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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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Green River Community College
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University of North Dakota
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University of Alaska Anchorage
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Joseph P. Mull Jr. and Virginia P. Mull Scholarship

Community Foundation For The Ohio Valley, Inc.

$500 March 01, 2019 See Details

Joseph P. Mull Jr. and Virginia P. Mull Scholarship

Community Foundation For The Ohio Valley, Inc.

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$500

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March 01, 2019
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Ohio County Community Foundation

Up to $300 December 28, 2018 See Details

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Ohio County Community Foundation

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December 28, 2018
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Montana State University-Billings

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$200

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February 01, 2019
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Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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J. W. Steele Scholarship

Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation

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