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HyderabadATSS Course graduation ceremony: 13 officers graduated as Radar Controllers

ATSS Course graduation ceremony: 13 officers graduated as Radar Controllers

Published: 17th Mar 2021 4:28 pm

Hyderabad: To mark the successful completion of 138th Air Traffic Surveillance Services (ATSS) Course, a graduation ceremony was held at Air Traffic Control Officers Training Establishment (ATCOTE), Air Force Academy on Wednesday.

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Air Marshal IP Vipin, Commandant, Air Force Academy, was the Reviewing Officer and 13 officers including nine from the Indian Air Force, three from the Indian Navy and one from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as Radar Controllers. Flight Lieutenant A Varadharajan was adjudged First in Order of Merit, Best in Theory and Best in Practical.

The young military Air Traffic Controllers, after having undergone the twelve week long course, can now perform the highly demanding and skilful task of controlling aircraft using modern radars, a press release said.

ATCOTE, a premier training establishment of the Indian Air Force that besides training officers of the IAF, undertakes training of 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.

In his valedictory address, Air Marshal Vipin highlighted the criticality of Radar Controllers’ role in mission accomplishment. He oriented the graduating trainees towards the challenges ahead in the field of aviation and advised them to achieve the highest standards of professional excellence.

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