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Air Traffic Control

Fri Feb 15, 2002 3:02 pm

I was just wondering if anyone new the best way to become an air traffic controller.
I live in Australia but information on any counrty would be cool.
Also, once u have the qualifications for ATC how long does it take to for example, be working on approaches at a busy international airport???

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RE: Air Traffic Control

Fri Feb 15, 2002 4:56 pm

Here's Air Services Australia's recruitment and information page for Air Traffic Control.
There is an 11 month course in Melbourne followed by 4 weeks field training involved, although they don't appear to be recruiting at the moment.
I couldn't find any way to apply on this site but you could send an enquiry to them under "Feedback" asking when the next course would be likely to start. Good Luck.
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RE: Air Traffic Control

Fri Feb 15, 2002 7:00 pm

Check out NATS which does the training in the UK. Selection is rigorous and similarly hard to becoming a pilot in terms of number of competitors.