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The American Virtual training program is a multiple step program that ensures the quality and excellence of AAVA pilots on the Expert Server. To be admitted into this program, you can either request it via a staff member or be selected by staff members due to behavior on the Expert Server. While within this program, you may not log any AAVA flights, meaning you’ll be exempt from inactivity checks. Once within the Training Program, you will be assigned a PowerPoint covering a specific subject, then tested on the material. Once mastery of said subject is present, you will move onto the next PowerPoint and test. This process will continue to repeat itself until completion and mastery is shown with all of the PowerPoints and you have passed Check Rides (view paragraph below for more information). Finally, you will take two exams, which will cover all of the material that was shown during this program. If you pass the two tests, you are free to begin flying and continuing as an AAVA pilot. In the event that you don’t pass the two tests, you will cover the material that you didn’t understand and attempt to take the test again.

Check Rides will be given to a pilot when they are in the Unicom, Ground/Tower, and Departure/Approach/Center phases of the Training Program. The Check Rides will be given once the pilot has shown mastery of the subject. These will test the pilot’s ability on how to communicate at uncontrolled/controlled fields and other necessary Air Traffic Control communications.

Within our Training Program

General Information Training

In this example, we explain the correct runway to choose based on the winds, a very important factor when flying at an uncontrolled field!

The question found below is asking what runway would be the best to depart/arrive on based on the winds. This is a very important skill when decoding METARs, as it helps you understand what is best for the airplane and can even make your landing smoother (less crosswind)!

Aiport Information Training

Here we explain how to read the exact temperature and dewpoint on a METAR, which is valuable information. Why? When the temparture is near the dewpoint, you can expect a type of percepitation, helpfully for planning and while you're in the skies.

In this question, we're ensuring that the individual taking the test understands how the localizer helps them while on an instrument (ILS) approach.