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Everything You Need to Know About the FAA Academy

About the FAA Academy To be eligible for the air traffic control training at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma an individual has three paths they can follow.  The first is for military trained ATCs who have a minimum of 52 weeks of air traffic control experience in a control facility.  The second way is for [...]

What to Expect from Air Traffic Control Programs

Two- and Four-year Air Traffic Controller Programs While many air traffic controllers receive much of their training in the military, civilians can also pursue training for air traffic control. There are three paths to becoming an air traffic controller with the FAA. The first path is for individuals with prior experience as an air traffic [...]

What Types of Military Careers Could Lead to a Job as an Air Traffic Controller?

Military Jobs that Could Lead to a Career as an Air Traffic Controller A large portion of air traffic controllers received much of their training through the United States military.  They may not have started out in the service knowing they wanted to become an air traffic controller, but the experience and training they received [...]

An Air Traffic Controller’s Day on the Job

What Working as an Air Traffic Controller is Like You’ve done all the research on what it takes to become an air traffic controller, but do you really know what the job entails?  Let’s look at what a day in the life of an air traffic controller is actually like.  First of all an air [...]

National Airspace System (NAS) and Air Traffic Controllers

The Role of an Air Traffic Controller Within the National Airspace System (NAS) The National Airspace System (NAS) is a network of the U.S. airspace and it includes the following: airports/landing areas, air navigation facilities, information/services, rules, regulations, equipment, aeronautical charts, procedures, material, technical information and manpower.  The NAS is probably one of the most [...]