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    Re: Denver Center

    Quote Originally Posted by soonerkid View Post
    youll make it at the academy man, thats not something you should worry about...the pass rate is in the 90%. as for denver center...its the only center i would ever consider working at. have fun getting used to the altitude lol.
    Ha, it's higher than that. More around 97% from what my instructors told us.

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    Re: Denver Center

    Got the email yesterday for OTS at the denver center and turned it down today. Its gonna take more than 2.5 to get rated after the 45 people they are hiring show up. Thats from the training manager himself that i spoke to before i turned it down. He didn't say how much longer but he said it will take a little longer. Now awaiting my VRA offer from texas.

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    Re: Denver Center

    Quote Originally Posted by motoman678 View Post
    I just found out that there is a hiring freeze at the Salt Lake Center, and my second choice is Denver Center!!! i was wondering if anyone could help me out with a phone number to whoever does the hiring there ir even the HUB manager so i can contact them! Any help is much appreciated!!!
    Talked to them today 303-651-4101 fac manager 303-651-4317 ralph walters the training manager. Great people but center isn't what i want.

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    Denver Center - ZDV

    Hello,
    I'm currently enrolled in a CTI school here in Minnesota, but I'm new into the game so I'm hoping for the Academy (8 weeks?) in summer 2010.

    I used to live in Denver and would love to go back, what do people know about Denver Center? My CTI school is geared for centers and I'm wondering if there is anybody out there who works at ZDV now, or knows about hiring, outlook, surrounding area info.. anything.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    ps.. how do I change my avatar picture thing so i'm not such a rook?

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Welcome to StuckMic....tell all your CTI friends about the site...here is how to edit your avatar...

    http://www.stuckmic.com/profile.php?do=editavatar

    Also...if you have time, leave a review for the CTI school you attended here:

    http://www.stuckmic.com/cti-schools/...l-college.html

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    ZDV is in longmont which is about a 50 min commute from denver.
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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by biggm16 View Post
    ZDV is in longmont which is about a 50 min commute from denver.
    Sorry biggm, but Longmont is nowhere near 50 minutes from Denver. 25 if you have traffic and 15 from DEN.
    CPC at ZDV

    "For once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the Earth with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been and there you long to return" DaVinci

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    I am also going to be considering ZDV, if I don't get ZOB as my 1st pick.

    What's the Wx like there? Lots to do? Housing situation? Crime? etc...

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by ATCtower View Post
    Sorry biggm, but Longmont is nowhere near 50 minutes from Denver. 25 if you have traffic and 15 from DEN.
    I live in Highlands ranch (south denver) and it takes me 45 min to get to Erie airport without traffic doing 75. so from downtown it might take 30 min.
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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by biggm16 View Post
    ZDV is in longmont which is about a 50 min commute from denver.
    If you take a side trip to Castle Rock, maybe.
    Pan pan?

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    I got selected for ZDV...does anyone want to suggest places to live? I've never been there before.
    3/17/08: AT-SAT (96.5)
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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    I'd stay around say golden, broomfield, somewhere along there but I need to be close to denver still to for the SO's job.
    Aren't those places a ways away from Longmont? I'd like to have a short commute - ie. no longer than 20 minutes.
    3/17/08: AT-SAT (96.5)
    PUBNAT 1: Not Selected (GA & CO)
    PUBNAT 2: Not Selected (GA & CO)
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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrim View Post
    Aren't those places a ways away from Longmont? I'd like to have a short commute - ie. no longer than 20 minutes.
    It's the 21st century man, mapquest that sh*t. =)

    I can say a couple nice places inbetween Denver and Longmont are Brighton (a little to the east and south of Longmont), Lafayette (mainly south), Westminster (mainly south), and Boulder (a hippie town mainly to the west and south). All nice places to live if you know the right area of town. All have their bad parts of town, but most towns do. I'm holding out for ZDV, DIA Tower, or D01. So maybe I'll see ya around some day. And I'm planning on living in Brighton cause my woman works near there.

    And again, if you all want to settle the commute time dispute, MAPQUEST it ladies! It's usually good + - 10 minutes if you aren't a criminal (i.e. +10 over speed limit).

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    people are saying things like "i'm holding out for ZDV" etc..

    is it a hard place to get in? a long waiting list? what are things you can do to improve your chances, get in earlier, etc? Thanks.

    ps. I agree with the Mapquest/google maps thing. Not a big deal.

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by wingsofwind View Post
    people are saying things like "i'm holding out for ZDV" etc..

    is it a hard place to get in? a long waiting list? what are things you can do to improve your chances, get in earlier, etc? Thanks.

    ps. I agree with the Mapquest/google maps thing. Not a big deal.
    I'm not sure if it's hard to get in. I got in OTS with no aviation experience. I'm touring ZDV this coming Monday...I'll ask them if there's a waiting list to get in, and get back to you.

    Thanks for the living suggestions guys.
    3/17/08: AT-SAT (96.5)
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    PUBNAT 2: Not Selected (GA & CO)
    PUBNAT 4: Selected for ZDV (GA & CO)
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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrim View Post
    I'm touring ZDV this coming Monday...I'll ask them if there's a waiting list to get in, and get back to you.
    Thanks for the living suggestions guys.
    No problem on the suggestions. And please do get back to us about the waiting list. PM me if you would please.

    And about the "holding out for ZDV": I simply say this because I won't be moving out of the Colorado area, ATC or not. My wife's career is here and I'd like to raise some little rascals here, so I'm holding out for this area. That's all. It's hard to say how hard it is to get into whatever facility. Obviously there are higher level facilities that will want stronger controllers, but honestly, there is very little way for any facility to know how good you're going to control until you get there and go through their training program. Then you either wash or you don't.

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Quote Originally Posted by philip View Post
    Morale seemed high, folks seemed to be having fun with it and it didn't sound anything like what ATLtracon on the other board describes, lol
    Ha. Don't listen to that guy. He may have experience, but he's full of piss and vinegar and wants everyone else to be that way too.

    I remember when LG first started posting on the other site, effectively doubling the number of actual controllers there. When I saw the difference in the two -- here's a guy who actually enjoyed his job -- and then learned that LG had his own site, I figured it was time to check it out. Didn't take long to figure out which one I preferred.

    Not meant as a jab at JC, just telling it how it is.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbrim View Post
    I got selected for ZDV...does anyone want to suggest places to live? I've never been there before.
    I grew up in the Greenwood Village area, which would be great for APA but is too far for ZDV. I vote for Brighton (with the E-470 toll road caveat) or Boulder. Maybe Broomfield or Longmont itself. I like northwest Denver; it's closer to the mountains. Oooh, and Waterworld, once America's largest water park.

    If you like things a little more rural, there are places around there which wouldn't bump up your drive time all that much.
    Pan pan?

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    Denver Center - ZDV

    Ive been in CO my whole life (Wheat Ridge area) and it saddens me to have to leave there, but contrary to some reports on here, it is a significant drive from the metro area. I will personally be looking in the Broomfield/Lafayette area to split the driving difference between work (north) and the rest of my life (south). My only major advice is to stay west of I-25 if you care about scenery whatsoever... once you're east of the interstate you may as well be in Kansas. Altough property does get significatly cheaper out there... That's my two cents... look forward to meeting all of you!

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    Re: Denver Center - ZDV

    Dave when are you starting at ZDV?

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