The radar skills trainer works on the basis of objective measurement. For any exercise a combination of predetermined objectives and airspace design provides a scenario to teach specific skills.
The RST simulates the controller working position (CWP) and the pilot working position (PWP). Trainers can use the Exercise Preparation Tool (EPT) to create teaching exercises or use the exercise scenarios supplied with the software.
A replay function is provided, to both instructors and students, so that attempted exercises may be analysed at a later stage. In practice the student completes the exercises and receives a debriefing from the programme. The trainer can then review the exercise using the replay function and debrief the student on techniques and other items that the tool currently does not assess.
A networked course management system (CMS) version, offers additional facilities to manage the delivery of exercise scenarios to a group of students and to monitor their progress.
"Radar Skills Trainer (RST) - Open Window" [ATC-RST] is a short free trial module that contains a number of practical exercises delivered over the web from the EUROCONTROL servers. It aims to show current and potential RST users how the RST web version can be used in ATC training.
Addressed user needs
I want to develop my radar skills as an air traffic controller or a pilot