Radar Skills Trainer (RST)

Simulating the controller and the pilot working positions

The Radar Skills Trainer (RST) is an advanced tool that :

  • enables users to perform pre-simulation (Part Task Practice or Skill Acquisition)
  • provides a realistic environment for training in OJTI skills
  • includes exercises to support basic controller training and OJTI training.


The radar skills trainer works on the basis of objective measurement. For any exercise a combination of predetermined objectives and airspace design provides a scenario to teach specific skills.

The RST simulates the controller working position (CWP) and the pilot working position (PWP). Trainers can use the Exercise Preparation Tool (EPT) to create teaching exercises or use the exercise scenarios supplied with the software.
A replay function is provided, to both instructors and students, so that attempted exercises may be analysed at a later stage. In practice the student completes the exercises and receives a debriefing from the programme. The trainer can then review the exercise using the replay function and debrief the student on techniques and other items that the tool currently does not assess.

A networked course management system (CMS) version, offers additional facilities to manage the delivery of exercise scenarios to a group of students and to monitor their progress.

"Radar Skills Trainer (RST) - Open Window" [ATC-RST] is a short free trial module that contains a number of practical exercises delivered over the web from the EUROCONTROL servers. It aims to show current and potential RST users how the RST web version can be used in ATC training.

Addressed user needs

I want to develop my radar skills as an air traffic controller or a pilot

Access conditions

The RST is available as a standalone tool installed on a PC or for use via the EUROCONTROL Training Zone.

The RST is available to organisations in the EUROCONTROL Members States which have signed an RST license agreement. The RST is also available to organisations worldwide subject to a license agreement and a yearly license fee.

Trial online version (RST Open Window)

The RST Open window is a short free trial module primarily for individual users and those organisations who would like to assess the RST features and possibilities before entering into a formal, Licence Agreement arrangement with EUROCONTROL. It is also a window for training organisations, who are current users of the tool, to display their exercises and demonstrate the different ways they use RST in their training. It is a web-based and OPEN to all (there is no need for any form of Licence Agreement) and offers the possibility to practice ATCO skills by using simple commands in the aircraft label. Each exercise is presented individually and users may try any of the exercises but we recommend first reading the exercise objectives before deciding which one to run and in what order. Those that have heard or read about other RST features like the exercise preparation tool, replay, course management system, separate controller and pilot working position, VoIP and automatic assessment may be disappointed with the RST Open Window content but… try it first and then talk to us.

Further info and contacts

Read the RST User's Guide

For more information on RST or to conclude a license agreement, contact the RST development team by email.

RST Support team

Contact us for more information on RST or to conclude a license agreement.

+ 352436061924