You are new to FSXEurope, you must:
– Have FSOpen’s Flight Strips software installed and be able to function correctly.
– Have sent through an application for the Aviation School on the FSXEurope home page.
– Be willing to learn
– You are new and in training. You must be confident in:
– Reading aerodrome charts
– Determining the QNH/QFE (Get the tower addon from FSOpen)
– Understanding squawk codes
– Determining and explaining the “transition altitude” and the relating effects
– Finding the local terrain safety heights
– Defining the difference between VFR and IFR
– Executing safe taxi instructions
– Deciphering flight plans and give accurate clearance instructions in relation to those plans, example:
– IFR SID (standard)
– IFR NO SID (non-standard)
– IFR in the circuit
– To gain Tower Controller status, you must:
– Be confident with all listed in the above beginner and ground sections.
– Have passed a delivery and ground assessment by an examiner.
– Determine the active runway
– Be able to determine and locate VRP’s, VOR’s NBS’s and their frequencies if available.
– Deal with circuit traffic on final and departure, taking into account the aircrafts intentions (SID’s, STAR’s, circuits, etc)
– Be able to decipher METAR, SPECI, TREND, TAF and Rafor’s.
– Be able to determine airfield status by the ATIS information
– Be comfortable with transiting aircraft across airspace (especially VFR) noting the correct procedures.
– Be confident in handing traffic over to UNICOM/other controllers in a orderly and correct fashion.
– Be able to give accurate VFR traffic clearance
– Be comfortable when dealing with rotary (Helicopters) and fixed wing aircraft.
– Be able to deal with mayday and pan calls (genuine calls only)
Radar Controller (Senior)
– To gain radar controller status, you must:
– Have passed the ground and tower assessments
– Be able to deal with transiting aircraft within your airspace, VFR and IFR
– To demonstrate a good understanding of a aerodrome procedures and related STAR arrivals, issuing STAR’s when the matters arises in good timing
– Manage multiple traffic either inbound or outbound
– Be able to keep an orderly flow of traffic, incorporating Hold procedures where necessary
– Demonstrate the ability to manage inbound/outbound aircraft altitude in relation to terrain, obstacles and airspace restrictions (encroaching other controllers airspace)
– Communicate well with other controllers and have patience with new pilots
– Demonstrate good leadership skills and assist in mentoring those controllers with lower rank
– To gain Area Controller status you must:
– Have passed Ground, Tower and Radar assessments
– Have the ability to control multiple traffic inbound and outbound to various locations whilst continuing a free-flowing rate of traffic
– Have the ability to issue and implement mandatory STAR arrivals if traffic is heavy
– Demonstrate good leadership skills to all controllers AND pilots
– Be confident in passing traffic over to radar controllers in good time
– Enforce and follow rules set down on the FSXEurope website
– Be a good role model.