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S2 Training (TWR)

General

The training in the RG Frankfurt starts at Stuttgart/EDDS airport. There you will collect the first training steps together with a mentor. After about two months, you will move to our major airport Frankfurt/EDDF, where you will gain further experience at a more complex airport and prepare for the Controller Practical Test (CPT), which will complete your tower training.

The training takes place under the student's own responsibility. This means that you have to apply for the next training steps on your own and on time. Throughout your training, you will be guided by a moodle course, where you can check your current progress. It is important that you request your "CPT preparation training" in time before the end of your solo phase. Otherwise, the solo phase will be automatically terminated. It is also highly recommended to plan your CPT to take place at least one month before the end of your Solophase and to plan your preparation accordingly.

For each training, you have to prepare yourself according to the Moodle Course. It is important that you not only read the documents but also understand and learn the content. If a training reveals that you do not meet the requirements, the training can immediately be canceled. 

Every training will take place on our Teamspeak server in the channel "Training Briefing/Debriefing" of the RG Frankfurt. 

We expect you to use your training efficiently because it requires a lot of mentoring hours. This means that we expect you to control at least two hours per week. If this is not the case and you do not log any sessions during a month, we reserve the right to withdraw your solo phase without warning. Exceptions may be made in agreement with the lead mentor.

You can find the Moodle Course here: EDFF Curriculum S1/S2

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EDDS Online Training

Requirements
  • You have controlled at least 10 hours during the S1 training
  • You have requested an online training at EDDS in our forum [ANGEBOTE/REQUESTS] Training Request Thread
  • A mentor has contacted you regarding your training
  • You have booked the station with Training=Yes as soon as the training date is confirmed. If there is a booking conflict, contact your mentor
  • You have completed and passed the chapter "EDDS Online Training" in the moodle course
Contents

Together with a mentor, you will occupy the position EDDS_TWR and under his guidance, you will control the entire airport.

After you successfully complete your tower training, you are allowed to control all stations up to Tower (S1 solo phase) at the training airport Stuttgart/EDDS and will now be able to control on your own. If you have any questions, you can (and should) contact one of the mentors at any time.

Within 40 days you should gain experience and at least 25 hours on the position you have been assigned (please also in the evening, especially on the online day in Stuttgart, i.e. Sunday evening). Please apply for introductory training in Frankfurt/EDDF 40 days after the start of the solo phase at the latest.

No later than 60 days after receiving your solo phase, you should have learned the procedures in Stuttgart/EDDS to the extent that you can move to Frankfurt/EDDF to continue your training. You can deviate from this standard on the recommendation of your mentor or due to your express wish to continue your training in Stuttgart/EDDS.

The S1 Solophase is valid for 60 days. Then a decision must be made about where you will continue your training. Otherwise, the Solophase expires! If the release expires after 60 days without you having been active for further training (e.g. requesting another training), the Solophase will simply be removed.

While your Solophase is in Stuttgart/EDDS, you may only control in Stuttgart/EDDS, not on the other minor airports.

It is strongly recommended that VFR can be controlled correctly and confidently before moving to Frankfurt since trainees in Frankfurt have little contact with VFR. A further indication of whether one is ready for the change to Frankfurt is the ability to know all common IFR phraseologies (especially IFR Clearance) fluently, accurately, and by heart.

EDDF Introduction

Requirements
  • You have controlled for at least 25 hours in Stuttgart
  • A mentor has contacted you regarding your training
  • You have completed and passed the chapter "EDDF Introduction" in the moodle course
Contents

The introductory session will be held in two parts. The first training is a simulation with 07-ops and the second one with 25-ops.

After successful instruction, you will continue your tower training in Frankfurt/EDDF. For the remaining time of your S1 Solophase (120 days in standard case), you will control independently in Frankfurt/EDDF and prepare for your CPT, which you will also take there.

Please apply for an over-the-shoulder training after 2 to 3 weeks. You should have controlled at least 10 hours by then.

