I somehow missed this when you originally posted it. About a third of our facility were not even born when I began working there. At 60, I'm the oldest by a minimum of 4 years.Nice surprise to hear from another controller ; we're as rare as hen's teeth.
I worked for the UK NATS for 42 years at the UK's Major Airports and Centres then retired at 60 although we can stay longer.
It's a young man's game though.
Indeed. We have one parked on the tarmac that landed there and maintenance issues kept it from departing.Venerable Sea Stallion. Hopefully to be replaced by the K version soon - those birds are in tough shape. The Corps is almost done buying Ospreys, but now they're refurbishing them to the new Common Config baseline. The Maintenance Troopie's job is never done...