Friday, July 21, 2006

About what I do for a living

Since it's rare to see a well-written, detailed article about my chosen career field, I thought I'd include this link to a recent piece in Aviation Now.

There is a lot of good information in the article, including some quotes from my old teacher, Eric Morris, who is now in charge of the school where I went to receive my FAA license, Sheffield School of Aeronautics.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi. Enjoy your blog. Have you seen the movie "Pushing Tin"? That's about your line of work, right?

Chuck said...

Hey anonymous, thanks for reading/commenting.

"Pushing Tin" is about air traffic controllers, and yes, I have seen it. While ATC is definitely related to my job, it's a different career field. Aircraft dispatchers work for individual airlines and perform the flight plan filing, while controllers tend to work for the government and worry more about aircraft separation.