Hello everyone. This is a first time post for this ATC wannabe. I'm quite thankful for this website, it's certainly been a lot of fun being a satallite to all these threads and absorbing all this info. I'm new to the air traffic controlling community and just started my 2nd semester at an AT-CTI school in Denver, CO. I submitted my first application and added to the number of all the hopefuls for the most recent pubnat.
I'm posting because I did a few searches on Bangor, Maine and Portland, Maine (two highly preferred locations for me) but nothing seemed to arrise. I'm hopeful for one of those two locations, perferably Bangor, but I can't find any information on either location. I've Googled, I've Yahoo Searched, I've Asked Jeeves, and I'm running low on options for where I should turn next.
What I'm wondering, is...
1. How much that particular location is hurting for controlers?
2. How popular that location is...i.e. how far back in line I'd be waiting to get it.
3. How long would I wait for that location to open?
Obviously, these are amateur questions, and i'm apparently a newbie. But please bear with me and fill me in on the waiting processes involved and please give me as much information on Maine as possible. I'm hoping very strongly for a location in that state. Thanks to any and all who will help out!