Archive for September, 2016

The FAA is Hiring Experienced Air Traffic Controllers

Monday, September 12th, 2016

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 FAA Press Release:

September 9, 2016- The Federal Aviation Administration is now accepting job applications from people with previous air traffic control experience. The FAA will accept the applications from Sept. 7 through Sept. 20, 2016.

Experienced air traffic controllers include eligible military air traffic controllers and others with air traffic controller certification.

The job vacancy announcement for the position of Air Traffic Control Specialist is now available on USAJobs.gov, the federal government’s official online job site. The job vacancy announcement provides the details about eligibility and the required qualifications. The FAA encourages applicants to ensure they meet all criteria before beginning the online application process.

Candidates must have 52 weeks of full-time air traffic control experience and air traffic certification or an air traffic control facility rating in a civilian or military air traffic control facility. More than 14,000 air traffic controllers work for the FAA.

To learn more, visit our Jobs page.

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HFI Offers Aviation Scholarships

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

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Apply for an HFI Scholarship!

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) annually offers scholarships for students preparing for careers in rotorcraft aviation. Apply today and become part of the industry of tomorrow!

The Bill Sanderson Aviation Maintenance Technician Scholarship promotes the choice of helicopter maintenance as a career. Bill Sanderson Scholarship winners attend a course from a selection offered by airframe and powerplant manufacturers.

The Commercial Helicopter Rating Scholarship is awarded to pilots who have already obtained their private license and are enrolled in a commercial helicopter rating program at an FAA-approved Part 141 school or international equivalent.

The Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship is awarded to mechanics or technicians who are enrolled in a maintenance technician certificate program at an FAA-approved Part 147 school or international equivalent.

The Michelle North Scholarship for Safety is awarded to a pilot who has already attained a commercial rating and demonstrates an outstanding aptitude for safe flying and aviation best practices.

The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 30, 2016. To learn more and apply, visithelicopterfoundation.org/scholarships. Questions? Contact HFI’s curator, Marty Pociask, at marty.pociask@rotor.org.

 Helicopter Foundation International is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of helicopter aviation, improving its safety, and educating the next generation.
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