ATC IssuesA place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.
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I know what you are saying but for the sake of an hour after all this effort? Why risk badmin ruining it?
I had my stage 1 today, I did 39/50 in diagramming and 36/40 in spatial reasoning. I'm not sure how much of this is also correct. Does anyone know on what basis they choose people? For the motivation paper they said the pass mark is 21/30 so 70%.
I did my stage 1 on the 30th, after all the mix up - Still wasn't sure what that was all about, putting everyone an hour forward, anyho.
I was very surprised to see just over half the people walk out at the end. I thought I had got through and then when I saw so many people leave I thought "hold on maybe I'm in the failed group" but that that chap asked and we were through!
Not sure how I did on the rest of the tests. Good luck to those that went and got through.
The section where you go to fareham (my current stage) where you have to read and learn the booklet of information, referred to as the ACT paper portion of the testing phase... Is this multiple choice? and to what extent does information such as individual plane models flight speed need to be known?
unless it has changed since I went through, you may be speaking about "Stage 1".
At this stage there is an information pack designed to test your "ATC Motivation" on the day. This contains basic info about ATC and then at the back has some stats of aircraft. Are we speaking about the same document?
If so, you will be tested multiple choice at the Stage 1 day, and a rough understanding of the "sorts" of cruise speeds etc will more than suffice. From memory the options are rather absurd.
How fast does a B747 cruise? a) 0.3 kts b) 30 kts c) 300 kts d) 900,000,000,000,000 kts
(perhaps not quite that absurd, but you take my point that there is one obvious answer)
Hope that helps,
Last edited by PhiltheReaper; 1st Nov 2012 at 10:44.
I got an email half an hour ago saying I passed to stage 2. The only available date currently is tomorrow, which I'm not really prepared for. I assume I need to keep checking the scheduling link for new dates, right?
Same situation as the above two posters. Found out I passed my Stage 1 today (took it on the 30th) and the only available time slot is tomorrow. I live 6-7 hours away by train so to make it I'd pretty much have to book and leave now which isn't really possible (due to money). I can't imagine they expect people to be able to make it on such short notice so hopefully there'll be new time slots put up soon. Could anyone confirm this because I'd have to do some serious train hopping otherwise.
It doesn't necessarily mean that mate. For their own reasons NATS HR tell some people quickly and others very very slowly of their fate. It doesn't relate to your chances of success at all!
@privatepyle: I'm afraid I don't know, the links from my old email don't work either, so clearly it's been an issue for some time. What i would say is try to practice cube diagrams and you can't go far wrong.
Hey, Im new here and just looking for some info on becoming an ATC. Im looking to apply and was wondering if anyone could tell me once youve signed up online how quick is it until you can take the tests? Also if I were to pass do I choose when to start training? Its just I live abroad but would move back to england if all went well and would like to start the training in april/may so was wondering when would be the best time to apply for the tests?