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'''Air traffic control''' (ATC) is a service mostly provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and in the air. The primary purpose of ATC systems worldwide is to separate aircraft to prevent collisions, to organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and to provide information and other support for pilots when able. In some countries, ATC may also play a security or defense role (as in the United States), or actually be run entirely by the military (as in Brazil).
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== Related content ==
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* [[ATC phraseology]] lists common phraseology and their meanings.
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== ATC in FlightGear multi-player ==
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To know if an area is controlled or booked:
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*Check for announced ATC sessions on [http://flightgear-atc.alwaysdata.net/ Lenny's website].
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*Check the Pilot List in FlightGear or the [[MPMap|Multiplayer map]]. Usually, controllers:
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** have a callsign ''XXXX_DE'', ''XXXX_GN'', ''XXXX_TW'' or ''XXXX_AP'' (where ''XXXX'' is the ICAO code of the airport they are manning);
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** generally use ''[[OpenRadar]]'' or ''[[ATC-pie]]'', which appear as aircraft models on the map, or older ''ATC-*'' named models.
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=== For pilots ===
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* [[ATC Tutorial]]
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* [[ATC best practices#For pilots|Best practices]]
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=== For controllers ===
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* [[ATC best practices#For controllers|Best practices]]
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* "[http://flightgear-atc.alwaysdata.net Lenny's website]" is today's ''de facto'' ATC platform featuring a [[Flight_planning|flight plan]] data base, tutorials and resources, software downloads, and a schedule where ATCs announce their session and let pilots know when and which airport will be controlled
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Software for controlling on FlightGear:
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* Standalone programs for more realistic experience: [[OpenRadar]], [[ATC-pie]]
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* FG aircrafts like [[ATC-FS]], an ATC model with flight strips
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[[Category:Air Traffic Control]]
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Latest revision as of 06:18, 20 March 2015