May 08, 2021  
2018-2019 General Catalog 

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PILT 3410 - Air Traffic Control

3 Credit(s)

This course will explore the elements of the current Air Traffic Control system and Next Gen. Discussions will include the historical evolution of the air traffic control and the national airspace systems in the United States. Emphasis will be on current operational issues and how air traffic management is changing. Covers control tower, approach, and center responsibilities; radar and non-radar control environments; RVSM; ADS-B; and traffic separation minima for radar and non-radar operations. Will cover VFR and IFR operations, arrivals and departures from uncontrolled airports, operations below basic VFR minima, nighttime operations, in-flight and ground emergencies, bomb and hijacking threat procedures, search and rescue, and runway incursions. Will cover federal aviation regulations, publications, ATC communications, ATC clearances, navigation aids, VFR traffic patterns, control of vehicle movements, using ATIS, NOTAMs, PIREPS, and the criteria for runway selection. This course may be offered online. (As Needed) [Graded]

Prerequisite(s): Instructor or department permission
Registration Restriction(s): None

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