Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

How to Become an Air Traffic Controller

By William Hauselberg Subscribe to RSS | April 16th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



An air traffic controller is responsible for tracking and directing planes in order to prevent collisions and to maintain order in the skies. It is a notoriously high-stress position that requires attention to detail, coordination and mental stamina. It is also a tightly regulated position that provides good benefits and competitive pay. Nearly anyone can apply to become an air traffic controller. Most individuals will have to take some type of air traffic control training if they are accepted, however. One restriction for individuals that do not have previous civilian or military experience is that applicants must be younger than 31 years of age. There are three primary paths for becoming an air traffic controller.

People With No Previous Experience

Individuals who have no prior air traffic experience must apply for a position and pass a pre-employment test. There can be a delay of several months between when the pre-employment test is taken and when an individual is contacted with a score. Applicants who have a passing grade might then be reviewed by a panel and assigned to a specific location. The applicant must then take an intensive air traffic control training program that will last for several months and might require the applicant to travel to a specific city until the course is completed. During the bulk of this process, employment is not guaranteed. A job is only guaranteed after a person receives a formal offer letter (FOL).

People Who Have Previous Air Traffic Control Experience

People who have previous air traffic control experience or who were controllers in the military do not have to take the pre-employment test. Much of the training that is involved for inexperienced individuals can be skipped if the experienced applicant meets some basic requirements. Most notably, the applicant must have worked as an air traffic controller recently for no less than 52 weeks without interruption. Veterans can enroll in a special recruitment program that waives some of the more stringent application requirements.

People Who Attend Aviation College Classes

The final way to become an air traffic controller is to attend a certified air traffic controller school. These courses can last from 24 to 48 months and are held at normal colleges. Graduates must still take a pre-employment test but are not required to attend another training program. Regardless of whether a person attends an air traffic controller school or is a veteran, the final step before becoming an air traffic controller is to pass stringent security checks and to pass medical examinations. Security concerns and medical problems can potentially derail employment if the issues are serious enough.

William Hauselberg - About Author:
The author has an immense knowledge on air traffic controller school. Know more about air traffic control training related info in his website.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/education-articles/how-to-become-an-air-traffic-controller.htm

Related Education Articles Subscribe to RSS

Planning for an effective driving lesson training
Published by Glyn Jones on May 9th 2012 | Education
It is important that the pupil knows this as they may think that an instructor is milking them for a...
 
This summer go for PHP training.
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on May 21st 2012 | Education
Students are getting themselves registered in advance for upcoming summer training programs especial...
 
Business analyst training: What is the significance of a certified BA degree ?.
Published by RAMKY on May 8th 2012 | Education
This article gives an insight into the significance of a BA degree in fetching you a Business Analys...
 
Certificate iv in training & assessment
Published by Canberra Marketing on December 4th 2011 | Education
The field of training is probably one of the most pleasing and enjoyable career you can have. A lot ...
 
Indesign training - a comprehensive start to your creative career.
Published by William Xavierss on June 4th 2012 | Education
Creative Mentor Training provides a complete solution for all your Microsoft, Adobe, MYOB, AutoCAD a...
 
Android training for setting up your own I.T business
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on May 22nd 2012 | Education
There are large number of small scale and large scale mobile manufacturing company which are looking...
 
How could Life Coaching training improve your life
Published by James Blee on July 24th 2012 | Education
Are you happy where life is taking you at the moment, feel satisfied with your lot in life? If not,...
 
QA training for a high-flying career is a must.
Published by RAMKY on June 20th 2012 | Education
This article talks about the various benefits that a Quality Assurance trainer has to offer to aspir...
 
Avail dance classes in Mumbai and Delhi for excellent training
Published by Maaya on December 2nd 2011 | Education
Dance is one of the best forms of exercise and a lot many people in the world are very much crazy fo...
 
SEO training along with PHP for a Complete C.V
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on June 20th 2012 | Education
PHP developers are going for SEO training to make their C.V more strong. SEO training is quite popul...
 
PHP training can be your gateway to facebook
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on May 15th 2012 | Education
PHP training can be great option for students who are looking for their summer training programs.PHP...
 
The Smart School can provide you with life coaching training
Published by Mary Porter on June 21st 2012 | Education
Are you looking to take control of your life and begin the journey to a more fulfilling career? If t...
 
Workshop training toronto
Published by David on June 10th 2012 | Education
Customer service and training programs in sales are our specialty. For over 15 years we customize an...
 
Different types of training and their needs
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on July 2nd 2012 | Education
Training is a very vital mien of our lives. Because for working with perfection, one must be trained...
 
Cctv training - operate cctv equipment
Published by Julia Bennet on January 6th 2012 | Education
People who want to learn to safely and effectively operate cctv equipment usually sign up for a cctv...
 
SEO training Your Entry Card to Corporate World
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on June 20th 2012 | Education
SEO has emerged as the most reliable source for entering the corporate sector especially MBA student...
 
Embedded system training for career growth in electronics
Published by Ashutosh Kaushik on June 25th 2012 | Education
Every electronics engineering (b.tech) students must prefer training companies over training institu...
 
We provide you the best web training on white card courses
Published by Coloprilreview on December 1st 2011 | Education
There is one very big advantage of a white card; that is there is no running out on the White Card L...
 
Digital marketing training and its courses
Published by Digitalcourse on July 27th 2012 | Education
This is the popular or interesting method to provide advertises to the targeted audience by using di...
 
Fly high and safe with best of flight training
Published by Stefen on January 14th 2012 | Education
Your dream of flying aero plane and helicopter comes true with the Helicopter Training California in...