MetroAir Virtual is pleased to announce that we are now an official VATSIM Authorized Training Organization. What this means for you the pilot is that we can now offer official training on behalf of VATSIM and issue VATSIM approved pilot ratings. MetroAir’s Chief Technology Officer, Matt Dissinger, was quoted saying “We’re very pleased to be able to offer our pilots this additional training opportunity. A lot of work went into our becoming an authorized training organization and I’d like to thank everyone involved for their hard work reaching this great milestone.” Matt Calsada, MetroAir’s Chief Executive Officer also had this to say “It’s an exciting time for MetroAir and we hope to offer additional VATSIM certifications in the future.”
Currently, MetroAir is only offering the P1 VATSIM pilot rating. The P1 is the most basic rating currently and covers being a VATSIM Online Pilot. MetroAir Pilots interested in completing the program should look into the VATSIM Online Pilot course. The course is self-paced with all materials available for studying online. Once a student feels comfortable with the material, they can schedule the written exam and complete it at their leisure. Pilots will also be required to complete a practical exam unless they qualify for a waiver of the practical as described on the course page. For more information about the practical exam, see the course page linked above.