Area Control Rating (C1) Rating

Prerequisites

  • Hold a TMA rating
  • Have (20) hours logged as a TMA controller over a period of at least 1 month
  • Have completed adequate study of the Moodle Enroute course.

Theory Component:

Assessment:

  • Area 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:

Session Type: Sweatbox

Topics: Set up ATC client

Session 2: Departures/Arrivals

Topics:

Recap from TMA Procedures

Session 3. Arrivals

Topics: 

  1. STAR Clearances
  2. Level instructions
  3. Area QNH
  4. Control Regional Aerodromes
  5. Direct Routings
  6. Speed control
  7. Aircraft Holds

Session 4: IFR Aircraft In Controlled Airspace/Uncontrolled airports

Topics:

  1. Separation Requirements
  2. Departures from Uncontrolled Airspace
  3. Arrivals into Uncontrolled Airspace
  4. IFR Traffic Information
  5. Frequency Change Instructions and IFR Cancellation
  6. Phraseology for uncontrolled aerodromes

Assessment:

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