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How Many Of Us Are ATC?  
User currently offlineAlonk From Israel, joined May 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Just wanted to see how many of the a.net fans are air traffic controllers...
If you are- where are you stationed?


we can start by couting me in...
I'm the commander of an Israeli Air-Force base tower in the center of Israel.

G'day,

~Alonk

41 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 4788 times:

Work in Houston at IAH.


Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineJ.mo From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

Tower at FAT. Start in radar after the first of the year.  thumbsup 

JM



What is the difference between Fighter pilots and God? God never thought he was a fighter pilot.
User currently offlineBaw2198 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 637 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4756 times:

Tower with radar at ROC, 1 year end of january. 6.5 years FAA so far and counting.


"And remember, Keep your stick on the ice"--->Red Green
User currently offlineJdwfloyd From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 837 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 4705 times:

Going to ZOB, just waiting for my classs date.

User currently offlineCubastar From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 408 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

I'm not ATC but I am a retired pilot. I just want to say one thing to this forum; and, I'm not brown nosing. The VAST number of controllers (any position/post) are hard working, dedicated, well trained individuals that have a VERY tough job. There is a lot of stress related work, difficult hours, etc., and it takes it's toll on them. We could not exist on our day to day job if they were not there!. Almost without exception, I found them to be helpful whenever they could. A lot of times we pilots could not see their "big picture" and we had to understand that they have their rules to follow and we would have to accept that. Grace Under Pressure would describe what most approach controllers are at the major airports. Once again, you do a terrific job. Thanks for helping all of us fly saftely.

User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

Here Here.

Thanks guys, you do great work.


User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

If there's anybody here from Fargo tower or Fargo tracon, can you tell me why you guys seem to generally dislike anyone using the Sioux callsign?

Not that I'm complaining about ATC in general, I just don't like hearing attitude over the radio whenever I'm down there.


User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2293 posts, RR: 38
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Quoting Iahflyr (Reply 1):
Work in Houston at IAH.

Ditto. Been in the FAA a few months, contract prior.


ATCT



"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
User currently offlineRyDawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 864 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 4549 times:

In my last semester as a ATC CTI student....Then who knows which FAA dart Ill land on...

-R



You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineP3Orion From United States of America, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4533 times:

ORD ATCT and loving it.


"Did he say strap in or strap on?"
User currently offlineJerald01 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 161 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 4497 times:

I worked as a controller while in the U.S. Air Force, but have been out of the game for over 30 years. I would like to get back into it but the FAA doesn't like to hire people that are older than dirt...  Yeah sure


"There may be old pilots, and there may be bold pilots, but there are darn few green cows"
User currently offlineSpeedbird128 From Pitcairn Islands, joined Oct 2003, 1648 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 4456 times:

ATC in Abu DHabi in the sandpit... good fun... 10years down, 20 to go...


A306, A313, A319, A320, A321, A332, A343, A345, A346 A388, AC90, B06, B722, B732, B733, B735, B738, B744, B762, B772, B7
User currently offlineAviacentre From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 121 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4443 times:

Quoting Graphic (Reply 7):
If there's anybody here from Fargo tower or Fargo tracon, can you tell me why you guys seem to generally dislike anyone using the Sioux callsign?

I'm not sure, but I'm curious to know as well. Coincidentally, I just met a recent UND grad today who is joining the Fargo tower position after this summer.



Proud Graduate of UND Aerospace
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week ago) and read 4430 times:
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Do the IAH controllers know each other?

Quoting Cubastar (Reply 5):
Thanks for helping all of us fly saftely

Welcome to Anet.  old 


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4370 times:

i love ATC people, because they have the power to make pilots look dumb lol

do you know how many pilots ive flown with who think they know "better" about vectoring a/c down the loc, and who think they are masters of air traffic, constantly bitching about how the controller made this mistake made that mistake etc, it's so easy to sit there in one airplane and mock the guy who makes all the planes go....

so thanks guys, i wish more controllers would make funny comments now and then  Smile



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4301 times:

NASA tower, White Sands Space Harbor. I'll be going to the FAA soon though.

User currently offline5mileBob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4285 times:

25 years at ZMP.
To the pilots: Thanks for the kind words!



