WANT TO BECOME AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER?

If you want to become an Air Traffic Controller then this comprehensive 150-page guide will show you how. Full of essential tips and advice, the How To Become An Air Traffic Controller is the only guide you need to secure this highly sought after career.

The How To Become an Air Traffic Controller guide will provide you with essential information on how to pass the selection process.

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THE ROLE OF AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

Air Traffic Controllers have a large degree of responsibility and are responsible for the traffic in airspace. It is a job that requires an ability to work effectively under pressure and also one that requires a high level of organisational skills. Let’s take a look at some of the key tasks carried out by our Air Traffic Controllers:

  • Responsible for maintaining keeping radio and radar contact with aircraft;
  • Being able to move and direct the aircraft whilst they travel to and from airports both at home and internationally;
  • Giving specific instructions to aircraft so as to direct them to a required altitude so to avoid collision and to maintain an organised airspace;
  • Giving permission for aircraft to either land or take-off;
  • Supplying pilots with details of current and forecast weather conditions;
  • Organising aircraft so that a safe distance is maintained between them at all time, both on the ground and in air;
  • Dealing with emergencies, unscheduled traffic and events that are unexpected in a controlled and calm manner.

There are, of course, many other different elements to the role of an Air Traffic Controller and the selection process/training for the job reflects the high standard of candidate that is required to perform the role competently.

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process for become an Air Traffic Controller is rigorous and will normally consist of the following elements:

1. An ability to meet the minimum eligibility requirements for the role.

2. A application form that assesses the key qualities and competencies required to become an Air Traffic Controller;

3. A number of aptitude tests to assess your mental and reasoning ability, including spatial awareness;

4. A number of interviews which are usually structured in nature. The interview panel will be looking for you to provide evidence of where you can meet some of the key elements/qualities of the role.

SAMPLE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER INTERVIEW QUESTION

Take a look at a sample Air Traffic Controller interview question. This will help you to understand what to expect in terms of question styles and, more importantly, how to answer the interview questions effectively.

Can you provide an example of when you have worked effectively under pressure?

This kind of question is guaranteed to be asked during the Air Traffic Controller interview, simply because being able to work under pressure is a requirement of the role. Anyone can say that they “would be able to work effectively under pressure”, but actually providing evidence of when they have already demonstrated this key skill in a previous role, is a totally different matter.

When responding to this interview question consider the following tips:

Provide the interview panel with a SPECIFIC situation of where you have successfully worked under pressure in a work environment. A good example of this might be where you have had to work to a very tight deadline.

Make sure your response is concise and logical. The most effective way to achieve this is to utilise the S.T.A.R. method when creating your response:

S – tell them what the SITUATION was.

T – Explain what the TASK was that you had to do.

A – Tell the interview panel what ACTION you had to take and why it was effective.

R – Finally, tell the interview panel what the RESULT was following your actions. Always try to ensure that the outcome or result was positive. By following the S.T.A.R structure for responding to interview questions you will be ensuring that your responses are both concise and relevant.

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Candidates for the FI Course must meet the following requirements:

  • Valid UK or JAR (Joint Aviation Requirements) Pilots licence which must include a valid SEP (land) class rating or valid Single Engine Type rating.
  • JAR/EASA CPL theoretical knowledge examinations (or ATPL).
  • If only holding a PPL, must have at least 200 hours of flight time of which 150 hours must be PIC (Pilot in Command).
  • A total of 30 hours on SEP (Single Engine Piston) aircraft of which 5 hours shall be in the last six months preceding the pre-entry flight test.
  • A total of 10 hours Instrument flight instruction of which 5 hours may be in a Flight simulator or FNPT.
  • A total of 20 hours of cross country flying as PIC including a flight of at least 540km (300nm) in the course of which a full stop landings at two aerodromes different to the departure aerodrome.
  • Pass a specific pre-entry flight test with a FIC Instructor within six months preceding the start of the course.
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MAIN PRODUCT FEATURES

  • 150 pages of invaluable insider tips and advice.
  • Interview questions and sample test questions to help you.
  • A free 150-page ‘Interview Skills’ guide.

In addition to providing you with insider tips and advice on how to pass the selection process, the guide will also provide you with sample interview questions and answers.

TOPICS AND INFORMATION INCLUDED WITHIN THIS ‘HOW TO BECOME AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER’ UK GUIDE INCLUDE:

  • Essential information about the Aviation Industry and in particular the role of an Air Traffic Controller.
  • The eligibility requirements for becoming an Air Traffic Controller.
  • How and where to apply for positions including useful contact details.
  • Become an Air Traffic Controller
  • How to pass the air traffic controller ‘test’
  • Sample application form responses that you can use.
  • Completing the application form correctly to ensure success.
  • Air traffic controller training costs and how to get the right training for you
  • What the assessment centre involves and what they are looking for.
  • Actual interview questions and tips and advice on how to answer them.
  • Sample numerical reasoning test questions.
  • Test questions to help you pass the spatial reasoning assessment.
  • A speed, distance and time tutorial.
  • Speed, distance and time test questions.
  • Useful links and resources.
  • Where to find an air traffic controller job.

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