Just to clear shit up for what counts from an aircraft carrier...
Final DOES count, its the only qual that the FAA recognizes from a carrier. As long as you don't suck, you should be able to pick that one up.
DO NOT go to shore duty first if you have that option. Go to a carrier, a CVN (not an LHA LHD LTG), get Final at least, THEN go to shore duty and pick up an Approach Ticket or a CTO.
obviously u meant oops and their...but we'll let that slide since your Navy.Oopps and don't think you can meet any Air Force folks who got Tower and Radar rated during there term...Just sayin! ;-)
Wow, I'm starting to get nervous. I ship out to boot camp in 13 days!!
SSgt Young, I know that being a Marine is not for me. It must be nice not having to deal with the sea/shore duty issue though.
Any advice from you Navy vets on getting through Navy basic training in one piece? I'm fine with the push-ups and sit-ups and I'm ok on the run, but that's my weakest part. I'm hoping to get into a 900 division because I have a degree in music and I heard those divisions get to perform for PIR.
I guess I'll just have to deal with the sea/shore stuff when I get to A school. I'm pretty sure I'm going to choose shore duty first, though (if it's available that is).
We all know the FAA does stupid stuff, and their treatment of CATCC is a good example.obviously u meant oops and their...but we'll let that slide since your Navy.
your right though that most AF guys can't say that their dual-rated. but if u ask the FAA then they will tell you that most Navy "guys" aren't rated at all...or dual-rated for that matter since they don't recognize carrier or CATTC ratings.
way to go squid!
Now about ATC, I cross rated from engineering to ATC and did both ship and shore time. First off since your female and going into ATC there are not very many ships you can go on only carriers and gator freighters and not all of them take females. Second there are a handful of stateside NAS so any of them can get you your CTO. If you are not planning to make it a career I highly recommend concentrating on getting your CTO forget radar get your CTO first. I say this because after you get out the navy and you want to go FAA you will most likely be waiting. So in the meantime you can apply for contract towers that dont care about radar quals all they want and require is a CTO. Again this is just some advice from someone who has already done this path. Good Luck.