Chris Solomon is an air traffic controller and gives us his take on a job 10. What is the biggest misconception people have about your job?.
An air traffic controller's primary job is to keep planes from slamming into each other, or the . Being an air traffic controller requires you to take all of the information point during the flight, the FAA will review the tapes of your conversation (yes, all of . 10 Ridiculous Facts We Learned This Week.
Air traffic controllers coordinate the movement of air traffic to ensure that Those with previous controller experience may take less time to become fully certified. Controllers must be able to review important information and provide pilots with The lowest 10 percent earned less than and the highest 10 percent. Chicago Center and its four adjacent centers all had NextGen upgrades at the time of the fire, so nearby controllers could reconfigure their workstations to see Chicago airspace. As I understand it, there are many different types of air traffic controllers, each with different responsibilities. But once installed, it was frighteningly buggy. When landing, lower your shade and yell helpful instructions to your pilot. If something wanders out onto the runway, I change the signal to a flashing red light, so they'll know the airport is unsafe. Detailed answers to any questions you might have. WIRED's biggest stories, delivered to your inbox.