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3g - General

3g.1 - Authorization
Revision: 06 Mar 2022

3g.1.1   Obtaining ATC Role. Access to the Radar Client is restricted to those members with the ATC role in their profile. This role can be obtained one of two ways:

  1. By visiting any Division on the Divisions List and clicking the "Become an ATC" button; or
  2. By the POSCON Director of Training granting the role after the user completes the POSCON ATC Application for Non-Division Members.

Once the role is granted, two things will happen:

  1. The option to download the Radar Client will become available in the Launcher Client. If you are unable to download the Radar Client after this role is granted, you may need to log out and back into the Launcher Client.
  2. The "POSCON ATC Onboarding" computer-based training module will be assigned.

3g.1.2   Obtaining Authority Authorization. Obtaining the ATC role only gets you as far as being able to download the Radar Client and take the "POSCON ATC Onboarding" CBT. Before you are able to Sign-In to any position, you must first obtain at least one Authority (Division) authorization. This Authority authorization can be obtained a few different ways, depending on whether you desire to join an Active Division or Inactive Division. To see which Divisions are active vs. inactive, see the Divisions List.

To obtain authorization to control within an Active Division:

  1. Visit the Divisions List, click on the active division you wish to join.
  2. Click on the "Join as ATC" button.
  3. Take any onboarding training CBT or evaluation that the division offers.

To obtain authorization to control within an Inactive Division:

Authority authorization is granted manually by the Director of Training or his designee upon completion of the POSCON ATC Onboarding CBT. Please allow at least 24 hours for this authorization to be processed after the completion of the CBT. If you still have not obtained the proper authorization after 24 hours, send an email to [email protected] and advise him that you have completed the training module.

To check what authorizations you have, please visit your Profile > ATC Approvals section:


You can filter your authorizations by clicking the filters button in the top left corner of the table. This will allow you to search by column headers:


Each sector has four roles available to users: Data, Radar, Instructor, and Supervisor. If you have authorization for a role, it will be indicated with a green check-mark.



3g.2 - Controlling Standards
Revision: 04 Jul 2022

3g.2.1   AIP Standards. Controllers are required to follow the standards published by the real-world administrative authority for the area in which they are simulating. For example, if controlling in the United States of America, that authority is the FAA and controllers are required to adhere to relevant sections from the AIP and AIM.

3g.2.2   Phraseology. Controllers are required to follow the phraseology standards published by the real-world administrative authority for the area in which they are simulating. For example, if controlling in the United States of America, that authority is the FAA and controllers are required to adhere to the JO 7110.65.

3g.2.3   Facility Specific Standards. Divisions and Sub-Divisions are required to publish ATC specific standard operating procedures (SOPs) and letters of agreement (LOAs). When published, these documents are considered policy.



3g.3 - Streaming Policy
Revision: 04 Jul 2022

3g.3.1   Encountering Errors. While POSCON is out of beta, ATC development will continue for many years to come. There are currently no restrictions on streaming our ATC software; however, users granted ATC authorization that choose to stream are expected to use their voice in a positive manner when experiencing any kind of bug on the Positive Control Network. In other words, please do not accentuate any issue encountered while using the network and remind viewers that POSCON ATC is still a work in progress. Also, it would be extremely helpful if you could contact us directly about any bug you experience so that it can be rectified as soon as possible.

3g.3.2   Conduct. POSCON expects ATC users to always behave in a professional manner while on the network, especially while producing content that represents ATC portion of this network.


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