interview with a controller part 2

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Alan Shieff practiceICAOenglish.com interviews Bruce Jett Green Safetycrusader.com PART 2:

Alan Shieff practiceICAOenglish.com interviews Bruce Jett Green Safetycrusader.com PART 2

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Bruce Jett Green Safetycrusader.com Alan Shieff practiceICAOenglish.com

Why did you become an air traffic controller? :

Why did you become an air traffic controller? 1983 – Clerk Typist Air force shipped him out to Johnston Atoll 800 miles south west of Honolulu Hawaii

Talks about time at Johnston Atoll:

Talks about time at Johnston Atoll Mission was to store chemical weapons from around the world Uncontrolled airfield Airfield manager to take care of the runway

Talks about time at Johnston Atoll:

Talks about time at Johnston Atoll Radio operator worked with the weather observer Would give runway information, altimeters and anything relevant to the airfield No separation and sequencing, so no air traffic control First experience Went back to the states – became an air traffic controller

Scott Air force Base Illinois:

Scott Air force Base Illinois 5 months of school Worked in a mock tower for 3 or 4 weeks Radar portion of the syllabus Scott Air Force Base Illinois ATC a wonderful profession Very stressful

Scott Air force Base Illinois:

Scott Air force Base Illinois People who can spread their focus out = make better controllers and pilots People who are too focused on one thing = can’t see what’s going on around them Need to be able to spread that focus around

Scott Air force Base Illinois:

Scott Air force Base Illinois Watching your traffic, looking, making mental judgments Spread your attention around and give it due thought Multi- taskers make the best air traffic controllers You have to be able to multi-task quickly

The job of an air traffic controller:

The job of an air traffic controller Similar to the butterflies you get before giving a presentation For the 2 or 3 hours you’re in position it’s a constant math test Think things out Alternative solutions to sequencing problems you might have to deal with

PART 3:

PART 3 In part 3 of the interview with Jett Green, you will hear him talking about a funny experience he had as a young air traffic controller. He also talks in detail about a hazardous experience when 2 jets came within feet of colliding and how loss of situational awareness and human factors were involved.

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