AFIS operators must undergo the same basic training as the Air traffic controller students. This means that AFIS students have to pass the ’Common Core Content Initial Training’ and receive simulator training during their training programme, after which they receive on-the-job training (OJT) at an operational AFIS unit. The duration of the complete training programme is estimated to six months.
The AFIS Operator provides information to pilots about wind and weather conditions, runway conditions and the presence of other aircrafts in the area. In some cases, the information is retrieved from a radar. The AFIS Operator helps pilots with flight plans, coordinates IFR traffic with adjacent units, and retrieves clearance from the Area Control Center (ACC). Learn more about the AFIS training course
AFIS is a safe, flexible and financial worthwhile solution to Air Traffic Control. AFIS can also be combined with ATC.