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TECHNICAL OPERATIONS TRAINING

The Technical Operations Division of the FAA Academy provides training to electronic technicians, electronic/electrical engineers and others responsible for the reliability of the National Airspace System (NAS). National Airspace disciplines include: communications, automation, navigational aids, radar systems, and environmental systems.

Participants learn the theory of operation, installation, maintenance and fault analysis of FAA NAS systems that include, but are not limited to: very high frequency omni-range (VOR), instrument landing systems (ILS), lighting systems, voice and data communications systems, environmental systems, terminal (short-range) and en route (long-range) radar systems, computers that support radar data processing as well as various other air traffic control systems. Resident equipment courses combine standard classroom lecture with laboratory training. Laboratories contain specific types of equipment utilized in FAA field facilities for hands-on training. Participants learn to apply periodic, preventive and corrective maintenance procedures using a variety of test equipment for verification or certification purposes. Test equipment calibration, troubleshooting techniques, and diagnostic procedures are practiced during laboratory sessions.

The Technical Operations Division frequently incorporates multi-media training packages to enhance its overall training function. Multi-media packages combine resident training with: Computer Based Instruction (CBI), Correspondence Study and/or Interactive Video Teletraining (IVT).