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Walk me through the average day of an Air Traffic Controller...?

Is the job fun, fast paced, stressful? what skills will help you in this field? (math, organization etc.)

Asked By: - 2/20/2010
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I'll walk you through my "usual" day. ( Although I use "usual" loosely) One of the fun parts about ATC is that no day is the same as the last... More
Answered By: mrairtraffic - 2/20/2010
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Air Traffic control is a 3 dimensional chess game. You need to be able to be able to judge time, distance and speed of things you can not see.
Answered By: tallbrian1000 - 2/20/2010
 
Well I cannot speak for all but most begin with the daily brief. This brief can encompass runway in use, airfield conditions, weather and any special conditions or operations. That is just an example because each facility is different. Then the controller receives position assignment and off they go to separate and... More
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Answered By: JW - 2/20/2010
 
I love air traffic controllers. They are my best friends in the sky.
Answered By: Capitan Gatito - 2/21/2010
 
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