurotest you have to proofe, that you are familar with the approach theory.
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===== Overview =====
  
37.) Approach CPT
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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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    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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===== Documents for clearance/delivery controllers  =====
  
38.) Rating S3
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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]]
  
    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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39.) Staffing LOWS_APP/LOWW_APP
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===== Documents for ground controllers  =====
  
    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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#[[Study Guide:Ground|Study guide for ground controllers]]
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#[[METAR|METAR guide]]
  
40.) Practical lesson as/with LOWW_F_APP (can be done on a simulated session)
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    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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===== Documents for tower controllers  =====
  
41.) Theoretical &amp; practical lesson LOWG_APP/LOWK_APP/LOWL_APP and LOWI_APP
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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
  
    After some training on the approach sector, you will learn about the airspaces for the other main airports in Austria.
 
  
42.) Additional training
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    Especially at Innsbruck, you will probably need some more training session to get familar with the speacial procedures there.
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===== Documents for approach/departure controllers  =====
  
43.) Staffing an approach station of your choice
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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
  
    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.
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44.) High traffic procedures Approach
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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)
  
    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.
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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 ]]
  
45.) OTS training
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===== Other documents  =====
  
    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.
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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)]]
  
46.) Approach OTS
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    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)