Air Traffic Controllers Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Air Traffic Controllers interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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This is your first job as an air traffic controller. How do you think you'll succeed?

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List of 30 Air Traffic Controllers Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    This is your first job as an air traffic controller. How do you think you'll succeed?

  2. 2.

    Why do you want to be an air traffic controller?

  3. 3.

    Have you had to deal with an emergency situation in the tower before? How did you handle the situation?

  4. 4.

    Have you ever been involved in an emergency situation? How did you react?

  5. 5.

    How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  6. 6.

    Have you ever worked in a cross-functional environment?

  7. 7.

    Do you have any air traffic control experience outside of CTI school?

  8. 8.

    How did you become interested in a career as an air traffic controller?

  9. 9.

    Do you enjoy shift work? Are there certain hours of the day during which you would prefer not to work?

  10. 10.

    When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  11. 11.

    Tell me about yourself.

  12. 12.

    Being an air traffic controller is a stressful job. How do you handle stressful situations?

  13. 13.

    ATC's must remain calm at all times. What are your coping mechanisms in times of distress?

  14. 14.

    What qualities do you have that would make you a good air traffic controller?

  15. 15.

    Where do you see your career going as an air traffic controller?

  16. 16.

    What do you like least about being an Air Traffic Controller?

  17. 17.

    Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

  18. 18.

    As an air traffic controller, what is your greatest weakness?

  19. 19.

    As an air traffic controller, what are your strengths?

  20. 20.

    How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?

  21. 21.

    With the ongoing changes in the airline and air traffic industries, how do you keep your knowledge current?

  22. 22.

    What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

  23. 23.

    When have you worked with a diverse group of people?

  24. 24.

    How many days were you absent from work last year?

  25. 25.

    We are asking for 8 years of industry experience and you have just 5. Why do you think you are qualified for this position?

  26. 26.

    As an air traffic controller, you will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  27. 27.

    Tell me about your leadership qualities.

  28. 28.

    What are your salary expectations?

  29. 29.

    When would you be available to start?

  30. 30.

    Rate your communication skills from 1-10.