Debut: August 2015

 




   

.: Don Forbes' Airfield Control Tower - IN PROGRESS

Brand:

Airfix

Scale:

1/76

Modelling Time:

~ hrs

PE/Resin Detail:

none

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Air traffic control

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Airport Traffic Control Tower at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport
Airport Traffic Control Tower (ATCT) at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand.
Airport Traffic Control Tower 1 (ATCT-1) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.
Airport Traffic Control Tower 2 (ATCT-2) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia.
Traffic Control Tower at Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, Norway
Airport Traffic Control Tower at Juanda International Airport, Indonesia
New LaGuardia Airport (LGA) Control Tower in New York City.
Control Tower Brussels Airport

Air traffic control (ATC) is a service provided by ground-based controllers who direct aircraft on the ground and through controlled airspace, and can provide advisory services to aircraft in non-controlled airspace. The primary purpose of ATC worldwide is to prevent collisions, organize and expedite the flow of traffic, and provide information and other support for pilots.[1] In some countries, ATC plays a security or defensive role, or is operated by the military.

To prevent collisions, ATC enforces traffic separation rules, which ensure each aircraft maintains a minimum amount of empty space around it at all times. Many aircraft also have collision avoidance systems, which provide additional safety by warning pilots when other aircraft get too close.

In many countries, ATC provides services to all private, military, and commercial aircraft operating within its airspace. Depending on the type of flight and the class of airspace, ATC may issue instructions that pilots are required to obey, or advisories (known as flight information in some countries) that pilots may, at their discretion, disregard. The pilot in command is the final authority for the safe operation of the aircraft and may, in an emergency, deviate from ATC instructions to the extent required to maintain safe operation of their aircraft.

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