VATSIM's pilot training program is a voluntary system that is open to each and every member of VATSIM. You can find more information about Pilot Training at the dedicated Pilot Training website.
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 central pilot training team 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.
If you are looking to sharpen old skills or master new skills, please use our ATOs to help you learn the finer points of online flying with VATSIM to become the most proficient pilot you can be!
VATSIM Pilot Training Staff:
Divya Patel, VP, Pilot Training, VATGOV14
John Pettit - Director, Pilot Training
Anthony Colduck - Director, Pilot Training Academy