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VFR (visual flight rules) tower
An airport traffic control tower that does not provide approach control service.
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Subsequently, all the facilities below (like a VFR tower
) follow the leader.
Whereas a VFR tower
traffic call is a bit freeform, a radar traffic call has a prescribed flow to it.
The vast majority of tower facilities around the country are what are called "VFR Towers
," or what the Pilot-Controller Glossary calls "Non-Approach Control Towers." All ATC has the responsibly of separating aircraft.
FAA Academy grads aren't always assigned to slow VFR towers
to learn the ropes.