Training Policy - Saudi vACC

Category: Training | Saudi Arabia vACC Policy

Training Policy for Saudi vACC

General Process (GP)

OBS -> S1:

1. Read SOP (or AIP) for OEJN, OERK, OEDF

2. Request mentoring sessions on the HQ system.

3. You will be assigned the VATME S1 rating exam and need to pass this.

4. You will be assigned the OEJN DEL/GND theory exam and need to pass this.

5. Take 1 mentoring session with a mentor or instructor to go over Euroscope functionality.

 

S1 -> S2:

1. Pass the VATME S2 rating theory exam.

2. Read the SOP (or AIP) for OEJN, OERK, OEDF, OEMA airports.

3. Pass the OEJD, OEAB and OEDF TWR theory exam.

4. Complete 2 TWR mentoring sessions online or Sweatbox with a mentor/instructor.

5. Pass the Saudi VACC General and local procedures oral exam and proficiency test for TWR.

6. Pass the TWR CPT exam with a mentor/instructor.

 

S2 -> S3:

1. Pass the VATME S3 rating theory exam.

2. Read the SOP (or AIP) for all airports within OEJD FIR.

3. Pass the OEJD, OEDF, OERK, OEMA and OEAB DEP/APP theory exam.

4. Complete at least 3 mentoring sessions on DEP/APP with a mentor/instructor.

5. Pass the Saudi VACC General and local procedures oral exam and proficiency test for APP.

6. Pass the APP CPT exam with a mentor/instructor.

 

 

S3 -> C1:

1. Pass the VATME C1 rating theory exam.

2. Read the SOP (or AIP) for all airports within OEJD.

3. Pass the OEJD CTR theory exam.

4. Complete at least 4 mentoring sessions on CTR with a mentor/instructor.

5. Pass the oral proficiency test with the Instructor (I1+ rated) of Saudi VACC. Student will be thoroughly tested on Airspace classification, Danger/Prohibited/Restricted zones, route level restrictions and provision of services in Jeddah FIR. Student has to prove proficiency of all previous ratings.

6. Pass the CTR CPT exam with an Instructor (I1+ rated only).

 

NOTE: The number of mentoring sessions given above is the minimum. You may need more mentoring sessions, however this will be determined by your mentor/instructor depending on your performance.

 

Visiting/Transfers Process (VTP)

 

S1 Transfers

1. Read the SOP (or AIP) for OEJN.

2. You will be assigned the OEJD DEL/GND theory exam and need to pass this.

3. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system and to be approved for DEL/GND.

4. Read the local GND procedures for Saudi VACC.

 

 

S2 Visiting/Transfer

1. Pass the OEJD DEL/GND exam.

2. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for DEL/GND.

3. Pass the OEJD TWR theory exam.

4. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for TWR.

5. Read the local TWR procedures for Saudi VACC.

 

S3 Visiting/Transfer

1. Pass the OEJD DEL/GND exam.

2. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for DEL/GND .

3. Pass the OEJD TWR theory exam.

4. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for TWR .

5. Pass the OEJD DEP/APP exam.

6. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for APP .

7. Read the local APP procedures for Saudi VACC.

 

C1 Visiting/Transfer

1. Pass the OEJD DEL/GND exam.

2. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for DEL/GND .

3. Pass the OEJD TWR theory exam.

4. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for TWR .

5. Pass the OEJD DEP/APP exam.

6. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for APP .

7. Pass the OEJD CTR theory exam.

8. Schedule mentoring sessions on the HQ system for CTR .

9. Read the local CTR procedures for Saudi VACC.

 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

I am a resident controller with an OBS rating...

- Follow the General Process (GP) for each rating you want to achieve.

 

I am a visitor controller...

- Follow the Visiting/Transfers Process (VTP) for your current rating.

- If you are upgraded at your home division, this does not mean you can control at that rating in this vACC! You will need to follow the VTP for your new rating.

 

I have transferred to Saudi Arabia vACC and have a rating of S1 or higher already...

- Follow the Visiting/Transfer Process (VTP) for the rating you currently have.

- Once you have completed the VTP at your current rating, for future rating upgrades follow the General Process (GP).

- Example: if you have transferred into Saudi Arabia vACC and you already have an S2 rating, follow the VTP for S2. For your S3, follow the GP for S2 -> S3.

 

How do I request a mentoring session on the HQ system?

Follow the HQ guide which explains how to request a mentoring session at https://hq.vatme.net/how/do/i/use/hq#RequestATCTraining

 

I've failed my theory exam, what's next?

- If you fail any of the theory exams, it will be reassigned by the mentor/instructor after 24 hours.

- If it is not reassigned after 24 hours, please create a Support Ticket in HQ to the Saudi Arabia vACC staff team.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Before you decide you want to do ATC on VATSIM or want your next rating, make sure you have spent a significant time reading the materials and also observing our controllers online. You should log in VATSIM as an observer and listen to our ATC when they are online. Understand the phraseology they use and ask them questions if you do not understand something. If the controller is not busy, they will be happy to answer your questions. Our controllers have a great deal of knowledge of VATSIM and the Saudi airspace. Listen to how they read clearances, look at how they manage the traffic flow during busy times, and understand how they coordinate with each other. If you follow this simple note and observe online, you will be successful as a controller in the vACC.

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