I was at Middle Tennessee State University and we worked pretty hard on strips for about 2 weeks and then used them quite a but in labs. We didn't really have a sim when I was there. just computers with some ATC software. Right after I left they got all new equipment and an awesome 360 degree virtual tower. So overall no real sim time.
we dont use strips out here. but it goin well so far not in the labs yet but the sims are really nice. even if u dont know as much its fine they will make sure u get it before u move on. in my class i think with FDIO im the slowest there 6 navy controllers and one from LA center so i take longer then them on stuff like that but theres a lot of time to learn the stuff and they always want u to ask if u have a question
I will probably join NATCA. I have been an aircraft dispatcher for 3 different companies and the unions there have been awful, but when I met with the ATM and union rep at BDL they seemed to get along very well and the ATM seemed very supportive of the union ( I'm guessing because he was part of it before). I have a few friends that are also controllers and they have joined it and haven't really came back with any complaints. I think that the unions I have dealt with up until now are a joke and just want to help out they lazy people who aren't good workers and constantly make mistakes.
Well I'm like 99% sure tower because when I went and visited in January the ATM was like " Your our new tower guy". I'm surprised that they picked up someone after me for tracon and rushed to get him to OKC but that's just how things work out. It's a never ending circle of bein confused. Are you tower or tracon??
well i got all the pre tol paper work and once thats all in u get ur tol i walked over to career services and gave mine to them all i have to do is send in my transcript u should get urs now so u could send it all in at once.