London Heathrow (EGLL) is the only airfield in VATSIM UK that has been designated as a major
aerodrome under the regulations set out in VATSIM's Global Ratings Policy. Members rated S2 or higher
may undertake a number of special endorsements to be allowed to control Heathrow positions up to and
including their permanent controller rating. VATSIM UK does not offer training at Heathrow towards a
new permanent controller rating. These endorsements are also required for any controller that wishes to
open or be trained on the London South sector group or encompassing bandboxes.
Heathrow offers a total of three endorsements:
- Ground and delivery
- Approach (Director)
- Complete the Moodle course for the endorsement you are requesting.
All members have access to the Heathrow Moodle courses
Heathrow Ground / Delivery here
Heathrow Tower here
Heathrow Approach here
Open a ticket at the VATSIM UK helpdesk (here) to request access to the theory exam.
Upon completion of the theory exam, reopen existing ticket to advise Heathrow staff of your exam pass.
(Should you fail the exam, a cooldown period of 7 days is applied automatically)
You will be added to the waiting list for the applicable endorsement. You can monitor you training place position here
You must maintain eligibility in order to be considered for a training place. See below for eligibility requirements.
When available, a training place will be offered.
Permissions given to request practical training. A session request and availability are required in order to keep your training place.
Recency & Eligibility Requirements
To be eligibile for a training place you are required to maintain the following requirements:
- Ground / Delivery : 12 hours controlling UK positions within the preceeding 3 months.
- Tower : 12 hours controlling UK positions within the preceeding 3 months, which at least 5 hours must include EGLL_GND or _DEL positions.
- Approach : 12 hours controlling UK positions within the preceeding 3 months, which at least 5 hours must include EGLL_TWR positions.
If you are interested in obtaining a Heathrow endorsement, please complete the relevant Moodle course then submit a ticket to ATC Training in the helpdesk
to request access to the theory exam.