Length of Academy

Walt

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Is there a standard amount of time that all new hires spend in the Academy at OKC? For terminal? En route?

Or does it depend on the inidividual: background, how well you do, facility level, etc?

I have heard a flat 3 months, but someone told me it could be longer......

Thanks!
 

The Heatles

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you will take two separate classes... a basics class and then a terminal OR en route class depending on your facility. The en route class is longer than the terminal class. Sorry, I dont know the lengths.
 

Wrst

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Is there a standard amount of time that all new hires spend in the Academy at OKC? For terminal? En route?

Or does it depend on the inidividual: background, how well you do, facility level, etc?

I have heard a flat 3 months, but someone told me it could be longer......

Thanks!
Straight from the Firm offer letter:

Basics = 25 classroom days

Initial Tower Training = 37 classroom days.

Remember those are classroom days and should be thought of as business days. According to an HR rep with regards to my class date. I'm going for terminal, OTS, will start October 21 and end January 16th.
 

MattJordan

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Straight from the Firm offer letter:

Basics = 25 classroom days

Initial Tower Training = 37 classroom days.

Remember those are classroom days and should be thought of as business days. According to an HR rep with regards to my class date. I'm going for terminal, OTS, will start October 21 and end January 16th.
Do you get Holidays off? What about Christmas?
 

KiloRomeo

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You get all federal holidays off while at the academy (paid holidays). For the rest of this year there will be Columbus day,Veterans day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

KR
 

lazerr11

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You get all federal holidays off while at the academy (paid holidays). For the rest of this year there will be Columbus day,Veterans day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

KR
Christmas this year is on a Thursday. Would you get the following day off as well so you could go home for a long weekend?
 

SNAX

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17 weeks for entire thing for en route for OTS
Friggin Weeeeeeeeeeeee!:8 I actually can't wait.
I am to expect to be contacted finally, this coming week. Remember, I am a Feb-15 applicant, and a patient one at that.. I'm just shmoozin along.
 

Wrst

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According to HR you only get the actual day off of the holiday. IE only Christmas day and only Thanksgiving Day.
 

SNAX

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If it makes it any extra fun, you can do a little gift exchange... get a mini tree lol that seems pretty nifty if you ask me.
Does it snow in Oklahoma during the winter?
 

The Heatles

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another thing to remember is that the University is no longer in charge of the FAA school, its now contracted to Raytheon meaning things could change between now and then.
 

cboy40

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it is icy in the winter time. i am from KS and have the same thing. oklahoma is kind of the border though. if it is a mild winter, they will get rain. if it is not so mild, it will be ice.
 

Stewart730

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I am going to the St. Louis Tracon, and basics is 25 class days, and then the terminal class is 9 class days according to my FOL.....I start on thursday.
 

TWRFLWR

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another thing to remember is that the University is no longer in charge of the FAA school, its now contracted to Raytheon meaning things could change between now and then.
OU was never in charge of anything other than supplying contract instructors. The same holds true for Raytheon. The FAA runs the training. Nothing will change.
 

TWRFLWR

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Christmas this year is on a Thursday. Would you get the following day off as well so you could go home for a long weekend?
The Prez often throws us a bone and gives another day or half day depending on when the actual holiday falls. In this instance we would expect to get Friday off but not to be notified till a few days ahead. You'll be scheduled to work Friday. If we get it and you can make travel arrangements that quickly or you can drive home then great. Don't plan on it though.