Updated: Apr 12, 2022
CHAPTER TITLE: The Air Traffic Control System
Below is a list of the figures (diagrams, charts, and pictures) from the IFH Chapter 2. They are listed in the order they are found in the Instrument Flying Handbook.
Typical navigation/communication installation.
Boom microphone, headset, and push-to-talk switch.
Combination GPS-com unit.
Phonetic pronunciation guide.
Combined radar and beacon antenna.
Minimum vectoring altitude (MVA) chart.
The top image is a display as seen by controllers in an air traffic facility. It is an ARTS III (Automated Radar Terminal System). The display shown provides an explanation of the symbols in the graphic. The lower figure is an example of the Digital Bright Radar Indicator Tower Equipment (DBRITE) screen as seen by tower personnel. It provides tower controllers with a visual display of the airport surveillance radar, beacon signals, and data received from ARTS III. The display shown provides an explanation of the symbols in the graphic.
A portion of the New York area tower en route list (from the A/FD).
Center radar displays.
A center controller’s scope.
A/FD center frequencies listing.
High-resolution ATC displays used in PRM.
Aircraft management using PRM. (Note the no transgression zone (NTZ) and how the aircraft are separated.)
ATC facilities, services, and radio call signs.