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« on: November 21, 2008, 06:05:54 PM »

JD has become a fully qualified FAA Certified Professional Controller.

Way to go!

Maybe he won't be so rough on the newer guys in this forum now.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 06:09:10 PM »

Congratulations JD!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 06:16:49 PM »

Congrats, nice work JD!  Will have to catch up with you soon.  Feels like just yesterday you started out there.

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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 07:50:52 PM »

Congrats JD - JX  wink

I know from my friends who have gotten CPC at Centers that it's an amazing feeling.

Thinking about transferring yet?  tongue
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 08:48:41 PM »

Excellent accomplishment.  Nicely done and congrats...
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 10:24:09 PM »

 grin
Figures my mentor w0x0f would blow me in.

You guys are too kind.  Thank you for the encouragement and accolades.....and you're right Jason, it does feel like yesterday.  And it seems like only last week I was emailing PJ the audio of his angelflight trip out of BVI.

This is definitely the coolest job I've ever had, no doubt about it.

As for transferring Ed, I've been a trainee for almost 3 years and I'm not looking to train more any time soon, but I'll definitely keep my eyes open.  JX -- nice memory  wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008, 02:56:09 AM »

Congrats! Now, come to N90 & really learn! cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 08:15:02 AM »

Congrats! Job well done.
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008, 02:33:31 PM »

And it seems like only last week I was emailing PJ the audio of his angelflight trip out of BVI.

That was almost three and a half years ago.  Time moves way too fast.
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Regards, Peter
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008, 02:42:24 PM »

congrats!
i can't wait to be cpc....just another month or so...

must be great!


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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 01:18:48 AM »

Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 04:00:06 PM »

Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??
if "you guys" involved me...lol
im not at a center
i work at DSM
im done with the tower...and im at 60% of my time on radar
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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2008, 01:22:57 PM »

Can someone explain to an outsider what you have to do to become an  "FAA Certified Professional Controller?"  huh
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« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 03:36:06 PM »

Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??

Memphis

Can someone explain to an outsider what you have to do to become an  "FAA Certified Professional Controller?"  huh

Sure.  And of course this only applies to the US.  The first step is to get hired by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller.  You're initially hired as a "career probationary" trainee no matter what kind of exprience you have...military, off-the-street, CTI, they're all grouped together.  You attend the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.  You then spend anywhere between 6 months and 5 years training at your assigned field facility.  The types of facility training are classroom, simulated or virtual, and the most important one, on-the-job (OJT).  Once you've been certified on all the positions in a facility, or area of specialization, and completed all of the requirements in the facility's training order, you have achieved what used to be called FPL status - and is now CPC (Certified Professional Controller).

If you're interested in ATC as a career, I'd suggest this site:
http://www.natca.org/about/career.msp
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« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 07:55:18 PM »

Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??

Memphis

Can someone explain to an outsider what you have to do to become an  "FAA Certified Professional Controller?"  huh

Sure.  And of course this only applies to the US.  The first step is to get hired by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller.  You're initially hired as a "career probationary" trainee no matter what kind of exprience you have...military, off-the-street, CTI, they're all grouped together.  You attend the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.  You then spend anywhere between 6 months and 5 years training at your assigned field facility.  The types of facility training are classroom, simulated or virtual, and the most important one, on-the-job (OJT).  Once you've been certified on all the positions in a facility, or area of specialization, and completed all of the requirements in the facility's training order, you have achieved what used to be called FPL status - and is now CPC (Certified Professional Controller).

If you're interested in ATC as a career, I'd suggest this site:
http://www.natca.org/about/career.msp

Sweet, thanks for the info  grin And congratulations!
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