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RTC – MOD-04 – Pt.01 – Intro

Welcome to Module 4 of the RTC. In this module we’re going to cover ATC Ground Basics and how it is used in 11TSG.


Due to our current numbers, we mostly use “uncontrolled airfield procedures”, meaning that there is no ATC to direct traffic around the airfields and there is no-one to approve/deny your requests or respond to inquiries.

It is still important to learn and be familiar with the proper procedures, however, expect to use uncontrolled procedures around airfield.

Therefore, whenever in the RTC you come up on the procedure that explains how radio comms work between two stations, remember the following principles as you will be applying them in the flying portion of the RTC:

Principle behind the radio comms in an uncontrolled airfield

  • As there’s no ATC station, all calls are to (airfield) traffic instead of ground or tower.
  • There are no requests that are aimed to an ATC who then would instruct or clear the pilot on the next action.
  • The radio comms aim to inform the surrounding traffic of the pilots intentions.
  • Compared to comms with ATC, no radio communication is ever established with any other station, thus, all calls start with (airfield) traffic, callsign.
  • Deconfliction and separation is achieved by communication, and explained in further detail on the separate topics.

 In the course you will cover the following:
  • What is the Ground Controller
  • When and who talks to the GC
  • Basic Instructions
  • How to Taxi out
  • How to Taxi in
This is primarily for FW aircraft as that accounts for the majority of 11TSG members. Procedures change for RW aircraft and will be covered in a separate course.

To finish the course you will be required to pass a Check of Understanding, and as such you will be required to reach 100% in the Check of Understanding to advance to the next module.

In the event you are unable to achieve 100% you should speak to your mentor/Sqn lead to find out what areas need remedial training on to advance to the next module.

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