Controller Training/Visiting Controller Request

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

Due to high demand for training, VATNZ is not currently processing visiting controller requests. 

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 (VATNZ ONLY)
  3. Select the course PLEASE NOTE Tower students need 30 hours as a pilot/observer 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. Sign in to the VATNZ website (via the link in the top-right corner)
  2. Select My Dashboard from the personal menu (in the top-right corner once you're logged in)
  3. Click on the Endorsement Request link in the Controllers panel


  • VATPAC Controllers automatically receive Visiting Controller status in VATNZ by agreement between the two divisions.
  • Due to a high demand for training within VATNZ we are currently unable to process visiting controller requests
  • 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