12 secrets only air traffic controllers know
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Age does (and doesn’t matter)
While ATCs in the United States must be 30 or younger during the application window, in Australia applicants must simply be over 18 years of age. Similarly in the US, retirement is mandatory at age 56. This differs in each country. You also have to pass a criminal history background check and a medical exam that covers vision, colour vision, hearing, psychological health, substance abuse, cardiovascular fitness, and neurological well-being.