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  1. ATCMarine84

    Climbing the Ladder?

    All I can say to that guys is wow. I mean that in a "wow that's garbage" sense. I'm not a sup I just simply come from military background and from what I've seen there's a lot of people that are good and bad sups. Both good and bad controllers. Most seem to do it for career advancement or...
  2. ATCMarine84

    Climbing the Ladder?

    5 years is recent in the FAA? And curious, what does "gotta love Em" in reference to prior military mean?
  3. ATCMarine84

    Climbing the Ladder?

    I get kick out of that "good controllers don't become supervisors" garbage. If you get into the agency you'd be coming in at a time where you may never see a "normal schedule" your entire career. Some people like working towards something or career advancement. I'm a controller and have been...
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    PLEASE HELP!!! USMC or NAVY ATC CTO!!!

    Prior Marine controller here. What none of these prior guys are telling you is... Wait for the next OTS bid. The FAA and union treat you the same anyhow. Just making an observation after 5 years in the agency and two cpc ratings. Same job and yet you have people who never heard of ATC while...
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    As far as I know we've been approved here at CHA to pick up 2-3 ERRs and we're getting the list...

    As far as I know we've been approved here at CHA to pick up 2-3 ERRs and we're getting the list soon. as in this week or next.
  6. ATCMarine84

    Green Check? Post Here

    Wife's 5th time applying 5 years Marine ATC last chance due to age green check!!
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    2152 BID IS OUT.... EXPERIENCED CONTROLLERS

    The wife's has a green check! Only her 5th time applying as a previous marine controller. Hopefully the green check is legit.
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    2152 BID IS OUT.... EXPERIENCED CONTROLLERS

    Pink card doesn't have the dates or ratings on it. To answer your question though yes. Also I'm in the agency I'm asking for a couple old military buddies. Pink cards weren't kept up to date so to speak. I just looked at mine and I don't have a single qual on it and I had two CTOs when I...
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    2152 BID IS OUT.... EXPERIENCED CONTROLLERS

    Hey all, where would one get their military ratings to prove the 52 weeks if they've been out for a while?
  10. ATCMarine84

    Nashville Tower - BNA

    Thanks guys. 7 months of winter will be no more!
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    Nashville Tower - BNA

    Hey mike, BNA never came through for me but I just accepted an ERR to CHA just to get to TN. I'll be down in September.
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    So Cal TRACON - SCT

    Saw the bid... SCT looking for just a few or another wave of 30+ like a couple years ago?
  13. ATCMarine84

    St. Thomas Tower - STT

    Well, got the word a few days ago and after speaking heavily with our families my wife and I are going to be moving to St. Thomas. For anyone interested I've spoke to a few people that work there plus the manager multiple times. A 2 bed condo which is this standard is 800 EVERY paycheck and...
  14. ATCMarine84

    Writing Your Congressmen

    nothig is wrong with being a tower flower. I have 4 facilities under my belt and 3 were tower only. My point was only that your experience didn't seem to back a blanket statement about preferring OTS and the comment about carrying over crap from the military. A lot of applicants so of course...
  15. ATCMarine84

    Writing Your Congressmen

    Youre in the agency and this is your attitude? Three facility ratings and one radar ticket? So you're a tower flower? The way you and I got in is completely and absurdly different than what went on this past week. And who are you to say people would rather train OTS? In my time in the...
  16. ATCMarine84

    CHA-Chattanooga

    Haven't found a lick of info. on the place and testing the waters to see if anyone on here knows anything. Talked to the manager there yesterday and my ERR to there sounded promising but who knows if that will pan out. I know it's a 6 up/down. If anyone knows someone there to get in contact...
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    How Easy is It to Get Picked Up by Contract Towers?

    Hey Navy, When i was getting out I applied for a lot of RVA and Serco and didn't get a hit. I called Serco one time and they told me they wanted me to have worked for civilian traffic like cessna's blah blah blah and basically told me no because of it. Midwest was much more willing to talk to...
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    ERRs

    You guys want to bring me up to speed as to why an SD or DM would do that. Is it a cost thing? I don't know where you guys are at at but you can look anywhere on here and see people trying to move up and get to the mid level 8 and 9 facilities with no luck then you read a month later about...
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    How Easy is It to Get Picked Up by Contract Towers?

    Cold ailment, 3 months out pick up the phone for contract towers. Apply for the FAA bid now and still pick up te phone and talk to the contract tower guys and network. I applied for the FAA when I still had 13 months in the corps left. Had my TOL with 9 months left and still wasn't in OKC...
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    ERRs

    You're one of the few jdatc from what I understand. I have a good friend that put in a couple ERRs and was picked up and gone in 3 months. Timing is everything I suppose but I know there a lot of us out there submitting ERRs and a lot of people retiring. I have 5 in ranging from having them in...