FAA Program To Train Disabled Vets For ATC Jobs | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.08.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 12.11.17

Airborne-Unmanned 12.12.17

Airborne 12.13.17

AMA Drone Report 12.14.17

Airborne 12.08.17

Mon, Apr 09, 2007

FAA Program To Train Disabled Vets For ATC Jobs

"A Hero to the Nation, A Hero to the Skies" To Be Unveiled April 10

The FAA's new program, "A Hero to the Nation, A Hero to the Skies," will enable disabled veterans to train for positions as ATC and transportation specialists, reported the Marine Corps Times.

The number of positions available and details on how disabled vets can apply for training will be revealed at an April 10 news conference hosted by Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, Senate Veterans' Affairs (VA) Committee chairman.

The program announcement will be made by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey and senior Department of Veterans Affairs and Pentagon officials.

The idea, according to FAA spokesman Hank Price, is to use an existing VA vocational rehabilitation program to train disabled veterans for specific federal jobs. A component of the FAA's 2007 resource management plan focuses on veterans and veterans' service organizations aiding in filling critical jobs.

An existing FAA program, which targets former military air traffic controllers, waives the entry age limit of 31, allowing military ATC retirees to be hired for 10-year appointments. Under that program, participants start with an entry salary of more than $50,000 and can work until age 56.

VA and FAA cooperation securing jobs for disabled veterans illustrates how government can assist former service members without the need to develop new federal programs, reported the Maine Corps Times, "something the Bush administration has been trying to emphasize as it attempts to quiet efforts in Congress to greatly increase the VA's budget."

FMI: www.faa.gov

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.11.17: Pilatus PC-24 Cert, VerdeGo Aero, Canada Nixes Hornets

Also: Engine Coatings Facility, Wrong Runway At JFK, ATR 72-600 Flight Sim, Regional Airline Association Pilatus has obtained type certificates from the FAA and EASA for the first >[...]

Airborne 12.13.17: Flight Design Update, Bell 525, Space Policy Directive

Also: A380 Production Cut?, Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour, US Nationals, Muilenburg'ss Mars Prediction Flight Design may be under new ownership, but it plans to continue to be a le>[...]

Airborne 12.13.17: Flight Design Update, Bell 525, Space Policy Directive

Also: A380 Production Cut?, Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour, US Nationals, Muilenburg'ss Mars Prediction Flight Design may be under new ownership, but it plans to continue to be a le>[...]

Dassault Ends Falcon 5X Program

Cites Issues With Delivery Of Engines, Will Start Development Of A New Aircraft Dassault Aviation has initiated the termination process of the Silvercrest contract leading to the e>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (12.14.17)

“We appreciate the FAA making an effort to clarify the responsibilities and available options in preserving airport access, improving fee transparency, and ensuring public-us>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC