what do you think the best schools in the U.S. are for air traffic control?
Community College of Beaver County, hands down. I start in June, am really looking foward to it.
EDIT: To throw in a bit more about CCBC:
- only 20 new students every semester. Unfortunately, this means a 1+ year waiting list.
- the only student-run control tower in the country. No tower sims here, just the real McCoy.
- require a private pilot certificate. Makes one a more well-rounded controller if they're familiar with both sides of the fence
- internships. I hear CCBC can get an internship just about anywhere. A friend of mine who is currently attending interned at CMH tower over winter break.
- word-of-mouth. I've heard nothing but good things about CCBC, and that graduates are at the top of the game when they get to the FAA Academy.
- cost. It's a community college, so it isn't terribly expensive. Not the cheapest by any means, but the cost of living out here is low, also.