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It's a two-way street. Controllers (typically) spend time learning how to control before actually attempting to do so. Why shouldn't they expect pilots to do at least a little of the same?

ptd.vatsim.net will give you a list of VATSIM Authorized Training Organizations.  VATSTAR would be one one I recommend.  As a heads-up, the VATSIM Pilot Ratings are being restructured effective J

I am not sure who gave you the 0200 and 2000z times. That may have been our intro flights. All our P1 training is self-study for the written material. You then have an option to record your practice f

Here is the link to the current Authorized Training Organizations that issue VATSIM Pilot Ratings:

 

http://linksmanager.com/vatsimvas/authorised-training-organisation.html

 

You can find additional information for pilots by following the VATSIM Pilots link on the main page or go to the Pilot's Resource Center at:

 

http://vatsim.net/prc

Kyle Ramsey

 

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Virtual Airlines also offer VATSIM Pilot Training Courses such as Fly UK, Delta and Canadian Express to name a few. There is also VATCAN (http://www.vatcan.org) and VATEDU (http://www.vateud.net/ptd). These organizations have been approved by VATSIM. I hope this helps!!!

 

Welcome to VATISIM!

Andrew Morris

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VATSIM VA Audit Manager

VATSIM Hit Squad Member

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I also need training as I am new to flying, but I am running XPlane. Any place somebody is willing to teach an XPlane pilot?

 

Howdy. If you're new to the sim, and to flying in general, there is a lot you're going to want to learn prior to conducting flights online (just my opinion). The ZLA program that people are mentioning is designed to take someone who is a reasonable simulator pilot, and help them become a solid online pilot. The pre-requisite, however, is knowledge of how to fly the airplane. It is not designed to teach you that.

 

I would recommend something like the X-Plane PPL Learn to Fly series over at x-plane.org. I cannot vouch for all of the material as I have only watched one of the lessons, but what I saw seemed reasonable.

 

I don't want to dissuade you from enjoying your time online, however, if you haven't yet learned how to fly the plane, it's likely that the combination of working with ATC, and talking on the radio will quickly become overwhelming (and that is never enjoyable) if you're still working on the mechanics of flying the airplane. This has precedence in real world training, too, student pilots don't touch the radio early on in their pilot training...it is ALL about learning the fundamentals.

 

Give the PPL school a try, work at it, and then when you can conduct a solid flight from A to B, or do a few laps around the pattern where the plane is still usable when you're done with it ( ), then come and join us!

 

I hope this view won't upset others who read it. I genuinely think it's the best approach for the original poster to have a good experience when he's ready.

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I know its been mentioned several times already but I have really enjoyed the lessons from ZLA's Pilot Certification Program. However there are some things you can not avoid learning the hard way by reading through the PRC. Take your time learning from the PRC and practice all flights offline several times before connecting up with VATSIM so you can focus on the ATC portion of the community.

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New to VATSIM? Suggest this: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=60625

 

New to flying? Suggest the ZLA course mentioned above.

 

Important links:

http://www.vatsim.net/prc (VATSIM pilot resource center rich in information)

http://vateud.org/ptd (VATEUD training department with lots of useful info about flying)

http://www.vataware.com (Top Routes section, to get generally used routes)

 

Miguel

Miguel Frias

Senior Instructor (I3) & Certified Pilot (P4), ZLA I-11 graduate

Portugal vACC Training Director (ACCPT2), VATEUD Operations Director (VATEUD8)

Portugal vACC, VATEUD, VATSIM

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What i have found a little bit unpleasant at times is the person who was APP and CTR and not at all friendly when I told him how new i was. I got a kick out of it art first i wasd actually having a two way conversation via the radio, which is a first for me. I wanted to ask why one person uses two frequencies and one is approach and the other i think stands for control tower?

 

I know its all in the websites but does it ruin a persons day when hes enjoying acting like a real true professional air space controller when someone docent understand the lingo he has never heard before and lets him know ? I was told he would be happy to help if i demonstrated that I had made some real efforts ........ that could have upset a person less gentle than me.

 

 

EDIT: [MOD SC 841154]friendlier language.

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Hi Guys,

Registered on VatSim a while ago and very good at the frenetic alphabet thing is am scared that I'll mess up the read back of what the controller says, presume I am quite safe and they are understanding as sometime there is so much information stated even if you try to write it down you dont always catch what was said, think just need re[Mod - Happy Thoughts]urance.

 

 

 

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Hello . I am wanting to go on a traing exercise . Can I hsave in instructor in the same plane as me just like going out to the airport with a real life instructoe in the same [plane as mr, or is there some other preferred way.

 

Have two more questions but ill wait till i see what responses i get to this questions first.

 

It would be great for myself and an instructor could be in my plane?

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This is why we should be pushing the developers to develop a shared cockpit with ALL the 3rd party Addons. Personally, I would like to sit in a plane and teach newer guys that are a bit timid to handle the radios and get more involvement in VATSIM. If we want to see more traffic on vatsim these are the types of things that we have to do. Looking forward to majestic coming out with the shared cockpit so this can be implemented. Heck I even got time on the dash8 to help people out. Now we just gotta bug PMDG to do it too!

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Respectfully, the Code of Conduct is not much more than being a good community citizen and minding your manners, and a few other common sense things like logging off when you're done, running your transponder when flying, not spawning where someone could be about to land, etc.... Since you ostensibly read it when joining the network, I imagine a two minute breeze through it to refresh your memory wouldn't be too taxing. It's here: http://www.vatsim.net/network/docs/coc/ If I'm off by more than 50% on my two minute breeze estimate, let me know and I'll buy you a virtual beer at the gate the next time I see you. It could help you from accidentally turning someone else's fun into not-fun.

Don Desfosse
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