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Old 09-02-2011, 06:14 PM
gulfstreamaviator gulfstreamaviator is offline
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Default Multifunctional service in UAE

On another forum, there was a point raised that Al Ain Approach service was provided by Abu Dhabi area controllers.

The question from me is, can an area controller hold an approach rating. I would think YES, but as the introduction was rapid, just how can a formal training course be established, approved and then implemented.

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Old 09-02-2011, 10:47 PM
Pushingtin Pushingtin is offline
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Hi and welcome to the forums

Yes it was a rapid transition which raised many questions but as far as I know, there are a couple of area controllers from UAE Centre which previously also held approach ratings. These ATC's which had the licence previously were selected and trained on the specific airspace in question.
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Old 21-02-2013, 07:55 PM
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Doesnt matter what they are called. Watch these okes work and it is easy to see they are still area controllers, not approach controllers.
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