1 NONRESIDENT. TRAINING. COURSE. November 2011. Air Traffic Controller (AC). NAVEDTRA 14342A. NAVSUP Logistics Tracking Number FSN 0504-LP-111-1222. Notice: NETPDTC is no longer responsible for the content accuracy of the NRTCs. For content issues, contact the servicing Center of Excellence: Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training (CNATT); (850) 452-9659, Ext. 3247 or DSN: 922-9659, Ext. 3247. DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. PREFACE. By obtaining this rate training manual, you have demonstrated a desire to improve yourself and the Navy. Remember, however, this manual is only one part of the total Navy training program. Practical experience, schools, selected reading, and your desire to succeed are also necessary to successfully round out a fully meaningful training program.
2 THE MANUAL: This manual is organized into subject matter areas, each containing learning objectives to help you determine what you should learn along with text and illustrations to help you understand the information. The subject matter reflects day-to- day requirements and experiences of personnel in the rating or skill area. It also reflects guidance provided by Enlisted Community Managers (ECM) and subject matter experts, technical references, instructions, etc., and either the occupational or naval standards that are listed in the Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications and Occupational Standards, NAVPERS 18068 (series). THE QUESTIONS: The questions that appear in this manual are designed to help you understand the material in the text.
3 The answers for the end of chapter questions are located in the appendices. THE EVALUATION: The end of book evaluation is available on Navy Knowledge Online located at The evaluation serves as proof of your knowledge of the entire contents of this NRTC. When you achieve a passing score of 70%, your electronic training jacket will be updated automatically. VALUE: In completing this manual, you will improve your military and professional knowledge. Importantly, it can also help you study for the Navy-wide advancement in rate examination. If you are studying and discover a reference in the text to another publication for further information, look it up. i November 2011 Edition Prepared by ENS Shea Bickerstaff ACCM (AW/SW) Scott Swain ACCM (AW/SW) Gordon Carlon ACCS (AW/SW) Loren Brown ACCM (AW/SW) Lance Clark ACCS (AW/SW) Brian Carr ACCM (AW/SW) Tony Corpus ACCS (AW/SW) Dan Davis ACCM (AW/SW) Bill Ellis ACCS (AW/SW/FMF) Ryan Flauta ACCM (AW/SW) Charles Landers ACCS (AW/SW) Patricia Keeler ACCM (AW/SW) Rick Mooney ACC (AW/FMF) Brian Kerns ACCM (AW/SW) Gregory Muffley ACC (AW/SW) Ryun Malcom ACCM (AW/SW) Kelly Smith AG1 (SW) Christopher Lay ii NAVEDTRA 14342A COPYRIGHT MATERIAL.
4 Copyright material has been identified, approved and is listed below within this document. Copyright Owner Date Chapter Pages Remarks iii Sailor's Creed "I am a United States Sailor. I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with honor, courage and commitment. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.". TABLE OF CONTENTS. iv CHAPTER PAGE. 1. Aviation Weather .. 1-1. 2. Air Navigation and Aids to Air Navigation .. 2-1.
5 3. Military Aircraft Identification, Performance, and Characteristics .. 3-1. 4. Airport Lighting, Marking, and Equipment .. 4-1. 5. Air Traffic Control Equipment .. 5-1. 6. Airspace Classification .. 6-1. 7. Flight Assistance Service .. 7-1. 8. General Flight Rules and IFR/SVFR Control Procedures .. 8-1. 9. Control Tower Operations .. 9-1. 10. RADAR Operations .. 10-1. 11. Shipboard Operations .. 11-1. 12. Facility Operations .. 12-1. APPENDICES. I. Glossary .. AI-1. II. References ..AII-1. III. Answers to End of Chapter Questions .. AIII-1. Index .. Index 1. v Acronyms The following table contains a list of acronyms that you must know to understand the material in this manual: Acronym Meaning AAFIF Automated Air Facilities Intelligence File AATCC Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center AATCFO Assistant ATCF Officer AC Air Traffic Controller ACDS Advanced Combat Direction System ACE Air Combat Element ACR Adaption Change Request ADCS Air Defense Coordination Section ADF Automatic Direction Finder ADIZ Air Defense Identification Zone ADMACS Aviation Data Management and Control System AFC Automatic Frequency Control AFCS Automatic Flight Control System A/FD Airport/Facility Directory AFLCS Airfield Lighting Control System AFSS Automated Flight Service Station AG Aerographer's Mate AGL Above Ground Level AICUZ Air Installations Compatible Use Zones AID Automatic
6 Initial Distribution AIM Aeronautical Information Manual AIP Aeronautical Information Publication Air Ops Air Operations AIRAD Airmen Advisory vi Acronym Meaning AIRMET (WA) Airmen's Meteorological Information ALF Auxiliary Landing Field ALNOT Alert Notice ALO Air Logistics Office AM Amplitude Modulated AOA/AOR Amphibious Objective Area/Area of Responsibility AOE Airports of Entry AP Approach Control APC Approach Control (ATCS rating). APLN Airplane Mode AR Arrival Control ARFF Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting ARINC Aeronautical Radio Incorporated ARTCC Air Route Traffic Control Center ARTS Automated RADAR Terminal System AS Assistant SUA Sector Control ASCS Air Support Control Section ASOS Automated Surface Observation System ASR Airport Surveillance RADAR.
