For many years, VATSIM controllers-to-be have had the same pathway to getting on the scope - join their FIR of choice, then wait for an instructor to become available. This causes bottlenecks, and we wanted to find a way to fix that. That's when the Winnipeg team created Winnipeg365 - a brand new, state of the art and robust online training platform, built for both instructors and students. The best feature of Winnipeg365? As a new student, you don't have to sit around and wait.
Once you are accepted into the FIR (typically only taking a few days), you will automatically be enrolled into the system - and will be eligible to get right into the fundamentals. From the laws of aviation, to taxiing and aircraft for the first time, Winnipeg365 has it all. And while you'll still have to wait for an instructor before heading onto the network to control, this platform speeds that up for everyone - and we all love when things are done quickly and properly!
Come join the community of students, controllers and instructors in Winnipeg today by clicking here.
Visiting controllers are provided training based on instructor availability, similar to standard home controllers and students. However, Winnipeg's home controllers always hold priority, so we ask for (and appreciate) your patience during what can sometimes be a lengthy waiting period. That said, we're always happy to welcome a new face to our team - even if you're not a Winnipeg home controller! Head here for more info.
Questions? Contact our Chief Instructor!