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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by BreezyBeachLife View Post
    Touche' and good point...although if someone is bias towards me because I plan on diversifying my FAA career and only stay at my first facility for 5 years or so...well then that is sad! I mean I do plan on AT LEAST 5 years....that's a long time!
    It may be and in theory it shouldn't be held against you, but I'll agree with what November Echo said, and keep those plans to yourself at least until AFTER you're CPC.

    From my own experience in 2 decades + of watching trainees come and go, those that came here with the intention of staying their whole careers got a bit "extra" consideration from trainers and supervisors, as opposed to those that were unhappy to be here from the beginning, and made it clear that they didn't want to stay long term. People take the attitude of "ah, why should I go the extra mile to help this guy out, when he doesn't want to be here to begin with?"

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Breezy it'll take you 5 years to get rated at ZKC

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    It may be and in theory it shouldn't be held against you, but I'll agree with what November Echo said, and keep those plans to yourself at least until AFTER you're CPC.

    From my own experience in 2 decades + of watching trainees come and go, those that came here with the intention of staying their whole careers got a bit "extra" consideration from trainers and supervisors, as opposed to those that were unhappy to be here from the beginning, and made it clear that they didn't want to stay long term. People take the attitude of "ah, why should I go the extra mile to help this guy out, when he doesn't want to be here to begin with?"
    Yea feel ya...I mean ZKC is my first pick so I def wanna go there just don't want that to be my only facility my whole career is what I was saying more or less but yea I feel ya'll about not voicing shit like that.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by BreezyBeachLife View Post
    Ha ouchhhhhhh....FAA emailed today though and asked for me to resubmit my TOL paperwork. Nice to get an email from them without having to initiate contact.
    I was half kidding and half not. U know its not uncommon to take 3+ years to get done at a center?

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurtomac View Post
    I was half kidding and half not. U know its not uncommon to take 3+ years to get done at a center?
    Yea.... Def not looking forward to that!

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    When I toured the facility...in 2011 when I was an optimistic ATC candidate ready to tackle the world, I was told generally for ZKC it's 2 1/2 - 3 years to certify if you're on the ball.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    I heard the same for ZFW (2.5-3yrs if you're on the ball). Still a long time, but at least there are pay bumps along the way.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by beefy08gm View Post
    When I toured the facility...in 2011 when I was an optimistic ATC candidate ready to tackle the world, I was told generally for ZKC it's 2 1/2 - 3 years to certify if you're on the ball.
    that's what they told me as well, their training program seems very well laid out, straightfoward, and broken down into lots of little steps so you're always working on something.

    fwiw, when I've been in there to watch traffic (a couple of different times) they had a couple of trainees who they said had been there about 2 1/2 yrs and were close to cpc.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by bdpete View Post
    I heard the same for ZFW (2.5-3yrs if you're on the ball). Still a long time, but at least there are pay bumps along the way.
    Yes, initially your're not making very much, but after D2 you're into some good money and then at CPC you're golden

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Well, at least those of us waiting for ZKC were able to avoid this little incident.

    ZKC Spider Infestation


    I hope that exterminator is good at his job.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Quote Originally Posted by bdpete View Post
    Well, at least those of us waiting for ZKC were able to avoid this little incident.

    ZKC Spider Infestation


    I hope that exterminator is good at his job.
    I hope he was better than the first guy. I believe they've had two in the last few years.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Is Kansas city a level 10 or 11?

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Please don't use this thread to discuss your TOL's and class dates, etc....if you must, start a new thread under air traffic control facilities general discussion. Please leave these threads to discuss information about the facility itself. I will be moving these posts to a new thread. Thank you for your cooperation.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    How's everyones progress going who's headed to ZKC or already there in training? I got my class date for May 16th.

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Anyone have any info with which to set up a visit here? Got a couple days off coming up and I wanted to spend them productively in advance of the March bid...

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    Re: Kansas City Center - ZKC

    Any controllers on here at zkc? Heavily considering it and want to know the training situation, facility morale and any other input. Thank you.

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