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53-2022.00 Airfield Operations Specialists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  
  • Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.
  • Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning.
  • Maintain air-to-ground and point-to-point radio contact with aircraft commanders.
  • Relay departure, arrival, delay, aircraft and airfield status, and other pertinent information to upline controlling agencies.
  • Receive and post weather information and flight plan data, such as air routes or arrival and departure times.
  • Receive, transmit, and control message traffic.
  • Post visual display boards and status boards.
53-2021.00 Air Traffic Controllers
  • Issue landing and take-off authorizations or instructions.
  • Contact pilots by radio to provide meteorological, navigational, or other information.
  • Maintain radio or telephone contact with adjacent control towers, terminal control units, or other area control centers to coordinate aircraft movement.
  • Relay air traffic information, such as courses, altitudes, or expected arrival times, to control centers.
53-2011.00 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers
  • Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.
  • Confer with flight dispatchers and weather forecasters to keep abreast of flight conditions.
  • File instrument flight plans with air traffic control to ensure that flights are coordinated with other air traffic.
53-2012.00 Commercial Pilots Bright Outlook
  • Contact control towers for takeoff clearances, arrival instructions, and other information, using radio equipment.
  • File instrument flight plans with air traffic control so that flights can be coordinated with other air traffic.
  • Request changes in altitudes or routes as circumstances dictate.
53-6032.00 Aircraft Service Attendants
  • Guide aircraft to designated areas using hand signals, batons, or other methods.
  • Radio to flight dispatchers or other personnel to discuss incoming or outgoing aircraft.

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