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ATIS
Air Traffic Controller Attrition
The General Accounting Office found that most of the current air traffic controllers within the FAA will be retiring within the next 10 years. The FAA has done little to alleviate the controller workforce losses. Meanwhile, many young and experienced military controllers are trying very hard to get the FAA to consider them for these positions.

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TRAINING
Private Pilot in 40 Hours -- It Can Be Done!
The FAA says you can get your first pilot's license in only 40 hours. The FAA also says almost nobody does it that fast. Whether you want bragging rights or you just need to keep costs down, it is possible to get the flight time down close to 40 hours, as long as you have a plan and the willingness to do a lot of preparation on the ground.