Gliding Queensland visits Airservices at Brisbane Airport


Gliding Queensland has arranged tours of Airservices facilities at Brisbane Airport. The first of many group visits over the coming months assembled in their conference room on Tuesday evening 1st December. Airservices staff explained the role they play in Australian flight management and gave presentations on Violations of Controlled Airspace (VCAs) and Search And Rescue processes. The group was then shown through the Operations Room, the Simulator area and the Flight Planning & Briefing Centre. The Operations Room - controlling 5% of the world's airspace.

We also visited the Simulator Room which is the offline versions of active Operations Room consoles. Real life scenarios are set up here for training and review. Flight Planning and Briefing Centre - Jeremy Thompson running through details on his SAR screen HF radio communications consoles. Controlling aircraft outside of VHF radio coverage.