Exposing FAA Corruption & Discrimination Against Veterans and Students of All Races
Exposing FAA Corruption & Discrimination Against             Veterans and Students of All Races

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Whistle Blowers are revealing the corruption of a small group of managers- even though Pinnochijoe is surrounding himself with his 'safety' cronies. Corruption hates sunlight.

 

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Special Note to 10A:  Mr. Huerta you will not be able to ignore this without direct political fallout much longer. Congress has taken note- the investigations are ongoing. 

 

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  • Another One gone.... (Thursday, July 16 15 03:23 pm EDT)

    I was hoping for another one bites the dust as a headline with Bostick and now Teixeira.

    Teri Bristol should be looked into next, she knows this was wrong but is spineless to challenge her boss.

  • CTI.. but so what anymore (Wednesday, July 08 15 12:16 pm EDT)

    Just speculation, but really think about this...

    The FAA was reluctant to investigate Shelton Snow. In fact, during that time, he was promoted to a very well paying position.

    I wonder how many HR names he has that helped him, that he will name quickly if he is investigated. That is probably why the FAA doesn't want this investigated.

  • Concerned CTI (Tuesday, June 16 15 11:41 am EDT)

    NEW AT-SAT UPDATE: There is NOTHING NEW. EVERYTHING IS THE SAME MATERIAL, SAME PROBLEMS, SAME QUESTIONS!!

    They only took out the personal questions at the end which were about 150 questions (wouldn't impact your score anyway). SAME OLD AT-SAT.

    Dials section has a problem which has no correct answer. 0.625 was the correct reading, but according to the options they were all incorrect. I am pretty sure I can see and scoring well over 90+ on
    previous 2 AT-SATs. We were never given notice our AT-SAT scores have expired, so they should remain active for 3 years as previously stated by the FAA.

    The Analogies section has duplicate questions for the last 2 pictures. So, if you got it wrong, you missed 10 automatically.

    The Grandmas who administered the AT-SAT are clueless. They cannot answer any questions, yet alone see. Nobody could give an answer why they are duplicate questions.

    Unbelievable!!!

  • Marcus Harper (Monday, June 01 15 01:32 am EDT)

    Best of Stubborn Questions Part 2:

    Why wasn't the biographical questionnaire scored immediately upon closing of the vacancy announcement? How did applicants pass one version of the biographical questionnaire and not the other? (2014
    vs 2015) Did applicants change how they answered? If so, how credible is the testing when applicants are gaming the test? If not, how can both tests be validated? How do you answer the allegations of
    what appears to be blatant cheating by Shelton Snow with the aid of human resources?

    Why is Molly Harris of the FAA saying in internal memo's they need to carefully craft responses regarding FAA hiring? "We have to find a way to address Congressional inquiries without hurting our
    case when it comes to litigation"

    Were high school dropouts allowed to apply to become controllers? (YES. Mr. Huerta if you would like to dispute this point us to where graduating high school was a requirement to apply in
    2014.)

    Were resumes initially looked at prior to disqualifying applicants? (No)

    Did Terry Craft confirm on video that CTI students were diverse and Michael Huerta was well aware of it? (Yes)

    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H35hJEeDjc

    Does the FAA require highly specialized aviation related experience for an ATA (Air Traffic Assistant, subordinate to a controller) who gives ZERO control instructions (Yes)

    Were many military controllers disqualified off this biographical assessment? (Yes, many of these controllers hold FAA certified CTO's.)

    Did many current Air Traffic Controllers surreptitiously take the biographical assessment and get rejected? (Yes)

    Did the FAA tell people as late as October 2013 on their website the only way to become a controller was CTI or military despite having a change in plans in the works for months? (Yes)

    How much money was wasted with administering the AT-SAT to applicants who previously scored well-qualified?

    Did new hired employees from 2014 lack a basic understanding of the English language and one with a speech impediment? (Yes, Source: FAAMA statement to Human Resources: "A large number of newly hired
    employees have already begun their federal employment as future air traffic control specialists without an interview, yet some did not have a basic understanding of the English language. Another case
    we discussed with you concerns an air traffic control student with a speech impediment. In each of these cases, a pre-employment interview would have identified these issues prior to their employment
    and the wasted salary and per diem associated with failing their initial training. Most importantly, is the need to identify applicants who are unsuitable for employment based on safety and security
    grounds ; " -January 20, 2015 letter )

    Could the FAA hire every applicant in the existing pipeline as of December 31st, 2013 and give them a TOL to help with the controller deficit? (Yes)

  • Marcus Harper (Monday, June 01 15 01:31 am EDT)

    Please format how you see fit.

