Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet Maya Ross, prepares to taxi a Piper Warrior aircraft onto the runway Aug. 6, 2019, at Delaware Airpark in Cheswold, Del. Ross and her Delaware State University certified flight instructor flew around the airpark and practiced skills she learned during the eight-week AFJROTC Summer Flight Academy held at DSU in Dover. Ross is a cadet with AFJROTC Detachment BE-931, SHAPE American High School, Mons, Belgium. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

What are ATOs?
Authorised Training Organisations (ATOs) are third-party organisations which are approved by the VATSIM Pilot Training Department to deliver training toward VATSIM Pilot Ratings.

The PTD Training Standards Department provides oversight, guidance and regulation for all ATOs under the regulations laid down in the Code of Regulations §2.03 and PTD 1000.

ATOs may be approved to carry out training toward the issue of VATSIM PPL (P1), Instrument Rating (P2), Commercial Multi Engine (P3) or ATPL (P4) ratings. In addition, ATOs may gain approval to offer training for the VATSIM Flight Instructor (P5) rating.