A11-Anchorage Tracon

gixxar600

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Anybody have any information? Training, average training time, overtime, work schedule, etc. Just received my TOL and have been unofficially notified i'm going to Anchorage.
 

Purplelobj

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I have a few questions about Anchorage Approach too, if anyone works there please pm me :)
 

UNDgrad06

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I don't know anything about the TRACON but there is a bid out for summertime help with some nice per diem to go there for 6 months. Might not be a bad little gig.
 

Eman1193

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TRACON is critically staffed, solid lvl 8 facility traffic wise. Recently downgraded from a 9.
 

Stinger

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I don't know anything about the TRACON but there is a bid out for summertime help with some nice per diem to go there for 6 months. Might not be a bad little gig.
We got that notice in our R&I here too. Doesn't really apply to anyone here though because you need to be certified in a Level 10 previously.
 

Purplelobj

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Any idea what the plan is for the summer people? I can't imagine you can become fully certified in six months?
 

gigem

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I'd love to know the answer to the same question on "the plan" and how many temps the facility may be looking for for the Summer.
 

Purplelobj

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It is too bad (but understandable) that the six month bid got cancelled.... There is no way my facility would release me for 13 months. Would have been a great experience!
 

usaftmomike

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How is the manning at A11? While I'd prefer to head to MRI and start at a lower level facility and work my way up (praying I get the Anchorage area), what is the manning like at A11 and what are the chances they pick up a body or two with this recent Feb bid?
 

TAJ

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Staffing is horrendous, if you are looking for mandatory OT and looking to stay there a while though, they are in need of people.
 

usaftmomike

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Well I want to stay here in Anchorage as I am from here and if staffing is that bad, I hope with me already living here, they will keep me here. Thanks for the info.
 

Bogier6

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Well I want to stay here in Anchorage as I am from here and if staffing is that bad, I hope with me already living here, they will keep me here. Thanks for the info.
That makes too much sense for the government, let alone the FAA. Anchorage was at the top of my location list and I was offered other locations in the lower 48.
 

Purplelobj

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Does anyone work there already? How is the temporary one year bid stuff working out? I would have LOVED to done it but my ATM said he wouldn't release me. If there is one next year, I am bidding anyway.