Job at an airport...?

What is the job called for the person at an airport that uses those glow sticks to manuever planes up to the gate and then they use the car thing to pushback planes. Could that be a career, or is it like a part-time job. Whats the job called?

Asked By: Roger H - 5/24/2008
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Zach, that is the guideman. It is not a career field. It is a part of what ramp service agents, or customer service agents do. They also unload the aircraft and do a host of other jobs. In smaller airports they do everything-work the ticket counter, lost and found, boarding gates, fuel and deice aircraft, load cargo... More
Answered By: Dan - 5/24/2008
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The proper name for them is wing walkers or ground handlers. Aircraft ground-handling personnel should be thoroughly familiar with all procedures pertaining to the types of aircraft being towed and local operating standards governing ground handling of aircraft. Only competent persons properly checked out should... More
Answered By: stacheair - 5/24/2008
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