Whats involved working as an air traffic controller ???

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Whats involved working as an air traffic controller ???
And don't say controlling air traffic....
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(Original post by anonomon)
Whats involved working as an air traffic controller ???
And don't say controlling air traffic....
Its all on there.

http://www.thebigchoice.com/School
http://www.nats.aero/careers/trainee...-a-controller/
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Obviously it involves learning the "language" of air traffic, including the NATO alphabet and terms used to describe aircraft procedures. I have no experience in aviation myself but watched enough air crash videos to know that:
-you never have an informal conversation with any pilot while on ATC duty
-you never tell any pilot to override the TCAS instructions given by their aircraft or you'll cause a midair collision (and you could even be killed - the case of Peter Nielsen is a very sad one indeed)
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-you never have an informal conversation with any pilot while on ATC duty
Really? I have seen some very funny conversations with pilots and ATC.
One was were a pilot proposed on the radio.

Another very funny one involved the SR-71 Blackbird:
A small Cessna was flying over Texas, and their airspeed dial was broken, so they asked ATC: "ATC this is *plane identification*, requesting air speed, dial is broken, over", ATC: "*plane identification* ground speed 16 knots out."
Then a small private plane, (larger than the Cessna) said: " ATC this is *plane identification*, requesting air speed over", ATC: "*plane identification* ground speed 32 knots out."
Then, an F-16 was over the sea, the pilot said ""ATC this is *plane identification*, requesting air speed, over", ATC: "*plane identification* ground speed 426 knots out."
Then the Blackbird said: "ATC this is Speed-Bird One, requesting air speed, over"
ATC's response was: "Speed-Bird One, ground speed 1500 knots, out."
The radio was silent after that.
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