Philadelphia for Tracon!2012
by Simulated Designs
The Philadelphia TRACON/ATCT is located at the Philadelphia International Airport and is a Terminal Radar Approach Control with Up-and-Down capabilities which means it includes both a TRACON and ATCT (Air Traffic Control Tower) in the same facility. The facility is "sectorised" into two sectors for the controllers. "A-side" controllers work the tower, and half the radar room. "B-side" controllers work the entire radar room, but not the tower. Philadelphia TRACON works on an average of 2,800 daily movements; the ATCT handles about 1,700 operations per day.