How to become a VACC Austria Controller
ow to become a VATSIM controller in the VACC-Austria: 1.) Register your VATSIM account
If you are not already a VATSIM member, go to http://www.vatsim.net and create your account. Make sure your account is assigned to VATEUR (Europe) divison and VATEUD (Europe without UK and Russia) subdivision.
2.) Register at VACC-Austria
If your are not already registered in the VACC-Austria, go to http://www.vacc-austria.org and create your account. Keep in mind, that the credentials for the VACC-Austria infrastructure differs from your VATSIM account!
3.) Check your VATSIM region assignment
Go to https://cert.vatsim.net/vatsimnet/status.php?id=<YOUR VATSIM ID> (e.g. https://cert.vatsim.net/vatsimnet/status.php?id=1051824) and check if the region shows "Austria". In case the region is not selected or not correct, send a mail to email@example.com and ask to correct the region assignment.
4.) At that point we strongly recommend that you connect to the network and fly around for several hours to get a feeling for the pilot side and spend some hours at observing active controllers in Austria to get a feeling for that task as well. Remember, the best controllers are also pilots, however, having (virtual) pilot experience is not a requirement but a recommendation from our side.
5.) Apply for controller status
Log into the VACC-Austria homepage (http://www.vacc-austria.org) and select from the menu "member" and select "???" (deutschsprachige Mitglieder finden die Bewerbung unter "Mitglied" -> "???"). In the information form fill out your application. Please do not forget to tell us something abount your person, skills, previous knowledge regarding flight simulation, phraseology, ...