While the Solophase is in Frankfurt/EDDF, you may only control in Frankfurt/EDDF, not in Stuttgart/EDDS.

OTS Training

Requirements
  • You have controlled for at least 10 hours in Frankfurt
  • Your introduction was 2 to 3 weeks ago
  • A mentor has contacted you regarding your training
  • You have booked the station with Training=Yes as soon as the training date is confirmed. If there is a booking conflict, contact your mentor
  • You have completed and passed the chapter "OTS Training" in the moodle course
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Together with a mentor, you control EDDF_S_TWR (and all stations below) in the evening. The mentor checks if you are applying all procedures correctly and how you handle yourself online.

Latest 50 days before the end of your solo phase, you should request your CPT preparation training in the forum.

CPT Preparation Training

Requirements
  • You have a good routine for dealing with "normal" traffic situations
  • You have reviewed all theory you have learned throughout your training
  • A mentor has contacted you regarding your training  
  • You have completed the chapter "CPT Preparation Training" in the moodle course
Contents

Usually, two CPT preparation trainings are conducted in the simulator. Take the opportunity to listen to other trainings!

If the mentor is satisfied with your performance and your theoretical knowledge, he will give you the "go" for your final training.

 Please make sure that you have controlled at least 40 hours at your exam airport.

Final Training

Requirements
  • You have controlled at least 40 hours at your exam airport
  • Your mentor has given you the "go" for the final training
  • You have booked the station with Training=Yes as soon as the training date is confirmed. If there is a booking conflict, contact your mentor
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You will occupy the examination station under the supervision of a mentor. GND and DEL are blocked, so this training shows if you are ready for the CPT.

DEL and GND should always be occupied on Fridays except on CPTs, so unfortunately the final training on TWR cannot take place on Fridays.

The mentor might notice a few things that you could do better that didn't show up in the simulator.

If the mentor is satisfied with your performance, he will give you the "Go" for the CPT. He then makes an appointment with you and applies for your CPT. With your CPT application, the ATSimTest will be activated.

ATSimTest S2

Requirements
  • Your mentor has given you the "go" for your CPT
  • Read the training material on vateud.net / Training / ATC Training. Here you will find all information you need to pass the ATSimTest.
  • If you have further questions about the contents of the ATSimTest, please contact one of the mentors.

The ATSimTest must be completed and passed before starting the CPT. Otherwise, the exam cannot take place!

CPT

Requirements
  • Your mentor gave you the "go" for the CPT
  • You have passed the ATSimTest
  • You have booked the station for a duration of 1 hour (times in UTC!)
  • In the [STAFFING/BOOKING] RG Frankfurt ATC Coverage Thread you have left a note that you want to do a CPT at that time.
  • Your mentor or the Lead Mentor will request an examiner at the ATC Training Department. If your CPT can take place, you will see this in the thread Bestätigte Controller CPTs.
  • All CPTs held on a day other than Friday must be advertised. You can request your advertisement in the following thread: [CPT] Request für CPT-Werbung (The leading mentor has the final say in whether the CPT should be advertised).
  • Please organize a replacement yourself, e.g. by creating a thread in the forum section of the RG Frankfurt or by asking for it in the Staffing/Booking Thread.
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In the CPT you show two examiners (ATD examiner and local assessor) that you have mastered all ground positions. All contents of the tower training are relevant for the exam.

Tip: control safely and exactly the way you learned it. Don't try to control the traffic overly cautiously, nor do try to get out to all limits and beyond - the examiners only want to see that you can handle the traffic volume well and as confidently as possible. A perfect CPT is therefore very boring for the examiners to watch. If you should have a major mishap or it's just not your day at all, don't be too disappointed about a failed CPT - of course, you have (mostly after a new CPT preparation training) another try.

After passing CPT, you will apply for the S2 rating. With the rating upgrade to S2, you get the clearance to occupy all minor airports in Germany and to be assigned to major airports.