Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Students are added by instructors.
Course Language: English
Price:  FREE
P1 - VATNA Online Pilot (English)

About this course

The main objective of this course is to introduce the student to the basic knowledge they will need to enter the VATSIM network and connect as a virtual pilot.

To ensure that the new pilot receives the information necessary in order to understand the VATSIM virtual environment when it comes to communicating and getting along with others on the network and to give the student an introduction to the basics of flight.

We hope that taking this course will help answer your questions regarding the virtual world of flight and how to become a part of it.

And finally it is important to remember that we are here to help you. If you ever have a question or feel you need assistance all you need to do is send an email to one of our Instructors and you will receive an answer an soon as we can get back to you.


Course Structure

  • Lesson 1 - Software
  • Lesson 2 - Flight Plans
  • Lesson 3 - Meteorology
  • Lesson 4 – Facility Web Sites
  • Lesson 5 – Connecting to the Network
      • Where to Connect
      • Transponder Basics
      • Transponder via SquawkBox
      • Transponder via FSInn
  • Lesson 6 – Basic Maps & Charts
      • Airport Diagrams
      • Airport Diagram
      • VFR Sectionals
      • VFR Sectional
      • Low / Hi Enroute Charts
      • Lo and Hi Enroute Chart
      • Departure and Arrival Charts
      • Departure Chart
      • Arrival Chart
      • Instrument Approach Charts
      • Instrument Approach Chart
      • How to find charts
  • Lesson 7 - Contacting ATC
      • Language
      • Reading Back Instructions
      • Emergency Situations
      • Notes
      • Phonetic Alphabet Chart
      • Phonetic Alphabet
      • Hierarchy of Controllers
      • Final Notes
  • Lesson 8 - VATSIM Basics
      • Forums
      • Conflict Resolution
      • Supervisors
      • On and Offline Help
      • VATSIM Structure
      • Facility Structure
  • Lesson 9 - Good VATSIM Citizenship
      • Important Documents
      • VATSIM Website
      • Special Operations
      • Air Traffic Control Training and Ratings
  • Final Exam