Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 20, 2014, 04:06:50 AM
Home Help Login Register      
News: NEW Follow LiveATC updates on Twitter and Facebook


+  LiveATC Discussion Forums
|-+  Air Traffic Monitoring
| |-+  Listener Forum (Moderators: dave, RonR)
| | |-+  Teenager wanting to become an ATC
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Teenager wanting to become an ATC  (Read 9051 times)
RV1
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 104


« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2007, 11:01:50 PM »

Going to the web site of the FAA, www.faa.gov, and looking for job postings of 2152's will give you an idea of the background the FAA wants you to have, to consider you for hire (at least for this month, it changes frequently). Currently, I think that the only requirement is to be breathing (on your own). Math is one of the strongest areas needed as well as any class that helps to improve your analytical skills. Being a pilot helps in many ways, like familiarity with airports, phraseology, maps and microphones. It also used to add bonus points to your application. Having a job, currently, helps as well. Good study habits, learned early, are a great benefit to doing this job. I've been controlling for almost 20 years, and I still need to learn new things, take new tests, certify on new procedures and equipment, etc. It doesn't end. When I started, the 7110.65 was approx. 1/2" thick. It is now around 2" thick and growing. (There's a lawyer somewhere to blame...) I also believe that some video games increase your ability to scan, multitask, make snap decisions, establish a game plan and modify that plan, constantly. That right there is the basics of ATC. However, DON'T use that as an excuse to go home and play video games 24/7 because some ATC said...! Good luck and may the force be with you, because the FAA won't be.
Logged

Kick butt, take no names, they dont matter anyways
NWA ARJ
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 64


Private Pilot, Control Tower Operator


WWW
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2007, 07:18:38 PM »

Well i just graduated from a CTI program (UND) and I would highly reccomend it. I am now employed with the FAA and I only had to wait 4 months to get a job. If you have any questions about the process or UND let me know. I thought the program at UND was excellent and I would reccomend it to anyone.
Logged

Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure
zaudave
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 2


« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2007, 12:20:08 AM »

OK here's the scoop... I'm a controller at Chicago Center... You do need a second class medical... there are some differences than a pilot medical (I'm a flight instructor too). Bever college is a good college, I know a lot of people that go there... After you go through the CTI you have to pass a test.  If you pass it they give you some options of what region and facility you want to go to... enroute or terminal... etc... There are a lot more options now than when I got hired in.  After you pass a medical and security clearance, they send you to Oklahoma City for classes.  It's a pass fail test at the end and if you pass, you go to your facility for more training. The whole Oklahoma City training isn't that "real world" but you have to go through it.  The center program I went through took about 3 months.  Like I said before, the whole picture changed since I got hired... The faa management kind of screwed a lot up and there is a big shortage of controllers and they were not on the ball when people needed to be hired so there actually hiring off the street with no air traffic college experience. They will train you all at Oklahoma City. I do recomened a CTI program though as it does make the Oklahoma thing easier.... If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Logged

ZAU Controller
MattG
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 17


« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2007, 01:39:53 AM »

Are there any Canadian ATC's on this board?  I would love to be able to 'speak' with one, as I have some questions that I can't find answers to on Nav Canada's website.

Sorry to hijack the thread!
Logged
ogogog
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 120



« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2007, 04:37:12 AM »

why waste your time and money on a CTI school if the FAA is hireing off the street.
Logged
CFVDI
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 31


« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2007, 06:32:05 AM »

Canadian FSS if thats any help.
Logged
Pages: 1 [2] Go Up Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2011, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!