Welcome to the VATSIM Pilot Training Department!

VATSIM's pilot training program is a voluntary system that is open to each and every member of VATSIM. The program includes 9 different ratings, of which only five are currently offered while the others are still in development. The current list of ratings are as follows:

Pilot ratings
Rating Description
P1 VATSIM Online Pilot
P2 VATSIM Flight Fundamentals
P3 VATSIM VFR Pilot
P4 VATSIM IFR Pilot
P5 VATSIM Advanced IFR Pilot
P6 VATSIM International and Oceanic Pilot
P7 VATSIM Helicopter VFR and IFR Pilot
P8 VATSIM Military Special Operations Pilot
P9 VATSIM Pilot Flight Instructor

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 VATGOV14's office 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.

Here is the listing of all current VATSIM Authorized Training Organizations.

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!

If you have questions or concerns relative to flight training please don't hesitate to contact my office at vpplt(at)vatsim(dot)net.

Divya Patel 
VATGOV14, VATSIM VP Pilot Training