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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2008, 11:25:02 PM »

so what ur saying is to pass up a lower level facility and go straight to the top and get training there?
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2008, 04:48:44 PM »

i think thats what hes saying... shoot for  atlanta center see how you do there. rolleyes
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2008, 11:14:24 PM »

i think thats what hes saying... shoot for  atlanta center see how you do there. rolleyes

Actually I was just reading something about someone that is close to checking out - just 2 years after starting. And last time I checked there is no such thing as an cake walk Area at ZTL.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2008, 11:57:55 PM »

I would say go for the a level 7 or 8. Thats where the most training happens. I am at a level 6 and its too slow most days, most of my class mates that are at 7's and 8's are getting craploads of training. Get checked out there and then go to a 10 or 11.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2008, 01:02:44 AM »

Thanks NWA,

what facility are you at?
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2008, 05:51:40 PM »

i'm D2 at PCT, i've been on the floor now for 11 months, i'll be CPC by the end of summer maybe sooner.  i've checked out on feeder and finals at bwi and now working on a pretty tough departure sector.  there is no shortage of training at upper level facilities.  i've had friends go to N90 (new york tracon) and A80 (ATL Tracon) and their progress seems to match with PCT's.  most upper level facs have an easier area that management still needs to staff.  pct will take some newbies who can't quite get up to speed on the big/fast/busy areas and send them to the less busy area.  you just have to make it out of ETGs (sim training lab).  but, some plp would rather work slower traffic first...everyone is different.  me, i enjoy an hour of a$$ whoopin daily.
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2008, 06:16:47 PM »

PCT is potamac app? if so i got a buddy there.
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2008, 07:21:00 PM »

ya i agree with you.  personally, i wouldnt mind gettin ripped a new one from a mentor everyday for awhile, b/c id know that id be gettin good training from someone who knows their stuff.    believe me i get reamed everyday from my older brother whos a commercial pilot, who likes to make me hate my life when i accidently get something wrong, as im earning my private license.  lol

im just stuck on the point where i want to work at a big dog facility, and i wouldnt mind just be thrown into the heat of it and seeing how i do.  however, i also kinda want to go to a smaller facility, learn the basics, build up a core/routine of how to do things, get checked out and then move on to a higher facility with already a little knowledge of what to expect and how to handle certain situations.

hope that makes sense! lol

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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2008, 08:50:34 PM »

well if you do so, best of luck. Last thing you want is to go to a level 12 then wash out, youll be kicking yourself in the ass. I know people that first facility was LAX, EWR, JFK, N90 and ATL center, and so far so good...I also know 1 person from ATL center and 1 from JAX center that washed out.
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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2008, 10:13:42 PM »

Thanks NYZ
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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2008, 08:31:21 PM »

what's your friend's name at potomac?
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« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2008, 06:28:25 PM »

i wont put his last name on here, but his names mike, from NY...went to college with him.
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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2008, 09:38:43 PM »

I just filled out the app for open hiring two weeks ago and was selected to take the AT-SAT. Can't wait to get this ball rolling even though i won't be graduating college till December.

It's cool seeing controllers on here and such. Any advice for this AT-SAT? It seems pretty self explanatory. I interned at ISP and ZNY so if all goes as planned I wouldn't mind starting up at ZNY or even goin' all out with N90 since I know I talk to the same guy on my 1300 flights and then hear him again combined freq. sometimes at 2200 or even later. From what I hear it sounds like they need people big time.
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« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2008, 08:03:12 PM »

we had two mikes...not here anymore.   i'd say our washout rate is about 10-15%.  pretty good considering the airspace and traffic
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« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2008, 03:23:15 PM »

havent talked to him since i was hired back over the summer.
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