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    Rattler?

    I guess I missed another question: mids aren't staffed as heavily as days, are they? But the whole staff has to work one? Just a little confused.
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    Rattler?

    Can somebody enlighten me regarding the crazy work schedule that I've heard as the "rattler?" Does everybody have to work a mid once a week, or does seniority get one out of it? Do you tend to work five shifts in four days, and is it the same four days? Does facility make a difference (obviously...
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    Cle tracon?

    Was Cleveland TRACON ever out in Oberlin, in the Center building? Seems I remember reading that it was, not too many years ago.
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    Q About C-90 Arrival Gates

    The last info I have has four arrival gates: KRENA, KUBBS, PLANO AND BEARZ. With the new KORD runway, has this changed? Are arrival gates even used? Or is it all STARS, now?
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    GE CF6 noise level?

    Can anybody tell me the noise level in dB for an idling 747 equipped with GE CF6-80 engines (recorded at about 100 feet)? Or where to find it?
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    Electronic flight bags?

    Have the iPads become pretty standard in civil aviation for charts, etc?
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    Chicago TRACON - C90

    Could I ask a question about procedures at C-90? At O'Hare, if traffic plan B (with finals to 27-R&L and 28) is in place, how many controllers would work aircraft coming in through the BEARZ arrival gate? Would it be arrival, feeder and final? Or just feeder and final?
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    Ideas for Thirty Days of JetBlue

    How about the high price of booze in the concourse bars!
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    Near Miss, or....

    Two airliners come within a couple hundred feet of one another. Is this officially a "near-miss" or a "near-collision?"
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    Cleveland TRACON sector maps?

    Is there any place on line that has the Cleveland TRACON sectors, or either an SOP or LOA that outlines the sectors? Thanks
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    Flight Service

    Do they have nicknames or slang names for FSS personnel?
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    Help on a book

    I'm a former Army controller who is now a writer (and major aviation buff). I'm working on a novel that concerns the lives (in facility and out) of four controllers. The book (hopefully) is a fairly accurate account of the triumphs and tragedies that many controllers experience. It's not an...