    The Best of Stubborn Questions Part 1:

    Please ask Congress and the Aviation subcommittee to ask Mr. Huerta the following. We have provided some answers with sources in case he wants to be creative or evasive in answering.

    Why are you using the biographical assessment when it was deemed worthless to predict training success in November of 2013?

    "Overall, the evidence for using the assessed biodata factors for selection was weak."

    [Source: Using Biodata to Select Air Traffic Controllers. (LindaG. Pierce, Dana Broach, M. Kathryn Bleckley, and Cristina L. Byrne, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, OK]

    Why is the FAA avoiding answering any questions involving their reports that show an indisputable advantage of hiring CTI/WQ applicants? Why hasn't Mr. Huerta answered any of the repeated inquiries
    from the media or members of Congress and the Senate?

    (No matter how much anecdotal evidence the administrator wants to cite...CTI graduates succeed at a much higher rate despite it not being adjusted for first facility difficulty. CTI's were challenged
    more because they were deemed able to handle it and less likely to fail.

    Source: Page 13 of the

    The Utility of the Air Traffic Selection and Training Test Battery in Hiring

    Graduates of an Air Traffic-Collegiate

    Training Initiative Program.

    An invalid counterpoint that may be brought up is that the FAA used to always hire off the street....like when resumes were actually reviewed, there wasn't an option to go to CTI school, and the
    academy had rigorous standards. Is the FAA going to say that some students couldn't afford tuition at a community college or were denied student loans? Despite Embry Riddle costing 100k for tuition
    they aren't the only CTI school in existence.

    Did the FAA stop hiring off the street candidates because they "just weren't working out" and didn't allow them to apply to any new bids in 2010 and 2011?

    (Yes, Pubnat 8 was 2009. They hired from that list in fall 2010/Spring 2011. The last public hiring was in 2009. They gave AT-SAT's that fall. They would go on to look at these candidates fall 2010
    and spring 2011. Where were all the public hire bids in 2010 and 2011? There was no reason for them to bring them back since the CTI schools were growing and between them and VRA's they would crank
    out enough well qualified applicants. Public hires were supposed to be a last resort if the well was dry. FAA was constantly culling data on CTI's vs OTS, WQ vs Q etc. They saw they correlation and
    it kept growing. The amounts of CTI schools were hitting a pinnacle. These "Better qualified" candidates were so "better" the FAA didn't want them for years.)

    Ask Mr. Huerta if the biographical assessment was proctored (it wasn't, leaving it open to cheating as well as receiving coaching or advice on how to answer).

  • Mike Hotel (Thursday, May 21 15 11:44 pm EDT)

    http://us9.campaign-archive1.com/?u=4df640a242de7e95e360493bf&id=5a2bdabd01

    ^NBCFAE says no wrongdoing on their part. I must have imagined Sheldon Snow's voice text

    [Greeting Members,

    On yesterday, FOX NEWS broadcasted a segment in which they accused the NBCFAE of cheating. These allegations are not true and unfounded.

    The National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) is an employee’s association with over 1000 members. We are a multicultural educational organization with more than 35 years’
    experience in promoting careers in aviation, science, and technology, primarily through providing aviation career education (ACE) academies, educational seminars, college recruitment, and training
    conferences. Membership in the NBCFAE is open to all demographics.

    During my tenure as President, the NBCFAE has never authorized, promoted, engaged, or supported any effort to undermine the testing process for prospective air traffic controllers. Any assertion to
    the contrary is untrue and unfounded. Our website describes the process for gaining employment with the FAA ONLY by linking candidates to the FAA’s officially published procedures.

    The NBCFAE supports hiring highly qualified candidates for all positions within the FAA, but we are not a hiring authority for the FAA. We support diversity and inclusion.

    I ask that you as members of the NBCFAE focus on the great things we have done and continue to help make a difference in the DOT/FAA. Remember our motto “Let each become all they are capable of
    being”.

