Air Traffic Control Career Prep: A Comprehensive Guide to One of the Best-Paying Federal Government Careers, Including Test Preparation for the Initial ATC Exams

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9781560276142: Air Traffic Control Career Prep: A Comprehensive Guide to One of the Best-Paying Federal Government Careers, Including Test Preparation for the Initial ATC Exams

Air traffic controllers can earn high salaries, get great benefits, and are in big demand as much of the current workforce prepares to retire. Industry reports claim that as many as 11,800 NEW air traffic controllers will be needed over the next ten years.Patrick Mattson's Air Traffic Control Career Prep introduces this rewarding career and is designed to help readers improve their chances of earning a high score on the FAA's Air Traffic Selection and Training Aptitude test (known as the \"AT-SAT\") — and therefore become candidates for air traffic control (ATC) positions. With general information on opportunities, working conditions, training and qualification requirements, available roles and positions, pay and benefits, and contact phone numbers to get started, this book and companion software includes more career guidance, and employment and training information than any other available guide — the only one of its kind.This book discusses in detail the specific education and experience requirements for becoming an air traffic controller, as well as the AT-SAT (the first of several tests involved in the ATC employment process). Includes ATC Career Prep Software Suite (Download Code) to help readers become familiar with and practice the 8 tests in the AT-SAT exam. The software includes AT-SAT test simulation exercises, as well as sample questions and answers to help readers grasp the topics covered, including:AnalogiesScan abilitiesAnglesApplied mathDial readingATC scenariosLetter FactoryPersonalityAir Traffic Control Career Prep is a comprehensive guide to one of the best-paying Federal government careers, with test preparation for the initial ATC exams. Includes references for further study as well as a full chapter of general ATC knowledge questions, for which answers with explanations and resource references are given in the Appendix. Both the FAA and Transport Canada use tests of this type to select applicants. Appendix features answer keys and the Pilot/Controller Glossary.

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Patrick Mattson is a former Air Force air traffic controller, training instructor at the FAA, and professor of aviation-related subjects who has also conducted research on air traffic control training methods and co-published several articles on air traffic control technology. He is a member of the Air Traffic Control Association and the University Aviation Association. He lives in Sauk River, Minnesota.

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