CONTROL SERVICE FOR EMERGENCY AIRCRAFT
In this lesson you will learn requirements to provide service to emergency aircraft.
Identify standard emergency procedures to be applied by the controller at the
flight data, arrival, and final controller positions.
You will be given the lesson text.
You should answer correctly four of five practice exercise questions.
The material in this lesson was derived from the following publication:
FAA Handbook 7110.65F.
In this lesson you will learn the responsibilities involved with handling emergency aircraft in arrival,
final controller, and flight data control positions and the requirement to coordinate with other facilities
and agencies. Because of the variance in aircraft types and circumstances involved, no two emergencies
are the same. Therefore, it is impossible to have a hard and fast set of rules to apply in every situation.
You must handle each emergency incident according to prevailing circumstances. You may apply some
standard procedures in every instance that will benefit the emergency aircraft. In all cases, successful
handling of emergency aircraft depends on good, sound, controller judgment.
It is highly important to provide vectors for the most direct route, consistent with safety. The pilot will