- ZSU San Juan CERAP
Alternate means if you don’t like any of the facilities on the list, you can always choose ZSU
This past one was the coldest in 30 years thanks to a polar vortex.. It was cold from November till around March, then April and May were rain all the time, since then it’s been decently nice. Kinda humid but around mid 80s. It had its sucky days in the winter, but they plow and salt the roads very well. Nothing a hefty coat and ice scraper can’t handle!Realistically how terrible is the winter? I had a friend from there and he said winter was like 9 months, then summer. No real spring or fall
What does alternate mean? And did y'all only have 8 in the class? And did they mention anything about New York asking for 4 slots, like the training is caught up or anything?
Just out of curiosity, if you decide to pick San Juan, are you basically stuck there or is it a temp position since its out of the mainland?
This. It is a permanent assignment just like any other facility.If you went there I assume you would be subject to the same transfer requirements as everybody else in the FAA.
I have been at ZSU for about year, so I can't really comment on working the traffic. Lots of non-radar and foreign facility coordination. The facility has been great though. I showed up at the same time as almost 20 other people, so training got backed up, but we go to D1 pay pretty quick (a couple months). the whole "every day is a training day" seems to be fairly well accepted, although there are controllers at every facility who want nothing to do with training.Thats what I figured. Based on your flair, I take it you work there? I know everyone has opinions about everywhere, but what do you think about working in San Juan?