AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
KEEPING AIR SPACE SAFE
The lives of those in the air heavily depend on Airmen on the ground. Responsible for managing the flow of aircraft through all aspects of their flight, Air Traffic Control specialists ensure the safety and efficiency of air traffic on the ground and in the air. Providing specialized skills, these highly trained professionals make quick decisions while monitoring many variables to keep bases, airspace and Airmen all over the world safe.
- Control air traffic by use of visual, radar and non-radar means
- Provide a safe and orderly flow of aircraft at the airport and in the air
- Offer emergency assistance to aircraft dealing with a malfunction
- Observe weather conditions and assist aircraft during periods of bad weather
A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours
*High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.
ASVAB SCORE REQUIREMENTS
55 General (G)
- Knowledge of Air Traffic Control principles and procedures
- Must maintain Ground-based Aircraft Controller Medical Standards
- Ability to speak English clearly and distinctly
- Completion of a current National Agency Check and Local Agency Checks and Credit
- Completion of 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Keesler AFB MS
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Air Traffic Operations and Management
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
- Science & Technology
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.