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The air traffic control operator is responsible for tracking planes and giving them landing and takeoff instructions at air traffic control facilities.
- Control airborne and ground traffic
- Assist in the installation/relocation of tactical air traffic control facilities
- Process flight plan data and maintain logs, records, files and tape recordings of voice communications
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify jobs are best for you.
Job training for an air traffic control operator requires Basic Training and secondary school of Advanced Individual Training, then on-the-job instruction at your duty station.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
- Air traffic control management and operational procedures
- Communications and radar procedures
- Aircraft recognition
- Takeoff, landing and ground control procedures
REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
- Interest in work requiring accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- Decisiveness and working within strict standards
- Ability to work as a team member
Skilled Technical (ST) : 101
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