VATSIM Supervisors Resources


Welcome Vatsim Supervisor
If you have found this page probably one of our members has been in trouble and in conflict with Vatsim regulations. We are very confident in supervisory activities to orient and manage users situation, and we know it can be a tough workload having to do it worldwide. Therefore we provide in this section a few resources for you to collect information and understand our division so you can assess users behaviour and engagement to our local rules.
Country Information
Our official idiom is Brazilian Portuguese (pt_BR), unfortunately many of our members don't write english well, although a few can speak or understand a few functional words. We work very hard to have english speaking S3 and C1 ATCs. In Brazilian real aviation communications are in dual language, a pilot may contact ATC both in portuguese or english, we follow that in Vatsim world.
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Division Information
Region VATSA (Vatsim South America)
Division VATBRZ (Vatsim Brasil, in portuguese we use 'S' for Brazil)
Airport Codes Brazil will use any ICAO codes starting with SBxx for controlled airports and SDxx, SIxx, SNxx or SWxx for uncontrolled airports.
UNICOM Frequency
We stick to the real UNICOM frequency in Brazil as it is in real world aviation, 123.45. We advise our pilots to change to 122.80 as soon as they leave Brazilian airspace.
Solo Trainning Authorizations
Below are listed members who are temporarely authorized to connect in ATC positions that are beyond their regular rating permissions, according to the Global Rating Policy terms for Solo Trainning Authorizations.The authorizations are valid for 30 days and are assigned only after approval on theoretical exam.
ID Vatsim First Name Last Name TMA - Solo Training Aprouved Start Time  - Finish time
 1259962  Vinicius  Baldi  SBCW_CTR & SBBS_CTR  06/19?2017  -  07/18/2017
1145321 Johnatas Matos SBBBS_CTR = Brasilia Center 5/5/2017   -    06-10-2017
 1181814  Rodrigo  Almeida  SBXS APP& SBXR APP  07/01/2017  -  08/01/2017

1182595 Rafael Bianchini  06/15/2017 - 07/20/2017 SBBS_CTR & SBRE_CTR

 1312091  Rafael   Prado  06/01/2017 - 07/02/2017  SBCW_CTR and SBRE_CTR
 923492  Vitor  Serret  06/04/2017  - 07/10/2017  SBBS_CTR & SBAZ_CTR
 1205830  Alexandre  Correa 07/01/2017  -  08/01/2017  SBWB_APP  & SBWN_APP & SBXS 
Flying in Brazil
Welcome to our website for visiting pilots. We hope we can provide you with the best information that will make your flight with us more pleasant.
Below are a few categories of information you may need, including explanatory texts and links for resources. As a division we follow every item on all regulations such as Vatsim's Code of Conduct, Code of Regulations, User Agreement and Privacy Policy, additionaly we have a local set of basic rules and particularities you will be presented.
Want to know more about Brazil?

