Recent content by atc59

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    Marine ATC vs. AF ATC

    Picture this: Multi-force military exercise in the city park. Marines are sleeping under the stars, eating grubs. Army is sweating/sleeping in tents & eating C-RATS or whatever they call 'em these days. Navy is sleeping in air-conditioned temp buildings, and eating in a temp Mess-building; Air...
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    4 / 10 hour days

    I am doing preliminary research. I will be forced to 'retire' by FAA 12/2015.
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    4 / 10 hour days

    I am FAA now, looking at options for post-56 employment, possibly FCT. 4/10's seems to be best for working, but still having 'long weekends' to travel a bit or spend family time. I am pretty open to relocating. Considering: AZ, NM, CO, IL mostly right now. Thanks
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    4 / 10 hour days

    Know any FCT's that have 4-10 hour days for a schedule?
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    USAjobs-does anyone else think it sucks?

    Tried to apply for a FAA job on USAjobs today... After 2 hours of uploading resumes & attachments (DD214, etc), I clicked "apply" and was redirected to AVIATOR - where my browser got an error trying to open the page. Happened 3x, then I called FAA tech support, who said the problem was 'on their...
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    USAjobs-does anyone else think it sucks?

    USAjobs also does not provide for any ATC-specific forms or info. It looks like it refers people BACK to the abandoned AVIATOR site for specific ATC questions now... Nothing like intentionally making something harder to do he same thing.. in the name of 'progress', of course. Anyway, it is...
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    Edwards AFB

    What is the cost of living like there, and what are the MRU jobs/pay like?
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    USAjobs-does anyone else think it sucks?

    I think it sucks, plus, if you are presently a FAA employee applying for ATC jobs, it will redirect you BACK to the AVIATOR site to complete the application.. Not to mention having to upload the ATC-specific documents to USAjobs instead of just fax them (after changing them for each pen applied...
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    Contract Tower Locations and contact information

    Is it difficult to move between FCT's? How do FCT's choose managers?
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    Contract Tower Locations and contact information

    I'm a current FAA controller looking at options after age 56. What are the main differences in pay, benefits & working conditions between contractors?