J.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 653 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 601 times:
Down here in the states there are basically four different kinds of controllers. Center (enroute), tower, TRACON and flight service. The norm nowadays is at least a two-year college degree or military training in ATC. If you are picked up by the FAA plan on spending 2-3 years training at a center or a year at the TRACON or FSS and about 6 months to a year if picked up at a tower facility.
What is the difference between Fighter pilots and God? God never thought he was a fighter pilot.
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2791 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 585 times:
Swedish ATC education is all paid for by the government and there is no requirements on a college degree and takes 2-3 years to complete if i'm not mistaken. And you are garantueed a job when you'r fininshed. Pretty neat i'd say.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 568 times:
I went throu Nav Canada's website at they said that Nav Canada requirments are completion of high school with an avg. of over 70% followed by a 6 month training coarse in Cornwall Ontarion, and up to 1 year of hands on training in a small base.