- is 40 years old
- is a mother of two (able to do five things simultaneously / in the same time)
- has been working as an English and French teacher for her whole career (19+ last years)
- has very little to do with airline industry (being a passenger and low-level enthusiast)
I think that this is enough (especially point 2. and 3.) and I'd like her to at least try to become an ATC (i.e. enroll for a preliminary English test).
She is reluctant saying that she:
- is too old
- have very little or no technical background / education / experience
to pass even first tests, not mentioning becoming a professional ATC.
Can anyone judge which one of us is right or at least provide some source of information, based on which such judgement can be done? I.e. to formulate an answer (similar to this one) on unique challenges and limitations for starting a career as an ATC at 40 years old?
It is possible in the country where we live (Poland). The original limitation (26 years old) was raised to 35 years old some 10-15 years ago and then 40 years at most. And now the age barrier is lifted completely.