Certified air traffic controller HF

Become one of our Guardians of the Sky and coordinate air traffic.

Become one of our Guardians of the Sky and coordinate air traffic.

The aircraft is ready to take off and very soon it will leave the runway…

Air Traffic Controllers give landing and take-off clearances, monitor all the aircrafts on their radar, guide them on their route and coordinate all air traffic movements. They have an exciting job with a high degree of responsibility.

Ever wanted to know what air traffic controllers do? Watch this video produced by HelvetiCA Swiss Controllers Association to see how we keep the sky over Switzerland, one of the busiest airspaces in Europe, safe!

The registrations to the courses are in great demand and the selection process can take up to several weeks, so we recommend that you apply early. If a course is already fully booked, we will be happy to accept applications for the following session.

For the course starting in September 2023, applications can be submitted until mid-June.

The selection process for the course starting in 2024 has already begun.

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Important note: Please be aware that the recruitment process, including the medical examination, takes between 40 and 90 working days. You should factor this time into the notice period of your current job.

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What I like most about my job is that I keep other people safe and can develop personally at the same time. Also, no two days are alike: the aircraft fly such a range of routes, and the weather conditions are a big variable, too. So it never gets boring!

Katrin Schnellmann

Air Traffic Controller

What are the main steps in the training to become an Air Traffic Controller with an Advanced Federal Diploma?

The course starts in August and September. It is based on international standards and divided into three parts:



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