AEP Air Traffic Control

We had a great Aviation Education Programme session last Saturday - the topic was Air Traffic Control and was lead by our new lead mentors Martyn and Nigel, who both happen to be ex air traffic controllers.

After practising the phonetic alphabet and revising the compass points, Nigel explained exactly what Air Traffic Control (ATC) is and where and when it is used.  The group watched a short video about the control centre at Swannick and listened to a typical radio transmission.


The group then went in to the hangar and learnt how radar works by pretending to be radio waves and aircraft!!

The session ended with the group splitting up in to pairs and acting out the roles of air traffic controllers.  They all did very well and had the right voices for ATC!











Nic Saunders