How to become a good radar controller

October, 11, 2021 by Sunjin Beak

I’m going to ask you simple question. How can you become a good radar controller when you’re just starting out? My thoughts are to gain experience and a lot of meticulous planning.

It is also absolutely important to start small on the radar.

After training and passing your Radar practical, you are then put into a check ride phase phase for a period of 30 days. Moderators and/or Supervisors will receive automatic notifications when the Controller opens, and those that are available will attend the Controller’s current session and monitor their performance.

For my check ride, I controlled EGLL radar at a time when there was a lot of traffic because I didn’t know my limitations. I made quite a lot of mistakes and after receiving feedback, I went back to a small place and took control. As a result, I have made a lot of progress. Know your limitations!

Every moment you control the radar develops you.

SunJin Beak is a contributor for the IFATC Education Group. He likes to eat, fly and control on Infinite Flight. He plays a lot of baseball on the weekends, and he usually likes to exercise! He also likes to watch baseball!