Santa Barbara Tower - SBA

Chuck3too3

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Anyone ever worked at Santa Barbara or know anyone who did that gave up any information about it? I just got my tentative offer and before I head out west I was just wandering what I might be getting myself into other than the high cost of living.........
 

70ftup

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I'm from Santa Barbara originally. Nice airport, I learned to fly there many moons ago, the tower is only about 5 years old. Cost of living is outrageous! Good luck.
 

fatboy

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i work with a few people that used to work there. they all hated it and work is they are wroking on shutting down the approach protion.
 
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maverickmage

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Re: Santa Barbara ATCT/Tracon

I don't mean to hijack this thread or anything...

I'm currently training at the Academy for Santa Barbara airport. Are there any recommendations as to where to live in SB? It looks pretty bleak with developmental pay...
 

ATCtower

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Re: Santa Barbara ATCT/Tracon

I don't mean to hijack this thread or anything...

I'm currently training at the Academy for Santa Barbara airport. Are there any recommendations as to where to live in SB? It looks pretty bleak with developmental pay...
You probably wont like to hear this, but Bakersfield or Palmdale are reletively inexpensive (for the area). You could always call the warden at Lompoc and see if he has an extra bed.;)
 

ATC4ME

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SBA is a beautiful facility and city. Although it is expensive to live in SB, there are some semi-affordable places to live nearby. I would suggest Ventura to the south, but about the same distance to the north is Lompoc.
 

Charliefoxtrot

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Re: Santa Barbara ATCT/Tracon

I don't mean to hijack this thread or anything...

I'm currently training at the Academy for Santa Barbara airport. Are there any recommendations as to where to live in SB? It looks pretty bleak with developmental pay...
Maverick,
Have you made it out of the academy/to your facility yet? How is the process going for you?
 

Davo

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Is SBA still an Up/Down? If so is the approach radar or non? I am trying to get to the socal area and would love to be at an Up/Down and the coastal area is a plus. Any info would be great! Thanks in advance.
 

copasetic

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Does anyone have more current information if SBA is going to keep their radar, and how the current morale of the facility is?