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Be ATC Campaign Toolkit

Every year, the FAA has a short window for any eligible U.S. citizen to apply to become an air traffic controller (ATC). To raise awareness for the upcoming application window (June 24–June 27, 2022), the FAA has launched a campaign called Be ATC to encourage more applications from women, minorities, and individuals from underrepresented communities.

To help us spread the word about this exciting career opportunity to become an ATC, please share the following digital products.

Social Media Content

Individuals and organizations are welcome to amplify the campaign using the prepared graphics and copy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

These graphics were created by the FAA Office of Communications in support of this campaign. All graphics and content may be modified as needed for your platforms. It is not meant to be prescriptive.

Contact our FAA Digital Team with any questions about content or graphics at


Be ATC to Live Your Dream

Trainee controller Lillian told Secretary Pete she wanted to be a controller when she was 12 years old. She fulfilled her dream. You can too. The FAA is hiring the next generation of air traffic controllers.

Be ATC to Save Lives

Air traffic controllers saved three lives when a pilot became incapacitated. Watch the miracle in the air. The FAA is hiring the next generation of air traffic controllers.

The Air Up There Podcast: How Air Traffic Works

In this episode, you will learn how the puzzle pieces fit together in a cross-country flight — from takeoff to cruising altitude and back down — and how an orchestra of more than 14,000 air traffic controllers, in unison with pilots and airport personnel, creates a symphony of flights moving safely and efficiently across the nation while faced with a variety of constraints like weather, construction and heavy traffic areas.

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The Air Up There Podcast: How to Become an Air Traffic Controller

This episode is one of our most requested topics — how to become an air traffic controller as an entry-level applicant. FAA experts will walk you through everything from the application process to training at the FAA Academy and certification.

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Last updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2022