VATSIM Pilot Training Department

Welcome to the VATSIM Pilot Training Department.

VATSIM's pilot training program is a voluntary system that is open to each and every member of VATSIM. The program includes 10 different ratings, of which only six are currently offered while the others are still in development.  The current list of ratings are as follows:

VATSIM Pilot Ratings

Rating

Description

P0

not rated*

P1

VATSIM Online Pilot*

P2

VATSIM Flight Fundamentals*

P3

VATSIM VFR Pilot*

P4

VATSIM IFR Pilot*

P5

VATSIM Advanced IFR Pilot*

P6

VATSIM International and Oceanic Pilot

P7

VATSIM Helicopter VFR and IFR Pilot

P8

VATSIM Military Special Operations Pilot

P9

VATSIM Pilot Flight Instructor

* = Currently Offered

The training for each rating will be provided by a VATSIM Authorized Training Organization (ATO). ATOs are third party training providers who have undergone a certification audit by VATSIM's VATGOV14's office to ensure the quality of the program meets or exceeds VATSIM's documented standards for each rating and for how ATO administer the training to member pilots.  The ATO awards VATSIM Pilot Ratings once the student has completed all required coursework successfully.

Here is the listing to all current VATSIM Authorized Training Organizations.

If you are looking to sharpen old skills or master new skills, please use our ATO's to help you learn the finer points of online flying with VATSIM to become the most proficient pilot you can be!

If you have questions or concerns relative to flight training please don't hesitate to contact my office at vpplt(at)vatsim(dot)net.


Pan Lalas
VATGOV14, VATSIM VP Pilot Training