Aerodrome Control Instrument Rating
Course aim The Module is designed to impart knowledge and skills to the ADI(TWR) student in order to enable him/her to reach the objectives of the module “Aerodrome Control Visual” (ADV) and “Aerodrome Control Instrument Rating for Tower” ADI (TWR) and the module is also designed to gain knowledge and skills for endorsements (RAD) “Aerodrome Radar Control Endorsement”, (AIR) “Air Control” and (GMC) “Ground Movement Control”. Ground Movement Surveillance (GMS) can also be added as an additional course.
Course objectives After completion of the course, the student:
- Has knowledge, skills and understanding in accordance with the specified training objectives as described in Detailed Training Plan.
- Shall in a simulated or on the job training aerodrome environment have skills to perform Aerodrome Control Service safely, expeditiously, orderly and according to rules and regulations.
- Has knowledge of the importance of team work and of human factors related issues that can affect personal and team performance.
Theory Theoretical events will be followed by practical applications in a classroom and in a simulator. The theoretical part of the course consists of new subjects as well as reviews and enhancements of subjects from the Basic ATC course related to aerodrome control services such as meteorology, navigation, aircraft and aerodromes.
Human factors, airspace C and D, system degradation and multiple runways are included in all parts of the course.
Simulator training The simulator training is conducted in a 3D tower simulator and consists of evaluated individual exercises as well as exercises in a small system. The airspace/aerodrome is generic and simulates traffic in an aerodrome environment, with one active airport and single and crossing runway operations and radar service.
Prerequisites A successful completion of Entry Point North’s Basic ATC module or equivalent.
Compliance with regulations
- The course is compliant with Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/340 and EUROCONTROL Common Core Content Edition 2.0.
- The course is approved by the Swedish CAA.
- Entry Point North academy is certified as a Training Organization according to European Regulations by the Swedish CAA.
Content in brief
Course description in brief
- Theory - Practical training
- Simulator exercises
Skill phase For the student to be better prepared to do exercises as a tower controller, the skills are practiced individually or with limited amount of skills in each exercise. Students practice VFR and IFR start-up and departures including helicopters, weather delivery, ground movements, IFR and VFR arrivals and relocating aircraft, departure separations, VFR entry and exit phraseology. Students also practice strip management, using SMR, Radar and communication panel along with other equipment and tools in the STD.
Phase 1 Introduction to the module. Focus on basic Aerodrome Control procedures with and without Radar. Apply knowledge of airspace and aerodrome layout, departure information/clearance, departure separations and handling of ground movements including helicopter traffic. Special events: Crossing runways, taxiway closed, R-area active, CTOT, go around, missed approach, aborted take-off and changed callsign.
Phase 2 Focus on normal aerodrome control procedures regarding mainly VFR traffic. Apply arrival and departure information/clearances for VFR-traffic, departure separations, spacing on final, crossing VFR and VFR touch-and-go operations. Special events: Night operations, reduced runway separation, visual approach and runway change.
Phase 3 Introduction of AD2 and focus on cooperation between AD1 and AD2. Normal aerodrome control procedures with mixture of IFR and VFR traffic. Train arrival and departure information/clearances for with crossing runways and increased traffic load. Train several unusual and/or emergency situations. Train using SMR. Special events: SIGMET, ATIR, returning departure, taxiway closed, HOSP flight, priority flight, runway incursion, bird strike, emergency landing, communication failure, equipment failure, SVFR operations, strayed aircraft, circling, LVP and response to APW activation. In addition, several days are planned between the different phases for the students focusing on consolidating their skills.
Phase 4 Focus on aerodrome control procedures regarding an even mixture of IFR and VFR traffic and co-operation between Air and Ground position. Train arrival and departure information/clearances for a mixture of IFR and VFR traffic with crossing runways and reduced runway separation in a busy environment.
Phase 5 Focus on complex aerodrome control procedures regarding an even mixture of IFR and VFR traffic and cooperation between Air and Ground position. Train arrival and departure information/clearances for a mixture of IFR and VFR traffic with crossing runways and reduced runway separation in a busy environment.