Course aim The course is designed for operational air traffic controllers. The aim of the course is to improve aerodrome landing capacity by providing participants with additional skills in vectoring and speed control.
Course objectives After completing the course, participants shall be able to provide enhanced spacing on final by using efficient vectoring and speed control.
Course overview The course is designed as a two-week course consisting of a theoretical and a practical part. The course can be delivered as a stand-alone module or in conjunction with the APS rating module.
Theory The theoretical part comprises two-day classroom training focused on vectoring and speed control.
Simulator training The practical part of the course comprises eight days of simulator training consisting of skill and system exercises. Each skill exercise is performed in a group of two (one pilot and one controller) and focuses on a specific skill. System exercises are based on groups of four (two ATCOs and two pilots) in which the course participants develop the skills necessary to consistently provide the required spacing in situations of increasing traffic density (up to 42 landings per hour).
Prerequisites The course is designed for operational air traffic controllers.
Content in brief The course aims at enhancing participants' knowledge on vectoring and speed control. It explains how an efficient combination of vectoring and speed control enables provision of the exactly required spacing on final approach. A tailor-made course can be offered to meet individual client needs (regarding the course duration, number of students, number of exercises etc.).
References Entry Point North has successfully conducted the speed control course for: