Over the shoulder

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General

In order to pass your OTS, you need to prove your familiarity with the procedures at Vienna airport, and that you can handle high traffic operations safely. Two Examiner will monitor your activities and judge upon your skills. If too heavy traffic persists, the examiner may open lower stations. Exams will be taken at our weekly wednesday or special events.


Formal requirements

  1. You requested an OTS and your mentor has accepted.
  2. Your knowlege of all antecedents is required.
  3. Physical and mental fitness at the test.
  4. Date arrangement with mentor and TD
  5. Passed OTS training
  6. Trainee has to arrange "standby positions"
  7. Empirically between 70 and 200 hours on the tested station
  8. Station booked by trainee on our homepage

Formal procedure

  1. Pre-briefing with checkers on teamspeak 30 minutes prior to test
  2. Man the testing station
  3. Announcement of test start
  4. Accomplishing the test within 90 minutes or less
  5. Announcment of test end
  6. Checker's decision finding
  7. Feedback to trainee
  • Please note, in case of unforseen events or major faults, checkers may abort the OTS session.

Examination contents

Student 2
  1. Runway configuration
  2. Runway separation
  3. Separation on ground
  4. LVP
  5. VFR and IFR phraseology
  6. Emergency and lost comm procedures
  7. Situation awareness and priority sequence
  8. METAR / TAF
  9. ATIS
  10. Influance of the QNH for the transition altitude and transition level
  11. Traffic and weather information
  12. Missed approach and go arround procedures
  13. Coordination with other ATC stations
  14. Inhibit of runway(s) and or taxiways

Student 3
  1. Flight rule changes
  2. SID / STAR cancellation
  3. Situation awareness and priority sequence
  4. Seperation
  5. Sequencing
  6. LVP
  7. Emergency and lost comm procedures
  8. Holding management
  9. Speedlimits
  10. Traffic and weather information
  11. LoA
  12. Type of approaches
  13. Coordination with other ATC stations
  14. Missed approach and go arround procedures
  15. Inhibit of airports or runways
  16. Diversions
  • And examination contents for Student 2.

Controller 1
  1. Situation awareness and priority sequence
  2. Coordination with other ATC stations
  3. Seperation
  4. Traffic and weather information
  • And examination contents for Student 2 and Student 3