For the written test, there are a few things you need to know. The first, and this will help you for your practical, is to study how to give correct pattern entries, sequencing and clearances. I cannot stress the importance of trying to really learn the ins and outs of those three things enough.
Great references as to what you can or cannot do can be found in section 6, Tower, of the ATC Manual. With the written test, it also helps to have a pen and paper to draw the scenarios, as for some questions diagrams aren’t provided.
If you’d to test your skills with the written test, there is a practice test that was just put out.
On the next post I’ll cover my experience with ATC Training.
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