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AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER


In their communications with aircraft, air traffic controllers speak their own language. It is referred to as radiotelephony and uses terminology or jargon that pilots and other aviation experts are familiar with.



AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
CAREER AS AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

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Who is an Air Traffic Controller?


Air traffic controllers are back-end professionals who are to be held responsible for the safe navigation of aircraft. The challenging nature of the job and the responsibilities often make it an interesting career choice for many and a good career option to choose.



What are the basic qualifications needed for becoming an Air Traffic Controller?


Pursuing science in 10+2 is the primary requirement for becoming an air traffic controller. After its completion, you can pursue an engineering degree in electronics, telecommunication, electrical or radio engineering. Completing these degrees with at least a score of 65% is usually important to be eligible for becoming an air traffic controller. Having a minimum of 60% in English is also required to qualify for the further steps to becoming an air traffic controller.



Which Stream will be best/suitable/relevant for an Air Traffic Controller?


In order to become an Air Traffic Controller, one should opt for the Science stream. Science stream should be the main field of study and then work.



Which Course will be best for an Air Traffic Controller ?


The course that will be the best for an Air Traffic Controller is to go for a bachelor's degree in electronics, telecommunication and electrical engineering after 10+2 pattern.



What are the top universities in India to become an Air Traffic Controller?


The top universities in India to become an Air Traffic Controller are:

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

  • Jain International Institute of Aerospace Engineering and Management, Bangalore

  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani

  • Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies (AIGS), Bangalore


What are the top universities out of India/abroad to become an Air Traffic Controller?


The top universities out of India/abroad to become an Air Traffic Controller are:

  • Arizona State University, USA

  • Florida Institute of Technology, USA

  • Dublin City University, Ireland

  • Lynn University, USA


What are the entrance Exams for Air Traffic Controllers?


The Airports Authority of India (AAI) holds Air Traffic Controller Entrance Exams. It comprises two parts and is divided into six sections. Along with a degree in science, the other eligibility criteria for the AAI ATC exam is an age limit of 27 years.



Which skills Required to be an Air Traffic Controller?


Air Traffic Controllers should be good at quick-decision making, good communication skills, stress-resistance, multi-tasking ability, pressure-handling, good memory and spatial awareness are some of the core skills that every ATC officer must possess.



What are the best companies offering jobs as an Air Traffic Controller?


The top companies are:

  • FAA

  • US Air Force

  • Target

  • UPS

  • United States Federal Government


What are the pros & cons / Advantage & disadvantage of working as an Air Traffic Controller?


Advantages -

  • Work Indoors

  • Low physical labour

  • Early Retirement

Disadvantages -

  • High Stress work

  • Unpredictable Situation

  • Long working hours




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