Where and How Does a Student Become Aircraft Traffic Controller?
My nephew has asked me to research his interest in becoming an aircraft controller. I have never heard of this field being a major in colleges or universities, so I would imagine classes would be connected to major airports. If you are an aircraft controller or you know someone who is, could you offer any advice on how to get into the field. I do know that controllers have to have sharp memories, make flash decisions, be cool under pressure and work with other busy controllers and high tech equipment. How much do beginning controllers make per year, how long is the training, is it a hard profession to get hired into, and is there any open positions when training is completed? Thanks for any and all advice about the profession of aircraft traffic controllers
Asked By: mrfrudd2006 - 9/21/2007
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There are traffic management courses for civil engineers at many universities that may provide courses but the two places I can think of off hand where I know there are specific training programs are universities like Embry Riddle Aeronautics and the US Air Force Academy... More
Answered By: Lazarus - 9/21/2007
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The University of North Dakota for one has an excellent ATC training major... with tons of great equiptment... They have direct ties to the FAA and given the current controller shortage, if you graduate, you have a job... basically...
Answered By: ALOPILOT - 9/21/2007
http://www.natca.org/ Go to this site first. It is the only site where you will get the truth about Air Traffic Control. Currently I would not reccomend being an ATC. The FAA is treating controllers very harshly right now.
Answered By: Tincan Navy - 9/22/2007
if you live in Canada contact Nav Canada for information about becoming an ATC... More
Answered By: Dangermanmi6 - 9/22/2007
I am a developmental controller who was hired one year ago today... More
Answered By: jt - 9/22/2007
Tell him to wait a few years. They are starting to hire Civi's as controllers. Go work for a local charter company and gain experience.
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