Air Traffic Control (ATC) A brief synopsis. Tyler Vann Copyright 1996-2001 © Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc.
Opening <ul><li>Worried that this could be you on your next flight? </li></ul><ul><li>Air Traffic Control’s job is to prev...
Overview <ul><li>Flight Rules, IFR/VFR </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Separation/Facilities </li></ul><ul>...
Flight Rules IFR <ul><li>IFR Stands for Instrument Flight Rules </li></ul><ul><li>All Commercial and most military aircraf...
Flight Rules VFR <ul><li>VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Operate on a See and Avoid principle </li></...
Duty Priority <ul><li>The primary job of ATC is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate aircraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro...
Separation of Aircraft <ul><li>Aircraft are separated (or kept apart) in a variety of ways depending on these phases of fl...
Tower Control <ul><li>The Air Traffic Control tower is responsible for aircraft at the airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival ...
Approach Control <ul><li>Provides separation using RADAR. </li></ul><ul><li>Will keep aircraft at least 1000 feet vertical...
En Route Center (ARTCC) <ul><li>Provides 2000 feet of vertical separation or 5 miles of lateral separation </li></ul><ul><...
Safety Alerts <ul><li>#2 Priority </li></ul><ul><li>Issued for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground/Terrain proximity </li></ul><...
Operational Priority <ul><li>ATC services are provided on a “First come first served basis.” </li></ul><ul><li>There are m...
Special Operational Priorities  <ul><li>An aircraft in distress (Emergency) has priority over ALL other aircraft </li></ul...
Emergencies <ul><li>ATC assists pilots to the maximum extent possible during an emergency </li></ul><ul><li>ATC gathers th...
Emergencies Cont. <ul><li>ATC can assists emergency aircraft by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearing all airspace around and in...
Close <ul><li>IFR and VFR are types of ratings that determine what services pilots are provided. </li></ul><ul><li>ATC kee...
Why ATC is there <ul><li>Air Traffic Control is there to make air travel: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quicker </li></ul></ul><ul...
In the end, there is only so much ATC can do…
Questions??
References <ul><li>FAAO 7110.65 </li></ul><ul><li>www.HowStuffWorks.com </li></ul><ul><li>6 Years of military ATC experien...
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    1. 1. Air Traffic Control (ATC) A brief synopsis. Tyler Vann Copyright 1996-2001 © Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc.
    2. 2. Opening <ul><li>Worried that this could be you on your next flight? </li></ul><ul><li>Air Traffic Control’s job is to prevent incidents like this. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Flight Rules, IFR/VFR </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Separation/Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul>
    4. 4. Flight Rules IFR <ul><li>IFR Stands for Instrument Flight Rules </li></ul><ul><li>All Commercial and most military aircraft fly under IFR conditions </li></ul><ul><li>IFR aircraft MUST talk to Air Traffic Control </li></ul><ul><li>ATC instructions for IFR Aircraft are MANDATORY </li></ul><ul><li>Can fly in fair or poor weather </li></ul>
    5. 5. Flight Rules VFR <ul><li>VFR stands for Visual Flight Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Operate on a See and Avoid principle </li></ul><ul><li>Most ATC instructions are advisory in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Can fly in fair weather only, must remain clear of clouds </li></ul><ul><li>Small privately owned aircraft are often VFR </li></ul><ul><li>Not generally required to talk to ATC </li></ul>
    6. 6. Duty Priority <ul><li>The primary job of ATC is to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate aircraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide safety alerts </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Separation of Aircraft <ul><li>Aircraft are separated (or kept apart) in a variety of ways depending on these phases of flight. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrival and Departure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ascent and Descent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>En route </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Tower Control <ul><li>The Air Traffic Control tower is responsible for aircraft at the airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrival and Departure separation is provided. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally, only one aircraft can be on the runway at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>The tower will clear aircraft to land or takeoff if the runway is clear. </li></ul><ul><li>Talks to both IFR and VFR aircraft </li></ul>
    9. 9. Approach Control <ul><li>Provides separation using RADAR. </li></ul><ul><li>Will keep aircraft at least 1000 feet vertically separated or a minimum of 3 miles laterally. </li></ul><ul><li>Sequences arrivals into an airport. </li></ul><ul><li>Climbs departures to requested altitude ensuring separation from other arrivals and overflight traffic. </li></ul><ul><li>IFR aircraft are required to </li></ul><ul><li>talk to Approach, VFR are not </li></ul>
    10. 10. En Route Center (ARTCC) <ul><li>Provides 2000 feet of vertical separation or 5 miles of lateral separation </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors aircraft flight using mosaic RADAR over a very large area </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for high altitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Has an overall “picture” of traffic situation </li></ul><ul><li>Issues restrictions if airports become congested </li></ul><ul><li>IFR are required to talk to </li></ul><ul><li>a center, VFR are not </li></ul>
    11. 11. Safety Alerts <ul><li>#2 Priority </li></ul><ul><li>Issued for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground/Terrain proximity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Converging aircraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obstacles such as large buildings or antennas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Observed abnormal conditions. Such as, erratic flight, rapid descent, etc… </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Operational Priority <ul><li>ATC services are provided on a “First come first served basis.” </li></ul><ul><li>There are many exceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrivals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Departures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over-flights </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Generally IFR have precedence over VFR </li></ul>
    13. 13. Special Operational Priorities <ul><li>An aircraft in distress (Emergency) has priority over ALL other aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Then Air ambulance flights/medivacs </li></ul><ul><li>Next Search and Rescue (SAR) aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Then Presidential aircraft (Air Force 1) </li></ul>
    14. 14. Emergencies <ul><li>ATC assists pilots to the maximum extent possible during an emergency </li></ul><ul><li>ATC gathers the following information and passes it to emergency services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nature of emergency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot’s intentions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Souls on board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Any ordinance (Primarily military) on board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remaining fuel </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Emergencies Cont. <ul><li>ATC can assists emergency aircraft by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearing all airspace around and in front of aircraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensuring the Runway is available immediately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alerting emergency services of inbound aircraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vectoring aircraft to airport or around populations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tower personnel can look for damage as the aircraft flies by </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directing aircraft to an airport that can assist with their emergency </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Close <ul><li>IFR and VFR are types of ratings that determine what services pilots are provided. </li></ul><ul><li>ATC keeps planes from hitting each other and the ground </li></ul><ul><li>ATC services are provided on a “First Come First Served” basis </li></ul><ul><li>Emergencies are assisted by air traffic controllers </li></ul>
    17. 17. Why ATC is there <ul><li>Air Traffic Control is there to make air travel: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quicker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More cost effective </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More enjoyable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>However….. </li></ul>
    18. 18. In the end, there is only so much ATC can do…
    19. 19. Questions??
    20. 20. References <ul><li>FAAO 7110.65 </li></ul><ul><li>www.HowStuffWorks.com </li></ul><ul><li>6 Years of military ATC experience </li></ul><ul><li>Click for interesting real audio from the biggest fly-in in the world. </li></ul>
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