Air Traffic Controller

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Air Traffic Controller

Air traffic controllers are the people who expedite and maintain a safe and orderly flow of air traffic in the global air traffic control system. The position of the air traffic controller is one that requires highly specialized skills. Controllers apply separation rules to keep aircraft apart from each other in their area of responsibility and move all aircraft safely and efficiently through their assigned sector of airspace. Because controllers have an incredibly large responsibility while on duty, the ATC profession is regarded around the world as one of the most difficult jobs today, and can be notoriously stressful depending on many variables (equipment, configurations, weather, traffic volume, human factors, etc.). Having said this, many controllers would cite high salary and their love of aviation and an early retirement as highly beneficial.

Although the media in the United States frequently refers to them as air controllers, or flight controllers, most air traffic professionals use the term air traffic controllers. They are also called air traffic control officers (ATCOs), air traffic control specialists, or simply controllers. For a more detailed article on the job itself, please see air traffic control.

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Air Traffic Controller Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Olin E. Teague Scholarship $4,000 December 02, 2016
Allan, Donna W. Undergraduate Scholarship $2,000 November 15, 2016
National Defense Transportation Association Arnie Michaelsen Scholarship - UAA $500 February 15, 2017
We Believe Aviation Scholarship $250 October 01, 2016
Agricultural Background Book Scholarship - MSU, Billings $200 February 01, 2017
Birch and Ann Phillips Scholarship Varies October 01, 2016
Leonard V. Battistone Memorial Scholarship Varies February 28, 2017
Patrick and Marie Kearney Memorial Scholarship Varies October 15, 2016
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Daniel and Karen Luchay Scholarship Varies October 15, 2016