Still looks like a Ramp Rat
User currently offlineOMA2FAI2SAV From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4257 times:

I am an ATC in the virtual world on VATSIM, does that count? lol. Anyways, I fly in the real world, and wanted to say thanks to all of you ATC. I really appreciate what you all do, and I know I am not alone. Thanks again, and Happy Holidays.

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

Id love to be in ATC, but I cant do that due to disability, but I have been trying to get into ATSS/ET openings, I am a bit tired of the FAA's behavior regarding the ATSS/ET selection. From what it looks like, I am always at the bottom of the application pile since I am not a Veteran and can never have Military service due to my disability. But I get an average of 20 inquiries each month from the FAA for this position and I keep signing them and sending them back out with "still interested" but I have never gotten to the next step. I wonder if some ATC applicants experience this with the FAA too? I am sure they get the inquiries when short-listed asking if they are still interested or not in the opening, but never get to the next step. I assume the next step would be an actual interview. I get repeat openings over and over all this year. I really wish the FAA would atleast consider me and short-list me past the "letter of inquiry step" I feel like I am getting BULK and JUNK mail at my house from Oklahoma City.


There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
User currently offlineATCGOD From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 661 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 19):
I wonder if some ATC applicants experience this with the FAA too?

Yes, it happened to me once. But I've since gotten offers from several places. Try www.stuckmic.com to voice your concerns.


User currently offlineDC10sRULE From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4143 times:

Hello to my fellow controllers!

CYYZ Tower since 2003, CYTZ and CYQG towers prior.

JA  wave   wave   wave 



Giggity-Giggity..!
User currently offlineATCT From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2293 posts, RR: 38
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Quoting FXramper (Reply 14):
Do the IAH controllers know each other?

Sadly :P

j/k j/k


ATCT



"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
User currently offlineUnited767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Quoting Cubastar (Reply 5):
Once again, you do a terrific job. Thanks for helping all of us fly saftely.



Quoting Cubastar (Reply 5):
Thanks guys, you do great work.

I agree. Great job done by all ATC specialists out there.



I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Quoting 5mileBob (Reply 17):
25 years at ZMP.
To the pilots: Thanks for the kind words!

Were you working when a group of UND students were there back in october?


25 5mileBob : Graphic, yes I was there...I'm still there. And, the place seems to be crawling with UND students / new hires these days!
26 Graphic : Nice! I was actually in that group. Came in on a saturday and sat down with some controllers, listened in over the frequency while they explained to
27 NBGskygod : I'm ATC at Lebanon Muni KLEB. Spent 5 years in the Navy down in New Orleans, now working contract, and will probibly stay contract since I can't affor
28 Ka : TWR+APP at ZRH/LSZH. KA.
29 Post contains images Iahflyr : Really appreciate those words, thanks very much. That could be costly ya know!
30 SPREE34 : Retired!!!! 29yrs FAA, 4yrs USAF. Hey J.mo. Do ya miss Ann yet?
31 Portcolumbus : Waiting on a class date with tentative offer for CMI (Champaign).
32 Post contains images J.mo : Hahhaaaa! The sad thing is she came to FAT with no intention of ever checking out. She filled a seat at Fresno that a deserving, fired AFSS specialis
33 SPREE34 : Which Station? I knew a few who went and were forced to the Option along the way.
34 SAA201 : For now, you'll find me at FAWB
35 Dinker225 : Add me to the list of those who are waiting to be hired by the FAA. Graduated the CTI program, took the AT-SAT, chose 5 states. Let the waiting begin.
36 J.mo : OLU AFSS, 2003-2005. Also knew some folks out of CDC AFSS. Dinker. Good luck. Which option are you going for? Center puke or Terminal? JM
37 FAT5DEP : J.mo, and the rest, Me being a pilot, I appreciate the job you do especially the tiresome shifts you have to work. I fly 4 mornings out of the week at
38 Dinker225 : I'll take either one. Not too picky either way. Although I would like to start in Terminal. Certainly won't turn down a center job though. Dinker
39 J.mo : 08J, Have not worked with you yet as I don't work that early. I am either a 7am or 2pm shift guy. I guess it was you they launched over the sweeper a
40 FAT5DEP : JM, Just a call from the FAA. How did it go on your end? 08J
41 Mir : They've undoubtably had a number of negative experiences with UND pilots in the past, and so are fearing the worst whenver they hear another one comi
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