Training Course
Procedural Tower

Welcome to the Procedural Tower module. This module is an optional course which will give you an insight into the procedures associated with the role of a procedural tower controller. The VATSIM Global Ratings Policy now requires a Tower Controller to demonstrate competencies additional to those associated with the Tower Rating, prior to controlling at a Procedural Tower.

Skills

Course Briefing
Welcome to the Procedural Tower module. This module is an optional course which will give you an insight into the procedures associated with the role of a procedural tower controller. The VATSIM Global Ratings Policy now requires a Tower Controller to demonstrate competencies additional to those associated with the Tower Rating, prior to controlling at a Procedural Tower.

Procedural Towers are listed in the Controllers section of the VATNZ website. Tower (S2) Controllers are not authorised to control these specially listed positions until they have demonstrated competency in this module. TMA (S3) Controllers or above may control these positions at any time, however it is highly recommended to complete this module to enable you to provide the best possible service to pilots.

This course provides the training and assessment necessary to obtain a Procedural Tower endorsement as a Tower (S2) Controller.

Procedural Towers in New Zealand are located in Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Nelson, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown.

This course will teach you the principles and techniques of Procedural Tower Control and provide you with training to safely and expeditiously move traffic into and out of the area.

Awarded On Completion

 Procedural Tower Endorsement

Mentors

  • Eric Coufmann – Instructor
  • James Ford-Hathaway – ATC Mentor (Tower, TMA)
  • Tom Gregory – ATC Mentor (Tower)
  • Ollie Holmwood – Controller Operations Director
  • Andrew Moseley – Senior Instructor
  • Andrew Norris – Senior Instructor
  • Bailey Pellow – Instructor
  • Mark Richards – Senior Instructor
  • Cam Tyson – Training Syllabus Director

Requirements

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

RequirementMinimum
Minimum Controller RatingTower Controller
Controller Hours20
Completed Aerodrome Controller CourseYes
Controller Hours since completing Aerodrome Controller Course20
DivisionMust be a member of one of the following divisions:
  • Australia/Pacific (VATPAC)
  • New Zealand (VATNZ)