Inside Embry Riddle, Air Traffic Control School Dubbed 'The Harvard of the Sky'

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In the wake of countless incidents with sleeping air traffic controllers (CNN reports another controller was fired on Monday in Seattle) and endless scrutiny by transportation officials, why would anyone want to go into such an obviously stressful vocation?

The question remains: What about the controllers in training? CNN went inside Daytona Beach's Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, dubbed the "Harvard of the sky" to talk to some candidates from the Class of 2011.


Four years of classroom and simulator work (not to mention $120,000 in tuition) later, the class will graduate knowing the ins and outs of air traffic control work.

What do these students think about the increased scrutiny of their desired profession? CNN investigates.


WATCH below:




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