Sixteen Air traffic control trainee officers graduated from the Air Force Academy (AFA) here on Thursday after successfully completing 139th Air Traffic Surveillance Services (ATSS) Course.
Squadron leader S.P. Pavithran was adjudged first in Order of Merit and best in practical while Flight Lieutenant Jasleen Kaur Walia was adjudged best in theory from among 16 trainee officers who successfully completed 139th Air Traffic Surveillance Services (ATSS) course after having undergone a 12-week long training programme on Thursday.
Officers included 12 Air Traffic Control officers from the Indian Air Force (IAF), three from the Indian Navy and one from the Kenya Air Force who graduated as Radar controllers.
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In his valedictory speech, Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, who is the commandant of the Air Force Academy-Dundigal, highlighted the importance of radar controllers’ role in mission accomplishment.
He apprised the graduating trainees on the challenges ahead in the field of aviation and advised them to achieve professional excellence by remaining abreast of modern developments in the field of radar controlling, a press release informed.
ATCOTE, a premier Air Traffic Control Training Establishment of the country, undertakes training for IAF Officers apart from officers from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and officers from Friendly Foreign Countries in the field of Air Traffic Services.
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Graduation Ceremony held at Air Traffic Control Officers Training Establishment at Air Force Academy, Hyderabad. 16 trainee officers successfully completed 139th Air Traffic Surveillance Services Course. Air Marshal Sanjeev Kapoor, AVSM, VM, Comdt, AFA was the Reviewing Officer. pic.twitter.com/5jNiGXt8Xq— SSBCrackExams (@SSBCrackExams) September 16, 2021