What's next??!?!

I took the AT SAT last week and received my test score this afternoon. I passed with a "well qualified" score but now I am asking myself, "what next?" I keep hearing stories about candidates being sent to OKC pretty quick due to the lack of controllers out in the field. I am pretty excited but I want to know what I might be facing in a very short time frame. Any comments???
 

Sunburn

Well-Known Member
Points you toward the Air Traffic Control Section. You will get better response there, but you will be in for a good wait. Then your referral list, then more of a wait, then maybe a PEPC invite, and then hopefully a class date about a year down the road.
 

utamav

New Member
I took the AT SAT last week and received my test score this afternoon. I passed with a "well qualified" score but now I am asking myself, "what next?" I keep hearing stories about candidates being sent to OKC pretty quick due to the lack of controllers out in the field. I am pretty excited but I want to know what I might be facing in a very short time frame. Any comments???


Welcome Singlemom! Cute kids. If you surf the entire forum community here, you will find tons of answers to your questions. Waiting is a game that we all must play!

David
 

Guire

New Member
Some people here place landmark dates such as the test and first OKC day in their signatures. The average, as far as I can tell and I could be wrong, from test day to first OKC day, seems to be 8 months or so.
 

Ammolite

New Member
Congrats on your score.

If you're a part of PUBNAT4, then you have an entire announcement that needs to wrap up before you. I took my test in the beginning of August, and still have not received my geo. preference e-mail, which PUBNATs1+2 received between 2-3 wks after their tests. After I finally get it, I'll need to wait around 5-6 weeks to hear the final word.

Long story short, don't expect your geo. preference e-mail (the next step after taking your ATSAT) to come anytime soon. And once it does, you'll still have 6-8+ wks before a PEPC, and who knows when for OKC. Whenever they feel like fitting you in...

P.S. Beautiful children!
 
From my experience it's a fly by the seat of your pants process you hear nothing for weeks maybe months then all of a sudden its a rush to get everything in.

I consider myself lucky being one of those who got in after 8 mos., but then again they called me a week and a half before I had to leave (again fly by the seat of your pants). Here's my timeline:

Feb 08: Applied
April 08: AT-SAT (100)
June 08: Geo Pref. e-mail and PEPC invite
July 08: NY PEPC signed up for potential OKC date August 26
August 08: Told that all OKC Terminal class scheduling had been suspended for non-"hard to staff facilities"
September 08: Recieved class date 1 1/2 wks before start date.
Dec 23, 2008: graduate the OKC Academy :panic:
 
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