Air Traffic Control Tower Lab

This lab is a high-fidelity simulation of ATC in a VFR tower, which includes the capability to simulate all positions in a control tower (Local Controller, Ground Controller, and Flight Data). Pseudo pilots control aircraft on the ground and in the air and function as adjacent sectors. 

Potential research topics include spatial and temporal perception and attentional allocation, workload management, biometric analyses, in-flight emergency management, communication errors, cognitive biases, knowledge sharing processes and errors, fatigue, shared situation awareness, and decision-making.

Equipment: 3 control tower simulations (6 pseudo pilot stations; 2 pilots per tower, Supervisor positions)

Lab Information

Phone: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416.

Email: Daytona Aviation Labs at

Building: Building 341, Room 352