they are super short on staffing, everyone that is CPC or checked out on anything (including CD) is supposedly working six days a week. but i've heard they have quite a few (30 or more) already training there.Anyone know how many people I90 selected this panel and how bad is the staffing there? Thanks...
Thanks for the info. Best of luck to ya...they are super short on staffing, everyone that is CPC or checked out on anything (including CD) is supposedly working six days a week. but i've heard they have quite a few (30 or more) already training there.
its way too early to tell...but from what i've heard (from the ATM) is that they did alot of hiring from the previous panels and that there arent many slots available...
i have a TOL for I90 and i attribute that 100% to talking with the ATM there. And i'm hoping that it worked for my wife as well (who is part of PUB7) though he did say it would be hard to find a spot for her.
I'm really happy at I90. If you're coming to I90 soon though, we have about 25-30 people training. About 10-15 just got here in the last couple of months, so the training department is backed up pretty badly. They have the same number of staff in the training department that they had last year, but the amount of people in training has tripled... yeah, I dunno what they were thinking...i do mean I90, thanks for the info spacee. Every facility has its bad apples, but how are the people and management. I have a friend thats going to A80 and its the same situation, half the reason it takes you so long to check out is the fact your being used for staffing. I ran into that somewhat at mobile even. Thanks again
This is really late but your best bet is to get into contact with Greg Motl (the I90 manager). Hiring has slowed down lately, but we are still short staffed. I don't think your score affects where you go, just how soon you get picked up. There's no telling where you will go unless you try to influence it by contacting specific facilities and convincing them to pick you.ok i graduate December 1st. I scored well qual on my atsat and i want i90 what are my chances that within 12 months i90 will have slots open again for a cti grad...also if i put texas and arizona as my states with my high score does that help me get a tracon or tower. lastly, how far does a word go in the facility i know a manager at anchorage center that knows a guy at i90.
yeah which is what sucks. we're just as busy as other level 12's yet stuck at 11. lame.
but, i'm glad i deal with new orleans approach and not you guys....
I don't work Lufkin either, I work the B sector (Daisetta, Trios, Gulf, Freeport). All our arrivals come in at 280 or slowing to 280. The only time I won't take a handoff is if you're setting me up for a deal... or if you try to hand off a plane 10,000 feet too high. It's sad when a center sector gives me a plane that I have to point out to the next center sector because they're still not in our airspace yet... The more we try to help out the center, the more we get burned.so much disconnect ??? not what i hear at the center. i hear you guys are assholes. if one guys looks like he's not doing 250 at the boundary you want us to spin him. like i said, glad i don't work in lufkin and i work with MSY approach - they can handle whatever. granted there's old bastards in both areas that are so set in their ways and just bitter.
Ha, no I am not him, or a him for that matter. He does have longer hair then me though... He's big on following the procedures and for good reason. He's close to retirement and is done taking crap. The longer you work, the more you get screwed over. Then you learn and don't take it anymore.an I90 supervisor named scott is the one that always gets mad at us
i hope you aren't him. lol
Lufkin/Gomer is the sector that keeps calling deviations on Departure north for not clearing planes to join the departure. One controller realized right after he switched the plane to center that he hadn't cleared him to a fix (he was on tower assigned heading which was only a few degrees off the departure). He called the center immediately after, plane still in our approach airspace... the center controller said he knew and then filed a deviation on him. That's a asshole.... don't you think?so much disconnect ??? not what i hear at the center. i hear you guys are assholes. if one guys looks like he's not doing 250 at the boundary you want us to spin him. like i said, glad i don't work in lufkin and i work with MSY approach - they can handle whatever. granted there's old bastards in both areas that are so set in their ways and just bitter.
and then to add insult to injury, i get switched over to tower where they tell me "reduce speed as much as practical...traffic is a jet 3 miles in front of you showing 50 knots slower". I almost cussed...