As far as culture @ N90, I have yet to see the inside of the tower.
There’s quite a few of us, 9 in the academy now, and at least 2 I know of training through but they have Families. So it’s not bad at the academy depending on where you start in the payband. Get ready to study because it’s intense but fun just a culture shock the first 2 weeks.Are any prior experience/military controllers on here currently training or have been through training at N90? Looking for the inside scoop regarding N90 academy & facility training, work-life/culture and general info on what to expect going in. Also looking for the best housing options and average monthly take-home pay for a single male making D1 salary (excluding TSP contributions) in Long Island. I start training at the academy late November and expect to be in NY early March.
Thanks for the info! Just making sure, I should arrive in OKC the day before the effective date on my FOL? And what is the starting pay at the academy for previous experience hirees, D1 or AG? Getting a lot of mixed answers.
Arrive at a decent time the day prior, so you can get your id done. They’re on bankers hours, I think it closes at 1530.Thanks for the info! Just making sure, I should arrive in OKC the day before the effective date on my FOL? And what is the starting pay at the academy for previous experience hirees, D1 or AG? Getting a lot of mixed answers.
Is it true that there is an overload of trainees and a training freeze at N90 with grads still flying down the pipe to get there (me included) like a broken escalator? What’s the plan with all the new people who will be arriving in the coming months with more to come from the N90-specific bid...?
D1 is 25% of the radar scopes in whatever area you’re assigned. The only consolation is that you’ll probably start getting overtime once you have FD/CD.
As long as FD/CD is D1... How long is it taking now with all these trainees to get past the AG peanuts pay?
I have a question regarding the importance of seniority. I received a TOL from the N90 OTS bid, and am currently in my senior year at university. I will definitely be able to complete this semester, but still have one more to go to finish my degree. I have done all pre-employment activities so far except the Medical appointment and drug test, so I would assume that I would receive my class date before 5/19/19, the day I am on track to graduate. I have heard of people pushing back their academy date for their degree, but with the insane amount of trainees going to N90 with this bid I think it might not be worth it to give up seniority for the rest of my career. I know I am looking far ahead and should worry about passing the academy first, but any advice regarding this would be great.