Below are five excerpts from various stages of the VV Approach™ course. Note that as the samples are browser based, some animation and audio quality has been lost. It is recommended that these samples be viewed in full screen mode (F11 in most browsers).

Sample Movie 1 is taken from A Tour of the VV Simulator, which is the introduction to the course. It shows small clips of the airspace platform used for training, some of the simulator controls and how they are used, and finally a demonstration of aircraft moving on the operational screen. The latter illustrates the lesson format - verbal instruction, interspersed with the controller (which soon could be you) speaking to the aircraft and hearing their replies.

Sample Movie 2 is a single excerpt from Lesson 3 Demonstration, which follows Lesson 3: Turns. The lesson teaches the concepts of turning an aircraft by the use of verbal instructions to the pilot. The demonstration then shows the application of the theory, using scenarios that will be encountered in Exercises 3a, 3b and 3c. This movie is from the latter part of the demonstration, where aircraft are being vectored around a maze in Exercise 3c. It will show you what you can expect to be doing very early in the course, and the quality of simulation available in VV Approach™. All the aircraft are at different altitudes that cannot be changed at this early stage; this is vectoring practice only.

Sample Movie 3 Taken from both Lesson 6 and its associated Lesson 6 Demonstration, this movie shows the theory of an ILS intercept by an aircraft, and includes a graphic of the aircraft flight instrument used by the pilot during the procedure. Then, there follows a short excerpt from the demonstration of vectoring aircraft for a correct ILS intercept.

Sample Movie 4 We have moved forward some distance in the course to Lesson 14, which describes one of the most important concepts of Visual Vectoring - the positioning of aircraft into a controlled flowing pattern onto the runway, called a Whirlpool. At this stage of the course only aircraft inbound from directions between square downwind and square base directions are being considered. Following lessons add complexity to sequencing as directions closer to the straight-in are discussed and practised.

Sample Movie 5 This movie contains an excerpt from Lesson 17, which deals with aircraft inbound from the most difficult direction of all - along the runway extended centreline. These aircraft must be vectored via a dogleg to lose time. The theory of this manoeuvre and its practical application are discussed in the lesson at this learning step, followed by a demonstration. A series of ten exercises is then provided to present the student with aircraft in every possible traffic configuration for sequencing onto the runway.

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