Grand Forks

AlphaBravoh

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For those vets that need work, and want to control... this just opened up today. Literally in the middle of nowhere, but pay is decent... and Minneapolis is 4 hours away, and Winnipeg is 2 1/2 hours to the north. Not my cup of tea, but neither is Gillette :p

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Hal9000

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For those vets that need work, and want to control... this just opened up today. Literally in the middle of nowhere, but pay is decent... and Minneapolis is 4 hours away, and Winnipeg is 2 1/2 hours to the north. Not my cup of tea, but neither is Gillette :p

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Hey, you have the Bighorn mountains nearby.

But seriously, sucky place doesn't mean it's the last place you'll ever move. You're a gentleman for the heads up.
 

Ozelot

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For those vets that need work, and want to control... this just opened up today. Literally in the middle of nowhere, but pay is decent... and Minneapolis is 4 hours away, and Winnipeg is 2 1/2 hours to the north. Not my cup of tea, but neither is Gillette :p

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You'd be surprised how much traffic they work for being in the middle of nowhere. But its going to be -70 windchill up there ya know this weekend
 

atcbrownie

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I had a blast while working in the rapcon. The people were great. I wouldn't hesitate to bid the job if I was working at a lower level facility but I am making level 12 pay right now and am only 2 hours from home. You can and will get your but kicked working approach. On several occasions I had more than thirty aircraft on my freq at once.
 

AlphaBravoh

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I had a blast while working in the rapcon. The people were great. I wouldn't hesitate to bid the job if I was working at a lower level facility but I am making level 12 pay right now and am only 2 hours from home. You can and will get your but kicked working approach. On several occasions I had more than thirty aircraft on my freq at once.
Some great info, I didn't know too much about the facility. Just wanted to bring it to everyone's attention. I know some people are hurting for work while waiting for the FAA to pull their heads out of their ass.
 

Ozelot

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I had a blast while working in the rapcon. The people were great. I wouldn't hesitate to bid the job if I was working at a lower level facility but I am making level 12 pay right now and am only 2 hours from home. You can and will get your but kicked working approach. On several occasions I had more than thirty aircraft on my freq at once.
Fun times eh brownie? Man that seems like for ever ago when we were assigned there.
 

House

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Nope. Got out 2 years ago last September. Had my TOL for the last 2 years, and waiting for the new class dates. Been lovin it though. Being back in Cali is a dream come true.
 

jcampos

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I liked working at grand forks! The radar and town are nice! Would go back in a heartbeat. I recognize a few of my former coworkers on here :)
 

moose

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hey fellas! i figured i'd see if there was a thread about this so-called ATC position where i work that none of us knew existed until today. the sad fact is it's not an ATC job, it's a UAS airspace position. this new hire will never work traffic, hold facility ratings, and might only set foot in the RAPCON for a meet and greet. it's BS that it's listed as a GS-12 2152!
 

nhstadt

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Isn't that one of the places the FAA is doing all the new UAS testing around? I'm sure its related to that if that's the case.