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Air Traffic Control Career Prep

A comprehensive guide to one of the best-paying Federal government careers, including test preparation for the initial Air Traffic Control exams.

Patrick R. Mattson

224 pages
Aviation Supplies & Acad Inc

This is the eBook (epub format) edition of this title.

This third edition of Air Traffic Control Career Prep is a comprehensive guide to one of the best-paying Federal government careers, including the test preparation for the initial Air Traffic Control exams. Also included in this book are instructions on how to access the ATC Career Prep Software Suite so you can become familiar with and practice the 8 tests in the AT-SAT exam.

Air traffic controllers can earn high salaries and get good benefits--they 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 you to the aviation industry, the FAA's role, and what to expect as you pursue this career, with general information on opportunities, working conditions and benefits, and training and qualification requirements. This "ATC Career Prep" will be beneficial to propective ATC candidates who want to improve their chances of earning a high score on the ATC entrance exam.

The ATC pre-employment and aptitude test known as the "AT-SAT" is covered here--the subjects and the time allowed, and with ample practice sets to study. Sample questions, answers, and explanations for each of the subjects are provided, including analogies, scan ability, angles and applied math, dial reading, and ATC scenarios. The practice tests, software suite, and information in this book will serve you well as you start on the exciting career path to becoming an air traffic controller.

Author Bio

Patrick R. Mattson:
Patrick Mattson began his aviation career in 1969 as an Air Force air traffic controller during the Vietnam War. His academic degrees include a Bachelor of Science, Management; Master of Science, Administration; and Doctor of Education in Leadership?Higher Education. He holds FAA Ground Instructor and Control Tower Operator certificates. Additionally, he is a Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives and has completed the FAA ATC facility instructor training course.

In addition to writing Air Traffic Control Career Prep, he has conducted research on air traffic control training methods, authored and co-published several articles on ATC technology, and has co-written published papers about aviation industry-related gender and cultural issues pertinent to aviation undergraduate students. Dr. Mattson was certified 11 years as a radar approach-departure and VFR tower controller in a variety of complex USAF air traffic environments; he also worked two years as a contract training instructor at the FAA Minneapolis, MN ARTCC. Memberships include the American Association of Airport Executives, Air Traffic Control Association, Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity (co-educational), American Association for Collegiate Independent Study, Association of Internet Researchers, National Academic Advising Association, and the University Aviation Association.

Recently retired after 20 years of teaching, he co-taught (in 1991) the first collegiate level History of Women in Aviation course. His academic career started in 1986 and he has developed and taught classes in several subject areas including air traffic control, aviation management, aviation careers, business management, marketing principles, airport management, airline management, aviation research issues, and air transportation.