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Airways’ newest and youngest air traffic controller

Do you recognise Ashleigh Bindon, who we’ve featured in some recent Airways International social media posts and videos, sharing her experiences from air traffic control (ATC) training as part of our ATC training programme?

Ashleigh is officially Airways New Zealand’s newest, and youngest air traffic controller! Just two days after turning 21 (the age you need to be to hold an air traffic control licence in New Zealand), Ashleigh gained her ATC rating at Palmerston North control tower. They say timing is everything – that was some impressive career planning by Ashleigh! Congratulations Ashleigh, what a fantastic achievement!

Does a career in air traffic control sound intriguing? Applications are open now for the October 2024 intake of our air traffic control training programme.

Find out more about the training programme and application & selection process here.

You’ll find the application form here – don’t delay, get your applications in now before the close-off date of 31 July 2024.