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  1. Viewed 1,321 TimesPalm Beach International Air Traffic Control Tower
    The Federal Aviation Administration awards an $18.1 million contract for a brand new air traffic control tower at Palm Beach International Airport in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2007, Palm Beach air traffic controllers were responsible for the safe and orderly movement almost 200,000 aircraft. The new tower, which will stand 231 foot tall, will replace the aging 90 foot tower built in the early 1970s.

    The new facility will be relocated on the south portion of the airport west of the terminal to... [Read More]
  2. Viewed 627 TimesEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical PhD in Aviation
    Beginning May 2009, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will offer two new doctoral degree programs available through their Worldwide Campus. The most exciting for aviation students is the PhD in Aviation. This will be the first program of its kind in the United States. The PhD will take three years to complete and require each student to complete an annual residency at one of Embry-Riddle campuses. The program can be completed in as little as two years on the "fast track" or up to... [Read More]
  3. Viewed 790 TimesAdvice on the Tower Performance Verification (PV)
    The Performance Verification, or better known as the PV, is given to all FAA Academy students at the end of their air traffic control training. There are different scenarios for tower, TRACON, and EnRoute. The following is a prior students description and advice of the PV he took. All academy students must pass the PV to complete their training in Oklahoma City. If you cannot pass the PV, you will be let go. If you fail it the first time, you get to re-take the test one more time. This student... [Read More]
  4. Viewed 1,537 TimesFAA - ATC New Hire Information
    You can always begin here if you have no clue about this job, http://www.stuckmic.com/miscellaneou....html#post5336
    This is the most recent pre-employment information for FAA ATC applicants. Many different users going through the process have helped compile this information. Please take your time and read through this whole post as it will answer many of your pre-hire questions....make sure you browse all pages of this information, page five is a list of very helpful links that will answer... [Read More]
  5. Viewed 564 TimesWhat is an Air Traffic Controller
    The primary role of an air traffic controller is to separate aircraft and provide them safe, orderly, and expeditious movement from one place to the next. Air Traffic Controllers are responsible for virtually every bit of airspace around the world. Most of the major facilities are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This means air traffic controllers are subject to long hours, shift work, and working on holidays.

    Air Traffic Controllers can be employed by various agenc... [Read More]
  6. Viewed 530 TimesUS Airways Flight 1549 Crashes
    US Airways Flight 1549 has crashed into the chilly Hudson River after departing LaGuardia Airport - LGA. The aircraft bound for Charlotte Douglas Airport - CLT departed runway 4 at 3:24 pm eastern time. Initial reports are saying that the aircraft struck a bird on departure. Air Traffic Controllers attempted to give the aircraft vectors back to the airport, but the pilot requested to land at nearby Teterboro Aiport - TEB. Shortly after that request, air traffic controllers lost contact with the... [Read More]
  7. Viewed 578 TimesQuick Guide to Becoming a Pilot
    There are many avenues you can take to land a career as a pilot; however, one thing is consistent in any approach you take. You must obtain a pilot's license as well as enough hours to be competitive for the position you are applying for. A very basic outline to becoming a pilot and progressing in the career is listed below.

    To operate an aircraft you must be licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration. There are many different licenses you can receive as a pilot, but for many, the first... [Read More]
  8. Viewed 464 TimesPiper - Cessna
    One can trace the roots of Cessna and Piper aircraft all the way back to the early 1900's. Both of the aircraft manufacturing companies went through their share of hardships during earlier years. Originally founded in 1927, under a different name, Piper Aircraft Corporation went through a few different owners, a bankruptcy, and reorganization before emerging as a solid aircraft manufacturer in 1937. Cessna had similar problems in the beginning. Founded in 1911, Cessna had merged with another... [Read More]
  9. Viewed 647 TimesAir Traffic Control - Stress
    Air traffic controllers are one of the highest paid professions without a college degree. For example, the average starting salary within the first year is around $28.00 an hour while controllers can earn upwards of $100,000 annually after just a few years in the field. However, there is an opposing side to the good money. Controllers work on a shift schedule that involves them performing their duties on weekends, holidays, and all hours of the day and night. Another downside, air traffic... [Read More]
  10. Viewed 534 TimesAF447, Say A Prayer
    For those of you who have not heard yet, Air France flight 442, an Airbus A330-200 (Aircraft reg. F-GZCP) dropped off radar over the Atlantic Ocean about 0600 GMT enroute from GIG (Rio de Janerio) to CDG (Paris). 216 pax and 12 crew on board. The aircraft was only four years old.

    Weather at time of disappearance reported by SBFN: METAR SBFN 011100Z 04010KT 9999 SCT017 FEW020TCU 28/23 Q1013

    Recife Center would likely have been the contact at the aircraft's most recent position.

    Say a pra... [Read More]
  11. Viewed 707 TimesAdvice on the EnRoute Performance Verification (PV)
    The Performance Verification, or better known as the PV, is given to all FAA Academy students at the end of their air traffic control training. There are different scenarios for tower, TRACON, and EnRoute. The following is a prior students description and advice of the PV he took. All academy students must pass the PV to complete their training in Oklahoma City. If you cannot pass the PV, you will be let go. If you fail it the first time, you get to re-take the test one more time. This student... [Read More]