AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL-1The air traffic management program has three labs that are included in the course curriculum. The three labs emulate the En Route, terminal radar, and control tower domains. The labs are high-fidelity, integrating controller ATC interactions in all ATC domains. 

Air Traffic Control Labs

AIR-TRAFFIC-CONTROL-1The air traffic management program has three labs that are included in the course curriculum. The three labs emulate the En Route, terminal radar, and control tower domains. The labs are high-fidelity, integrating controller ATC interactions in all ATC domains. 

The air traffic control labs use a state-of-the art air traffic control simulation environment that is designed to enable students to develop, maintain and enhance skills related to air traffic control. In each course the labs are used to introduce students to the terminal radar, en route radar and non-radar, and control tower procedures and minima prescribed in FAAH 7110.65. Each course builds upon knowledge gained in prerequisite courses, all in a simulated environment. Training includes the vertical, lateral, and longitudinal separation of aircraft in the departure, en route, and arrival phases of flight. Phraseology, strip marking, instrument and visual approaches and the coordination procedures necessary to complete these functions are included in simulated ATC scenarios, along with the associated keyboard commands.

Each of our ATC labs provides the following capabilities: 

  • Simulated Air Traffic
  • En route Simulated RADAR and Non-RADAR Positions
  • Tower Positions: Local Controller (LC), Ground Controller (GC) and Flight Data (FD) etc.
  • Pseudo Pilot Simulation of Aircraft and Adjacent Sectors
  • Simulated Interphone Communications

Further defined, the capability of each is:

Control Tower Lab — Represents typical traffic for an air traffic facility. The Tower lab displays typical aircraft and simulates the video environment of a specific airport and its surroundings.

Terminal Radar Labs —  the terminal radar labs simulates environments of a low-fidelity and high-fidelity airports and their surroundings.

En route Labs — The en route labs emulate the en route sector that is used in initial training at the FAA Academy. The labs can be used in both a radar and non-radar configuration depending on the class.

Pseudo Pilot Simulation of Aircraft and Adjacent Sectors — Student pseudo pilots are used in each lab and respond to instructions issued by student controllers such as climbs, descents and turns.

Simulated Interphone Communications — Each lab emulates a simulated interphone or radio telephone for use at each operational position and the pseudo pilot position.

Lab Information

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email DaytonaBeach@erau.edu.

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