Controller Course – Visual Flight Rules

The Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) prepares students for the Visual Flight Rules (VFR) speciality course. It is designed to train students in all aspects of aerodrome operations including; Ground Control, Aerodrome Control, and Management of Canadian Forces Aerodromes.

The following is an outline of topics covered during the VFR Course:

The VFR course capacity is 6 students. Candidates is given to Officers.

Education prerequisites and selection criteria shall be in accordance with individual national requirements. Strengths in mathematics, physics and technical subjects are important for course success and computer literacy is also an asset. All potential candidates for Canadian Air Traffic Control courses must possess an excellent proficiency in both written and spoken English.

The course is 61 training days and is normally conducted three times per year.

The Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) is located in Cornwall, Ontario within the Navigation Canada Training Institute (NCTI). The Institute is located mid-way between Montreal and Ottawa, overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

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