The VV Approach course is designed to present a sequential series of learning steps, so that the student can understand each technique before proceeding to practice new skills on the simulator.

The Lessons are presented in a DVD style format, and may be paused, viewed and content reviewed as often as required. The lesson content is largely displayed as an overlay to the VV Approach™ Simulator interface, thereby enhancing the visual nature of the learning process.

The VV Approach™ methodology presents and develops the skills of Vectoring and Sequencing in a logical and sequential manner, enabling the student to master each requisite skill before moving on to the next.

Skills may be practised and perfected on the Simulator, and content reviewed if required.

The following list outlines the content of the first lessons contained in the VV Approach™ course. In total there are twenty-one lessons and eleven demonstrations that encompass a full range of techniques for vectoring and sequencing. The techniques are perfected in approximately one hundred hours of simulator exercises, each carefully structured to rise in complexity, both during the running of an exercise and between exercises in a series.

Learning Opportunities offered by VV Approach™

Lesson Name Description
Simulator Tour Introduces the student to the platform used by VV to teach Vectoring.
Lesson 1: Reading the On-Screen Information. Explains the significance or the various elements that make up a radar/surveillance presentation for an aircraft; introduces the visual cues on the operational screen that convey movement to the eye.
Lesson 2: Measurement of Bearing and Distance. Shows the methods of reading distance and direction on the screen by eye alone, and teaches techniques for the development of necessary subconscious skills.
Lesson 3: Turns Introduces the student to the manner in which aircraft are instructed to make a turn, how the turn is judged to achieve a precise result, how its progress is monitored, and how it is corrected if required
Lesson 4: Separation. Describes the separation standards used in a typical Terminal Area to separate aircraft, and demonstrates their use. Full attention is paid to the understanding and application of Wake Turbulence Separation standards.
Lesson 5: Standard Circuits. Includes the theory of circuit flying; dimensions of circuits, entry procedures, reference points on the screen, and the vectoring of aircraft both around a circuit, and to join a circuit for landing.
Lesson 6: Intercepting the Instrument Landing System (ILS) Describes ILS operation, and demonstrates the cockpit indication given to pilots. Explains localiser intercept techniques, and requirements for vectoring aircraft for a correct intercept, including the radio phrases used in instructing pilots to carry it out.
Lesson 7: Sequencing Concepts 1: Closure Explains the closure that occurs between aircraft as they slow down for a landing; details the visual cues that allow it to be assessed by eye; shows how closure needs to be allowed for when setting the landing spacing between a pair of aircraft, and to assure Wake Turbulence Separation between them.
Lesson 8: Sequencing Concepts 2: the turn onto final - Fine-tuning the Sequence. Explains how to set the precise spacing between aircraft by timing the turn onto final.