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.


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.