Hoping JAX or ZJX pick me up, are they popular?

VikerATC

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With my experience level anyone with any CPC radar experience is going to get selected before me ( as they should). Jax can pick up 3 and ZJX can pick up 2. Are they popular destinations historical?
 

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With my experience level anyone with any CPC radar experience is going to get selected before me ( as they should). Jax can pick up 3 and ZJX can pick up 2. Are they popular destinations historical?
I don't think JAX is very popular. I've heard at one time management was horrible, I'm not sure what it's like now.
 

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I do not think they are popular, relatively speaking. Especially as compared to the rest of FL.

It is not a foregone conclusion that radar CPC's are picked before you if you network with the facreps and sell yourself / visit etc. You could definitively know where you stand by finding out from the facreps how many people have ERRs in for those places, how many of THOSE are eligible to lose people (it wont be a whole hell of a lot as we know), and where you stand on the ranking list. GL!


 

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I thought facreps didn’t have access to the # of people who applied to a facility
Facreps and ATMs usually collaborate on it. If its good/respected facrep , they have the pull to get you high up on the list. Some ATMs I think even let the facrep run it for all intents and purposes. OFC some facilities have de facto "We only take ppl from Level ____ & above" type policies. I know D10 for instance is pretty hardcore on who they'll take. Often its for a solid reason, like past success rates; but that has to really suck if its your dream facility and theyre shuting you out. the more highly desired a facility the more picky they can be though.
 

VikerATC

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I do not think they are popular, relatively speaking. Especially as compared to the rest of FL.

It is not a foregone conclusion that radar CPC's are picked before you if you network with the facreps and sell yourself / visit etc. You could definitively know where you stand by finding out from the facreps how many people have ERRs in for those places, how many of THOSE are eligible to lose people (it wont be a whole hell of a lot as we know), and where you stand on the ranking list. GL!


They should be, I tend to forget that experience and qualifications doesn't always matter with this job. (Thinking almost ever Supervisor I know)
 

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JAX I hear has a bad training program and traffic hard as hell for a 8. I always though Jacksonville Center would be paradise, high pay in low cost of living and in Florida, similar to the ZOB of the south. But I usually hear more bad then good things about that place too.
 

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JAX I hear has a bad training program and traffic hard as hell for a 8. I always though Jacksonville Center would be paradise, high pay in low cost of living and in Florida, similar to the ZOB of the south. But I usually hear more bad then good things about that place too.
You would think the GOATS alone would make ZJX more sought after :rofl:


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JAX I hear has a bad training program and traffic hard as hell for a 8. I always though Jacksonville Center would be paradise, high pay in low cost of living and in Florida, similar to the ZOB of the south. But I usually hear more bad then good things about that place too.
JAX is a 9.
 

axman

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So you're saying I got a chance. Lol
Have you toured JAX? I know a person that works there and another who washed. Both solid controllers. Training is a low success rate, complex and environment is toxic. Hopefully you’ve toured the place and know what your getting into.
 

VikerATC

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Have you toured JAX? I know a person that works there and another who washed. Both solid controllers. Training is a low success rate, complex and environment is toxic. Hopefully you’ve toured the place and know what your getting into.
It's near my home town. So you know, gotta try. Toured it years ago

It’s a shit part of Florida. ZJX is like 40 min away from Jacksonville close to the Georgia border.
Sounds like paradise, more cows, less people
 

Phillyman2633

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Yeah but they’re Florida cows.
So they're armed, extremely obese, and under the influence of bath salts? Haha

I was supposed to go to ZJX before the sequestration hit in 2012 and I sat on a TOL and lost 2 years of potential seniority before I finally got a class date in 2014 (ended up going terminal route when the Academy started back up because the slots at ZJX didnt exist any more). I went and took a tour of ZJX...everyone who worked there said it was a country club, minus being literally in the middle of nowhere. I also toured JAX, and heard shitty things about the management there. Everyone there was salty as fuck that JAX TRACON "does more ops than 3 sectors at ZJX but cant get an upgrade." Tower there is a joke, I think they rarely top 200 ops a day. As far as the area is concerned, Amelia Island I'd fucking beautiful, it's about 45 mins to Hilliard from there. I would kill to live in that area, except my wife has an aversion to living by the beach for extremely cheap.
 
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