The IVAO Headquarters Pilots Group is a group of highly skilled pilots, which task is to provide enough traffic or to perform difficult operations where a controller exam takes place.
The main task of this group is to provide experienced and qualified pilots to division ATC examination.
Why this group have been created ?
The main priorities of HQ Pilot Group are the knowledge, concentration and execution skills.
The service provided by the Pilots Group is available by request for any controller exams and some official training managed by training department of division.
HQ pilot group can only be requested by the examiner or the trainer of the training department of division which host the exam.
The Pilots Group needs notification about 5 days in advance to reach all pilots. Try to make your request as soon as possible, as the requests are processed on a first come first served basis.
Rule: A maximum of 1 session per hour can be allowed.
Every examiner can call the HQ Pilots for a briefing about 30 minutes prior to the start of the exam.
The examiner is invited to participate to assign tasks and ask questions.
The pilots will try to complete all tasks that are requested in the briefing or ordered via text during the flight, in function of the traffic around and in function of examinee's capabilities.
When more than 4 HQ pilots are attending to an exam, the examiner has the choice to request an exam supervisor. An exam-supervisor is a person who is in contact with all pilots to coordinate different situations. The examiner can still contact all pilots directly.
To be part of HQ Pilot Group, the member should send himself his application. The group will not invite Pilot to participate.
Becoming an IVAO HQ pilot will require the minimum theoretical and practical knowledge asked in Commercial Pilot rank (CP).
To become a member of HQ Pilot Group, You need to follow the processus below:
2. Apply via our website : https://hqpilots.ivao.aero/v2/examRequestForm.php
3. Pass with success the interview with one or several representative of the HQ Pilots Management
When you have passed with success the entry exam, you will become part of HQ Pilot Group and you will be invited to our communication channel and media.
After joining the group, the HQ Pilot badge is issued and the pilot is on trial for at least 4 flights (official sessions). The purpose of this trial period is to make sure that the pilot follows the internal instructions and does not disrupt any examination session. If the pilot cannot complete 4 flights in 3 months, then his HQ Pilot badge is withdrawn for lack of availability. The evaluation is done either by the HPM, HPAM or by HPAs.
Each pilot shall follow the general rules presented below:
HPAs are subject to this quota. However, an exception is made for the administrator members with the badge (TD/TAD/HPM/HPAM) who are exempted to fly this quota, for obvious reasons related to the time required to manage the members and access to website tools.
Note: The HQ Pilot Managers may modify the HQ Pilot Group internal rules at any time and shall inform the HQ pilots via our internal communication channel and by updating this document.
Note: As a sign of membership , our pilots get a special HQ Pilot badge inside their profile. (HQ pilots badge and status will be removed when pilot leave the Group).
If you are the member of the HQ pilot group, you can obtain badges, after reaching a certain amount of exam participation according the table below:
|Minimum of controller exam participation
|Minimum of division covered by exams joined
|Bronze Pilot exam
|Silver Pilot exam
|Gold Pilot exam
|Platinium Pilot exam
Note: These badges remain permanently inside pilots profile when awarded.
Note: The HQ Pilot Managers may modify the HQ Pilot Group internal rules at any time and shall inform the pilots via the HQ Pilots forum and/or Discord Channel.
VID 150259 TDAM - Update 03 January 2021 - New Wiki integration and rewording.
VID 301586 HPM - Update 19 March 2023 - New entry interview procedure
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