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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2008, 10:39:54 PM »

I live a half mile from TPA and the controllers here are nasty and are very dry when it comes to a flight trying to strike up lively banter. There is one controller that wishes every flight departing a SHALOM when handing off to center. Sounds like it to me

I knew exactly who you were talking about when you mentioned the "Shalom" controller.  Actually, he is saying "Shlong," you know, like "So long."  He also says that they are not permitted to engage in lively banter.  TPA is most definitely a no fun zone.  Too much FAA Kool-Aid.

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As for controllers being friendly, it works both ways. I don't have  that much time to socialize but I usually try to include a nice send-off & many times I'm lucky to get the freq read back. I'm not too hurt by it as I figure they're busy up there just like I am occasionally.
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« Reply #26 on: August 23, 2008, 12:25:04 PM »

Always heard TPA was a country club. Haven't been there for several years though.


TPA always was a country club until the perfect storm of the imposed work rules and local personnel mixed to make it an undesirable place to work.  I guess it depends on what you can put up with to justify living there.

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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2008, 09:31:14 AM »

TPA 20 CPC's and 30 (new) trainees, I bet it is more than stressful.   sad
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2008, 06:38:22 PM »

John's working tower right now.
Aug. 30, 22:31:39 UTC

He replaced a female controller that always seems so excited when responding to someone when they say have a nice day. Does anyone know who I'm talking about and know her name so I don't have to think of her as 'Good Day Lady'?
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« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2008, 05:11:32 AM »

I think I saw him once when I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to go INSIDE THE TOWER!!!!!
That is right, I was in the tower CAB!!!!
It was amazing. If that was really him, it was a real honor, he is the most entertaining controller ever.
I listen to him all the time, usually from 4:30AM to 4:30PM EST, I believe that is his shift.
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« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2008, 05:04:11 PM »

Most controllers' shifts change on a daily/weekly basis.
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« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2008, 02:56:50 AM »

By shift I mean that is when he is usually working. As said before he does not do it as much because he is a supervisor.
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« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2008, 04:06:09 PM »

I know what a shift is. If he's working a shift that gets out at 3PM, he'd be unlikely to still be working at 4PM.
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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2008, 09:39:08 PM »

You dont know what I mean. I am not sure what I mean anymore.
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« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2009, 11:34:58 AM »

He's great. Or at least what I've heard of him so far (audio clips). I THINK I heard him just a couple a minutes ago starting at about 8am PACIFIC, but then he wasn't there anymore.
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« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2009, 04:35:52 PM »

Boston John is working KBOS twr today, 03/04/09. Check the archive for 1900Z onward.
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2009, 05:43:50 PM »

Correction - make that time on the archive  at 2100Z.
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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2009, 10:07:51 PM »

I wish I was a cool enough controller to be famous lol
I've actually been saying hasta la vista for a while now.....guess I'm not the only one haha
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« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2009, 06:07:11 AM »

I wish I was a cool enough controller to be famous lol
I've actually been saying hasta la vista for a while now.....guess I'm not the only one haha
First become good at pushing tin... then start perfecting your style.
BTW, please develop your own style, learn from John, but don't imitate him.
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« Reply #39 on: March 05, 2009, 08:18:18 AM »

I wish I was a cool enough controller to be famous lol
I've actually been saying hasta la vista for a while now.....guess I'm not the only one haha
First become good at pushing tin... then start perfecting your style.
BTW, please develop your own style, learn from John, but don't imitate him.


Hmmmm....perhaps you miss-understood. I was saying that BEFORE I knew of "Boston john".

And as far as being good.....sounds like you think I suck.  Meh
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« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2009, 09:28:06 AM »

Hmmmm....perhaps you miss-understood. I was saying that BEFORE I knew of "Boston john".

And as far as being good.....sounds like you think I suck.  Meh
I haven't heard enough of you to form an opinion on your quality as controller, but keeping your certificate means that you must have some.
I respect John first for doing a good controlling job; he uses his personal style to improve his work.
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« Reply #41 on: March 05, 2009, 12:23:07 PM »

I bet boston John has a moustache. In fact, I imagine most controllers I listen to (usually JFK) to have them. Except STOP YOUR PLANE guy. he wears glasses and looks like some guy who is a minor character in Law and Order SVU.
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« Reply #42 on: March 05, 2009, 02:46:42 PM »

can anyone bring up and paste his most recent time on position in the tower from a few days ago?  id like to hear a few "mocha's", some "cooooooooooollllllllllllllllgan's", and of course some "hasta la vista's".    lol

-NAplaya
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« Reply #43 on: March 06, 2009, 12:59:48 PM »

can anyone bring up and paste his most recent time on position in the tower from a few days ago?  id like to hear a few "mocha's", some "cooooooooooollllllllllllllllgan's", and of course some "hasta la vista's".    lol

-NAplaya

Here you go:

http://www.liveatc.net/forums/atcaviation-audio-clips/boston-john-mocha/msg33834/#msg33834
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« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2009, 03:09:37 PM »

Boston John is on right now ... 1200 hours pacific.

John ... if you read this ... you are OUTSTANDING!!!!!
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« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2009, 05:56:39 PM »

Dang I must have just missed him
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« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2009, 06:07:13 PM »

I got to hear him for about 40 minutes.

Some of the pilots I heard said that it was "good to hear" him, and "it's been a while".  I wonder how long he's been off and if he was covering or is on a shift again?
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« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2009, 05:12:14 PM »

I still have yet to hear him live, if anyone out there hears him on frequency, it would be cool to hear about it.
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« Reply #48 on: March 18, 2009, 07:14:01 PM »

Boston John is on right now.  3/18/09 7:13 EDT.
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« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2009, 02:24:50 PM »

Boston John is on right now...  3-24-2009 14:20 EDT
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