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Hyderabad16 Air Traffic Control Officers graduate from AFA Dundigal

16 Air Traffic Control Officers graduate from AFA Dundigal

Published: 16th Sep 2021 3:47 pm

Hyderabad: Sixteen trainee officers successfully completed 139th Air Traffic Surveillance Services (ATSS) Course in an impressive graduation ceremony held at Air Traffic Control Officers Training Establishment (ATCOTE) at Air Force Academy, Dundigal, here on Thursday.

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Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, Commandant, Air Force Academy was the Reviewing Officer on the occasion. The young military Air Traffic Controllers, after having undergone a 12 week long course, can now perform the highly demanding and skillful task of controlling aircrafts using modern radars, a press release said.

ATCOTE is a premier Air Traffic Control Training Establishment of the country and it undertakes training for IAF Officers apart from officers from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and officers from Friendly Foreign Countries in the field of Air Traffic Services. Twelve Air Traffic Control Officers from the Indian Air Force, three from the Indian Navy and one from the Kenya Air Force graduated as Radar Controllers. Among the course participants Squadron Leader SP Pavithran was adjudged as First in Order of Merit and best in practical. Flight Lieutenant Jasleen Kaur Walia was adjudged best in Theory.

Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, highlighted the importance of Radar Controllers’ role in mission accomplishment and apprised the graduating trainees on the challenges ahead in the field of aviation.

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