Synopses & Reviews
Appropriate for both future air traffic controllers and for pilots who need a better understanding of the air traffic control system, this text is the only college-level textbook to explain the "hows" and "whys" of the system. Michael Nolan's FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL presents a history of air traffic control, with a strong emphasis on the logic that has guided its development. He also provides current, in-depth information on such topics as navigational systems, the air traffic control system structure, control tower procedures, radar separation, national airspace system operation, and the FAA's restructuring of hiring procedures. The result is an authoritative text that gives readers a true working knowledge of the system--instead of just asking them to memorize lists of rules and regulations.
FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E is ideal for future air traffic controllers and for pilots who need a better understanding of the air traffic control system. This book will provide readers with a good working knowledge of how the air traffic control system works and why it works this way. FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL 5E discusses the history of air traffic control and provides in-depth information on current topics essential to this field.
Appropriate for both future air traffic controllers and for pilots who need a better understanding of the air traffic control system, this text is the only college-level textbook to explain the hows and whys of the system. Michael Nolan's FUNDAMENTALS OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL presents a history of air traffic control, with a strong emphasis on the logic that has guided its development. He also provides current, in-depth information on such topics as navigational systems, the air traffic control system str
About the Author
Michael S. Nolan, a former air traffic controller, teaches aviation courses in the Aviation Technology Department at Purdue University and has taught a variety of aviation courses at the University of Illinois, Chanute Air Force Base and Purdue University. He holds licenses and certification as a commercial pilot, flight instructor, instrument instructor, tower operator, airframe and powerplant mechanic, and aviation weather observer. Mr. Nolan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from Illinois State University and his Master of Science degree in Instructional Development and Educational Computing from Purdue University).
Table of Contents
1. HISTORY OF AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. 1903?1925. Early Aviation Developments. 1925?1934. 1934?1945. 1945?1955. 1955?1965. 1965 to 1980. 1981 to Present. 2. NAVIGATION SYSTEMS. Visual Navigation. Aircraft Instrumentation. VFR Navigation. Instrument Flying. Electronic Navigation. Required Navigation Performance. Aircraft Positioning Methods. Area Navigation. Instrument Approach Procedures. Approach Navigation Aid Classifications. Runway and Approach Lighting. 3. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEM STRUCTURE. Airspace Classes. 4. AIRPORT AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS. ATC Communications Procedures. 5. AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PROCEDURES AND ORGANIZATION. Separation Responsibilities in Controlled Airspace. Air Traffic Control Procedures. Delegation of Responsibility. Controller Duties in an Air Route Traffic Control Center. Air Traffic Control Tower Responsibilities. 6. CONTROL TOWER PROCEDURES. Control Towers. Flight Data Controller Duties. Clearance Delivery Controller Duties. Local Controller Duties. 7. NONRADAR EN ROUTE AND TERMINAL SEPARATION. Design of Separation Procedures. Airspace Dimensions. Separation Procedures. 8. THEORY AND FUNDAMENTALS OF RADAR OPERATION. Development of Pulse Radar. Types of Air Traffic Control Radar. Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System. Development of ATCRBS. Computer Processing of ATCRBS. Computerized Radar Systems. 9. RADAR SEPARATION. Aircraft Identification. Transfer of Radar Identification. Basic Radar Separation. Radar Arrivals and Approaches. Radar Traffic Information. Minimum Safe Altitude Warning. 10. OPERATION IN THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM. Overview of an IFR Flight. Example of a VFR Flight. 11. OCEANIC AND INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL. International Air Traffic Control. Canadian Air Traffic Control. International Airspace. European Air Traffic Control. Oceanic Air Traffic Control. 12. THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM. Automated Air Traffic Control. ATC Modernization. Current ATC Initiatives. CNS Improvements. Navigation System Changes. Surveillance Systems. Air Traffic Management. 13. THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION. Administrative Structure. Getting Hired by the FAA. Preemployment Testing. FAA Academy Training. Field Training Program. Salaries. APPENDICES. IFR Chart Legends. Aircraft Models and Performance. Appendix Three letter identifiers.