As in all Visual Vectoring generic courses, the learning content in VV Enroute™ is organized as shown in the info-graphic below, such that novel concepts are introduced, demonstrated and practiced, and then reviewed by the student as required.
- The Training content, presented in video Lessons, contains explanations and rationales behind a particular techniques and skills.
- Demonstrations, also presented by video, provide a visual demonstration of how these techniques and skills are performed.
- Practice simulation allows the student to perform the techniques and skills.
- Where required, the student may revert to previous training content to Review any concepts that have not been understood.
The VV Enroute™ course is divided into distinct modules and tabulated below. Each module builds on the previous one to present a manageable learning curve and ultimately allow students to consolidate and perfect their skills across a range of competencies.
|MAZE||Directing traffic around defined airspace limits.||Vectoring, Interface Usage||Low||Low|
|GRID||Multiple crossing aircraft; acceptance and handover procedures.||Separation, Traffic Processing,||Medium||High|
|DIAMOND||Sequencing multiple sets of aircraft through the same gate||Sequencing||Medium||Medium|
|DIAMOND TRAFFIC||Sequencing and separating multiple sets of aircraft through different gates||Planning, Prioritisation, Task Management||Medium-High||Medium-High|
In the MAZE module, numbers of aircraft must be vectored within defined airspace limits and separated from each other. Training and simulation are presented in two parts:
- Basic, which features a simple, quasi-circular platform with aircraft vertically separated and at a variety of levels and speeds, and
- Complex, which features a figure-8 platform requiring aircraft to be separated vertically at the crossover. Complexity is generated by limiting the number of usable levels.
In the GRID module, multiple complex crossing traffic scenarios are presented on an Enroute/Area Sector platform. Aircraft must be accepted, processed through the airspace, separated from all other crossing, nose-to-nose and overtaking traffic, and handed over to the next sector. Training is conducted in two lessons:
- Conflict Recognition: which descibes the process for a pairwise assessment of traffic to inform a required control action.
- Conflict Resolution: which teaches sound routines for separating aircraft assessed as being in conflict at a crossing. In this module, the use of vectoring to resolve conflicts is required - vertical separation is not allowable.
In DIAMOND Sequencing, aircraft must be spaced in a precise trail through each of four gates in all combinations of tracks and traffic configurations, while maintaining separation. Training and simulation are done in four stages:
- Two aircraft on the same track to a gate
- Four aircraft on the same track to a gate
- Two aircraft on different tracks to a common gate
- our aircraft on different tracks to a common gate
Finally, all the skills are combined in the DIAMOND Traffic module, in which the the simulation contains complex and realistic traffic scenarios that require high levels of skill to manage. The student must accept aircraft from an adjoining sector and process them to their exit gate, separating each from all crossing traffic. The aircraft must pass their exit gate at a specified level and be sequenced through the gate with nominated distance spacing. The aircraft must be handed electronically to the next sector and transferred to that sector’s radio frequency prior to the boundary. Correct display must be maintained throughout.
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