US-UK ATC Cooperation

First ATC Marine qualified on UK radar controller position

11/05/2010 – U.K. Sgt. Paul Rigby, the Air Traffic Control officer, 903rd Expeditionary Air Wing, here observes Sgt. Thomas C. Foster, an air traffic controller with Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), as he monitors the radar screen for approaching aircraft. Foster received his certificate of competency and operational endorsement from the U.K. military October 24th, 2010. He is the first Marine to be qualified as an approach and arrival controller at the ATC Squadron, 903rd EAW.

Sgt. Thomas C. Foster, an air traffic controller with Marine Air Control Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), communicates with the Air Traffic Control tower and informs them of what he sees on the radar screen.

Credit: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) Public Affairs, October 26th, 2010

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