Geo Pref Question

Soxfan

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I am currently waiting the take the AT-SAT, and I don't want to get to far ahead of myself, but as the next step, if all goes well and I make the Referal List, is Geo Pref's, I thought I would start thinking about it now.

I have searched the site first, and have a good understanding of the process, but have some more specific questions....

I live in Central Massachusetts, and want to stay here, and am looking for ATC locations that are commutable for me. My thought is to pick MA and NH as my two states.

Having said that, can someone tell me if my lists below are correct for each state AND which ones tend to be hiring more then the others.

For MA...

KBED (Hanscom) ATCT
KBOS (Logan) ATCT
KACK ATCT
Cape Tracon

For NH...

BOSTON ARTCC
BOSTON CONSOLIDATED TRACON (A90)
MANCHESTER ATCT
KCON ATCT

I assume that Boston Center and A90 are NH, as they are located in that state, but with the FAA, you never know. Am I correct?

If anyone works at any of these locations, pls let me know.

Thanks for your help.

Soxfan
 

opie

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here are some more.. donno if this is all of them

MA

Bedford ATCT (Laurence G. Hanscom)?
781/274-0604
Beverly ATCT?978/922-5600
Boston ARTCC?603/879-6633
Boston ATCT/Tracon (General Edward
Lawrence Logan)?617/561-5901
Falmouth Tracon?508/563-1400
Hyannis ATCT (Barnstable)?508/771-0286
Lawrence ATCT?978/683-5510
Nantucket ATCT?508/228-0831
New Bedford ATCT?508/993-3186
Norwood ATCT?781/769-1845
Vineyard Haven ATCT (Marthas Vineyard)?
508/693-1170
Westfield ATCT (Barnes)?413/562-4582
Worcester ATCT?508/755-6083



NH
Lebanon ATCT?603/298-5901
Manchester ATCT?603/669-4732
Nashua ATCT (Boire)?603/595-2104
Nashua-Boston ARTCC?603/879-6638

and numbers for facilities. you could call and ask the ATM about hiring and staffing levels.

hope this helps.
 

summerjim

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For MA...

KBED (Hanscom) ATCT
KBOS (Logan) ATCT
KACK ATCT
Cape Tracon
If you put KACK as one of your choices, I can almost GUARANTEE that you'll get it! Cost of living is so high there, no good commuting options and they really need people there.

Another option is KORH... Worcester tower.

For NH...

BOSTON ARTCC
BOSTON CONSOLIDATED TRACON (A90)
MANCHESTER ATCT
KCON ATCT
There's no tower at KCON... Concord is a non-towered field. KLEB is the other tower in NH, but I think it's contract. Pease (KPSM) is also towered, but I believe that's military.
 
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Adam

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What facility info do you need...we are creating a new feature, it is just taking some time, but for now, just let me know the facility and I'll get the information for you.
 

ladystinger

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What facility info do you need...we are creating a new feature, it is just taking some time, but for now, just let me know the facility and I'll get the information for you.
Republic ATCT please. Thanks. Contact info, staffing needs etc.
 
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KFRG - FAA Republic ATCT
7170 Republic Airport
Farmingdale, NY 11735
(P) 631-454-2332
(F) 631-847-0721
 

Soxfan

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here are some more.. donno if this is all of them

MA

Bedford ATCT (Laurence G. Hanscom)?
781/274-0604
Beverly ATCT?978/922-5600
Boston ARTCC?603/879-6633
Boston ATCT/Tracon (General Edward
Lawrence Logan)?617/561-5901
Falmouth Tracon?508/563-1400
Hyannis ATCT (Barnstable)?508/771-0286
Lawrence ATCT?978/683-5510
Nantucket ATCT?508/228-0831
New Bedford ATCT?508/993-3186
Norwood ATCT?781/769-1845
Vineyard Haven ATCT (Marthas Vineyard)?
508/693-1170
Westfield ATCT (Barnes)?413/562-4582
Worcester ATCT?508/755-6083



NH
Lebanon ATCT?603/298-5901
Manchester ATCT?603/669-4732
Nashua ATCT (Boire)?603/595-2104
Nashua-Boston ARTCC?603/879-6638

and numbers for facilities. you could call and ask the ATM about hiring and staffing levels.

hope this helps.
Thanks. It does. But I thought that most of the ones you mentioned that I didn't were contract towers? If so, then they would not apply to an FAA Pubnat, correct?

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Soxfan

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If you put KACK as one of your choices, I can almost GUARANTEE that you'll get it! Cost of living is so high there, no good commuting options and they really need people there.

Another option is KORH... Worcester tower.



There's no tower at KCON... Concord is a non-towered field. KLEB is the other tower in NH, but I think it's contract. Pease (KPSM) is also towered, but I believe that's military.
As far as KACK goes, I didn't think you could put specific locations as a choice. I though it was just a state and either terminal and enroute. Am I wrong on this?

