Training Course
Terminal Approach Course

In this course you will learn how to be an Approach Controller.

At the end of this course there is 30 question quiz, which you will be required to complete and pass. The pass mark is 80%.

Following this, you will begin your practical training. This is done using simulated scenarios. To pass the practical training, you will be required to pass a Practical Controller Assessment.


Terminal Approach Control is arguably one of the most complex positions to control on VATSIM. It is the Approach Controllers job to take aircraft from all directions and sequence them onto final approach. In may cases, the approach controller also handles departures, taking them from the Departure Procedure to their cleared track.

This tutorial will teach you all about how to be an effective, efficient and most importantly, safe, Approach Controller.

It details what you will need to know as well as the required skill sets needed to be an Approach Controller. As such, any of the items in the syllabus are examinable.

If you have any questions regarding anything in this tutorial, please feel free to ask any of the mentor/instructing staff.

Awarded On Completion

  • Your TMA Rating


  • Damien Corbett – Training Director
  • Alex Dent – ATC Mentor (TMA Mentor)
  • Ray Lang – Senior Instructor
  • Fenton Loveday – ATC Mentor (TMA Mentor)
  • Andrew Moseley – Senior Instructor
  • Andrew Norris – ATC Mentor (TMA Mentor)
  • Cam Tyson – Instructor


To enrol in this course you must meet the following requirements:

Minimum Controller RatingTower Controller
Controller Hours30