RTF academy frozen?

markthetape

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Whats the deal with RTF? last thing I heard was that RTF is backed up and they won't be taking in any new hires until mid 2010, anyone know anything different?
 

menglish1

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I'm returning after getting my CTO along with two others at my facility I had a three to four month wait and I'm going in December and they arn't going till march so that sounds about right. Not a freeze just a backlog it's the faa they move slow even for those of us that are already hired. :)
 

markthetape

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That's what i heard, that current FAA folks are backlogged so we gotta wait, just my luck i finally get the TRACON only facility i wanted and the only thing frozen is RTF!
 

Radium

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Though if you are at facility, you can get the call... I think some people in my RTF class (from up/downs) got like 1 week notice to go to RTF.
 

cfiat22

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I got checked out through local at my facility and tried to get an RTF date as soon as possible....March 2 was the soonest. They told me that if I was willing to go on a moments notice that I could get a sooner one.
 

mmactuba

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RTF Classes are continuing as scheduled, last I heard. The freeze is happening with ITR Classes, which is for the TRACON Only folks. Our instructor for ITR right now said that the next class isn't until 3/31, which means that the RTF classes will be for the CTO/Tower folks returning to OKC (up/downs etc.).

Makes sense, based on what some of you have said above, regarding difficulty getting an RTF date from your Tower facility.
 

markthetape

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i think we all have to go to the itr thing, im prior mil with radar, and the letter says thirty days of class, unless an hr rep told you otherwise.