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User currently offlineIN2FLYING From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 71 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 11 months ago) and read 1048 times:

All,

I was considering a career change into becoming an Air Traffic Controller and to my dismay I heard that because I am 30 going on 31 years old, I am too old for job.

Can anyone help me here with possible age restrictions and how long the training takes to become a ATC ?

Thanks in advance. I live in South Jersey by the way.

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User currently offlineNWA DC-10 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

I know nothing of age restrictions but I do know that training is 4 months and if I remember correctly, it's held in Omaha, NE (I might be wrong on that though). But I do know that like 50% of the students washout and the stress level is beyond belief...

Check out those age restrictions more though, I can't believe that they'd have one because you're not old at all. Hopefully you'll give me ATC instruction someday!!!

Good Luck!


User currently offlineBen2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

You had better hurry. Less than 31 years to work at a tower, ARTCC, or TRACON. 31 and over you can work at a FSS. Training is held in Oklahoma City, NE, I believe. Lasts 7 months at the academy and then takes a while to become a certified controller. Lots of on the job training. That is assuming you can even get a chance at taking the civil service exam. I don' think they are offering it right now. I could be wrong. Anyway, go to www.atchome.com for more info. Check out the FAA's website and give them a ring.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Might want to also check out the NATCA (union) site.. www.natca.org (I think)

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