(CNS Local Life): Trainee air traffic controller (ATC) Daysi Martin, is receiving on-the-job training at Owen Roberts International Airport (ORIA) after finishing a course the end of last year at the Trinidad & Tobago Aviation Centre. Martin began her training back in September 2017 on Cayman Brac, which covered aeronautical information services, airport operations, MET (aviation meteorology) and ATC procedures.
She completed her local training in August 2018, and then went on to complete the overseas training in four months, stated a Cayman Islands Airports Authority (CIAA) press release. Martin, currently a student ATC at ORIA, is receiving on-the-job training specific to the Cayman Islands with a local instructor.
Once she completes her training and is certified and checked out as an air traffic control officer by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the Cayman Islands, Martin will be assigned to the Charles Kirkconnell International Airport (CKIA) in Cayman Brac.
At the CKIA tower, she will be working under the supervision of Joshua Burke and will accompany three other Cayman Brac ATC officers. The air traffic control in Cayman Brac is also recruiting and training two other ATC officers in order to maintain the regulatory-mandated staff levels for an ATC tower at an international airport.
“The CIAA is very pleased with Daysi’s performance to date and her successful completion of her overseas ATC training,” said Chief Airport Operations Officer Wayne DaCosta in the press release. “We look forward to her successful completion of the on-the-job certification as an air traffic control officer and joining such a great team of people who work hard every day at keeping our skies safe.”