FAA is reintroducing cockpit familiarization education for air traffic controllers on a voluntary basis. Under the Flight Deck Training program, controllers will be permitted to ride with commercial pilots in aircraft cockpits to gain a better understanding of the pilots’ experience and cockpit workload. “This program gives our new generation of air traffic controllers a chance to see and hear what the pilot is experiencing so they know exactly what is happening on the other end of the ...

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