ATC Hours

Dunia

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Dec 1, 2008
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Do the working hours differ from a small tower to a busy tower and to a Center?? Do all towers work crazy night hours?? How bad are the hours at a center? Just wondering since I want to make sure this is what I want.
 

barty

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Sep 25, 2008
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Centers, most major towers (and even some smaller ones!) and approach controls are open 24/7/365. Smaller towers (assuming they aren't contract) usually run from 5-7am to 10pm-midnight. If they have an approach control associated with them, the approach control will usually keep the same hours.

Regardless of where you go, when you are in training (particularly when in the classroom), you will likely have fairly "normal" hours, or so I have been told. Ie., 9-5, M-F.
 

The Heatles

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Jun 15, 2008
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Depends on the type of operations that tower does... some smaller towers are closed at night, but there arent too many of them. Hell, some are even closed on weekends. Chances are you will get a 24/hr facility.