Cmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2143 times:
I think it would be a great idea. I dont know how fussy the would be about the age of potential AT controllers due to the lack of them in the US at the moment. On the local NBC station here in FL they were talking about the lack of controllers again.
ATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2438 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
To answer a few questions,
I believe the age restriction is 36. The Best (and I use that term strongly) school in the USA for Air Traffic Control would be the Community College of Beaver County in Beaver Falls, PA. 100% of graduates are hired. Another plus with CCBC, when you come out, you ALREADY hold your Tower Operator's Certificate plus your Private Pilots license, ERAU and others dont give you that plus! Anyways their URL is,
B747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2055 times:
Many think about aviation, for salary, and benefits... for your info -
(1) pilots (obviously) have high salaries...
(2) ATC controllers...
(3) flight dispatchers...
These are the best paid in the aviation industry...
Md11nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
I just saw a program on CNN that there will be a massive shortage of air traffic controllers in the next 5 years due to retirement ( a huge number of controllers were hired at the same time after Pres. Reagan fired the striking controllers in the 80's). It would be a great opportunity imho.