Does anyone know what the course numbers for TRACON classes are for OTS applicants at OKC? Are they different classes from Terminal courses?
Pretty much similar situation for me... Either SCT or LAX were my top choices but at the NY PEPC I also got the "How does Mather California sound?" and yes, my heart was crushed. In fact, I never even heard of Mather and so I asked the HR rep where it was. Apparantly she didn't know either and spent the next 5 minutes looking it up on Google maps :laff:. As she was searching I was thinking it can't be good. Anyways, I told her my facility preferences, but she told me she couldn't change it at the PEPC and to just accept the post for now, go through all the PEPC stuff and contact my HR rep when I got back home. Sure enough I did and was fortunate enough to have my transfer request fulfilled!Yea, me and a girl at the PEPSI were both switched from positions in northern Cali to SCT. She was born and raised in San Diego and I did my whole Naval career here and my fiance is still in the military in SD and unable to relocate. So I'm pretty set on staying here. They said they only switched us because we were both VRA (veterans relief act) and we'd "earned it" :laff:. Otherwise they would have said take it or leave it.
One woman I contacted at the FAA prior to the PEPSI reference my chances of staying in San Diego said, Take what they offer you, even if you "can't" take that position. If you turn it down they will send you home right then and there. If you take it, go through the whole day (physical, psych eval, etc.) then you can call a few days later and say you can't take it. That way all of your processing is done and you just have to be re-assigned. It beats having to re-apply, and go to another PEPSI. Good luck getting your preference. I know its tough, when I sat down with the HR rep and she said "How does Mather California sound?", My heart sank. I'm from california and other than seeing Mather as fix on flight plans I'd filed/read, I didn't even know where it was. I figured that was the beginning of the end of my relationship with my fiance. But they were pretty accomodating. Its always worth a shot to ask for the facility or at least the city that you would like. Luckily for me, there are four facilities that would have worked for me. GOOD LUCK!:nana2:
Cool, thanks for the tips... yeah kinda trippy about our situations. Oh I got another one: both in the process of settling down with the fiancee :buck:. We should definitely meet up at OKC.I'm from LA too, well really the San Fernando Valley. No, not looking for a home I already live here in San diego, have for the past 7 years.
The nicer places are: Mission Valley, Tierrasanta, mira mesa (both Tierrasanta and Mira mesa are one or two exits away from SCT), clairmonte. Thats about all i can think of for now. As a general rule I won't live south of the 8 freeway, it just goes down hill from there.
My fiance and I are likely going to be in the market for a house when I get back from school, we're hoping for a house in Tierrasanta but it can be expensive.
Thats really weird that they we're both from LA (kinda), both offered Mather and both ended up with SCT. small world.
LAX may be a blessing in disguise. I toured SCT and talked with one of the CPCs there (I won't mention his name). I was told the actual percentage of new developments checking out (regardless of OTS, VRA, CTI) is abysmal at SCT (and probably NCT too since it's a level 12). I dunno if the guy was just trying to scare me or something but I was told essentially that out of a class of 100 maybe 5 or fewer will actually end up actually reaching CPC status. The rest will typically be placed in lower level facilities or "separated from the FAA".now I know at least 3 people who switched out of NCT and they wouldn't even let me swap INTO there