VV Enroute™ Course Outline

The training in VV Enroute™ presents challenges in separation and sequencing. It is done in Learning Steps:



    • In MAZE, numbers of aircraft must be vectored within defined airspace limits and separated from each other.
      Training and simulation are presented in two parts:


      • Basic, which features a simple, quasi-circular platform with aircraft vertically separated and at a variety of levels and speeds, and
      • Complex, which features a figure-8 platform requiring aircraft to be separated vertically at the crossover. Complexity is generated by limiting the number of usable levels.


    • In GRID, multiple complex crossing traffic scenarios are presented on an Enroute/Area Sector platform. Aircraft must be accepted, processed through the airspace, separated from all other crossing, nose-to-nose and overtaking traffic, and handed over to the next sector. Training is conducted in two lessons:
      • Conflict Recognition: can two aircraft be allowed to cross – will separation be maintained as they do?
      • Conflict Resolution: Sound routines for separating aircraft assessed as being in conflict at a crossing are taught. Only vectoring methods of resolution are allowable - level change instructions are not accepted by the simulator


    • In DIAMOND Sequencing, aircraft must be spaced in a precise trail through each of four gates in all combinations of tracks and traffic configurations, while maintaining separation. Training and simulation are done in four stages:
      • Two aircraft on the same track to a gate;
      • Four aircraft on the same track to a gate;
      • Two aircraft on different tracks to a common gate;
      • Four aircraft on different tracks to a common gate.


  • All the skills are combined in DIAMOND Traffic, in which the exercises present complex and realistic traffic that requires high levels of skill to manage. The student must accept aircraft from an adjoining sector and process them to their exit gate, separating each from all crossing traffic. The aircraft must pass their exit gate at a specified level and be sequenced through the gate with nominated distance spacing. The aircraft must be handed electronically to the next sector and transferred to that sector’s radio frequency prior to the boundary. Correct display must be maintained throughout.



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Learning Outcome


Here is a tabulated summary of the VV Enroute course modules:

Simulation ActivityDescriptionComplexityDifficulty
MAZEDirecting traffic around defined airspace limits.LowLow
GRIDMultiple crossing aircraft; acceptance and handover procedures.MediumHigh
DIAMONDSequencing multiple sets of aircraft through airspace gatesHighMedium