    In Unity,

    Paquita]

  • Marc Troain (Thursday, May 21 15 11:01 pm EDT)

    Made it to huffpost as well.

    http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/highlight/fox-business-accuses-the-faa-of-air-traffic-control-cheating-scandal/555e0e5f2b8c2aba450000c7

  • Cheating scandal (Thursday, May 21 15 08:02 pm EDT)

    Sheldon snow's transfer to New York center is put on hold by the agency due to pending investigation on allegiations of cheating scandal"

  • Bravo (Thursday, May 21 15 05:39 pm EDT)

    Aired 2p Eastern on FBN http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2015/05/21/america-faces-acute-shortage-air-traffic-controllers-known-as-guardians-sky-114403537/?intcmp=bigtopmarketfeaturesside

  • alex (Thursday, May 21 15 02:26 pm EDT)

    http://www.adversity.net/FAA/ryan_v_mineta.htm

  • Jane (Wednesday, May 20 15 06:00 pm EDT)

    My son received a letter saying he cld reapply. He called. What he was told was horrifying and you haven't covered it
    I'm your story yet.

  • Ann (Monday, May 11 15 08:55 am EDT)

    Aviation sub committee email address for HR 1964
    transport@mail.house.gov

    Let them hear you CTI graduates

  • Victor Victor (Friday, April 24 15 03:50 am EDT)

    A lot of people who work under Teixeira are afraid to speak out against him. They need to be forced to legally make a statement under oath because as it stands now they are happy to dodge the issue
    and kick the can.

    IF YOU ARE NOT AGAINST JOE TEIXEIRA AND HIS REGIME YOU ARE WITH HIM!

  • Mike Hotel (Friday, April 24 15 03:32 am EDT)

    I have personal knowledge a CTI dropout (couldn't hack the program) was selected over myself.

    Keep on going after the FAA, we can't and won't stop now.

    Thank you CTIstudents.com for existing. Keep the aggression up. I will be back with more stubborn questions....

  • psychomagician (Monday, April 20 15 09:04 pm EDT)

    Sole source to APT Metrics (aka Applied Psychological Techniques, Inc.) of $1,820,000 in contracts under DTFAWA-13-C-00002 with proposed mod of up to $1.5M for new test when multiple qualified
    bidders available

  • Mike Hotel (Saturday, March 28 15 01:35 am EDT)

    Very suspicious the FAA pushes back the application deadline. Clearly all the CTI's are done applying...seems to me maybe there is something less than ethical going on.

  • anonymous (Monday, March 16 15 05:39 pm EDT)

    any news on the lawsuit? I heard the FAA offered a settlement, and it was rejected by the lawyers. I didnt join it in time. :(
    Good luck to everyone else though. Anonymous

  • Mike Hotel (Monday, March 09 15 07:23 pm EDT)

    Please post:

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150305005147/en/CAGW-Joins-Taxpayer-Watchdogs-Calls-Management-Improvements#.VP4rA3zF9WI

    “FAA’s lack of oversight resulted in four consecutive years of cost overruns totaling $89 million. Furthermore, the agency expended its full five-year budget in the span of four years. Since these
    excessive expenditures were primarily caused by internal mismanagement, creating a new training program would likely result in the outlay of significant additional taxpayer funds with no guarantee of
    success.

    “At a time when the FAA plans to hire more than 11,700 air traffic controllers through fiscal year 2021 to deal with an impending shortage of controllers, FAA should immediately solve the internal
    problems that afflict the agency. Otherwise, neither the incumbent contractor nor a new contractor will continue to be able to fulfill the objectives of the ATCOTS program.”

  • bio-Q ready (Wednesday, March 04 15 04:35 pm EST)

    So anyone have anonymous details about the "settlement offer" from the FAA. I filed in the case, but haven't heard anything yet.

  • Mike Hotel (Sunday, March 01 15 12:59 am EST)

    From ACTI's document library - 2013

    FAA's Own CTI Diversity Report

    http://www.ctiassociation.org/document-library/

    [Many AT-CTI schools partner with other groups in a collaborative effort to bring more minority
    youth into the school system. Florida State College “partners directly with several high schools
    that serve both urban and rural areas and traditionally underrepresented student populations.”
    One outgrowth of this partnership is an aviation-themed summer camp, which is offered to
    students through the help of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP). The
    Community College of Beaver County is also working with a nationally recognized organization
    (The National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees) to increase minority enrollment.
    Similarly, Purdue’s College of Technology at Indianapolis has partnered with aviation
    businesses and professionals to form SOAR, which assists minority students as they work
    towards an aviation degree.]

