Questions tagged [air-traffic-control]

Air Traffic Control (ATC) is a service of ground-based controllers that directs and coordinates aircraft to improve safety and efficiency.

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Can simultaneous departures be authorized from converging airports?

I am an ATC'r stationed overseas where we service two military airfields. The runways are 3 miles apart but converge. Our current regulations require aircraft from one airfield to delay in takeoff ...
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Identify this Chicago aircraft incident involving loss of control

Many years ago I listened to an ATC tape of an aviation incident involving a commercial aircraft that had some type of control loss, I think in Chicago. After several attempts to set up for an ...
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What is black routing and red routing?

In a meeting with aviation experts, the terms black routing and red routing were discussed. What are they? From the discussions I was able to put together that either the TMU (Traffic Management Unit) ...
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Where can I find US ARTCC sector boundary coordinates?

For an academic purpose, I would like to map US airspace using GIS tools with coordinates. I found the airspace boundary coordinates from the eNASR, but no luck with the sector boundaries. Any ...
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What regulations support European vs USA traffic pattern entry?

While reading another Stack Exchange question I became aware that Europe approves several more "standard" (for training purposes only, but encapsulates European maneuvers) traffic pattern entries ...
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Is “margin final” an ATC instruction in USA?

I was south-east of the airport and the active runway was 24. The ATC said, "Make straight in and remain south." And then he said, "Margin final, cleared [to] land." What is margin final? I'm an ...
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Are there any cases on record of an aircraft crashing into an occupied air traffic control tower?

Aircraft frequently1 crash, or come close to crashing, from almost every cause imaginable, on or near airports, these being places where aircraft of all sizes take off and land and sleep with many ...
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pre-departure sequence, how to increase number of flights in the sequence

If I have number of flights ready to depart (valid TOBT) if I want to increase the number of flights in the queue by adding flights in the gaps between any 2 flights whats the minimum seperation that ...
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Why does airnav list frequencies for some STARs on the airport info page?

I was on airnav.com and looked up the info for KIWA. Why does airnav list frequencies for the arrivals (STARs) that serve an airport? Does each frequency correspond to a certain TRACON sector?
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How to find out how many aircraft depart/land from a country per day?

I am trying to get the following information. I would like to know for each day how many aircraft have taken off and departed from a specific country. This information should be up to date and ...
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What does it mean when a track “straddles north”?

Have heard a couple controllers taking note of a track that "straddles north". What do they mean? According to Google, the definition of the verb straddle is to extend across or be situated on both ...
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What is the ATFM Project BOBCAT and why is it important?

Aerothai, the ANSP of Thailand, runs an ATFM Project called BOBCAT (Bay of Bengal Cooperative Air Traffic Flow Management System). Why is it so important? And why is an ASNP from Thailand running a ...