ATC School

The ATC School is a cursus dispensed by the French Division Training Department and aims to provide both theoretical and practical basic skills as to handle a Tower position with correct and efficient manners on the IVAO network.

How does it work?

The ATC School offers different curricula to provide students with training tailored to their level and expectations.

The discovery curriculum is suitable for beginners. It allows them, through a theoretical module and a practical module, to discover the Aurora control tool, the IVAO environment, and the theoretical basics of controlling.

The progressive curriculum is the evolution of the historical ATC School curriculum. The work in pairs Trainer/Student extends over several sessions. The student's commitment is therefore longer and requires rigor. Combining theory and practice, this curriculum allows novice controllers to reach an autonomous level on a tower position. After attending an information meeting and then 2 grouped theoretical modules, the student will be assigned a terrain and a trainer. The practical part then lasts for up to 6 modules.

The specialized curriculum is used to conduct specific training or to deepen the student's control level. The topics covered can be diverse: control of VFR traffic, specialization in a challenging terrain, etc. The content and the distribution of theory/practice are adapted by the trainer.

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ATC School Staff

The ATC School is under the responsibility of the Training Department which makes sure that the structure is running as intended and vouches for the quality of the teaching. All our trainers are voluntary , are at least ranked ADC  and are members of IVAO France Staff. They have been chosen for their teaching qualities, their availability and their passion for training. 

Robin Novakovic (FR-TC)Training Coordinator
 Kevin Rabaud (FR-TAC)Training Assistant Coordinator
 Liam Iveton (FR-TA4)ATC School Manager

What is not offered by the ATC School?

The ATC School is not a right. It is a training opportunity that is aimed for motivated and passionate people, who possess minimum availability to enhance their IVAO ATC skills. Therefore, courses are only an help that is not a substitute to your motivation, your personal work and your autonomous practical training.

The ATC School is not a mandatory step to pass your ADC exam but offers only the possibility to train with a trainer.

The training courses cannot take place in Paris (Orly LFPO and Charles de Gaulle LFPG) given the specific airspace restrictions prohibiting VFR traffic.

The ATC School does not train for approach control (APP) or en-route control (CTR). It is limited to the basics of tower (TWR), ground (GND) and delivery (DEL) control.

The ATC School does not provide flying lessons.


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