Safety is in the Air
The work of an air traffic controller consists of directing air traffic with the assistance of a radar display and radio contact with pilots.
He/she assigns aircraft flight paths and altitudes, and issues take-off and landing clearance. Along with the pilot, the air traffic controller is thus the most important active safety factor in aviation.
Austrian airspace is divided into three control areas, each looked after by a different group of air traffic controllers, so as to ensure that operations are safe and - as far as possible - delays are avoided.
Aircraft pass in turn from the area for which the tower is responsible to that managed by the approach control and the airspace of the area control centre.
Skytrack, air traffic control simulation
Skytrack will give you a first hand look at the job of an air traffic controller. Do you have what it takes to become an air traffic controller?
Quick thinking, the capacity to make the right decisions swiftly and independently, an ability to perform multiple tasks at the same time and a sense of team spirit: these are the prime qualities an air traffic controller needs.
Purpose of the simulation game
The goal of the simulation game is to guide each aircraft to the destination specified. The aircraft must remain in the airway, are not allowed to enter a danger area and must maintain safe distances between one another.