Hyderabad: Flight Lieutenant Kavita Bisht was adjudged first in order of Merit in Radar Controller of 137 Air Traffic Surveillance Services (ATSS) Course at a graduation ceremony of Air Traffic Control Officers Training Establishment (ATCOTE), Air Force Academy, Hyderabad on Thursday.

Flying officer Rishabh Gupta was adjudged first in order of merit Aerodrome Controller after completing the ATM and AL (B) Course.

The graduation Ceremony of 137 Air Traffic Surveillance Services (ATSS) course and 104 Air Traffic Management and Air Laws (Basic) Course was conducted at Air Traffic Control Officers Training Establishment (ATCOTE), Air Force Academy, Hyderabad today.

Air Vice-Marshal DK Awasthi, Deputy Commandant, Air Force Academy graced the occasion as the Reviewing Officer.

ATCOTE is a premier training establishment of the Indian Air Force that undertakes training for Officers from Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Officer from friendly Foreign Countries in the field of Air Traffic Services.

The six-month-long rigorous training programme for ATM & AL (B) Course was aimed at imparting training to young commissioned officers on Surface Movement Control, Aerodrome Control, and Approach Control functions, graduating them into qualified Air Traffic Controllers. The three-month-long ATSS Course is a mid-level Course that trains qualified Air Traffic Controllers in the usage of Radar for provision of Air Traffic Services. Practical training for both the courses were conducted using computer-aided Audio Visual and Radar Simulators.

Air Vice-Marshal DK Awasthi addressed the gathering and acknowledged the critical role of Air Traffic Controllers in Military Aviation.


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