# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Aerospace Technology II Task 3370201

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the responsibilities of ATC.

Definition

Description should include
  • managing controlled airspace (e.g., communicating with aircraft and pilots; providing clearance to land, take off, or divert)
  • responding to emergencies
  • implementing new technologies
  • managing aircraft movements on airfields
  • solving problems.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What training is required to become an air traffic controller? How often are air traffic controllers reevaluated?
  • Who makes the final decision as to whether a plane should land or take off at a controlled airfield?
  • How does an airfield without an ATC tower operate?
  • Who directs an aircraft in a flight around the world?
  • How does ATC control an aircraft throughout a flight?
  • What are the evolutions of ATC systems?
  • What is a transponder?
  • What ATC services are available to VFR aircraft?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

18. Transportation Technologies