Flight Data Clearance Delivery should become a summer job for CTI students who are looking to gain some experience in ATC. They would be hired during the summer and perform Flight Data and Clearance Delivery duties. At New York TRACON this would keep experienced CPC’s working radar and would save OT during the summer months. The paid internship could become an unpaid internship for school credit if it could be worked out the schools that are close by (Vaughn College, Dowling College). Benefits would be at a minimum since it is a part time position. This is especially helpful during Severe weather avoindance procedures. At New York Center they could work at the Pit processing flight data routes under supervision of Traffic Management.
Idea No. 2505