Training Course
Aerodrome Controller Course

In this course you will learn how to be an Aerodrome Controller.

At the end of this course there is 30 question quiz, which you will be required to complete and pass. The pass mark is 80%.

Following this, you will begin your practical training. This is done using simulated scenarios. To pass the practical training, you will be required to pass a Practical Controller Assessment.


Aerodrome Controllers are responsible for making sure that aircraft land and depart safely from an aerodrome. A busy aerodrome can be a lot of fun to control. It is also the first time you really begin to start separating aircraft.

This tutorial will teach you all about how to be an effective, efficient and most importantly, safe, Aerodrome Controller.

Below is the syllabus for Aerodrome Control. It details what you will need to know, as well as the required skill sets needed to be an Aerodrome Controller. As such, any of the items in the syllabus are examinable.

Once you have looked through the syllabus, you can being reading through the Aerodrome Control Tutorial. If you have any questions regarding anything in this tutorial, please feel free to ask any of the mentor/instructing staff.

Awarded On Completion

  • Your Tower Controller Rating


  • Damien Corbett – Training Director
  • Archie Hammond
  • Ray Lang – Senior Instructor
  • Fenton Loveday – ATC Mentor
  • Andrew Moseley – Senior Instructor
  • Andrew Norris – Instructor
  • Andrew Ogden – Instructor


To enrol in this course you must meet the following requirements:

Minimum Controller RatingObserver

Must be a VATNZ member

  • You Must have a minimum of 30 hours total on-line as a Pilot/ ATC Observer.