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  1. ATCchiver

    Former Fed Employee Pay

    No, you don't get to keep your salary. Your time should count towards retirement, but not for "save pay". Pay Retention
  2. ATCchiver

    Biographic Questionnaire "answers" and AT-SAT Updates

    I agree w/ what ur saying. People have been asking. Very dedicated people have contacted their congressmen. They're looking into it; what, if anything, will change, remains to be seen. Contact your congressman w/ those questions - add "fuel to the fire" if u will. Good luck!
  3. ATCchiver

    Biographic Questionnaire "answers" and AT-SAT Updates

    I was at this briefing & what was said in the above post is correct. Mr. McCormick is in charge of ATC hiring btw. It was also said that 28,000 people applied & that only 1320 were going to be hired this fiscal year (mind you, that's not specifically off of this bid, but for the entire fiscal...
  4. ATCchiver

    Check Wheels Down? Civilian or Militery

    It depends on the facility. Straight from the book: 2−1−12. MILITARY PROCEDURES Military procedures in the form of additions, modifications, and exceptions to the basic FAA procedure are prescribed herein when a common procedure has not been attained or to fulfill a specific requirement. They...
  5. ATCchiver

    faa retirement

    Perfect. Thx!
  6. ATCchiver

    faa retirement

    While on the TSP subject, question for Roth vs. traditional matching. If I choose 5% of pay to Roth, is it 5% of my full pre-tax pay (though I would've paid taxes on the amount I'm contributing) or only 5% of my post tax pay that I'm contributing? example: monthly base pay is $4K. Taxes come...
  7. ATCchiver

    Clear of Runway

    Well put. This should be the default disclaimer at the beginning of every one of these types of threads!
  8. ATCchiver

    New DOD Positions Opening Up

    It all depends on what the hiring facility is looking for. They might be willing to wait, they might not. The worst they can say is no though, so IMO it's worth the minimal amount of time it takes to apply. Your documents will show up as retrieved the next business day or so - it's just the...
  9. ATCchiver

    Clear of Runway

    I'm looking at what I believe is the intent of "b" here. Though it's not clear, this is where "best judgement" applies to situations that aren't covered. IMO, the pilot is essentially restricting his own continued movement. If the controller notices the situation and time allows, he should...
  10. ATCchiver

    Applying for Contract Tower

    I started applying for DOD jobs 5-6 months out and contract jobs 3-4 months out. Figured the worst they could say was no. I got some calls for both some DOD jobs and a SERCO job two months prior to me starting terminal (if the person who's leaving gives advanced notice, they may post the job...
  11. ATCchiver

    Visual Approach + Go Around-->Re-issuing Approach Clearance

    Nice! ...but it's a matter of of principle now. :)
  12. ATCchiver

    Visual Approach + Go Around-->Re-issuing Approach Clearance

    I'm both a tower and radar controller. I'm assuming you don't know the difference between coming from the opposite direction to the active runway and an "opposite direction arrival." Scenario I described, and could very well be the original scenario as well: RADAR: RWY 36 in use. My approach...
  13. ATCchiver

    Visual Approach + Go Around-->Re-issuing Approach Clearance

    The aircraft scenario I described was landing the active runway, as was the original post. I added that he was coming in for a visual to the active runway the from the opposite direction, which may or may not have been the original scenario, it doesn't say. It has nothing to do with required LOA...
  14. ATCchiver

    Visual Approach + Go Around-->Re-issuing Approach Clearance

    Based on your statement above (as "logic would dictate," if you will), are you also saying that if radar switches me a visual approach coming from the opposite direction of the landing runway, and I take him to to a downwind to follow traffic to the runway, that I cancelled his IFR clearance...
  15. ATCchiver

    06/05/2014 TRACON

    Driving in, renting a room. I owe dinner to whoever brings a case of Yuengling!
  16. ATCchiver

    Formation Flight, Different Landing Types.

    Interesting! I never knew/heard that. When I say "have last element squawk normal", #4 squawks 4000 or last subset w/ alt. Our pilots must've have gotten used to our phraseology & know what we mean. Thx for the lesson!
  17. ATCchiver

    Formation Flight, Different Landing Types.

    Not sure about the question CZ. Are u asking can u use break points to establish runway separation prior to the low approach; basically split them up early? Sure, I don't see why not. But it's unnecessary. And if you have other a/c enroute to initial, you're going to have to extend your pattern...
  18. ATCchiver

    Formation Flight, Different Landing Types.

    Also an AF controller who does this regularly. 2-1-13. FORMATION FLIGHTS a. Control formation flights as a single aircraft. When individual control is requested, issue advisory information which will assist the pilots in attaining separation. When pilot reports indicate separation has been...
  19. ATCchiver

    How Early Out to Apply for DOD?

    It depends on the announcement. But yes, each announcement also has a "qualifications required" or something similar, which should spell out what certifications you must have in order to be considered.
  20. ATCchiver

    How Early Out to Apply for DOD?

    You apply on Usajobs.gov. Search for 2152 & all the open ATC positions will show. Each job has its own "who may apply" section. If you meet one of those, you can apply. That being said, if you're looking to land a job fresh out of CTI school, don't get your hopes up. I've never heard of someone...