Contact_Tower From Norway, joined Sep 2001, 536 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
I'm almost offended!
To get into the norwegian ATC training program you have to complete 2 days of testing including PC-based stress/visualization skills/etc, interview with a controller and a airforce psykologist, english test (not hard ) and a practical "tower test"!
When that is done, you have to complete the medicals!
Now you are ready to start the training, which takes anything from 18 to 24 moths, then MAYBYE you get your licence!
If you are fluent in norwegian or swedish, I will be happy to send you a copy of a typical exam at an ATC academy!
Anyway, it's not the written test that is most important:
It's how you perform in the SIM and on the OJT that really counts.......
Regards, Anders (2 weeks short of completing my education at the Swedish ATS Academy)
N17085 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
Contact_Tower, I have taken ATC courses many times. I mean't PILOT's ATC test. Not real ATC. The hardest part of the ATC test for me is the speech one where you have to talk like its a real situation with an instructor, you have to talk clear and fast. That was hard. And the sims are cool!
Iainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
^^ Wouldn't you be able to identify what it was if you have taken courses. Also talking fast is not a good thing, most pilots will need you to say it again if you talk too fast, which just wastes time!
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6057 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1085 times:
I'd like a copy of that. Though my native language is Danish, I guess I can make my way through it.. Otherwise, I'll just get drunk, that makes it SO easy to read & speak Norweigian & Swedish