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FAA Recruiting Gamers For Next Generation Of Air Traffic Controllers

As the job gets more advanced, the FAA is aiming to hire 18- to 30-year-old gamers for the next generation of air traffic controllers, all part of its new “Level Up” hiring campaign. The agency says gaming techniques like concentration, spatial awareness and coordination translate to the high-stakes role.» Subscribe to NBC News:
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  1. They should hire VATSIM Controllers

  2. play stupid games, win stupid air crashes.

  3. Planes flying is NOT A GAME!

  4. Haven't flown commercial in 25 years. After hearing this, I'm sure I never will again. ATC is scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  5. Generation YZ millennials are incompetent I see a lot of wrecks in the future…. 🤔

  6. did they just watch AFP95 and assume gamers were like him cause uh

  7. Oh god… I am a gamer too, but I wouldn't trust me to be an air traffic controller…

  8. I would so do this because I love geography and weather but I'm disqualified because I smoke and have a record because I "drove high" lol 🤪🤪🤪 oh well

  9. Yeah, because planes and passengers will respawn after crashes.

  10. I'm glad, just another effective way of population control for a society who can't stop giving birth to genetic wastes, and those with down syndrome. Another win for the corporate top 1 percent.

  11. Ima need some gas before I do this job.

  12. Most young gamers are high AF.

  13. Interesting. Im 24 and a gamer. I work long shifts in a warehouse distribution. Never once considered being an ATC but maybe ill take a stab at it? Though, i know very well that this is a job with no room for error, so that could be potentially nerve racking.
    And bonus, seeing some of your comments, i dont smoke weed aha

  14. Well unless they let them smoke weed on the job I don't see it happening.

  15. Whoever wrote/researched this piece didn't go deep enough into the gaming environment…these 18-late 20 y/o kids do not have the maturity level needed to be ATC, have you missed the news about kids swatting, these are gamers who get so salty over losing a VIDEO GAME or most kids want to be the Ninja, Tfue, Shroud where they can make millions in sponsorship deals

  16. they better remove the weed smoking restriction

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