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    Tax Question...

    Howdy y'all! Alrighty, I'm looking for a referral from any controllers on here on a CPA they have used or currently use come tax-time. In particular, I'm looking for someone who knows about the Meal Deduction allowance for Dept. of Transportation/Air Traffic Controllers and knows how to...
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    VFR-On-Top

    Alright... I'm looking for some clarification/interpretation from y'all on this. VFR On Top, per the 7110.65 7-3-1. The Phraseology according to the .65 is: CLIMB TO AND REPORT REACHING VFR-ON-TOP, and TOPS REPORTED (altitude), or NO TOPS REPORTS. IF NOT ON TOP AT (altitude), MAINTAIN...
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    Alaska Flight Service offices

    Hey everyone, I am looking for anyone who works/has worked for Flight Service in Alaska (still under the FAA's jurisdiction), or who knows anyone there. I am looking at transferring up there and would like to get a hold of some contact information for managers, etc. I would be transferring as an...
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    Article 67 Question - Training

    Okay, so here is the direct quote from the Red Book Article 67, Section 3: "If an employee's developmental training is interrupted for thirty (30) days or more, the employee shall be granted sufficient training time to attain the level of proficiency he/she had at the time of the interruption...
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    MBS - Saginaw MI Tower/Tracon

    Does anyone have any information on Saginaw tower? I know they were a level 6 that got downgraded to a 5. I am considering putting in an ERR for there. Thanks!
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    Tower Position Relief Briefing

    Okay, for all you seasoned Tower Controller vets out there... When giving a position relief briefing (and yes I know... it's different from facility to facility), Do you/have you ever used the phrase: "All runways & taxiways are open and available"? If so, or even if you've never heard this...
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    Study Techniques

    (Note to Admin... feel free to move this thread to a different area if needed. This looked like a good spot for it.) Okay, this question is geared towards all you Developmentals/Trainees and recent CPC's out there, ESPECIALLY Tower guys in a Class "C" environment or a Tower/TRACON environment...
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    Federal Employee Series/Grade

    Okay, so in the Federal Government's infinite wisdom of assigning series & grades to pay scales for Fed Employees, ( I know as ATCS we are FG-2152) but can anyone tell me what Series and Grade that falls into?!?!?
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    ARTS IIE Question

    This might belong in here, or more likely ATC Chatter... admins feel free to move this thread as you see fit. :) I just started training at my facility on CD/FD. We use ARTS IIE and not STARS. I was wondering (if at all humanly possible), does anyone know of a place to buy/get a simulated ARTS...
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    2011 Locality Rates...

    Does anyone know if the FAA has posted the 2011 Locality Rates yet? If so, is there a link to the info somewhere? Thanks!! :)
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    Looking to buy or refinance?

    Okay, so here's the deal here... While I'm waiting to be picked up by the FAA, in the mean time I am working as a mortgage banker for a company here in Indianapolis. Call it my "fall-back" career! Anywho, I am personally licensed to originate in CA, TX, and IN, but my company is licensed in 43...
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    Pay Period

    Not sure if this thread belongs here, or in another group... but here's my question: I know that as FAA Employees we are paid on a bi-weekly basis. I'm just curious as to when the actual pay period is? Like, does it start on a Sunday and end on a Saturday? What actual date does the next pay...
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    Tol - fol - okc

    Hey y'all This is for all of you guys who have already received your Final Offer Letter (FOL)... I'm just trying to get a feel for how much time has passed between when you first received your tentative offer letter and when you got your FOL? I want to get a feel for how long its taking them...
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    Interview Questions to ask...

    Howdy y'all! I've got my interview coming up next week. For those of you who already had your interviews, what kind of questions did YOU ask the interviewer? For some stupid reason, I'm just drawing blanks when it comes to thinking up anything. Any thoughts/suggestions? Reply with your...
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    Heart Murmur/Irregular Heart beat

    Hi Dr. Orsak, back when I was a kid (around 11 yrs old) I was diagnosed as having a heart murmor and and irregular heart beat. I also suffered for some time with Angina as a result. I was placed on Lanoxin 250mg 2x daily at the time. I was only on the medication for a few years and was then...
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    Insurance Benefit Information....

    Howdy y'all :cheers: So, I was wondering when you become eligible for health insurance coverage once you're hired on with the FAA? Does it begin starting on day 1 at the Academy, or do you have to wait 30/60/90 days til you're eligible? Also, would any family members be included right away...
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    Question for CTI Grads...

    Hey all, For those of you who graduated (or are preparing to graduate) from a CTI school with your B.S. in Air Traffic Control, do you know of any other fields in aviation/aerospace where a person could get a job in... other than as an ATCS? I am asking because with each passing day, it looks...
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    CTI Grad, dangerously close to age 31... question about next step!

    Okay, so I graduated last December (2008), applied on the ASAP site under the CTI announcement, and when I click on the "submitted" button under the application, this is what it says... Referrals are based on submitted questionnaire at time of referral. Date Questionnaire Submitted: 3/2/2009...