VATSIM controllers who are interested in applying for visitor status in Toronto FIR should visit this page first to learn more.

These are the topics for each position which the visiting/transferring controller must know prior to logging on and working that position. It is important for the person to have a good knowledge of these topics so that they will be able to conform to established procedures and fit in when working with others who have commenced their training at CZYZ. When a person has been certified on APP, DEP or CTR from their FIR, a  check ride on sweatbox will normally be required for each position prior to logging on. The Airport Control positions normally will require a brief  check ride to be done as well but this should be fairly quick.

Training Documents

Toronto Training Documents (Last revised: January 2017)
CYYZ Departure Flows (Last revised: 23JUL2012) PNG

Visiting Controller Training Syllabus

Toronto Clearance Delivery

– IFR clearances and phraseology
– VFR departure instructions and phraseology
– CYYZ runway assignments in a dual configuration
– Preferred routings to leave the FIR
– Preferred routings to most popular destinations
– Cleveland ARTCC LOAs

Toronto Ground

– Field familiarization (terminals, cargo, G/A FBOs)
– Standard inbound and outbound points to/from the apron
– Basic taxi flows
– Know intersection departures

Toronto Tower

– CYYZ noise abatement issues, curfew
– Runway configurations- duals, 33L/R, 15s
– Runway selection and crosswind limitations in real world vs. VATSIM
– Prop turns
– Tower control zone
– Missed approaches

Toronto Departure

– North/South
– Arrival Box and altitudes
– Departure works CYKZ and CYTZ IFR traffic
– Noise abatement issues pertaining to departures
– In-trail requirement for handing off to Centre
– Maximum altitude assignment to jets and props
– Handling Satellite airport arrivals and departures
– CYYZ missed approaches

Toronto Arrival

– Inner/Outer
– Bedpost fixes and altitudes for arriving aircraft
– Arrival in-trail requirements at bedposts
– Noise restrictions for arriving aircraft
– Visual approaches
– Parallel approaches (dependent and independent)
– Triple operation
– Low visibility operations (CAT II/III)