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Thanks for answering, Matt

So all I have to do is get controllers's software (VRC or other) and get the training?

1) Where, how and when could I do it?

2) Once choosing a region would I be sent to any airport or there would be an specific place?

3) Controllers's software already has voice?

Thanks again

Eduardo

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Thanks for answering, Matt

So all I have to do is get controllers's software (VRC or other) and get the training?

1) Where, how and when could I do it?

2) Once choosing a region would I be sent to any airport or there would be an specific place?

3) Controllers's software already has voice?

Thanks again

Eduardo

 

You need to go to www.vatsim.net and click on "New Controller Start here" The arrangements about what airport(s) you go to depend on which country/division you join. Have a look on the relevant website for information

 

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First of all, thanks for answering so soon. Unfortunately I'm having trouble with my real-life region (BRAZIL) since I just can't get an answer from them. Tried to register in their forum buth didn't get back an email to activate my register.

Just the same can I go to vatsim.net and join any region (and their division)?

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I want to start controlling, but it says it can't find me.

 

You'll have to give a little more detail than that! What can't find you? Which divsion do you want to learn to control with, and have you read their website to see how to get your controller training?

 

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You should contact VATUSA by e-mail to tell them about your problem rather than just posting in a general forum. Send it to the Director of VATUSA - vatusa1 (at) vatusa.org

 

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You might like to copy your e-mail to vatusa2 (at) vatusa.org You could also post in the USA forum of this board, as your message is more likely to be seen by the right people. If you get nowhere in a couple of days, let me know at ruth (at) vatsim.net

 

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Hello Robert,

 

You are going to have to go to a vACC/vARTCC/vFIR where you wish to control and request training(Before that, go to www.vatsim.net and on the left hand side, go to Member Services and Account Changes. Then go to Change Region and select the Region that you wish to control in. Then go back to Account Changes and Select a Division in a Region).

 

This may take up to a day or two.

 

P.S. Just make sure that the location of your vACC/vARTCC/vFIR is properly selected, or it might take a few additional days to correct the mistake.

 

Enjoy and welcome aboard

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Hi, I just signed up for VATSIM because I want to try to be a controller, now what???

 

If you go to www.vatsim.net and click on "New Controllers Start Here" you'll get a detailed answer to your question.

 

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I am in the USA division (vatusa), after I take the Basic Exam, can i start controlling? or do I have to take more tests before I can start controlling, at S1 Level, what are the restrictions regarding what services you provide (GND, TWR, CTR, APP, etc) and do you have to have voice capabilities to be ATC?

 

All those questions are for USA divison

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I am in the USA division (vatusa), after I take the Basic Exam, can i start controlling? or do I have to take more tests before I can start controlling, at S1 Level, what are the restrictions regarding what services you provide (GND, TWR, CTR, APP, etc) and do you have to have voice capabilities to be ATC?

 

All those questions are for USA divison

 

Matthew - where and when you can control once you are an S1 varies greatly from Facility to Facility. If you join ZXX you might be able to work approach with your S1. If you join ZYY you might be able to work tower only with your S1. If you join ZZZ you might not be able to work ANYWHERE without further testing and practical observations.

 

I recommend you take a look at the training programs specified on the various ARTCC web sites and select one that suits your needs. One note is that in general (doesn't always apply) the more popular facilities with the lions share of the traffic require more training than the less popular and less frequented facilities.

 

As for voice - it is NOT a requirement that ATC is able to communicate using voice.

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I am in the USA division (vatusa), after I take the Basic Exam, can i start controlling? or do I have to take more tests before I can start controlling, at S1 Level, what are the restrictions regarding what services you provide (GND, TWR, CTR, APP, etc) and do you have to have voice capabilities to be ATC?

 

All those questions are for USA divison

 

Once you take the basic exam you will need to pick one of the 21 ARTCCs (or the CERAP control facility thing we lovingly call Honolulu)

 

Once you are at your ARTCC the training staff will contact you regarding your training, currently in teh US you are required to undergo some training/testing before you can open a position alone.

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How do we get p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]words for VATUSA?

on the website it says:

 

4. YOUR NEW VATUSA P[Mod - Happy Thoughts]WORD:Your VATUSA p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word will be emailed to the email address you used to register to VATSIM with.The database synchronization between VATUSA and VATSIM occurs once a day very early in the morning. Many times this means you will not get your p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word until the next day. Our VATUSA website uses its own username and p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word system. Your username is your CID number which is [CID]. Your p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word is [p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word emailed to you]. This p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word only works for the VATUSA website and does not have anything to do with the VATSIM network or trying to log onto the network with ASRC or Squawkbox.

 

I wish somewhere in there it said how to actually get the p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word sent to me, since it says the p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word only works for vatusa and not vatsim. I signed up with vatsim a while ago so what do I have to do to get a different p[Mod - Happy Thoughts]word for VATUSA?

 

on another note, dont know if its just me, but all these "VAT" websites seem like they were made VERY UN-user friendly...

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