Presentation on theme: "Leading Cadet Training"— Presentation transcript:
1 Leading Cadet Training Airmanship 2Leading Cadet TrainingAir Traffic ControlLecture1
2 Aircraft Servicing Platforms Dispersal Hardstandings IntroductionYou already knowthe basic layout of an airfieldControl TowerHangerTerminal BuildingAircraft Servicing PlatformsDispersal HardstandingsOperational Readiness PlatformsOver Run Areas & BarriersArrester Gear
3 Control Towers and Controllers IntroductionWe shall now examineControl Towers and ControllersControl TowerHangerTerminal Building
4 Introduction Air Traffic Control (ATC) At RAF airfields all movements of aircraft,both on the ground and in the air,are monitored byAir Traffic Control (ATC)
5 Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) Control TowersThe ATC controllers and their supporting staffoperate from the Control TowerKnown as theAir Traffic Control Centre (ATCC)They communicate with the aircrew byRadio Telephony (RT)
6 Aircraft Manoeuvring Area. Control TowersAlways in a prominent position within theAircraft Manoeuvring Area.May house a Bird Control Unit (BCU)and a Ground Radio Flight (GRF)
7 The size and design of ATC towers Control TowersThe size and design of ATC towersvary considerably.
8 Aerodrome Controllers Sometimes called Airfield Controllersor Local ControllersThey are in charge of all traffic on the ground,and all aircraft in the circuit.
9 Aerodrome Controllers Work at the top of the control tower.Have an uninterrupted view of airfield.
10 Aerodrome Controllers Supervise the movements of all traffic :on the ground,in the Manoeuvring Area,and all aircraftflying in theLocal Circuit.Traffic includes:aircraft, vehicles and pedestrians
11 Approach Controllers Approach Controllers: are responsible for aircraft that areoutside the circuit,but within the airfield’s area of responsibility.
12 Approach ControllersControl all aircraft departing the airfield circuitand those making instrument approaches.Sometimes provide radar service to aircraftin transit through the area of responsibilityof the airfield.
13 Approach Controllers As most aircraft are out of sight, Approach Controllers don’t need a window.Instead they obtain information from RT,Landline, and Radar displays.
14 Runway Controllers Have direct contact with the Aerodrome Controller, BUTare only used at airfieldsthat have a high rate oftake-offs and landings.
15 Runway Controllers Are located in a caravan, painted in red and white squares,positioned to the left ofthe touch-down endof the runway in use.
16 Runway Controllers Control ground vehicles in the runway area. Depending on the individual circumstances,they can refuse aircraftpermission to :move onto the runway,to take off,or to land.
17 Runway Controllers For example the controller might: Prevent an aircraft from landing with its undercarriageretracted by firing a RED Very cartridge.Stop an aircraft from taking-off which had a fuel leak,by showing a steady RED on the signalling lamp.Warn vehicles or aircraft on the ground to move clearof the landing area, by showing RED flashes on thesignalling lamp.Give permission to take-off, with a steady GREEN onthe signalling lamp.
18 What do the letters ATCC stand for? Check UnderstandingWhat do the letters ATCC stand for?Air Traffic Control Co-ordinationAir Traffic Co-ordination CentreAir Traffic Control CentreAir Traffic Central Control
19 Check Understanding On an airfield, the Control Tower is always situated in a prominent position -Within the Aircraft Manoeuvring Area.Next to the Main Runway.Alongside the Aircraft Servicing Platforms.In a central position on the Airfield.
20 Check Understanding How do Air Traffic Control staff communicate with the aircrew?by semaphore (Flags).by short wave radio (SWR).by closed circuit television (CCTV).by radio telephony (RT).
21 Who is responsible for aircraft that are Check UnderstandingWho is responsible for aircraft that areoutside the circuit?Aerodrome ControllerApproach ControllerRunway ControllerAirfield Controller
22 Runway Controllers are located Check UnderstandingRunway Controllers are locatedin a caravan, painted -in red and white stripesin red and white squaresin red and yellow stripesin red and yellow squares
23 Check Understanding Which of the following does NOT apply to an Approach Controller?Control all aircraft departing the airfield circuitControl all aircraft making instrument approaches.Control ground vehicles in the runway area.Control radar service to aircraft in transit.
24 Check Understanding How would a Runway Controller prevent an aircraft from landing?Show a steady red signal lampFlash a red signal lampFire a red flareHoist a red flag
25 Check Understanding How would a Runway Controller warn vehicles or aircraft on the groundto move clear of the landing area?Show a steady red signal lampFlash a red signal lampShow a steady green signal lampHoist a red flag
26 Leading Cadet Training Airmanship 2Leading Cadet TrainingEnd of Presentation