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Do you want to try your hand at controlling? Are you wondering where to start?

 

A short guide to starting out as a VATSIM controller is now available at www.vatsim.net . Click on "NEW ATC START HERE" in the left hand menu.

 

Ruth McTighe

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Norman, this has been replied to in the Vatsim-UK forum. If you are still having problems, please contact your Regional Training Scheme Manager [email protected] And be aware you do need to give at least several days notice of when you would like a mentoring session.

 

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Hello,Lakhbir Singh here (sometimes I go by lak). I'm a pilot in the ireal world, but I want to start my training as a controller in the virtual world. I have had past experience.But i need someone to go through everything.with me so that i remember stuff.i am on leave until the 27th of Nov06.I appreciate your guiding me along.

 

 

 

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Lakhbir

SWA1501

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Bager , there's lots and lots of stuff available for people training as VATSIM controllers. It's on the individual country/division websites as training and some of the procedures are specific to particular countries. I suggest you go to www.vatsim.net and click on "New ATC Start Here" which will tell you where to find it all.

 

Which country do you want to train in?

 

Ruth

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..i don't relly have a division i think

 

There is a training department for the area you live in and I am sure the division you have chosen has one also.

 

 

i just realized that i was in the Central American division

 

 

cheers

 

lak

 

 

sorry about the misunderstanding..i ment atc ONLINE..

cheers

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Hi Lakhbir,

 

ok this is my 3rd attempt to posting this since my internet browser kept not responding.

 

I'm not too sure about the USA system of ATC but from what I told Bruno the otherday seemed to be alright.

 

In VATUSA you will join the VATUSA Training Academy and take your OBS-STU test, then you will be at Student1 level and will take all the relevant training. Then after your first initial training you will choose your top 3 choices of ARTCC and then be sent to one of the 3 chosen ARTCC's. So I guess your first choice would be Indianapolis ARTCC.

Once you are at the ARTCC you will be able to begin controlling but your training will still be ongoing if you want to advance through the ranks. You will most likely start controlling on DEL (Clearance Delivery) and then work your way up to GND and TWR. Then once you are ready to move on to the radar positions you will take your S3 (Student3) exam and training etc.

 

You can view the VATUSA Training Academy information here: http://www.vatusa.org/training/

 

This link here is some useful reading, on the right hand side of the page is the training notes for the relevant positions:

http://www.vatusa.org/training/reference.html

 

And incase you want to have a browse through the Indianapolis ARTCC website: http://www.zidartcc.org/

 

I wish you all the best in your training and hope you get your first choice in ARTCC.

 

Goodluck

Regards,

 

Paul O'Donnell

SINvACC - INS/CTR+

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Hi Lakhbir,

 

ok this is my 3rd attempt to posting this since my internet browser kept not responding.

 

I'm not too sure about the USA system of ATC but from what I told Bruno the otherday seemed to be alright.

 

In VATUSA you will join the VATUSA Training Academy and take your OBS-STU test, then you will be at Student1 level and will take all the relevant training. Then after your first initial training you will choose your top 3 choices of ARTCC and then be sent to one of the 3 chosen ARTCC's. So I guess your first choice would be Indianapolis ARTCC.

Once you are at the ARTCC you will be able to begin controlling but your training will still be ongoing if you want to advance through the ranks. You will most likely start controlling on DEL (Clearance Delivery) and then work your way up to GND and TWR. Then once you are ready to move on to the radar positions you will take your S3 (Student3) exam and training etc.

 

You can view the VATUSA Training Academy information here: http://www.vatusa.org/training/

 

This link here is some useful reading, on the right hand side of the page is the training notes for the relevant positions:

http://www.vatusa.org/training/reference.html

 

And incase you want to have a browse through the Indianapolis ARTCC website: http://www.zidartcc.org/

 

I wish you all the best in your training and hope you get your first choice in ARTCC.

 

Goodluck

 

 

when does my training start?

SWA1501

Lak Singh

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http://www.vatusa.org/training/academy_enroll.html

 

It was available on the links I posted:

 

Members who wish to enroll must use the ATC Academy Enrollment Form, located at http://www.vatusa.org/training/academy_enroll.html

 

All the best for your training Lakhbir. Goodluck.

 

Some useful reading would be:

 

http://www.vatusa.org/training/basic_atc.html

Regards,

 

Paul O'Donnell

SINvACC - INS/CTR+

www.sinvacc.net

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Hi

Have been flying FS awhile and just recently in VATSIM. Terrific!!!

But I'd like very much training to be an ATC controller

1) Can I choose anyplace, anywhere or I'm tied to the real region where I live?

2) My ID will be se same or do I need to get another one?

3) Is there a specific voice sofware recommended for ATC work?

Thanks

Eduardo P[Mod - Happy Thoughts]os

VATSIM Supervisor

VATBRZ Senior Controller

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