A 23 day course which includes: fundamentals
of weather, basic aerodynamics,
aircraft characteristics, ICAO documents,
flight charts, ATC clearances,
ATC communication, ATC services, and
conventional control. Subject matter may
be modified to meet unique customer
needs by special agreement.
At the conclusion of the course, participants
will be able to:
- Identify ICAO publication contents.
- Explain basic weather principles.
- Identify meteorological information
such as warnings, forecasts and
- Identify basic aerodynamic forces.
- Explain the characteristics and uses of
- Identify aircraft weight and operating
categories, recognition features, and
- Explain the navigational tools used by
- Describe the differences/similarities
between radio and satellite navigation.
- Identify symbols, abbreviations, and
aeronautical information on IFR and
- Explain the purpose of standard arrival
and departure procedures.
- Identify the elements of instrument
navigation and instrument approach
- Identify airspace classifications.
- Understand basic aviation phraseology.
- Identify ATS responsibilities and procedures
as outlined in Rules of the Air.
- Explain how the AFTN system works.
- Identify format and content of AIREPs
and NOTAMs and the responsibilities
for handling them.
- Identify types, methods, and priorities
- Identify the purpose and format of,
and procedures for processing and
preparing, Letters of Agreement.
- Identify how ATC clearances are
applied for different phases of flight.
- Identify vertical, lateral and longitudinal
separation minima in air traffic
- Identify emergency categories and assistance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Those international participants with no
prior air traffic experience who are
preparing to enter on-the-job training at
ATC facilities. This course has been tailored
to meet international needs. All
enrollment spaces are reserved for international
- Introduction to ATS
- Publications Overview
- Weather Fundamentals, Forecasts, and
- Basic Aerodynamics
- Flight Controls and Instruments
- Aircraft Recognition
- VFR, IFR, Approach and Aerodrome
- Introduction to Airspace, Services and
- Rules of the Air
- ATC Communications
- Introduction to Aeronautical Services
- Aeronautical Fixed Telecommunication
- Teamwork Overview
- Recording and Coordinating Clearance
- Letters of Agreement
- General Control
- IFR Clearance and Route Assignment
- Altitude Assignment and Verification
- Holding Aircraft