Air Traffic Controller (21st Century Skills Library: Cool Vocational Careers)
Did you know that every year more than three billion passengers are carried safely through the skies? An air traffic control specialist's job is to organize airplanes so that they move safely at all times, both in the air and on the ground, by providing information and instructions to pilots. Have you ever wondered how the earliest flights found their way to a safe landing? What kinds of technology and team members are involved in orchestrating one-hundred-thousand commercial flights every day? What does it take to become an air traffic controller, and what does the future hold for this career? If you're curious to learn more about this exciting and demanding vocational career, this book is a great place to start. At the back of the book, readers will find critical thinking questions to encourage further exploration of industry-specific issues; additional suggested books/websites; a glossary of terms; and an index.