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Beyond the control tower

30 Apr 2019

During times of peak air travel in Australia, there are about 500 airborne aircraft in controlled airspace, with safe operations falling to the highly skilled controllers at Airservices Australia.

Did you know that there are three types of air traffic control (ATC)?

In this video series, we will be sharing several episodes that explains the bits and bobs of ATC.

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Working in air traffic control (ATC) for more than a decade, air traffic controller Ben Ippolito explains that there’s more to ATC than just the tower at the airport. “ATC can be broken into three categories – tower controllers, terminal area or approach controllers and en route controllers. Each category has a very important yet different function,” says Ben.

Read the full feature story in Australian Flying.