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Janet Kino

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Janet Kino

Quite some years ago I started with ATC and have an S1 rating, but I haven't done anything for years and would like to start over again.  I know I read something about this somewhere in the last few weeks, but I can't find it again.  Can any of you please point me towards information on how to re-start my training, including retaking the classes and tests?

Thanks!

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William Shaw

Welcome back!

 

We no longer use a RTS system, meaning as an S1 in the UK you can control any delivery or ground position with the exception of Heathrow  and Military (S2), Gatwick (S1 but endorsement required) and AFIS positions (S1 with endorsement). You can view the requirements here: https://www.vatsim.uk/atc/endorsements

If you wish you can reteach yourself using the online moodle courses here: https://moodle.vatsim.uk/course/index.php?categoryid=39

If you would like to continue your training submit a ticket to the helpdesk at https://helpdesk.vatsim.uk/ asking to be placed on the waiting list for S2.

 

Regards,

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Janet Kino

Thank you, William.

So...

  • get Euroscope, Teamspeak and Audio for Vatsim sorted out,
  • do a bit of observation
  • Review the information on the Moodle for S1,
  • choose one of the ADC courses for Delivery and Ground (I was doing Edinburgh long, long ago, so I'd probably start there) and work through that,
  • and then sign up for a mentoring session at that airport and I'm good to go?
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Alex Ashley
13 hours ago, Janet Kino said:

Thank you, William.

So...

  • get Euroscope, Teamspeak and Audio for Vatsim sorted out,
  • do a bit of observation
  • Review the information on the Moodle for S1,
  • choose one of the ADC courses for Delivery and Ground (I was doing Edinburgh long, long ago, so I'd probably start there) and work through that,
  • and then sign up for a mentoring session at that airport and I'm good to go?

Not quite. Since you already have the rating, you don't need to redo the training. If you'd like to become a Tower controller at some point, you would join the waiting list at the link William has provided.

It is recommended that you take a glance through the information on Moodle as it will greatly improve your controlling.

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