Apr 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

AER 211 Air Traffic Control

Lecture: 2 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 2
This course provides a detailed analysis of all aspects of air traffic control. Emphasis is placed on an in-depth analysis of air traffic control, including utilization of the air traffic environment based on the pilot’s and controller’s perspective. Upon completion, students should be able to operate an aircraft within the national airspace system under FAA air traffic control.

Co-requisite(s): AER 160 .
Course is typically offered in Spring.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At successful completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Examine the history of federal agencies involved in air traffic control.
  2. Interpret instrument approach procedure charts and instrument en route navigation charts properly.
  3. Evaluate the services offered to pilots in each airspace class including methods of radar identification and separation.
  4. Interpret accurately IFR clearance delivery.
  5. Demonstrate proper radio phraseology.
  6. Derive the general responsibilities of an air route traffic center, an air traffic control tower, and a terminal radar approach facility.
  7. Correlate how non-radar separation is applied to aircraft. 8. Plan a simulated flight within the National Airspace System.