User:Ac001/ATC Tutorial

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Air Traffic Control

An aircraft is going nowhere unless instructed by ATC (and a Flight Plan).

There are various roles in the the enviroment:

  • Ground Control - ie pushback, taxing down to runway
  • Departures - sequencing the departure slots and take off
  • Lower Air Control

Radio Communications

With ATC, you are constantly being updated on position, or reporting to "guide" you through an area.


AC001 = Alpha Bravo Zero Zero One
BAZ129 = Bravo Alpha Zulu One Two Niner
Alpa Bravo Charlie etc..
Niner has the "er" on the end, because over distance the nine and five sound the same..