Visit or Transfer to Hellenic vACC

Visiting Controllers

The following apply for those who wish to become visiting controllers in the HvACC. Τhe applicant must:

  • Hold at least C1 rating
  • Have more than 100 hours at the facility requested a validation
  • Have their competency evaluated in an Over-The-Shoulder check
  • Comply with the local ATC SOPs and LoAs
  • Log a minimum of 10 hours within 6 months (exceptions can be requested in advance)

Additional requirements in case the applicant wants an approach (APP) validation for major airport (LGAV) :

  • Have good situational awareness
  • Have descent vectoring skills

Learning Path:

  • (APP) The applicants requesting validation as an approach controller will start their training directly to the requested airport.
  • (CTR) The applicants requesting validation as an enroute controller in :
    1. Hellenic FIR will start their training in Makedonia ACC (LGMD_CTR). Once they become familiar with the procedures of the sector, and they wish to continue, then they can proceed with their training in the other LGGG sector(s).
    2. Nicosia FIR will start their training directly with Nicosia ACC (LCCC_CTR).

Getting a visiting controller validation for an airport doesn’t allow the applicants to control the major airport of Athens (LGAV) in any level. In that case the applicants should request a validation for the major airport and have their competency evaluated in an Over-The-Shoulder check.

Transferring Controllers

If the applicant belongs to another Division/Region then additionally the “Transfer and Visiting Controller Policy” requirements, as well as the VATEUR policy for “ATC privileges of resident, transferring and visiting Europe Region members” must be followed.

Process:

1. For Observer/Pilot (OBS) Rating

  • The transfer is initiated immediately, and the member has the same rights and privileges as the local members of the same rating.

2. For Rating Student 1 (S1) and above

  • The Transferring Controller will automatically be subject to any local rules, but will retain his or her current rating, whilst learning the new ATC environment. The Transfer Controller will be fast-tracked through any local assessment or endorsement, in order to become fully operational as quickly as possible.
  • The Transferring Controller may get a validation to assist his training, with the approval of the ATC Training Director (ACCGR2).
  • The Transferring Controller must demonstrate a standard equal to the local requirements for their current ATC rating, thus they will undergo a Over-The-Shoulder (OTS) competency check by a local examiner.
  • The Transferring Controller having satisfactorily passed a local competency check, shall thereafter have the same rights and privileges as local members of the same rating