Managing all aspects of aircraft operations is the simplest way to describe the work of an air traffic controller. Using navigation and tracking to communicate advice, information and instructions to pilots, air traffic controllers have the reputation of one of the most stressful jobs in the world.
Working in airport control towers and space control centers, ATCs work eight hour shifts that can be at any time of the day because their services are required 24/7. Suffice it to say, there is enough fluctuation in their shift work.
Some people would assume that a control room where air traffic control would all operate; Workers shout at their positions dramatically "Missing you wing November 5 0 1 Dad Mike, I repeat: You are missing a wing!" Fortunately (or even you look at it), there is no such madness. It is relaxed, where the mood of tranquility and nonchalant fills the control room.
For frustrated veteran air controller Becky Evans, working like an ATC is not as stressful as everyone thinks: "Everyone thinks it's a really stressful job, but I do not find it stressful. Do it, and you've been there for an hour And half that went really smoothly. " Becky explains how, during her eight years of career, she has experienced only one stressful situation. "If a plane says it has an engine failure or something, then there's nothing you can do about it.
Apart from the strangest day, the ATCs have the reputation of the battle." All shift workers enjoy sleepy, "explains Jane Geiger Brown, a lecturer at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, says that air controllers receive an average of 2.3 hours of sleep per night shift. Twenty percent of the employees do not sleep during the night shift. People are not machines. "The biggest problem is that ATC works while it is tired, for example: if a pilot says he is too tired to fly, he is allowed to delay the flight without being punished. Unfortunately, this is not an ATC rule. , Being the supervisor of air traffic is definitely not for everyone. Coping with very stressful situations, fighting crazy schedules, sleep deprivation, ATCs are definitely a rare breed of people who seem to have been born for the job, or who have a passion to cross all obstacles to complete their goals And experience the satisfaction of certain people.
Air traffic controllers are unequivocally one of the few superheroes that populate the This Lanta.