Marcus Blaise As an air traffic controller, he helped Air Force One take off and land almost every day… He said it was all because he spent hours playing video games.
The FAA is recruiting the next generation of air traffic controllers, such as Marcus, who specifically target gamers, because it turns out…the skills honed through video games come in handy at the airport.
Marcus joined our “TMZ Live” on Friday and added a face and a cool story to the FAA’s “upgrade” recruitment campaign, which aims to recruit 4,300 new air traffic in the next 5 years Controllers…a large number of recruitments are for gamers, women and ethnic minorities.
That’s cool… Marcus explained the video game skills that gave him the tools to become an air traffic controller at Joint Base Andrews. And, although the stakes are much higher… he said that air traffic control is very much like certain games.
Another bonus, Marcus, is too modest to brag… The pay for the performance is pretty good. The FAA says that the median annual salary of an air traffic controller is just over $138,000.
Look at the kids, you don’t have to waste time on that screen-this is the one who turned it into a real world benefit! ! !