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Last Updated 11/24/2020 22:42
by Skylar Hutter

Before Requesting S2 Training:

Before requesting S2 training, make sure you have completed the VATUSA Computer Based Training (CBT). CBT found here: https://www.vatusa.net/cbt

Additionally, ensure you are aware of the following Air Traffic Control foundations:

 

Block 1 Tower IFR

  1. Runway Selection

- Select an Appropriate runway based on current winds and local procedures.

 

  1. METAR Decoding and ATIS

 - Decoding a METAR

 - Recording an ATIS

 - Advising all Aircraft on the ground or within Tower Airspace of current ATIS and ATIS updates.

 - Ensure all departing aircraft have current ATIS Information

 - Correct voice ATIS phraseology

 - Correct TEXT ATIS formatting

 

  1.  Departure Procedures

 - Departure Release

 - Departure Heading for departing aircraft

 - Communications Transfer

 - Line up and Wait Procedures

 

  1.  Arrival Procedures

 - Landing Modes (landing, low approach, touch and go etc)

 - Phraseology for all modes of landing.

 - Land and Hold Short Procedures

 

  1.  Spacing and Sequencing of IFR Aircraft

 - Local Procedures

 - Regulated Priority

 

  1. Wake Turbulence Separation

- Review FAA Order 7110.65 (Separation Rules)

 - Small to Medium

 - Medium to Large

 - Large to Heavy

 - Phraseology for Wake Turbulence Separation (Caution Wake Turbulence)

 

  1.  Missed Approach / Go-Around Procedures

 - Missed procedures

 - Go Around Procedures

 - Coordination with Overlaying Radar Sector

 

Block 2 Tower VFR and Military 

  1. Military Departure Procedures

- Intro to ZSE Military Fields and Military Procedures

 

  1. Spacing and Sequencing VFR Aircraft

- 360, 270, and S Turns

-Extending a Leg in the Pattern

 

  1. VFR Traffic Pattern

- Spacing Aircraft Instructions

- Pattern Entry

- Position Reports

- Landing Sequence

 

  1. VFR Departure (Class C/D)

- Directional Departure

- Pattern Departure

 

  1. VFR Arrivals (Class C/D)

- Touch and Go

- Stop and Go

- Short Approach

- Low Approach

- Full Stop Landing (Landing)

- Cleared for the Option

- Phraseology

 

  1. VFR Transitions (Class C/D)

- VFR Transition for Class C/D Airports

- Phraseology

 

  1. Traffic Advisories

- Issuance

- Phraseology

 

Block 3 Tower Helicopter Operations

  1. Helicopter Runway Departure
  2. Helicopter Taxiway Departure
  3. Helicopter Non-Movement Area Departure
  4. Helicopter Runway Arrival
  5. Helicopter Taxiway Arrival
  6. Helicopter Non-Movement Area Arrival

 

Block 4 KSEA (Major Endorsement Syllabus)

  1. KSEA SOP Review
  2. Runway Selection
  3. VFR Departures Class B
  4. VFR Transitions Class B
  5. Departure Release 
  6. Communications Transfer

 

OTS Competency Check Requirement (minor & major). Also requires 2 OTS recommendations.

To successfully pass an Over The Shoulder Exam (OTS) all students must meet demonstrate competency on the following related categories. 

  1. Position relief Briefing
  2. Coordination / Handoff Procedures
  3. ATIS Phraseology
  4. Departure Procedures (IFR)
  5. Departure Procedures (VFR) Class B/C/D
  6. Arrival Procedures (IFR)
  7. Arrival Procedures (VFR)
  8. Spacing and Sequencing
  9. VFR Traffic Pattern
  10. Helicopter Operations
  11. Wake Turbulence Separation
  12. Converging on Parallel Runway Operations
  13. Missed Approach Procedures
  14. Practice Approach Procedures 

 

For a 7110.65 reference

Student 2 (S2) Material --- Tower Services
Chapter 3 – Section 5 = Runway Selection (Terminal)
Chapter 3 – Section 8 = Spacing and Sequencing (Terminal)
Chapter 3 – Section 9 = Departure Procedure and Separation (Terminal)
Chapter 3 – Section 10 = Arrival Procedure and Separation (Terminal)
Chapter 3 – Section 11 = Helicopter Operations (Terminal)
Chapter 7 – Section 5 = Special VFR (SVFR)
Chapter 7 – Section 8 = Class C Service – Terminal
Chapter 7 – Section 9 – Class B Service – Terminal
Detailed Weather Discussion Needed