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Offline w0x0f

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Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« on: November 21, 2008, 06:05:54 PM »
JD has become a fully qualified FAA Certified Professional Controller.

Way to go!

Maybe he won't be so rough on the newer guys in this forum now.

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 06:09:10 PM »
Congratulations JD!

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 06:16:49 PM »
Congrats, nice work JD!  Will have to catch up with you soon.  Feels like just yesterday you started out there.

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 07:50:52 PM »
Congrats JD - JX  :wink:

I know from my friends who have gotten CPC at Centers that it's an amazing feeling.

Thinking about transferring yet?  :-P

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 08:48:41 PM »
Excellent accomplishment.  Nicely done and congrats...
Regards, Peter
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 10:24:09 PM »
 :-D
Figures my mentor w0x0f would blow me in.

You guys are too kind.  Thank you for the encouragement and accolades.....and you're right Jason, it does feel like yesterday.  And it seems like only last week I was emailing PJ the audio of his angelflight trip out of BVI.

This is definitely the coolest job I've ever had, no doubt about it.

As for transferring Ed, I've been a trainee for almost 3 years and I'm not looking to train more any time soon, but I'll definitely keep my eyes open.  JX -- nice memory  :wink:
Regards
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008, 02:56:09 AM »
Congrats! Now, come to N90 & really learn! :lol:

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008, 08:15:02 AM »
Congrats! Job well done.

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008, 02:33:31 PM »
And it seems like only last week I was emailing PJ the audio of his angelflight trip out of BVI.

That was almost three and a half years ago.  Time moves way too fast.
Regards, Peter
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008, 02:42:24 PM »
congrats!
i can't wait to be cpc....just another month or so...

must be great!



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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008, 01:18:48 AM »
Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??
Nightmare 68, Fargo Tower, Runway 36, Fly Runway Heading, Mantain 10,000, Cleared For Takeoff, Change To Departure

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008, 04:00:06 PM »
Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??
if "you guys" involved me...lol
im not at a center
i work at DSM
im done with the tower...and im at 60% of my time on radar

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2008, 01:22:57 PM »
Can someone explain to an outsider what you have to do to become an  "FAA Certified Professional Controller?"  :?

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2008, 03:36:06 PM »
Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??

Memphis

Can someone explain to an outsider what you have to do to become an  "FAA Certified Professional Controller?"  :?

Sure.  And of course this only applies to the US.  The first step is to get hired by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller.  You're initially hired as a "career probationary" trainee no matter what kind of exprience you have...military, off-the-street, CTI, they're all grouped together.  You attend the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.  You then spend anywhere between 6 months and 5 years training at your assigned field facility.  The types of facility training are classroom, simulated or virtual, and the most important one, on-the-job (OJT).  Once you've been certified on all the positions in a facility, or area of specialization, and completed all of the requirements in the facility's training order, you have achieved what used to be called FPL status - and is now CPC (Certified Professional Controller).

If you're interested in ATC as a career, I'd suggest this site:
http://www.natca.org/about/career.msp
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2008, 07:55:18 PM »
Congrats. That must be a great feeling. Cannot wait til I fully check out. I am sick of training. What center do you guys work at??

Memphis

Can someone explain to an outsider what you have to do to become an  "FAA Certified Professional Controller?"  :?

Sure.  And of course this only applies to the US.  The first step is to get hired by the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller.  You're initially hired as a "career probationary" trainee no matter what kind of exprience you have...military, off-the-street, CTI, they're all grouped together.  You attend the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, OK.  You then spend anywhere between 6 months and 5 years training at your assigned field facility.  The types of facility training are classroom, simulated or virtual, and the most important one, on-the-job (OJT).  Once you've been certified on all the positions in a facility, or area of specialization, and completed all of the requirements in the facility's training order, you have achieved what used to be called FPL status - and is now CPC (Certified Professional Controller).

If you're interested in ATC as a career, I'd suggest this site:
http://www.natca.org/about/career.msp

Sweet, thanks for the info  :-D And congratulations!

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2008, 08:09:10 AM »
Also, I'f you're interested in the CTI portion of becoming a controller, I'm compiling a blog that will discuss all of this.  Here's the link: http://atcontrol101.blogspot.com/

And, congrats again JD!  :-)
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2008, 03:24:31 PM »
Cobgrats JD.
I can only imagine how you must feel, being about 1 year behind you in Canada. I can (almost) see the light at the end of the tunnel but the hardest and most demanding part is yet to come (although I'm looking forward to it).
One thing you said is for sure though, it really is the coolest job in the world...

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2008, 03:32:50 PM »
One thing you said is for sure though, it really is the coolest job in the world...

I have to disagree.... Flying F16s or F/A 18s for a living ranks one notch higher in my book.   :-) 
Regards, Peter
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2008, 04:35:43 PM »
Ok. I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on that one having never flown an f-16 OR an f-18... hehe...  :roll:

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2008, 04:39:10 PM »
Neither have I, but when I am awaiting my departure turn and I hear the tower controller at my home airport say, "Cobra 1, wind 280 at 12, cleared for takeoff, you are cleared to 15,000 feet" (our airport is 420 feet above sea level) and then I watch this aircraft on full afterburner take off and then go vertical, I think to myself, "is our government really PAYING those pilots to fly that aircraft???"

edit: added airport elevation for full effect
« Last Edit: December 03, 2008, 04:42:52 PM by KSYR-pjr »
Regards, Peter
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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2008, 10:33:11 PM »
davolijj you in the east area?

Congrats on the check out!

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Re: Congratulations to davolijj!!!
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2008, 08:41:37 AM »
Very belated way to go JD!