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  1. cactushp

    ZOA...Who's with me?

    Right...the airspace we use here at the academy is "Aero Center" (aka ZAE), which is based on an actually center sector in ZME, Jackson Low/66. I understand that the actual sector in real life is a lot more complex. I eval Monday and Tuesday (Oct 22nd and 23rd). My tips for the academy: 1)...
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    07/20/12 - Enroute

    Just moved in here to IB. See you guys tomorrow!
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    07/20/12 - Enroute

    Update: Just got the FOL.
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    07/20/12 - Enroute

    Sweet....hopefully everyone else will get their FOL shortly!
  5. cactushp

    Any advice for Enroute Radar?

    This thread is in the wrong place (should be in the CTI section), but relevant nonetheless. The best advice I can give you for getting through the class is to sit down, shut up, and do work. Don't try to be "creative" or talk back to Mr. E. BTW, please tell him that that guy from Arizona says hi :)
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    Time between hiring and class date

    Selected November 2011 panel, TOL February 2012, Class date July 2012.
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    ZOA...Who's with me?

    I second that....I was told "October or later", and got July.
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    ZOA...Who's with me?

    Are there any specific reasons why people keep on washing out? Is it airspace complexity, traffic workload, or something else? Any areas that produce more washouts than others?
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    ZOA...Who's with me?

    Well bring it on as far as i'm concerned.....i've dealt with tons of assholes in my life, i'm sure I can handle a few more.
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    ZOA...Who's with me?

    Hmmm this is a little concerning that these opinions about ZOA suddenly pop up; the only thing I have heard from people within ZOA and from other facilities is how great the facility is.
  11. cactushp

    ZOA...Who's with me?

    I'm not shaba169 but a training dept. person at ZOA told me to have lots and lots of "energy". I'm sure a great attitude helps too!
  12. cactushp

    Hey I totally agree, though I think uwcollegedude has a class date about a week before me (my...

    Hey I totally agree, though I think uwcollegedude has a class date about a week before me (my class date is July 20th) - not sure if that would matter much study group wise or not.
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    ZOA...Who's with me?

    According to my contact at ZOA, converting the training from Raytheon to FAA reduced the washout rate from something like 40% to IIRC 20%. A huge improvement, IMO. Although, according to the FAA, ZOA is a level 11 facility, so in theory it shouldn't be more difficult than level 12 facilities...
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    Hmm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing that most of the wash outs were at iso....I think...

    Hmm not sure if that is a good or a bad thing that most of the wash outs were at iso....I think the most important thing is that a study group/location is established (whether at iso, kim's, or some other place). I'm not sure on the circumstances of the washouts. I forget, where did you go to...
  15. cactushp

    07/20/12 - Enroute

    And earlier today I pulled the trigger and decided to stay at Isola Bella, primarily for the food. I spoke with some people at ZOA yesterday, and they all seemed to recommend it.
  16. cactushp

    ZOA...Who's with me?

    Yep :) I was talking with some people from TMU probably around 0945. I was also with my dad, if that helps you remember anything. He was basically there for the rental car (I don't want to know how much a rental car would cost for a 21 year old haha).
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    ZOA...Who's with me?

    I went to ZOA yesterday for a tour. It is a very nice facility, they remodeled many of the office areas recently. When you walk into the control room, the two Oceanic areas (North and South) are to your left, and the domestic radar areas are to the right. There are 3 domestic and 2 ocean areas...
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    I'm going to stay at Iso bella. I talked to some people yesterday at ZOA and they seemed to...

    I'm going to stay at Iso bella. I talked to some people yesterday at ZOA and they seemed to recommend it, primarily for the good food.
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    07/20/12 - Enroute

    Congrats people! So that makes 3 of us so far...
  20. cactushp

    Employment Verification

    Negative. At least, not for me. Mine was sent out at the same time I was given a class date (3 months after TOL), at the same time the OPM sent out the surveys to all my references.