I have zero experience- don't even know the pheonetic alphabet 100%. I just hope the instructors have the time to answer questions because I like to be very thorough and understand everything.If I could give you guys any advice, it would be to get the phraseology DOWN. Repetition, repetition, repetition. You can’t be fumbling on how to spit out a point out, manual handoff, emergency steps, etc. I’m a more visual learner, so non radar was more difficult for me, but I did enough to survive to give myself a good chance going into radar.
Know the SOP’s, LOA’s, and airspace without question. It’ll give you a small, small taste of what they’ll be like at your facility lol.
Most importantly, find a way to relax. Mine was chewing gum during the problems for some reason. Just find a way to get over those first 5 min jitters and get in a groove. If you prepare yourself right, you can go into evals, rock the problems, and land an awesome career. I’m a year out of the academy, and I couldn’t be happier with this. Ya training sucks and you feel like a idiot learning, but I absolutely could not picture myself doing anything other than this.
Put in the work and you all will do just fine.
How long is it taking you to advance/train? Did you land where you want to be or are you transferring in the future? Has being low-seniority been an issue for you? Is someone training you so you can become a CPC?