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A Typical ATC Career  
User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 883 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

Hi All,

I'm hoping this clip is a little extreme in terms of an "average" day...


...but it seems like the controller is under a lot of stress, particularly at an airport like JFK. My question is, how long does an ATC career typically last? Also, is the pay good? Does it vary by airport/how is it determined? It seems like working as an ATC controller can be very fun if you enjoy staying on your toes, but can also require a lot of energy and concentration.



Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
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User currently offlineFX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

At a place like JFK that could be an "average day" but at my facility not so much, although I work at a TRACON and not a tower.


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