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Lecture Leading Cadet Training Airmanship 2 1 Air Traffic Control.

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1 Lecture Leading Cadet Training Airmanship 2 1 Air Traffic Control

2 Introduction Control Tower Hanger Hanger Terminal Building You already know the basic layout of an airfield Aircraft Servicing Platforms Dispersal Hardstandings Operational Readiness Platforms Over Run Areas & Barriers Arrester Gear

3 Introduction Control Tower Hanger Hanger Terminal Building We shall now examine Control Towers and Controllers

4 Introduction At RAF airfields all movements of aircraft, both on the ground and in the air, are monitored by Air Traffic Control (ATC)

5 Control Towers The ATC controllers and their supporting staff operate from the Control Tower Known as the Air Traffic Control Centre (ATCC) They communicate with the aircrew by Radio Telephony (RT)

6 Control Towers Always in a prominent position within the Aircraft Manoeuvring Area. May house a Bird Control Unit (BCU) and a Ground Radio Flight (GRF)

7 Control Towers The size and design of ATC towers vary considerably.

8 Sometimes called Airfield Controllers or Local Controllers They are in charge of all traffic on the ground, and all aircraft in the circuit. Aerodrome Controllers

9 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 aircraft flying in the Local Circuit. Traffic includes: aircraft, vehicles and pedestrians

11 Approach Controllers Approach Controllers: are responsible for aircraft that are outside the circuit, but within the airfield’s area of responsibility.

12 Approach Controllers Control all aircraft departing the airfield circuit and those making instrument approaches. Sometimes provide radar service to aircraft in transit through the area of responsibility of 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, BUT are only used at airfields that have a high rate of take-offs and landings.

15 Runway Controllers Are located in a caravan, painted in red and white squares, positioned to the left of the touch-down end of the runway in use.

16 Runway Controllers Control ground vehicles in the runway area. Depending on the individual circumstances, they can refuse aircraft permission 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 undercarriage retracted 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 clear of the landing area, by showing RED flashes on the signalling lamp. Give permission to take-off, with a steady GREEN on the signalling lamp.

18 What do the letters ATCC stand for? Air Traffic Control Co-ordination Air Traffic Co-ordination Centre Air Traffic Control Centre Air Traffic Central Control Check Understanding

19 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. Check Understanding

20 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). Check Understanding

21 Who is responsible for aircraft that are outside the circuit? Aerodrome Controller Approach Controller Runway Controller Airfield Controller Check Understanding

22 Runway Controllers are located in a caravan, painted - in red and white stripes in red and white squares in red and yellow stripes in red and yellow squares Check Understanding

23 Which of the following does NOT apply to an Approach Controller? Control all aircraft departing the airfield circuit Control all aircraft making instrument approaches. Control ground vehicles in the runway area. Control radar service to aircraft in transit. Check Understanding

24 How would a Runway Controller prevent an aircraft from landing? Show a steady red signal lamp Flash a red signal lamp Fire a red flare Hoist a red flag Check Understanding

25 How would a Runway Controller warn vehicles or aircraft on the ground to move clear of the landing area? Show a steady red signal lamp Flash a red signal lamp Show a steady green signal lamp Hoist a red flag Check Understanding

26 Leading Cadet Training Airmanship 2 End of Presentation


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