I am currently a trainee at SNA, does that count? They are not real good at letting people tour unless you schedule way ahead of time. SNA(lvl 9) is no cake walk though. Current timeframe for trainees to CPC is around 1.5 years depending on how good you are. No we don't have radar, just a ton of general aviation. I think we have our quota filled until the next fiscal year but it never hurts to put us down. Cool tower with very cool controllers if you can get in, location isn't too bad either!great topic for us socalers. i was thinking of going to LAX as well. but after reading this, i think John wayne airport might be better option for me. have any one of you toured john wayne airport tower?
hocking your apartment here...haha disney you make me laugh!!!LAX is Tower only. You are correct in saying that approach is done through the Socal Tracon. And spread the word that if anyone is going to LAX or the LA area from the academy that I have a 2 bdrm apartment a couple blocks away from Beverly hills(15-20 min drive to lax) available for rent June 1st for an extremely low price especially due to cost of living here because I'm moving. Good luck to everyone and start thinking about what you're getting into having LAX as a first facility!