For the recent emergence of people who are currently wishing to be advanced controllers, here’s a little motivational speech to get you going:
Do it, just do it! Don’t let your dreams be dreams. Yesterday you said tomorrow. So just do it! Make your dreams come true. Just do it. Some people dream of success, while you’re going to wake up and work hard at it. Nothing is impossible… you should get to the point where anyone else would quit and you’re not going to stop there. NO! What are you waiting for?! DO IT! JUST DO IT! YES YOU CAN! JUST DO IT! If you’re tired of starting over, stop giving up. - Shia LaBeouf, 2015
With that aside, in all seriousness, push yourself out there! Just PM any one of the recruiters, of whom you can set up a test at one point. I happened to roll in the advanced ranks by pushing myself out there and associating with other members of the community. Due to that, I had the coincidence of running across Zachary Tish, who is now a near and dear friend of mine. Before I knew it, I was taking a test… and passed.
The moral is this- don’t be afraid to emerge out there and contact anyone. Believe in yourself. Believe that you CAN do it. Study hard, and ask as many questions as you can if you’re ever confused about an aspect of controlling.
To clear up confusion, you can theoretically take a practical test now. Our testing site hasn’t been completed yet, which would allow for mass-recruiting. As of now, our recruiters have to contend with combing people manually and just seeing who’s good out there. Please, contact a recruiter for your test! Begging for an ATC test will get you nowhere- opening a post with a honest and well-thought out intro will get you attention from the recruiters. Act mature and ask politely at one point to perhaps take a test- you will be considered.
//Advanced Controller 2