AIRFIELD LIGHTING, AUTOMATIC TERMINAL INFORMATION SERVICE
(ATIS) RECORDINGS, AND EQUIPMENT CHECKS
As an air traffic controller, you will thoroughly understand and perform the tasks of operating airfield
lighting (whether during the hours of darkness or daylight), updating ATIS recordings, and performing
equipment checks. This lesson will help you more thoroughly understand the responsibilities associated
with these tasks.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Operate airfield lighting, update ATIS recordings, and perform equipment checks.
You will use the lesson text to complete the action.
You will understand the requirements for operating airfield lighting during the
hours of daylight and darkness. You will prepare or review an ATIS recording to
assure content quality, completeness, and accuracy. You will understand how
functional checks should be performed on all facility equipment.
The material in this lesson was derived from the following publications: Airman's
Information Manual (AIM), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Handbook
7110.65, and TC 95-93.
Airfield lighting requirements change during the hours of daylight and darkness and with different weather
conditions. As an air traffic controller, you must understand the requirements for operating airfield lighting.
The purpose of ATIS is to improve controller effectiveness and to relieve frequency congestion by