ATC Career Procedure

Tower Trainee (S1)

  • The student needs to successfully pass the S1 ATSIMTEST theoretical exam in order to begin practical training
    • In case the student fails to successfully pass the theoretical test, another attempt can be tried in 1 week from the previously held exam
    • In case of subsequent fails all next attempts at the theoretical exam will be every 2 weeks
  • The student must complete 6-10 Sweatbox practical training sessions in order to be allowed to control supervised a GND position on VATSIM. During the training, the student must show good knowledge of global ATC procedures, local ATC procedures, basic aircraft characteristics, meteorological knowledge and VATSIM regulations.
  • The student must pass the solo validation in order to be granted SOLO S1 status in ROvACC
  • The student must complete at least 25 hours during a period of at least 7 days since achieving SOLO S1 status in order to request to move to the next training phase

Tower Controller (S2)

  • The student needs to successfully pass the S2 ATSIMTEST theoretical exam in order to begin practical training
    • In case the student fails to successfully pass the theoretical test, another attempt can be tried in 1 week from the previously held exam
    • In case of subsequent fails all next attempts at the theoretical exam will be every 2 weeks
  • The student must complete 6-10 Sweatbox practical training sessions in order to be allowed to control supervised a TWR position on VATSIM. During the training, the student must show good knowledge of global ATC procedures, local ATC procedures, basic aircraft characteristics, meteorological knowledge and VATSIM regulations.
  • The student must pass the solo validation in order to be granted SOLO S2 status in ROvACC
  • The student must complete at least 50 hours during a period of at least14 days since achieving SOLO S2 status in order to request the Controller Practical Test (S2 CPT)

TMA Controller (S3)

  • Any S2 member needs to complete at least 75 hours of VATSIM controlling during a period of one month in order to request to move to the S3 training phase
    • The student needs to control the TWR positions for the major airport and all other non-procedural TWR positions in LRBB FIR
  • The student needs to successfully pass the S3 ATSIMTEST theoretical exam in order to begin practical training
    • In case the student fails to successfully pass the theoretical test, another attempt can be tried 2 weeks after the previously held exam
    • In case of subsequent fails all next attempts at the theoretical exam will be every 4 weeks
  • The student must complete 6-10 Sweatbox practical training sessions in order to be allowed to control supervised an APP position on VATSIM. During the training, the student must show good knowledge of global ATC procedures, local ATC procedures, basic aircraft characteristics, meteorological knowledge and VATSIM regulations.
  • The student must pass the solo validation in order to be granted SOLO S3 status in ROvACC
  • The student must complete at least 75 hours during a period of at least 30 days since achieving SOLO S3 status in order to request the Controller Practical Test (S3 CPT)

Enroute Controller (C1)

  • Any S3 member needs to complete at least 100 hours of VATSIM controlling during a period of one month in order to request to move to the C1 training phase
    • The student needs to control the APP positions for the major airport and all other APP positions in LRBB FIR
    • The student needs to control procedural TWR approaches in LRBB FIR
  • The student needs to successfully pass the C1 ATSIMTEST theoretical exam in order to begin practical training.
    • In case the student fails to successfully pass the theoretical test, another attempt can be tried 2 weeks after the previously held exam
    • In case of subsequent fails all next attempts at the theoretical exam will be every 4 weeks
  • The student must complete 5-10 mentored live training sessions and show good knowledge of global ATC procedures, local ATC procedures, basic aircraft characteristics, meteorological knowledge, and VATSIM regulations in order to be granted SOLO C1 status in ROvACC.
  • The student must complete at least 100 hours during a period of at least 45 days since achieving SOLO C1 status in order to request the Controller Practical Test (C1 CPT)

General rules

  • In order to proceed with training, the student must have good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • If a student fails the theoretical ATSIMTEST examination another one can be taken in 2 weeks from the initial one. In case of another failure, the third one will be taken in one month from the second one.
  • If a student fails the practical examination (CPT) another one can be taken in 2 weeks from the initial one. In case of another failure, the third one will be taken in one month from the second one.
  • The student will be assigned to a mentor based on the current availability and load of active mentors.
  • The student and mentor will work a schedule for the training according to the student and mentor’s available time.
  • During the SOLO validation, the student is not allowed to control other positions for the current training rating than the assigned one.
  • The vACC will take into account the number of planes controlled in the required controller hours when advancing to the next phase.
  • SOLO validation will be performed by the Training Director, Division Director, or any other approved mentor that was not involved in training the student.

Controller Mentorship

  • Any ROvACC member with a rating of at least S2 can become a mentor in the Training Department.
  • Naming mentors is done entirely at the discretion of the Training Director or the Division Director.
  • Only the designated mentors will conduct training activities with the students.
  • No other mentor shall conduct any kind of training activities with other students than his own unless approved by the primary mentor, the Training Director, or the Divisional Director.

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