7 AT Coach Air Traffic Coach ATAA Air Traffic Activity Analyzer ATC Air Traffic Control ATCF Air Traffic Control Facility ATCFO Air Traffic Control Facility Officer ATCRBS Air Traffic Control RADAR Beacon System ATCS Air Traffic Control Specialist ATCSCC Air Traffic Control System Command Center vii Acronym Meaning ATCT Air Traffic Control Tower ATF Amphibious Task Force ATIS Automatic Terminal Information Service ATO Air Transfer Office AUTO Automated AWN Automated Weather Network AWOS Automated Weather Observation System AWT Airmans Written Test AZ Azimuth BASOPS Base Operations BDA Bomb Damage Assessments BRC Base Recovery Course CAAC Counseling and Assistance Center CAG Carrier Air Group CARF Central Altitude Reservation Function CAS Close Air Support CAT Clear Air Turbulence CATCC Carrier Air Traffic Control Center CATF Amphibious Task Force Commander CC Coordinator Tower CCA Carrier Controlled Approach CCTV Closed Circuit Television CD Clearance Delivery CDC Combat Direction Center CEB Controller Evaluation Board CFA Controlled firing area CFPL Carryover From Previous Log viii Acronym Meaning CFR Code of Federal Regulations CH Compass Heading CHUM Chart Updating Manual CIC Combat Information Center CLF Landing Force Commander COMNAVAIRSYSCOM Commander Naval Air Systems Command CNATRA Chief of Naval Air Training CNO Chief of Naval Operations COA Certificate of
8 Authorization COB Close of Business COD Carrier Onboard Delivery COR Correction CP Control Point (Chapter 11). CP Command Post (Chapter 12). CP Circular Polarization (Chapter 5). CQ Carrier Qualifications CRT Cathode-Ray Tube CSO Combats Systems Officer CTO Control Tower Operator CTAF Common Traffic Advisory Frequency CVIC Aircraft Carrier Intelligence Center CVN Aircraft Carrier Nuclear Powered DA Decision Altitude DA Direct Access DADR Digital Audio Data Recorder DAFIF Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File DAIR Direct Altitude and Identity Readout ix Acronym Meaning DALR Digital Audio Legal Recorder DASI Digital Altimeter Setting Indicator DASR Digital Audio Surveillance RADAR. DBRITE Digital Bright RADAR Indicator Tower Equipment DC Departure Control DCB Display Control Bar DF Direction Finder DH Decision Height DLA Defense Logistics Agency DINS Defense Internet NOTAM Service DM Departure Messages DME Distance Measuring Equipment DOD Department of Defense DON Department of the Navy DP Departure Procedure DRR Departure Reference Radial DRT Diversion Recovery Tool DTG Date-Time Group DVFR Defense Visual Flight Rules DVRSN Diversion EAT Expected Approach Time ECN Enroute Change Notice ECS Emergency Communications System EEAT Emergency Expected Approach Time EFB Emergency Final Bearing EFC Expect Further Clearance ESG Expeditionary Strike Group x Acronym Meaning EL
9 Elevation EMCON Emission Control EMO Electronic Maintenance/Material Officer EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal ESL Emergency Service Level ETA Estimated Time Of Arrival ETE Estimated Time Enroute ETVS Enhanced Terminal Voice Switch FAA Federal Aviation Administration FACMAN Facility Manual FACSFAC Fleet Area Control And Surveillance Facility FACTS FACSFAC Air Control Tracking System FAR Federal Aviation Regulation FB Final Bearing FBI Federal Bureau of Investigations FC Final Control FCCN Foreign Clearance Change Notice FCG Foreign Clearance Guide FCLP Field Carrier Landing Practice FCM Foreign Clearance Manual FD Flight Data In Tower Branch FDC Flight Deck Control FDIO Flight Data Input/Output FL Flight Level FLIP Flight Information Publication FLYNET Flights.
10 Nuclear Emergency Team FOIA Freedom of Information Act xi Acronym Meaning FP Flight Planning Dispatcher Fpm Feet per minute FS Flight Planning Supervisor FSS Flight Service Station Ft Feet FTC Fast Time Constant FTS Flight Termination System FWO Facility Watch Officer FWS Facility Watch Supervisor GC Ground Control GCA Ground Controlled Approach GEMO Ground Electronics Maintenance Officer GHz Gigahertz GPS Global Positioning System GPW General Purpose Workstation HAR High Altitude Redesign HAT Height Above Touchdown HCS Helicopter Coordination Section HDC Helicopter Direction Center HERO Hazards of Electronic Radiation to Ordnance HIRL High Intensity Runway Lights HIWAS Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service Hr Hour HUMEVAC Humanitarian Emergency Evacuation Hz Hertz IAF Initial Approach Fix IAP Instrument Approach Procedure xii Acronym Meaning ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization ICLS Instrument Carrier Landing System ICN Interim Change Notice to The Foreign Clearance Guide ID Identification IFF Identification Friend or Foe IFLOLS Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System IFR Instrument Flight Rules Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance ILARTS.