Controller Training/Visiting Controller Request

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

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