Rally 2015


AIR to GROUND RADIO OPERATOR'S COURSE (Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence)


Four places are available on an air-to-ground radio operator’s course being offered at LAA HQ. The course, hosted by experienced controller, CAA examiner and LAA member Chris Thompson, will provide both the theoretical and practical training required to sit the examinations for the CAA Radio Operator's Certificate of Competence (ROCC) qualification required by operators of ground based radio equipment at flying sites and events where an air-to-ground radio service is provided.


The course is in two parts. Day One is made up of the core training and radio procedures practice on simulated ground-to-air communications, leading to practice for the written and practical examination. Day TWO will consist of the CAA written and practical examinations which will allow candidates to directly apply for the CAA ROCC Certificate.


Please contact LAA HQ to book your place. The first day of the course will start at 09:30. The second (Exam Day) timings will be mutually decided amongst the candidates at the time.


Any applicants unable to be accommodated on this course will be offered a place on future courses planned in March or April.


(It is noted that the proposed 2018 revisions to CAP403 - Flying Displays and Special Events, look set to require that Flight Display Directors carry an ROCC qualification. Those working in the air display sector may therefore wish to take advantage of this opportunity before the air show season commences!).



Tutor: Chris Thompson


Times: Arrival 9.00 am for a 9.20 am start. Finish : 5.00pm (approx)

Cost: The cost of the course is £165 for LAA Members and £185.00 for Non-Members. (Please note an additional fee of £36 is payable to the CAA for the ROCC certificate).

Venue: LAA HQ - Turweston Aerodrome - directions

Accommodation: List of local accommodation can be found here


Telephone LAA on 01280 846 786 to check availability and/or book or e-mail.