The VATSIM Pilot Ratings Program was introduced in 2010. The purpose of the following Rating Program was to produce the following goals:
• To promote activity to train VATSIM pilots at all stages of experience using third party resources such as BlueHorizon International which is qualified and monitored by VATSIM. The list of tasks to be done to qualify for a VATSIM pilot rating are detailed by VATSIM but BlueHorizon International has been allowed to build it's own methods and procedures for delivering the ratings.
• The ratings are aimed to provide pilots with recognition for having achieved demonstrated success in online flying at several levels and with a consistent worldwide standard for each rating.
• Although global in scope the scheme fully recognizes regional and local variance from ICAO standards. BlueHorizon International which is based in the United States will deliver its training and tests using the rules which apply in the United States.
• It must be emphasized that this program is not compulsory. many pilots will choose not to gain these ratings, and that is, and always will be, acceptable to VATSIM, as declared by the Founders in 2009
The VATSIM Pilot Ratings
There are five distinct ratings available:
P1 VATSIM Pilot
P2 VATSIM Flight Fundamentals (Stick and Rudder) (SYLLABUS)
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
P2 Training Manual
This document allows members to self-brief on the VATSIM P2 requirements, with lists of required software, links to VATSIM and several other external sources, with descriptions of the knowledge required and their accumulative examples.
P2 Test Procedure
The P2 test will comprise an oral assessment via Teamspeak and a test flight using “Net Flights” to confirm the students ability to handle the selected the aircraft.
VATSIM Training Request
If you are ready to submit your request for the VATSIM Training Program then please click HERE.
When you have completed your P2 Flight Test, the examiner will ask you to complete a brief report on your experience of the P2 rating.