Guest Controller

Austria Guest Controller Approval Policy

The Austria Division is partaking in the Guest Controller Approval ("GCA") Policy which is stated in the IVAO Rules and Regulations as follows.

2.2.2: Divisions may restrict ATC positions by an FRA and/or GCA. These restrictions shall be published on the respective division website.

T.2 Divisions may require members of foreign divisions to obtain a Guest Controller Approval before providing ATC services. Divisions shall announce their participation and publish their requirements on the division’s website. Such GCA requirement(s) shall be published on the division website in English language.

T.2.1 All users with an ADC (or higher) rating can apply for a GCA.

T.2.2 The GCA shall only be used to determine if a user is able to properly apply the local procedures on the respective FRA restricted position. Divisions may require a checkout to assess the level of competence. Divisions reserve the right to revoke a GCA in case the required level of competence is no longer met.

T.2.3 Training Director, Training Assistant Director and Senior Training Advisors are allowed to log into any ATC position on the network regardless of GCA restrictions for training and exam purposes.


A GCA is only possible for IVAO members who do not belong to the Austrian Division and have been ADC rated for at least 3 months.

You may only have a maximum of 4 GCAs in total worldwide.

You can verify that you have a good knowledge of LOVV-FIR procedures and LoAs before requesting a GCA.

You have not been suspended from the network.

To keep your GCA, you must control at least 9 hours per quarter of the year within the LOVV FIR.

You must also control at least 2 of these 9 hours during an Austrian online day. (Exceptions are possible at any time)

You can provide ATC service in English and in German via text and voice. The reason for this is that VFR traffic in Austria can speak German or English.

Upon receiving the GCA, you may control the item(s) published on the GCA site under the following conditions:

Rating Name Positions Authorised
ADC Aerodrome Controller *_TWR
APC Approach Controller *_TWR; *_APP
ACC Centre Controller *_TWR; *_APP; *_CTR

The GCA may be withdrawn by Division HQ at any time if the requirements are no longer met.

To request a GCA, please email with the following information: Your VID, current ATC rating and ICAO code of the airport you wish to be ATC at. Also describe your intentions for your request and give us a brief description of your knowledge as an air traffic controller. Please write everything in German language.