Aerodrome Control (S2) Rating

Prerequisites:

  • You Must have a minimum of 30 hours total on-line as a Pilot/ ATC Observer.

Assessment:

  • Aerodrome Control Moodle Course Quiz
  • Pass Mark: 80%

Practical Component:

Training Session Breakdown:
Note: Sweatbox training sessions will be carried out in order to meet the requirements set by VATNZ Training Department

Note: All training will be conducted at NZAA (Auckland International Airport).

Session 1: Setup

Session Type: Sweatbox

Topics: Set up ATC client.

Session 2: IFR Clearances

Session Type: Sweatbox

Topics:

  1. IFR start Up Procedures
  2. Runway selection
  3. Clearance Limit 
  4. The Route 
  5. Standard Route Clearances
  6. The Level
  7. Oceanic Transitions 
  8. Squawk Codes
 
Topic 2. Meteorological Information
How to read Metars
 

Session 3: IFR Departures

Session Type: Sweatbox

Topics:

  1. Taxi instuctions
  2. Line up Clearances 
  3. Conditional Line up Clearances 
  4. Take off Clearances 
  5. Qualified Take off Clearance
  6. Frequency Change Instructions
  7. Meteorological Information
 

Session 5: IFR Arrivals

Session Type: Sweatbox

  1. Instrument Approach
  2.  Visual Approach
  3.  VFR Arrivals
  4. Published Arrival Procedures
  5. Plain Language Procedures
  6. Circuit joining Instructions
  7. Sequencing Instructions
  8. Landing Sequence
  9. Landing Clearances 
  10. Qualified Landing Clearance
  11. Approach and Overshoot
  12. Missed Approaches
  13. Frequency Change Instruction

 

Session 4: VFR Arrival And Departures: 

Topics:

  1. Authorisation to proceed in controlled airspace 
  2. Clearance Limit 
  3. Route 
  4. Level 
  5. Reporting instructions
  6. Circuit Instructions 
  7. Published Departure Procedures
  8. Plain Language Clearances
  9. Taxi instructions
  10. Touch and Go Clearance
  11. Stop and Go Clearance

 

Session 6: Consolodation

Session Type: Sweatbox
Location: NZAA, NZWN, NZCH
Topics: All Topics.

Assessment:

Session Type: Sweatbox assessment
Pass Mark: 80% phraseologies; 100% safety.
Comments: Practical assessment carried out on sweatbox covering all topics.