Students from GACA were chosen to complete a two-year training programme. The students spend one year in either Auckland or Nelson studying Aviation English, and one year at the Airways training academy in Palmerston North for ATC training.
The initial phase of their training focuses on enhancing the students’ aviation English skills prior to progressing onto their ATC training. The students continue to their ATC Induction, Aerodrome Control, Approach Procedural and Surveillance Control courses, all achieving ICAO Level 4 (or higher) in Aviation English.
Airways’ ATC training programme comprises both theoretical and applied training using Airways TotalControl simulator suite.