Air Traffic Controller

Cover: Air Traffic Controller



Readers will learn what it takes to succeed as an air traffic controller. The book also explains the necessary educational steps, useful character traits, potential hazards, and daily job tasks related to this career. Sidebars include thought-provoking trivia. Questions in the backmatter ask for text-dependent analysis. Photos, a glossary, and additional resources are included.



  • Lexile® Measure: 1000
  • Guided Reading Level: V
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 183805
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 6.0
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • One Hundred Years and Counting
  • A Giant Orchestra
  • In Demand
  • Into the Future
  • Think About It
  • For More Information
  • Glossary
  • Index


Booklsit - Air Traffic Controller

Clear and succinct, this Cool Vocational Careers series entry briefly reflects upon the history of flight, before going into a more thorough examination of various interconnected air traffic control roles. Labrecque concisely explains the duties, training, physical requirements, and expectant salaries of the bevy of workers who keep planes flying and landing smoothly and safely. There’s no sugarcoating here: “Working in air traffic control is one of the most stressful jobs a person can have. . . . People’s lives are your responsibility.” Photos of air traffic controllers at work and occasional boxed anecdotes on different decades of aviation history round out the text. The level of detail might dissuade casual browsers, but for readers interested in vocational careers, especially more modern ones, this is full of valuable information.


Author: Ellen Labrecque

Ellen Labrecque is a freelance writer living in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a senior editor at Sports Illustrated Kids. Ellen loves to travel and then learn about new places and people she can write about in her books.


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