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United Kingdom Air Traffic Control: A Layman's Guide Paperback – Jan 1998


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Airlife Publishing; 3rd Ed edition (Jan 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840370173
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840370171
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,063,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This text aims to show what UK air traffic control does and how it works. It includes descriptions of: an air traffic controller's equipment, including radios and radars and various electronic navigation systems and aids; the different types of airspace and what goes on inside a control tower; runway layouts and numbering systems; and the operations of each of Britain's major airports, showing how traffic controllers handle each aspect of a flight, from the moment permission is given to start engines to touchdown and taxying at the destination.

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Jan 1999
This book is excellent for first time readers. However anyone looking for updated information in this 3rd Edition is going to be a little disappointed. Not all sections have received the update treatment, since the last edition published in 1993. The most obvious problem is how the author deals with Stansted airport. The chapter dealing with this (C.9), is repeated verbatim from the second edition, and takes no account of the substantial development since 1992.There is no mention of the new terminal, or anything in the supplement section to advise readers of the Stansted Express service from Liverpool Street.It may be down to the publishers in respect of what is updated with each edition, but since other data has obviously been amended, it remains a mystery as to why such a glaring error could have been made. Other than that, the book is genuinely a good laymans' guide to Air Traffic Control in the UK, and as stated previously, wil give new readers a good grounding in the subject.
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The format of this book is well done and the detailed information invaluable to me as a layman.
Clearly explained, a worthwhile book.
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By Karl on 18 July 2014
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Spot on. Gives a good base knowledge for when listening to your scanner.
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By John Clarke on 2 Aug 2014
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Good book.
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