I don't work there but being that they feed us and vice versa I do know a few people there. Give it a shot and see what happens. I will say that the odds are not in your favor. Good Luck and Congrats!I just got my tol at the chicago pepc for this location. just wanted to see if anyone works here and what it is like. i hope these next 4-6 weeks goes by fast!
jesus! lol, talk about getting dreams CRUSHED! Question, say you got c90, washed out.... whats next in life for you? South Bend Indiana approach or a new career??If I were you I would not even bother showing up at C90. You have virtually no chance of checking out there off the street, out of the CTI program or coming out of the military. You will be wasting everyone's time and your money by moving up there. You may get reply's that say with a good attitude and work ethic you can make it, but that is simply not true. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
The last time I talked to someone there they had just washed a bunch of people and gave them all a chance elsewhere. Everyone that washes from ORD has been given the option to go somewhere slower.jesus! lol, talk about getting dreams CRUSHED! Question, say you got c90, washed out.... whats next in life for you? South Bend Indiana approach or a new career??
Hey, I know a guy named Bobby! He was a huge dork, though. I met him at the academy. I think he was going somewhere near Chicago, but I'm not sure. All I know is that he likes to FREAK OUT about his training program... I wonder where he got the bad idea from?Yo, I got C90 also. So you're not in it alone man. I'm prior military but I've never worked radar before so it's going to be completely new for me as well. And to everyone out there who says it's impossible...like the commercial says...impossible is nothing. haha. Peace F-ers!
So the CTI's here don't do that well, but honestly it is hit or miss even with people from other busy facilities. Anyway, there is a CTI that will be the first CTI to check out in the history of C90. He is an exception and he does really well for a CTI. There is one other CTI doing decent but he still has to make it through arrival. So many people have washed out I can't even count...most of them believe it or not are VRA's and people from other FAA facilities. We've had people from Midway tower, Phoenix tracon, Milwaukee...etc with years of experience wash out. Some people never make it out on the the floor--they'll wash out in the first week of academics or the lab. THe labs are no joke either. But others have washed out on their first position on the floor. No one has ever made it through training here off the street. It's really not fair to them. You will see. So the pay is great tho fo sho. Esp. holiday and overtime. The best advice I can give you is to keep it professional. Not uptight, but professional. Play the "trainee game." Know your place and take it serious. Don't trust anyone, even if they seem cool. Not even after you've been there a while. I've seen people get thrown under the bus so to speak and they had no idea it was coming. Don't say anything stupid or they will make fun of you forever. Literally. Hope and pray that the nickname you get isn't too unbearable. lol If you can get any info before you get to your facility, like a disc or something you should study the basics and have them down before you get there. Callsigns at least. But I don't know how your facility will be b/c every facility is really different. Like (a mutual friend) she got a month to learn all the academics. (I) got about a week, pass or fail balls to the wall! And then plug into position in the lab and just do it. It's crazy for real.
sidenote: he got washed outHey, I know a guy named Bobby! He was a huge dork, though. I met him at the academy. I think he was going somewhere near Chicago, but I'm not sure. All I know is that he likes to FREAK OUT about his training program... I wonder where he got the bad idea from?
Dork. Go Army ATC! WOOT!