Controller Training

The VATNZ Training Department is responsible for teaching members the necessary skills to provide Air Traffic Control services within VATNZ airspace.

Welcome to the VATNZ Training Department

Welcome and Congratulations on your first steps to becoming a vATC controller with VATNZ.

Here you will be able to undertake training to become a Virtual Air Traffic Controller in VATNZ airspace and learn other valuable skills for the VATSIM network.

The VATNZ rating progress like so:

  • S2 (Student - Tower Course)
  • S3 (Senior Student - TMA Couse)
  • C1 (Controller - Enroute Course)

We offer an optional Procedural Tower Endorsement course for S2 rated controllers enabling you to be able to control a tower listed on the procedural towers list. 

We also offer an optional Oceanic Endorsement course for C1 rated controllers enabling you to control any position listed on the Pacific Oceanic Partnership site.

Furthermore, we have courses for those wishing to gain Visting Controller (VC) status in VATNZ airspace. 

This VATNZ Mentor/Instructor Policy outlines the role of a VATNZ Instructor/Mentor, his/her privileges and some guidelines in order to assist training within VATNZ.  You can read this policy here: