MILITARY AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL


Category: Military Courses Duration: 19 weeks

Objective


To teach students the theory required and techniques employed in the primary airfield air traffic control tasks, including aerodrome control and approach control, on an operational military base in the Middle East at the standard set by the UK Royal Air Force. On completion students will require minimal on the job training prior to validating on an operational unit.

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Navigation

 

  • The Earth - Form and Direction
  • Position and Distance on Earth
  • Time and Speed
  • Grid Reference Systems
  • The Basic Navigation Problem
  • Map Projections
  • Aeronautical Charts
  • Radio Aids to Navigation
  • Area Navigation Systems

 

Meteorology

 

  • The Atmosphere
  • Cloud formation & cloud types
  • Visibility
  • Pressure Systems
  • Thunderstorms
  • Icing & precipitation
  • Wind
  • Weather Forecasts/Reports & decodes
  • Middle East climatology
  • Turbulence

 

Primary ATC

 

  • Military Air Traffic Control Policy
  • ATC Personnel and their Responsibilities
  • Air Traffic Control Centres
  • Overdue Action
  • Diversions
  • Air Traffic Service Messages
  • Search And Rescue
  • AIS and Documents
  • NOTAMs
  • Military Aerodrome Traffic Zone
  • Authorisation & notification of flights
  • Flight Safety & incident reporting

 

Aerodrome Control

 

  • Duties of the Aerodrome Controller and Aerodrome Inspections
  • Standard Signals and Signalling Equipment
  • Aerodrome Safety Services and Crash Action
  • Aircraft Arresting Systems
  • The Airfield - Dimensions and Markings
  • Telecommunications and Liaison
  • Communication Systems
  • Tower and Aircraft Emergencies
  • Radio and Electrical Failure
  • Control of vehicles & pedestrians
  • Altimeter Setting Procedures
  • Aerodrome Lighting
  • Aerodrome control & R/T Procedures
  • Speechless Procedure
  • Obstructions
  • Runway selection 

 

Civil ATC Procedures

 

  • ATC Policy and Organisation (Civilian)
  • Division of Airspace
  • Flight Rules and Rules of the Air
  • Classification of the Airspace
  • Civil Separation Standards and Radio Failure Procedures
  • Civilian Clearances and Releases
  • Water turbulence

 

Radar

 

  • Basic Radar Principles
  • Instrument Approach Criteria
  • Basic Radar Theory
  • Methods of Identification
  • Types of Service
  • Transit Aircraft
  • Liaison and Co-ordination
  • Random Radar Recoveries and Missed Approach
  • Radar to Visual (Overhead or Initials)
  • Departures and Zone Crossers
  • Cloud Breaks, General Handling
  • Surveillance Radar Approaches
  • Avoiding action
  • Short Pattern Circuits
  • Emergencies
  • No Compass NO Gyro
  • ILS Procedures
  • SSR Equipment
  • SSR Operational Uses
  • Speechless procedures

 

Simulation

 

70 exercises of simulation per student will be provided during
     the course including aerodrome control training in the 3d simulator,
     assessments and final examination.

 

Exercises include

 

  • Basic Tower phase
  • Basic Radar Phase
  • Advanced Radar Phase

Advanced Tower Phase