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Seattle Virtual ATC
The above pages are for current controllers only. Read below to join our team!
What SVATC Controllers Do
Simply stated, the primary purpose of the ATC system is to A) provide a realistic environment for pilots flying on the server, and B) to provide for the safe, orderly, and expeditious flow of air traffic operating in the SVATC multiplayer flight server.
All SVATC certified Air Traffic Controllers have demonstrated the knowledge required to independently manage air traffic for their rated positions, and all the positions below their rating. This is important because SVATC operates in a "top down" structure, similar to most other flight sim groups, in which a controller has jurisdiction over all the aircraft operating in his control position, as well as any underlying control positions. For example, an approach controller and a ground controller is online. Approach will also handle tower operations, as well as ground/clearance at satelite airports, and ground will also handle clearanace delivery operations at his designated airport.
Controllers here are also a key part in the flight training process, in which many lessons in our flight training program may require ATC services to complete lesson requirements, or to get the full experience of the training session. Controllers on SVATC also help with the administration of the server by ejecting unruly players, reporting unsafe pilot actions to our Safety Management System (SMS) program, and helping to uphold a professional atmosphere.
Become an SVATC Controller
Training to become a controller on Seattle Virtual ATC will be a very rewarding experience for people of all experience levels, in that you will learn more about aviation, see what it's like on the "other" side of the mic, and allows people with real world experience to improve their repertoire.
To begin the process, simply send out an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to open up a training request. Please include your SVATC username, real name. An instructor will then add you to an appropriate training course generally within 24 hours. Previous SVATC website registration and approval required.
All general knowledge training will be completed online. All one-on-one instruction will be accomplished on our Teamspeak 3 (voice communication) server. If you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact an instructor.
Training for clearance/ground will usually take 3-5 hours for somebody with little prior knowlege before taking the written exam. An applicant must pass the written exam with 70% or greater before "dual instruction" on frequency.
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