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FM 3-04.303
(FM 1-303)

AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FACILITY OPERATIONS, TRAINING, MAINTENANCE, AND STANDARDIZATION

DECEMBER 2003
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

*FM 3-04.303 (FM 1-303) Field Manual No. 3-04.303 Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC, 3 December 2003

Air Traffic Services Facility Operations, Training, Maintenance, and Standardization Table of Contents
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Preface....................................................................................................................... VI Chapter 1 Introduction..............................................................................................................1-1 Waivers......................................................................................................................1-1 Planning.....................................................................................................................1-2 Air Traffic Control Certification and Rating ................................................................1-2 Federal Aviation Administration Academy Training ..................................................1-2 ATC Facility Classification .........................................................................................1-3 Understanding this Publication ..................................................................................1-3 FACILITY ADMINISTRATION ..................................................................................2-1 Section I – Responsibilities and Procedures........................................................2-1 Duty Positions and Responsibilities ..........................................................................2-1 Other Positions for Operating and Controlling the ATC Facility ................................2-6 Communications Procedures ....................................................................................2-7 Operating Initials........................................................................................................2-8 Facility Currency/Proficiency .....................................................................................2-8 Coordinated Universal/Local Time ..........................................................................2-10 Procedures/Notification for Opening and Closing Facilities ....................................2-10 Standard Facility Shifts and Workweeks .................................................................2-10 Emergency Manning Levels Policy (Installation Facilities Only) .............................2-13 Control and Coordination of Airfield/Heliport Areas ................................................2-14 Section II – Aircraft Accidents and Incidents .....................................................2-15 Involvement of Aircraft.............................................................................................2-15 Responsibilities of Shift Leader ...............................................................................2-16 Responsibilities of ATS Leaders .............................................................................2-16 Accidents or Incidents Involving Radar Facilities ....................................................2-17 Information Release ................................................................................................2-17 Section III – Weather .............................................................................................2-18 Cooperative Weather Watch (Installation Facilities Only) .......................................2-18

Chapter 2

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FM 3-04.303 (FM 1-303) ______________________________________________________________ Chapter 3 RADAR AND FLIGHT FOLLOWING...
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