Air Traffic Control Handbook: The Complete Guide for all Aviation and Air Band Enthusiasts

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This is a reincarnation of the Air Band Radio Handbook, an essential reference book first published over 20 years ago and a stronger seller throughout its eight editions. The new title reflects not just the extent of overhaul and updating that has occurred for this new version, but also the fact that a larger proportion of the audience these days comprises air traffic controllers themselves (both trainees and fully qualified) as well as the traditional air band listening enthusiast. The expert author's accessible...

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Overview

This is a reincarnation of the Air Band Radio Handbook, an essential reference book first published over 20 years ago and a stronger seller throughout its eight editions. The new title reflects not just the extent of overhaul and updating that has occurred for this new version, but also the fact that a larger proportion of the audience these days comprises air traffic controllers themselves (both trainees and fully qualified) as well as the traditional air band listening enthusiast. The expert author's accessible and comprehensive text explains the intricacies of air traffic control and its jargon, enabling the reader to locate and interpret what is actually going on in the airways overhead.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844258321
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


David J. Smith is an air traffic controller and a well-known aviation historian with several books to his credit. He lives in Bagillt, Flintshire.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Acknowledgements 9

Abbreviations and Q-Codes 10

Chapter 1 Listening 13

Chapter 2 ATC terminology l6

Chapter 3 Types of airspace 29

Chapter 4 Navigational aids and ATC-related equipment 36

Chapter 5 Area or Airways Control 46

Chapter 6 Approach Control 52

Chapter 7 Aerodrome Control 60

Chapter 8 ATC at London's airports 72

Chapter 9 Oceanic Control and HF listening 79

Chapter 10 Flight information services 87

Chapter 11 Weather and Air Traffic Control 91

Chapter 12 Airfield visual aids 96

Chapter 13 Airport operations and procedures 101

Chapter 14 Airline company messages 112

Chapter 15 Airshows 114

Chapter 16 Emergencies and unusual circumstances 117

Chapter 17 Military air band 125

Chapter 18 Air band radios 137

Chapter 19 Charts and related documents 144

Chapter 20 Virtual radar for the enthusiast 147

Chapter 21 Unlawful interference (hijacking) 150

Chapter 22 UFOs and Air Traffic Control 154

Chapter 23 A career in Air Traffic Control 157

Appendix 1 Beacons and reporting points 161

Appendix 2 Airways frequency allocation 165

Appendix 3 VHF air band frequencies 167

Appendix 4 UHF air band frequencies 178

Appendix 5 ICAO aircraft type designators 184

Appendix 6 Aircraft radio call-signs 185

Appendix 7 UK SSR Code Assignment Plan 199

Appendix 8 Magazines for the enthusiast and air band listener 205

Index 206

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