Controller Ratings and ATC Positions

Controllers in the New Zealand FIR must be a member of the VATNZ or VATPAC divisions of VATSIM and who have been assessed as competent to provide ATC Services.

Any other controller wishing to provide ATC services in the New Zealand FIR must apply for Visiting Controller privileges with VATNZ.

Any controller transferring into VATNZ division must be assessed by a VATNZ assessor and be deemed competent prior to providing any ATC services.

The following restrictions are placed on all Controllers as to the ATC services that they are permitted to provide depending on the Controller Rating they hold:


GROUND/DELIVERY CONTROLLERS: Restricted to provide ATC services at any DEL or GND position within the New Zealand Domestic FIR.
 
TOWER CONTROLLERS: Restricted to provide ATC services at any DEL, GND or TWR position within the New Zealand Domestic FIR and selected airfields in the New Zealand Oceanic FIR.

TMA CONTROLLERS: Restricted to provide ATC services at any DEL, GND, TWR, APP or DEP position within the New Zealand Domestic FIR and selected airfields in the New Zealand Oceanic FIR.

ENROUTE CONTROLLERS: Unrestricted to provide ATC services at any DEL, GND, TWR, APP, DEP or CTR position within the New Zealand Domestic FIR and selected airfields in the New Zealand Oceanic FIR and if the holder of a VATSIM Oceania Region Oceanic Endorsement, may also provide FSS (Oceanic) ATC Services in the New Zealand Oceanic FIR.
 
SENIOR CONTROLLER RATED CONTROLLERS: Unrestricted to provide ATC services at any DEL, GND, TWR, APP, DEP or CTR within the New Zealand Domestic FIR and if the holder of a VATSIM Oceania Region Oceanic Endorsement, may also provide FSS (Oceanic) ATC Services in the New Zealand Oceanic FIR. This rating may only be appointed by senior division staff (VATNZ1 and VATNZ2).
 
INSTRUCTOR/SENIOR INSTRUCTOR RATED CONTROLLERS: Unrestricted to provide ATC services at any DEL, GND, TWR, APP, DEL or CTR within the New Zealand Domestic FIR and if the holder of a VATSIM Oceania Region Oceanic Endorsement, may also provide FSS (Oceanic) ATC Services in the New Zealand Oceanic FIR.

ALL POSITIONS ARE ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS UNLESS ATC POSITIONS HAVE BEEN BOOKED FOR A VATNZ APPROVED EVENT. See also the VATNZ ATC Pre-Booking Policy