5 Simple Steps to get going...

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Step 1 - Registration

If you haven’t done so already, you shoud now create and IVAO account. Make sure you read and understand all the instructions along with the rules & regaulations when signing up. Ensure that you select “Kuwait Division” as your chosen divsion. It is also advisable to add yourself to the division mailing list to ensure you recieve updates about the divsion from the staff team. You can sign up to both IVAO & our mailing list below.

 

NOTE: There is a pseudo-IVAO site online at ivao.org which will allow registrations, but the information it provides is false. Ensure you only use the form at IVAO.aero, or use the links provided below. Your personal data may not be secure otherwise.

Step 2 - Downloading & Installing Software

IVAC: is the Virtual ATC Client. This is your “radar” and will enable you to provide Air Traffic control services to pilots. Make sure you download the latest sector file(s) from the resources section. These will draw the map onto the radar screen.

 

Webeye: gives an overview of the live network without having to connect. You can obtain information about flights in progress, ATC positions online, METAR’s, events, scheduling, network statistics and much more.

Step 3 - Preparation

To control, you don’t need to be an aviation expert. However, it is important that:

 

  • You have attempted to familiarise yourself with IvAc, the ATC client.
  • You have read the manual supplied with IvAc. This will prepare you for your first theory exam.
  • You have started to have a look at the various resources within the “Controllers” section of the website.

 

If you have any doubts about any of these points, it would be best to ask for advice before attempting to control. The Kuwait division has a reputation for its excellent training department, so make the most of it.

Step 4 - Guidelines

Ensure that you have read and understood the guidelines for controlling in Kuwait (as well as the main IVAO R&R’s).

 

To control, you don’t need to be an aviation expert. However, it is important that:

 

  • You have attempted to familiarise yourself with IvAc, the ATC client.
  • You have read the manual supplied with IvAc. This will prepare you for your first theory exam.
  • You have started to have a look at the various resources within the “Controllers” section of the website.

 

If you have any doubts about any of these points, it would be best to ask for advice before attempting to control. The Kuwai division has a reputation for its excellent training department, so make the most of it.

Step 5 - Connect

Here are some tips you may find useful when it is time to make your first connection to the network:



  • It is best to observe another controller before opening a position yourself, to do this log on as KW_**_OBS with ** being your initials
  • If you would like to try controlling an active position you may log into OKBK

Training

Once you’ve connected to the network for the first time, observed some ATC and explored IvAc little, we strongly recommend that you enrol on the Aerdrome course run by the training department. you will be guided through to your first full ATC rating (Aerodrome Controller ADC). For more information, please visit the Training Managment System (TMS).

  • It is best to observe another controller before opening a position yourself, to do this log on as KW_**_OBS with ** being your initials
  • If you would like to try controlling an active position you may log into OKBK
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