The Enroute (CTR) Controller rating allows you to operate the CTR position in addition to the positions available as part of the Tower & TMA ratings.
To be eligible for Enroute assessment, you must:
- Hold a TMA rating
- Have fifty (50) hours logged as a TMA controller over a period of at least 1 month *
- Have completed adequate study of the Moodle Enroute course.
* You should endeavour to log "meaningful" TMA hours i.e. at times and places where there is traffic. Your online activity will be cross checked to ensure that hours have not been accumulated by logging onto remote locations, outside of peak times. Try to gain TMA experience controlling at many different locations. As an Enroute Controller you will be required to offer top-down approach/departure services to a variety of airports.
It is a good idea to practice issuing instructions before assessment, either by saying them out aloud, or by typing them for text practice. It is also beneficial if you have an understanding of SquawkBox/FSINN/vPilot and FMS operations. This will allow you to assist a pilot who is experiencing difficulties .... especially a new member.
Studying for the Enroute Rating with Moodle
If you already hold a Tower Controller rating then you will already be familiar with the the moodle training system. Moodle guides you through each step of the Enroute study process.
Its modular design means that you can work at your own pace and study small sections at a time to avoid information overload. Along the way you will find diagrams, links to real world documentation and even audio samples so you can familiarise yourself with "ATC speak".
All the information you need is contained in or linked from the ATC Academy. It is a one-stop-shop for training that saves you from wasting valuable time scouring the internet for information!
When your moodle study is complete and you have a good understanding of the learning material, you can undertake the moodle theory assessment. You will need to obtain at least an 80% outcome to achieve a satisfactory result.
A VATPAC instructor will now provide you with a practical assessment check ride. This is conducted on a separate and dedicated training server and allows you to experience a realistic enroute controlling experience, whilst not inconveniencing other users.