KORH, is a contract tower, correct? N/A to a Pubnat from the FAA? If not, it would be the one of the closest facilities to me. Altough, I was looking for a higher level then worcester would be.

Sorry about the KCON, I did mean KLEB. I have actually flown into KCON, and should have remembered it was uncontrolled. Thanks for clearing that up.

Soxfan
 

Soxfan

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What facility info do you need...we are creating a new feature, it is just taking some time, but for now, just let me know the facility and I'll get the information for you.
The ones that are on my short list, in no particular order...

Boston ARTCC
A90
KBOS ATCT
KBED ATCT

The other ones, I would still like to know staffing and hiring needs, as that would give me an idea if I may get picked for one and have to make a choice.

KMHT ATCT
KACK ATCT
Cape Tracon

Have the phone #'s now, but looking for a big picture idea of staffing levels and hiring trends.

Thanks, in advance.
 
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Adam

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The ones that are on my short list, in no particular order...

Boston ARTCC
A90
KBOS ATCT
KBED ATCT

The other ones, I would still like to know staffing and hiring needs, as that would give me an idea if I may get picked for one and have to make a choice.

KMHT ATCT
KACK ATCT
Cape Tracon

Have the phone #'s now, but looking for a big picture idea of staffing levels and hiring trends.

Thanks, in advance.
All I have is the address, phone, and fax...the staffing information is hard to come by unless you contact them directly and ask. There is a link for staffing information under the useful atc information forum, but the numbers are from 2007....that is the most recent information as a whole that there is available. Again, best bet is to contact the facility directly and ask the ATM.
 

Dunia

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I just got my geo pref and I have until Tues dec 9 to change it but I was wondering if anyone knew what facilities are available in Florida for the Enroute option.
 
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Adam

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ZMA - FAA Miami ARTCC
7500 N.W. 58th St.
Miami, FL 33166
(P) 305-716-1500
(F) 305-716-1614

ZJX - FAA Jacksonville ARTCC
37075 Aviation Ln.
Hilliard, FL 32046
(P) 904-549-1501
(F) 904-549-1805
 

Dunia

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Thanks for the info Lawngnome! If I call them who should I ask for? I just want to call them and let them know I am interested (more for Miami) and let them know I have experience since I went through Navy ATC A School (but never got real experience just schooling and a pink card). Would you recommend I call them and see what they say?
 
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Adam

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I would just call for a tour, speak to the training department or something...just let them know you are an ATC applicant and that's about all you need to tell them. When you get to the facility for the tour I'm sure you can go into more detail about your background...hopefully you will find one of the cool managers that will talk your ear off and eager to show you around.
 

Cirrus12

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here are some more.. donno if this is all of them

MA

Bedford ATCT (Laurence G. Hanscom)?
781/274-0604
Beverly ATCT?978/922-5600
Boston ARTCC?603/879-6633
Boston ATCT/Tracon (General Edward
Lawrence Logan)?617/561-5901
Falmouth Tracon?508/563-1400
Hyannis ATCT (Barnstable)?508/771-0286
Lawrence ATCT?978/683-5510
Nantucket ATCT?508/228-0831
New Bedford ATCT?508/993-3186
Norwood ATCT?781/769-1845
Vineyard Haven ATCT (Marthas Vineyard)?
508/693-1170
Westfield ATCT (Barnes)?413/562-4582
Worcester ATCT?508/755-6083



NH
Lebanon ATCT?603/298-5901
Manchester ATCT?603/669-4732
Nashua ATCT (Boire)?603/595-2104
Nashua-Boston ARTCC?603/879-6638

and numbers for facilities. you could call and ask the ATM about hiring and staffing levels.

hope this helps.
Nashua KASH is a contract tower, I used to fly out of there.
 

Cirrus12

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The ones that are on my short list, in no particular order...

Boston ARTCC
A90
KBOS ATCT
KBED ATCT

The other ones, I would still like to know staffing and hiring needs, as that would give me an idea if I may get picked for one and have to make a choice.

KMHT ATCT
KACK ATCT
Cape Tracon

Have the phone #'s now, but looking for a big picture idea of staffing levels and hiring trends.

Thanks, in advance.
ZBW (boston center), A90, and KMHT are some of the places I'm looking at. Let us know what you find out.
 

Soxfan

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With A90 and ZBW being located in New Hampsire, is it safe to say that one would need to pref NH to get them. It seems very obvious but with both locations named ''boston'' and this being the FAA, I just want to make 100% sure.

Anyone know for sure? Anyone work at eather of these 2?

If that is the case, that doesn't leave much left in MA, just 3 stand alone towers and Cape Tracon.