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     P1 - Vatsim Online Pilot

     P2 - Vatsim Flight Fundamentals

     Coming Soon:

     P3 - Vatsim VFR Pilot

What is Vatsim:

Using Vatsim's own words, they are "The Virtual Air Traffic Simulation Network, known as VATSIM.net or "VATSIM" was created in 2001 by a group of individuals who came together with a goal of creating an organization which truly served the needs of the flight simulation and online air traffic control community. With an eye towards more than just providing a network of computers for users to log into, VATSIM is an online community where people can learn and, at the same time, enjoy the past times of flight simulation and air traffic control simulation all while making new friends from all over the world." For vUSAF pilots, VATSIM training (through the Authorized Training Organization Program) will provide one-on-one training aimed at taking a new student through the task of learning the Air Trafic Control System within the Flight Simulator enviroment, The ATO Program falls within the vUSAF AETC training department, specifically and directly under the vUSAF Training Academy.


The above link will show you where to get started. There are four steps that you must agree to.

1. Read (and agree) to the User Agreement and the Privacy Policy.
2. Read the VATSIM Code of Conduct
3. Sign up at VATSIM
4. Install the free software and learn how to "log on".
5. After you apply you will get a VATSIM ID number that you will use to log on to the virtual ATC system.

In order to obtain a VATSIM Rating, pilots will be required to complete the included modules and pass a check ride with a score of 70% or higher.

Each VATSIM Rating Course will include a multiple choice written exam, and a flight test evaluation with our vUSAF Instructor.

Retaking an Exam:
If you do not pass the Exam you may view your complete Exam results along with material so that you can prepare to retake the exam. You will be permitted to retake the Exam 7 days after the last Exam date.

Online Training:
VUSAF does provide online training and website addresses to Vatsim for pilots that are new to Vatsim and need assistance in preparing for their Exams.