Aproveite! (Enjoy!)
UNICOM Frequency & Basic Coordination
In Brazilian airspace for Vatsim, we follow real world regulations, therefore you should maintain coordination via frequency 123.45, text only. When you leave brazilian airspace change to 122.80.
Our pilots are instructed to provide information and coordination in UNICOM as required in the CoC, but most of them do it in portuguese. Aeronautical communications in Brazil don't have to be in English, as in countries such as Portugal. However will be able to understand position reports due to similarities in aviation vocabulary, but you can use english too as some of our pilots do use and most of them will be able to understand your reports.
In the example below you can see how easy it is to understand that an aircraft is probably about to takeoff from Guarulhos International Airport (SBGR) on the NEMO09 departure.
"Para coordenação, TMA São Paulo, decolando rwy 09L, SBGR, saída NEMO09.MUTY."
"For coordination, São Paulo TMA, taking off rwy 09L, SBGR, NEMO09.MUTY departure."
Here are a few direct translations as a survival reference, that will probably not be required.
English Portuguese 
To Takeoff Decolar 
To Land Pousar 
Cleared Autorizado 
Aircraft Aeronave
Flight Voo
Wind Vento
Brazilian Charts
In Brazil we are very lucky to have one of the best online Aeronautical Information Service in the world. Brazilian government provides a free website with official charts and manuals for airspace and airports all over brazilian territory. All information you can imagine can be found there, specially in portuguese. The website has an English language button that translates some site parts so you can see and download the charts you need.
The AIS-WEB service provides all sort of information you may need to fly in Brazil, like AIP, NOTAM, all oficial publications and all Brazilian oficial charts.
  • To find an Airport or TMA chart, type the ICAO code in the text box, select the kind of chart and click OK. Don't know the ICAO code? Just click the red link below the ICAO text box, type the city name, TMA or airport name to get a list of correspondent ICAO. Select the kind of chart you are looking for e click OK.
  • Enroute and Planning Charts, click on the Tab Rotas see the coverage area in a map below and select the chart
  • Visual Charts, click on the Tab Visuais, select the kind of chart and select the one you are looking for.
Click on the image below to go to AIS - Aeronautical Information Service site.
Choosing route
You can find all the real commercial repetitives flight plans used for real flights in Brazil, at CGNA. Select companies (Companhias) or cities (localidades) of departure and pick a flight plan for a destination of your choice.
Besides, you can find FPC Flight Planning Charts as told above, clicking on "Rotas" tab.
A good place to start looking for sceneries is Terra-Brasilis where you'll find lots of good sceneries for free.
ATC Services
The Brazilian official language is Portuguese (pt_BR), unfortunately many of our members don't write english well, although a few can speak or understand a few functional words. We work very hard to have english speaking S3 and C1 ATCs. In brazilian real aviation communications are in dual language, a pilot may contact ATC both in portuguese or english, we follow that in Vatsim world. It should be normal listening to a frequency in which pilots and ATC change between portuguese and english.
If you don't speak portuguese it may be a funny although worring experience flying around not knowing a Boeing 767 can be right behind your Cessna Caravan. Don't worry though, the ATC will be there for you and everyone the same way to provide safety and separation.
On initial contact we encourage you to try using english for communications, in more than 70% ocasions you will hear an answer in english. If you encounter problems stablishing contact with the ATC due to language problems, we would like to ask you to use the primary communication method: text. By using on frequency text, the ATC (and other pilots) will be able to use translating resources in order to understand and help you having authorizations you need and fly with us.
As previously stated, Senior Student (S3) and Controllers (C1 and C3) ATCs should be able to communicate in english. If you experience any language difficulty on plan approval or takeoff with a TWR Controller, try to get help from a APP or CTR nearby.
Main differences
In Brazil there is no Departure ATC position, all departure and arrival flight are controlled by the local Approach ATC.
Most of the airports use radar surveillance not vectors. This means the pilot will be given a SID or STAR and it's supposed following it.
Radar vector can be provided at anytime ATC finds better and whenever pilot requests. Also note pilot will be informed when "under radar surveillance". ATC must at all times monitor the flight and call the pilot whenever flying off route or off procedure.
After Flight Plan aproval, the pilot will receive the departure instructions, usualy the runway, the SID to expect and QNH.
Arriving in TMA, before start descend, the pilot will be to9ld to expect a STAR. After flying a STAR you are supposed to be cleared to a final IAC procedure, select and follow the charts.
A VIA SID or STAR clearance means you are cleared for horizontal and vertical navigation with no restrictions at all. Follow the charts.
SID and STAR procedures are chosen by ATC (pilot may request an specific one), but SID/STAR should not be written at the flightplan route.
Transition level is determined for each airport based on TA - Transition Altitude, stated on local chart, and on local atmosphere pressure. Transition Level will be informed by the controller or it will be in the ATIS. Note ATC will (in most of the cases) inform when you have to reset your altimeter. Below the Transition Level, instructions will be given as altitudes not in FL.
The Brazilian Airspace is divided in LOW and HIGH airspace, so are the charts. High airways are above FL245 (not included).
Before contact a controller the standard transponder set is 2000. Set Mode S while taxying to depart or after landing. Set Mode C when you're clear to enter runway and of course during the flight.
Brazilians are very happy to help foreigners, be sure we will do our best to make you flight a pleasant experience.
Crossing / Flying Over Brazilian Airspace
Brazilian Airspace is organized in five ACCs, four of them are over land, and one is Oceanic. Our total airspace extends over 22 million sqKM. Eventually you will be flying under the radar coverage of our ACCs and be called by our ATC. Please answer as soon as you can since we may have many local flight aircrafts flying the same airway demanding safety separation.
The areas of Brazilian ACCs and respective ICAO codes are shown in the image below.
ICAO Callsign Position Name
SBBS SBBS_CTR Brasilia Center
SBCW SBCW_CTR Curitiba Center
SBRE SBRE_CTR Recife Center
SBAZ SBAZ_CTR Amazonic Center
SBAO SBAO_FSS Atlantic Center
Visiting Controller
Welcome to our website for visiting controllers. We hope we can provide you with the best information that will make your experience with us more pleasant.
Policies and Procedures
Thank you for your interest in visiting Vatsim Brazil (VATBRZ). If you are interested in transferring into VATBRZ, you are at the wrong page. Go to the Division transfer request form, here.
Before entering a visiting ATC program you should read the Transfer and Visiting Controller Policy (April 2009).
Visiting controllers must understand that primary training will be given to VATBRZ Controllers and we can not provide rating training to visiting controllers in accordance to VATSIM's policies. Visitors will only be given procedure training. Controllers found to not meet the Global Ratings Policy required competency for their rating will be referred back to their home Divisions for additional training and may be rejected or have their visiting status revoked until they meet GRP requirements.
As allowed under the Visiting and Transferring Control Policy, visiting controllers are not permitted to control within the VATBRZ airspace until they have been certified to do so by a VATBRZ Instructor or Mentor.
If you agree with the above and the VATBRZ policies, please fill out a Ticket in our Support System sending us your VATSIM ID, Division and your intentions regarding being a Visiting ATC. It is also desirable you request your divisional training staff a recommendation letter for our program. The link to our Support System is provided in the upper menu IN ENGLISH > TICKET SUPPORT SYSTEM. Click Create a Ticket and then select ENGLISH - VISITING APPLICATION.
VATBRZ's Visiting ATC Program Experience

Brazil is an amazing country with a huge airspace to handle. Brazilian ATCs work a lot to cover a jurisdiction area of 22 million square kilometers, one of the biggest in the world. An interested visiting ATC should know that we have many different airports under extremely different conditions from south to north country. Elevations, wind, and temperature conditions vary too much from region to region and offer our simulation a great mindset challenge.
In Brazil we have 5 different ACCs, four of them are over land, and one of them is Oceanic. Our division works as a whole, we don't have specific STAFF to each ACC/FIR.
As you may imagine, a such a huge area with so few ACCs provide a Center Controller a huge challenge. Therefore it is not mandatory to provide services below FL100 most of the times, though many of our C1 try to handle it.
The five ACCs and respective ICAO codes are shown in the table below.
ICAO Callsign Position Name
SBBS SBBS_CTR Brasilia Center
SBCW SBCW_CTR Curitiba Center
SBRE SBRE_CTR Recife Center
SBAZ SBAZ_CTR Amazonic Center
SBAO SBAO_FSS Atlantic Center
Visiting Controllers



 1299635  Oliver Hayes
 1041211  Jaron McIntosh
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