OK, we all know that pilots of all breeds need to do simulator training. It's better to crash & burn while training in a SIM than the obvious option.
But, what about Air Traffic Controllers?
I'm very curious about the training that ATC controllers need to go through before & after they're in a facility or tower. It must be different all over this planet of ours.
For example ....... Do arrival controllers have to practice how to handle a simulated situation such as where they have 3 Boeing 737's wanting to land on the same runway, but, there's a Cessna 172 Skyhawk that's causing them to slow down so much that all the jets have to pass through the the final approach path and circle in order to keep proper spacing?
Do Control Tower controllers need to practice how to handle situations such as ...... An A310 is on very short final and a 747 who has been instructed to hold short of the runway continues past the hold short line and out onto the active?
There's a ton of scenerios that we can go through. I'm just curious about the the world of our dear friends ..... the ATC controllers.
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