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


Places are available on an air-to-ground radio operator’s course being offered at Popham Airfield, Coxford Down, Nr. Winchester, SO21 3BD . 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.


Landing fees will be waivered for those attending the course and flying in.


NB - the ROCC "Air/Ground" course should not be confused with the FRTOL "Flight Radio Telephony Operator Licence" which is required for a pilot to use the radio in an aircraft.  Anyone on the ROCC Course should have a prerequisite basic understanding of circuit procedures hence a "pilot" background is best but not essential under CAA guidelines.


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.


Tutor: Chris Thompson

Date: Courses to be arranged as required.

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 £37 is payable to the CAA for the ROCC certificate).

Venue: Popham Airfield - directions and accommodation




Telephone LAA on 01280 846 786 to check availability.