TacoPowerPhD

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from √Čire prev. UK, Minnesota and Cymru

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    • Resurgence #3

      3 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      Not really sure what happened but the site locked me out. After trying to log in every now and then I kind of forgot it existed.


      Then today I was going over my youtube page and came across fathercory89 he hadn't updated for over a year and I was wondering what happened to him. This led me to coming back here and using the log in via facebook feature to bypass whatever was wrong with my email address thing. Facebook finally serves a practical purpose.


      If for whatever reason you feel you need to catch up on what I have been up to in the last however many months just watch this video:



    • The Daily Mail Got Information Wrong? Surely Not!

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      It wasn't headline news but it was relatively prominent.

      Last week Prince William started working at my airport as one of the many crew members on the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

      Unfortunatly this lead to a flurry of poorly researched stories into the life of people working within the HEMS role and to a lesser degree, the airport.

      I would like to clarify something. Not only do we have a canteen. It was recently renovated and is very reasonably priced!

      It's the actual headline!

    • Trouble In The Skies

      4 years ago

      TacoPowerPhD

      Those of you who pay attention to Fox Business News (I know I'm not one of them) may have seen a piece this week with the eye grabbing title of Trouble In The Skies.

      Whilst the Fox report is guilty of the over glamorization of news that seems to be a bigger and bigger habit of news agencies these days the subject at it's heart is a legitimate concern that I personally identify with.

      If you haven't heard about this or just want a simple summation effectively what has happened is this.

      From the early 90s students wanting to become an Air Traffic Controller self funded themselves through a 2 or 4 year FAA accredited course called the College Training Initiative (CTI) program.

      Completion of the course didn't guarantee employment BUT did give the graduate eligibility to apply to the FAA.

      In 2014 the FAA scrapped the CTI program in favor of Off The Street (OTS) hiring. OTS is essentially just seeing a job advert in the newspaper and applying to it.

      In order to sort the good from the bad in the applicants the FAA utilized an online (unregulated) biographical questionnaire. Those who successfully passed were then invited on to further aptitude tests which eventually leads to training and finally employment.

      So the 2 main sticking points that the news agencies are jumping on are this:

      1. Based off of a tenuous report concerning employment diversity the FAA scrapped a successful training program in favor of a more expensive off the street process.
      2. Persons within the FAA leaked test information to specific candidates.

      Although the OTS hires should theoretically be trained to the same standard as any other recruit they do not have the knowledge base of a CTI graduate. They also may not have the passion of a CTI graduate. This may sound petty but many hopefuls are initially drawn to the career because of the attractive salary and benefits.

      As a CTI graduate and on behalf of my fellow graduates if you feel you have any interest in this story please check the below link for more information and maybe think about adding your name to supporting proposing HR 1964 in order to try and fix what has been broken!

      www.cticonnection.org/trouble-in-the-skies/

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