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Procedural Air Traffic Control Training -International Course 15501


This 23 day course is designed to prepare international participants to work in a non-radar environment. The course is structured around ICAO rules but incorporates some FAA technique to enhance the program. The course combines classroom instruction with lab exercises to emphasize the concept of non-radar control.


At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Manually prepare arrival, departure, and overflight flight progress strips using approved abbreviations and symbols.
  • Identify the components of vertical separation including procedures, minima and phraseology in compliance with ICAO Document 4444.
  • Apply lateral separation methods including protected airspace procedures and minima on diverging tracks.
  • Identify the separation minima for aircraft on the same, converging, crossing, or reciprocal direction courses; for aircraft climbing or descending through the altitude of another aircraft; and when applying DME procedures.
  • Identify the terms associated with holding aircraft, the procedures for holding aircraft and the phraseology used for issuing holding instructions.
  • Understand the different types of coordination used by the procedural controller including the types, methods, and priorities.
  • State the concepts and requirements associated with aerodrome departures in the procedural control environment.
  • Apply nonradar separation minima between departing and arriving aircraft and identify different types of approaches.
  • State the requirements for conducting timed approaches and apply missed approach procedures.
  • List emergency conditions and categories, emergency assistance proce-dures, and the procedures used to handle lost or strayed aircraft in accordance with ICAO documents and annexes.


Those who have aviation English training as well as having either completed an air traffic control fundamentals course or having experience as an air traffic controller. This course has been tailored to meet international needs. All enrollment spaces are reserved for international participants.

Prerequisites: None


  • Procedural Airspace
  • Stripmarking
  • Vertical Separation
  • Lateral Separation
  • Longitudinal Separation
  • Holding Aircraft
  • Coordination
  • Departures
  • Initial Separation of Arrivals and Departures
  • Timed Approaches
  • Emergencies
  • Air Traffic Hands-on Lab Scenarios

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