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.
If you don't want to work for NATS then don't apply... the college qualification is non transferable. And I assure they won't want to pay to train you for ATC if you're not going to try and carry it through.
Last edited by shaymarriott; 20th Jan 2013 at 18:26.
I was planning on shirt and tie. Also Cheers for the advice to look back through the pages if was really helpful. Just been ploughing through the info booklet needed for the assessment. Hopefully starting now will stand in good stead with regards it all staying in there!!!
I went through the booklet and highlighted key points that I thought were important (acronyms, values like speed and flight level etc), then I rewrote the entire document in my own words. I made it considerably shorter, though, by using dot points.
For the aircraft specifications I made flash cards and organised them into piles based on similar characteristics such as the routes they fly. Rather than learning each individual aircraft, I can remember which aircraft goes in which group and I have a rough idea of the specifications of that particular aircraft.
Hi, I have been reading this thread a lot and it really helped me answer questions I have regarding what to expect on all the NATS application stages.
I just received my Stage 1 invitation letter today, but before I book my dates I want to ask if roughly a month is enough to prepare for the Stage 1 test? I realise different people have different learning styles and speed, but I just want to know how long you guys here take time to prepare (by rough estimate)