Controller Training/Visiting Controller Request

Controllers can now submit requests for Ratings Promotion and Endorsements via the VATNZ website.

Visiting Controllers please go to 

To submit a Controller Rating Promotion Request:

  1. Sign in to the VATNZ website (via the link in the top-right corner)
  2. Select the Controller Tab or select the link 
  3. Select the course PLEASE NOTE Tower students need 30 hours flying/observing and 20 hours of meaningful observing ATC (50 hours total) to apply this is because experience gets you through, also study is very important. 


  • VATNZ can only process Promotion Requests for VATNZ members
  • Non-VATNZ members should talk to their home division to request promotion

To request a Controller Endorsement - eg: Oceanic or Visiting Controller:

  1. Go to and select the Visiting Controller Course (Aerodrome) and register for the course.
  2. Complete the study, exam, and mentoring. 


  • VATPAC Controllers automatically receive Visiting Controller status in VATNZ by agreement between the two divisions.
  • The Oceanic Controller Endorsement permits the holder to provide Oceanic Control services in:
    • VATNZ Oceanic airspace
    • VATPAC Oceanic airspace
    • VATUSA's Oakland Oceanic airspace
  • The Oceanic Controller Endorsement is only available to Controllers with a rating on Enroute Controller or higher