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What is an Aerodrome Simulator, a Tower Simulator and a Radar Simulator?

ICAO's requirements for ATCO and ATSEP qualification make simulators necessary to understand the processes and routines during normal operations, but also in emergency situations and contexts of depreciated technology. This article tries to clarify terms and also highlights important features.

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What does ATSEP mean?

Air traffic safety electronics personnel (ATSEP) is a job profile in Air Traffic Control. The term was coined by ICAO. ATSEP are electronic engineers in charge of creating and supporting ground-based electronic hardware and software systems used to support air navigation and air traffic management.

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Why is a Military ATC Simulator (Tower Simulator / APP / ACC) Significantly Different Form a Simulator for Civil ATC?

It is a common misunderstanding that a standard civil ATC simulator can fully respond to the requirements of military aviation. This article explains the major differences.

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Integrating Tower Simulators, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Training Systems and Distributed Control Systems to Prepare for Emergency Situations

Emergency situations require concerted action by ATCOs, Firefighters, Police, Ambulance and more. SkyRadar is the first one to integrate Tower Simulators, Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting Training systems and Distributed Control Systems to train cross-sectional teams.

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Tutorial - What is Machine Learning (ML) ?

This article will give an overview of the basic and fundamental notions of ML. It is part of a series developed for practitioners. The goal is to be rapidly able to apply and make use of ML.

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Blended Learning in Post-COVID-times - Building On Lessons Learned

COVID-19 forced us on a global scale to quickly rethink our education delivery structures in ATCO and ATSEP qualification processes. What are the lessons learned?

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NavAids Step-by-Step Video Introduction - Beta-Testing Opportunity for a Limited Time Period

SkyRadar Launches the new NavAids Simulator and invites ATC academies for an extended Beta-Testing. Would you like to participate? 2 weeks of free testing are included for up to 20 members of your academy (lecturers or students).

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SkyRadar - Simple Deliveries and Training in Times of COVID-19 and of Restricted Travelling

COVID-19 and limited travelling hampered important projects during the last months. SkyRadar set up a simple and easy to handle delivery and training procedures.

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Tracking - Understanding Plots, Tracks and Labels in the Plan Position Indicator

This article describes how plots, tracks and labels are displayed in PPIs for airtraffic control in compliance with ICAO Doc 4444. All features are part of SkyRadar's FreeScopes ATC module.

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