Air Traffic Controller: an Eye Toward Air Safety - View the video

Arthur Janowski

Arthur Janowski
Air Traffic Control Specialist
Federal Aviation Administration

Dane Co. Airport, 4000 International Lane
Madison, WI 53704

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Arthur Janowski, graduated from Stoughton High School in 2002 and went on to attend the University of North Dakota-Grand Forks from 2002-2006. There he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Air Traffic Control and a minor in Aviation Management. Nine months after completing college, Janowski was hired as an Air Traffic Control Specialist in Springfield, Missouri, where he worked for 3½ years before transferring to Madison, Wisconsin. Janowski became aware of the field of Air Traffic Control from his father who has been an Air Traffic Controller since 1985 and worked in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota before coming to Madison, Wisconsin. His father Randy just received a certificate for 30 years of service, including his military time. Arthur has been a controller more than over 5 years and, in his opinion, it is the best job ever.

Safe, orderly and expeditious: that is an Air Traffic Controller’s objective. Controllers provide service to aircraft on the ground and in the air, to keep them separated from other aircraft, and to get them to their destinations quickly and without incident. There are many positions of an Air Traffic Controller and each one has a specific duty to perform. With five years of service and experience, Arthur Janowski discusses the various positions working in Air Traffic Control and helps guide students looking toward a career in the Air Traffic field. (Running Time 24:14)