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FrankM
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Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby FrankM » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:14 am

We are pleased to announce to have another industry professional on board. Here you can ask questions about the work of an Air Traffic Controller.
And remember - also Bob will moderate his forum completely upon his own discretion, so please cope with his rules or he'll cancel your IFR flightplan.

Welcome Bob !
Wir sind dann mal oben !

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Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby el » Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:25 am

Great something new...

Thanks, Bob ATC.

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Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby Robert Hilton » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:54 pm

Good to see you again Bob.

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Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby ATCBob » Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:16 am

Good to be here! A little of my background: I'm in my 18th year in the FAA; I've been at terminal (TRACON) and enroute on the west coast U.S., and now enroute on the east coast; I've been a regular controller as well as worked staff positions in quality assurance (incident/accident investigation); a one-year stint as a team supervisor; flow control; temporary assignment at FAA headquarters working on new technologies; and now I'm back to regular controlling as well as lots of on-the-job instructing while I tick off my remaining 7 years.

Welcome everyone!

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Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby Digger » Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:01 pm

Great idea for an addition to the forum!

Congratulations, Bob. (Although, you are aware that any posts you make while you're a moderator don't count towards your seniority if you should later decide to come back and be just a regular member, right?) ;)

...while I tick off my remaining 7 years.
Seven years til mandatory retirement, at age 56, or seven til you're eligible?

(I don't know how many people are aware of just how many controllers are electing to retire as soon as they can, regardless of their age, and how many man/years of work are being lost because of it...)

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Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby ATCBob » Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:35 pm

Seven years until I'm eligible...

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Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Postby Digger » Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:12 pm

Seven years until I'm eligible...
You and my wife both.

It won't be a day too soon, as far as I'm concerned.

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