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Guide aircraft to designated areas using hand signals, batons, or other methods.
||Airfield Operations Specialists
- Coordinate communications between air traffic control and maintenance personnel.
- Relay departure, arrival, delay, aircraft and airfield status, and other pertinent information to upline controlling agencies.
- Provide aircrews with information and services needed for airfield management and flight planning.
- Receive, transmit, and control message traffic.
- Maintain air-to-ground and point-to-point radio contact with aircraft commanders.
- Post visual display boards and status boards.
- Receive and post weather information and flight plan data, such as air routes or arrival and departure times.
||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.
||Railroad Brake, Signal, and Switch Operators and Locomotive Firers
- Signal locomotive engineers to start or stop trains when coupling or uncoupling cars, using hand signals, lanterns, or radio communication.
- Observe signals from other crew members so that work activities can be coordinated.
- Signal other workers to set brakes and to throw track switches when switching cars from trains to way stations.
- Set flares, flags, lanterns, or torpedoes in front and at rear of trains during emergency stops to warn oncoming trains.
||Rail Yard Engineers, Dinkey Operators, and Hostlers
- Signal crew members for movement of engines or trains, using lanterns, hand signals, radios, or telephones.
- Confer with conductors and other workers via radiotelephones or computers to exchange switching information.
- Report arrival and departure times, train delays, work order completion, and time on duty.
||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.
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