Air Traffic Controller
Oversee take-offs, schedule flight paths, and direct planes to safety.
Determines flight times of airplanes and transmits information to flight operations and Air Traffic Command centers: Evaluates data, such as weather conditions, flight plans, ramp delays, and enroute stopovers, to determine arrival and departure times for each flight, using aids, such as weather charts, slide rule, and computer. Transmits identity and type of airplane, flight locations, time of arrival and departure, and names of crewmembers to Air Traffic Command to obtain clearance for flight over restricted areas. Notifies departments of airline of pending arrival of inbound flight to ensure that personnel are available to load or unload fuel, baggage, and cargo.