Robert Mason


Robert Mason


Air Traffic Control


Interview with Mary-Jill Bellhouse


July 2015


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Robert Mason

Timed Summary

0:00:00 - Introduction

0:00:52 - His early interest in aviation

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0:02:37 - Early training methods for Air Traffic Controllers and long term career prospects

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0:08:39 - Impact of changes in technology and interaction with other Air Traffic Controllers

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0:15:13 - His role as a Check and Standards Supervisor

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0:18:20 - Qualifications and characteristics necessary to become an Air Traffic Controller

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0:27:17 - Instances of industrial action by Air Traffic Controllers and how airspace is protected during these events

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0:28:35 - More about current training - and gives scenarios from his experience - with regard to following established procedures and finding innovative ways of dealing with incidents outside the context of those procedures, where necessary.

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0:36:30 - Level of supervision and how Air Traffic Controllers cooperate and liaise with each other on the job.

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0:38:19 - General comments, what he likes best, about being an Air Traffic Controller as a career; a day in the life of an Air Traffic Controller, advice to prospective Air Traffic Controllers and feedback from pilots and others

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0:43:19 - Community aspects of a career in Air Traffic Control and his involvement in the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers and in Civil Air

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0:44:18 - Broader aspects of his role in Civil Air and focus on the welfare of his peers and trainees

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0:48:25 - Potential major challenges in his role with Civil Air

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0:54:09 - Interview concludes