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.
hello to all, I will be applying to Eurocontrol on Monday (already completed the application form). Does anybody have an idea on when the next invitations are going to be? thank you in advance, have a nice day!
what should i do now? that was the first time when i really believed in myself and i thought that i can do it. what should i do now if i want to be an air traffic controller? i can't repeat it at Maastricht, cause two years from now i will be over 25. nats... there are thousand of people who try to make their own career as atco and they're native english person but me... i'm not english. i'm just so sad
Piqla, you got a PM. By the way, just recently I was watching a young British guy talking on a TV show... and it was not "hard to understand", as British English sometimes is to my untrained ears. It was not English AT ALL! I did not get a word of it, literally. I hope they wouldn't let SUCH people do ATC
Some people from former USSR work in EUROCONTROL. As far as I know they are not so competent and their English is awful. I am interested how they can work there and what they do in EUROCONTROL. Are there any comments?
hi... i was wondering if someone could please inform me more about the selection process...I have looked on the website and it seems that they do all of the tests of the 1st day? is this right? and then if you pass the 1st day...all you have is a medical and thats it!!
No, guys, I didn't want to offend anybody. And I didn't mean people from Baltic states. I met many of them and for compairson - ATCOs from southern countries had a lot of problems with porcedures and English.
Tow-Bar; Eurocontrol is composed of 38 member states. Some of these are parts of the former USSR so in that you are correct. However there is a minimum standard of fluency in English for those wishing to get into ATC. If this is not met, no chance. Competence is checked all the way through, initially at IANS, later at Maastricht by the Training Section and Ops. Staff. To imply, as you do, that incompetents get through is an insult to a group of very hard working, dedicated professionals.
Hey, so I have sent my application form and exam certificates across to Eurocontrol. Just wondering, do they tend to say yes to everybody, like NATS do, to sit the first stage of selection? Or do they actually weed people out straight away?
piqla: as far as I remember the thing about the FEAST test was, that you're not allowed to take it for a second time if you've failed it at another organization, so you had two chances already, good for you.
Anyway if you say your English is not that good - which might be one of the reasons you didn't pass phase 2 - maybe you should just go brush up on it a little bit (ie. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE Nyelviskola) and give it another try at some other place - like Austrocontrol, DFS (Germany)... There're plenty of places all around Europe now and they're all looking for controllers... I know a few people from HC who actually went for a conversion to Karlsruhe and there are some guys who applied as ab-initios as well, so there you go - but first of all make sure that your English is good enough, because you can be as good as hell in all the tests, the language you speak every day, the language you'll learn all the things about the job is English... Sok szerencset es sok sikert!
Hello everybody and a good day.. I've got a question, I've sent my application form and diplomas to Eurocontrol on last Monday (18th of May), but still haven't heard from them. Is this normal? or, how long does it take to get a reply? Thank you very much in advance.