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  1. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    Never stood on a high horse talking about serving my country. I mentioned the military in the context of it being an advantage when applying for a civilian ATC job. I referenced military service in a way that makes sense in this forum. Also, you have NO IDEA why I joined whether it was for...
  2. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    I only have 129 posts because I have a life. I'm barely ever on here. I wouldn't consider myself "new" either, been here since 2008...
  3. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    I'm not judging your lifestyle decisions. Just saying its an ATC forum ;)
  4. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    How about we tone down the penis talk? This isn't the right forum for that.
  5. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    I never said that. A College Degree in some cases can be a good investment, as long as its not a worthless degree. If somebody with a college degree is on a forum, bitching about how the FAA or their trade school wronged them, then I think the degree was worthless. Joining the military has...
  6. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    Yes, its pushing it with time constraints, but its possible. Maybe not with the FAA with the age 31 cutoff, but they can still work for the "FEDS" by working DOD facilities, their hiring cutoff age is 36. Oh yeah, and contract towers don't have a age limit to be hired, you just have to be able...
  7. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    You lost me. Please elaborate? Its possible to do military ATC at age 25-28. There is no such thing as "CTI ATC" no matter what age you are. CTI is a trade school, not an ATC Job.
  8. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    How is my logic flawed? I'm glad you enjoyed your college years! Do you enjoy your ATC career as well????
  9. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    How does it not make sense? The cutoff age to be hired by the FAA is 31. The cutoff age to enlist in the armed forces is higher. If one planned it accordingly, and enlisted for a term that would discharge them before age 30 max, that would give them time to apply. Getting out of the military...
  10. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    Well, I'm the grumbler without a CTI degree with 12 years ATC experience under my belt. And of course, I was generalizing, I can't speak for all CTI students. However, I don't think I would be out of line, when saying that MOST feel like that have been cheated by the FAA or their school lol!
  11. ballakc

    CTI-FAA Teleconference Thread

    To be honest, I'm happy this happened! I agree the with FAA's decision to revamp their hiring process. Its fair across the board. Also, to all you CTI students that feel like the FAA has wronged you in any way, hey a**hole, the FAA didn't promise you anything! Nobody held a gun to your head...
  12. ballakc

    Robaxin

    Went to see an oral surgeon for pain in my jaw area, he prescribed me Robaxin. I didn't even fill the prescription because upon Googling it, it sounds like some stuff I shouldn't be taking. Will I still be allowed to exercise the privileges of my Class 2, if I take Robaxin?
  13. ballakc

    Boeing 747 crash at Bagram Airfield caught on tape

    In the very beginning of the video, you can see the plane actually spin toward the LEFT (their left), which all swept wing turbojet a/c will do with a high angle of attack at low airspeed during imminent stall. The pilot immediately compensated by giving it opposite rudder (right rudder), but...
  14. ballakc

    Texas position on tower closings

    I'm worried about my job I've been doing for 13 years. Meanwhile, the single mother with 5 kids from 5 different baby daddies, is sitting on her front porch right now, its friday and almost noon, shes smoking a black n mild and drinking a colt45, her kids are running around the living room...
  15. ballakc

    Contract tower closures

    Because the term FSS isn't familiar to the general public. They wouldn't see the "painful" effect of "Air Traffic Control Towers being Closed Down". Obama, Harry Ried, and the Dept of Transportation are using Control Towers as a bargaining chip. Its f***** disgusting to me. Politics, games...
  16. ballakc

    Official Info Regarding DUIs and Medicals

    No sir, its for controllers as well. Actually its for anyone thats looking to get an Airmen Medical Certificate. Controllers fit in that category.
  17. ballakc

    Official Info Regarding DUIs and Medicals

    I've commented on here before based on my experience with this issue. But here is some official information with the timeframe and BAC rules. https://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/aam/ame/guide/app_process/app_history/item18/v/index.cfm Hope this helps! Let...
  18. ballakc

    Appeals Process BAY AREA Help!

    I'm not one for kicking a man while he is down...but that sh*ts funny!
  19. ballakc

    Appeals Process BAY AREA Help!

    This job is too hard to get, and too lucrative, to just piss it away by not calling a cab, walking, begging for a ride, etc. NO cab fare is too expensive, to preserve your future way of life of being a controller. If you are drinking, DONT drive. If you are driving, DONT drink. The FAA isn't...
  20. ballakc

    Appeals Process BAY AREA Help!

    I'm not just talking out of my a** here. I have experience in this. Basically, if you were found to be "alcohol dependent" by the Aeromedical Certification Division, that means there are convictions and/or administrative motor vehicle actions on your record. Basically, if you have 2 DUI's...