Effective training is a key factor in the replacement of controllers retiring over the next decade. DC-ANSP has a Training Centre, with the capability to efficiently and effectively train the controllers needed.
Air Traffic Controllers: Guardians of the skies
Typical work activities
Tasks typically Involve:
Air Traffic Control.
Air Traffic Controllers maintain a safe and orderly movement of aircraft along major air routes and around airports by giving pilots instructions and advice as to height, speed and direction
Types of Controllers
Aerodrome Controllers guide the aircraft through its arriving or departing phase and assist the aircraft to the gate at the terminal.
Their activities include:
Approach Controllers are based at a control center or an airport tower dealing with aircraft movement into and out of an airport. They guide and sequence aircraft into the most efficient order for landing. This includes dealing with instrument landing systems, which allow some planes to make automatic landings, and making sure that planes are placed in holding patterns when airports are busy.
Area controllers are based at control centers. These controllers ensure the safe and smooth flow of traffic along airways at higher altitudes.
The Training to Become an Air Traffic Controller
The training includes:
The training delivered is fully ICAO Regulation Compliant and leads to an Aerodrome/Approach Procedural Controller license.
The syllabi include the following theoretical subjects:
The theoretical training is followed by extensive simulator training on our state-of-the-art MaxSim Air Traffic Control Tower simulation system. This system incorporates a 9-channel, 270-degree field-of-view, LCD visual system. This enables us to simulate the real-time tower-traffic environment by providing uniform training format for trainees. On-the-Job Training, without simulator training would take much longer to develop the necessary skills and experience in becoming a competent Air Traffic Controller.
The simulation training will grow in workload and complexity to prepare you for the “On-The-Job Training”.
During the “On-the-Job Training” you will be talking to “real” pilots. You will be supervised by an On-the-Job Instructor, coaching and assessing you on your working position. During the “On-The-Job Training” your competencies will be assessed.
The last step to become an air traffic controller is a practical examination to show your competence. Once you have passed you will be a licensed Aerodrome/Approach Non-Radar Air Traffic Controller.
What does it take to be an air traffic controller?
The job has something unique and requires talent. Therefore when you apply, we will take a close look at whether you have the necessary skills to be able to do the job.
We invite you to apply for the Basic ATC Course to become an Air Traffic Controller at specific times during the year.
If I have no prior air traffic control experience and want to be selected, what must I do?
We need exceptional men and women to control air traffic at our airports and in our skies.
This job is for those who are:
It takes some work to get there, but we’ll give you the training and support you need for a great career. You will work with other DC-ANSP controllers and expert staff dedicated to keeping our skies safe. We want you to apply and here you will find all the information you need to do that. Come and join us at DC-ANSP!
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