  • How to get hired (Sunday, January 25 15 03:05 pm EST)

    Pay one of your friends to come take the BQ for you that was hired in the 2014 panel.

  • Artful Dodget (Monday, January 19 15 12:04 am EST)

    Via Stuck mic. PDF FAA answering Congress

    http://www.stuckmic.com/faa-air-traffic-control-general-discussion/28264-hiring-info.html

    Stakeholder Briefing On Hiring Process

  • Marcus Harper (Monday, January 05 15 01:55 am EST)

    More stubborn questions for the FAA (Part 6)

    I didn't see part 5 posted in the comments or on the front page. In any event feel free to keep it off the comments part of the site and mix in some of those stubborn questions with these. Please cut
    or add as you see fit. I'm anticipating any updates to the site. We thank you. You have my full permission to publish how you see fit.

    Are current and ex FAA employees (many of them NATCA members who encouraged family and friends to attend CTI schools or enlist as a controller) working behind the scenes to gather evidence as well as
    volunteering to sign sworn affidavits or testify in front of Congress regarding the FAA's hiring debacle? (Yes, including but not limited to some very CREDIBLE members who have spent decades training
    controllers.)

    Did some BIO-Q passers (not including the one with a DUI, zero aviation experience, or those who didn't even want an ATC job.) have to repeat ATC related course curriculum because they failed to
    receive a satisfactory grade? (Yes, big thanks to the above militia who was able to provide this information among other tasty tidbits we will save for a later day and time)

    Could the FAA hire every applicant in the existing pipeline as of December 31st, 2013 and give them a TOL to help with the controller deficit (Yes, and my Congressmen as well as those in neighboring
    districts are baffled as to why this wasn't done yet. They have all the information they need regarding this.)

    Was my Congressmen bemused when I showed them qualifications of myself and my peers including but not limited to CTO's issued by the FAA, pilot's licenses, dispatcher certification, tremendous
    aviation experience, military experience, CTI/ATC coursework, and statements against OTS hiring from lifelong FAA employees who provided sourced, factual information for them to reference?
    (Yes)

    Does the FAA mitigate much of their advantage in CTI student hiring by assigning students who took TERMINAL CLASSES an EN ROUTE FACILITY and vice versa (Yes. I just learned this happened after the
    BIO-Q and has been going on forever. Another feather in the CTI cap. You send kids who ran tower labs and terminal approach scenarios for a couple semesters to En route facilities and they STILL are
    doing significantly better than the OTS hires. The FAA is wasting a built in advantage there as well….what a shock. Thanks again to the militia who did some matching with transcripts and placement of
    candidates)

    Is the FAA currently in communication with CTI schools regarding who graduated and received a recommendation? (Not to our knowledge. Congress, still curious….)

    Do we have much, much, more information we are sitting on (Yes)

    Dear FAA,

    You can fix this debacle tomorrow.

    Do the right thing with those in the pipeline who passed the AT-SAT with a WQ score and offer them TOL's. Work with our representatives moving forward to ensure the best of the best is plugged in for
    decades to come. We know many of you have been told this is a huge mistake. My Congressman has said they would "call off the dogs" and eagerly anticipate a chance to discuss a better hiring system
    moving forward.

  • Let's roll (Friday, December 26 14 08:10 pm EST)

    Yes Molly, the media knows....

    http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/27699957/faa-changes-rules-for-hiring-air-traffic-controllers?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass

  • Marcus Harper (Monday, December 15 14 01:31 pm EST)

    Blame FAA for ATC shortage:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102268962?trknav=homestack:topnews:4

    Not like there isn't thousands of CTI grads/military ready, willing, and able to go at a moments notice with minimal cost to the taxpayer.

    Bravo FAA.

  • CTI United (Saturday, December 13 14 05:18 am EST)

    "Two degree Tina", I'm in stitches over here. Hey Tina why don't you spend sometime investigating one of the biggest embarrassments in the agencies history? Or answering any of the stubborn questions
    we have posted on this site?

    Keep cashing that FAA paycheck though...shills gunna shill. Are you in charge of deploying the pro-OTS sentiment to the internet? We had a good laugh at all the alleged CPC's who came out of the
    woodwork to defend OTS hiring with their anecdotal examples both past and present ducking and dodging the FAA reports citing the CTI advantage. We've refuted that argument to death though and being
    college graduates we were able to source our work.

    Fortunately many of us can go visit our local field facility and have a good chuckle talking with legitimate controllers who want the best and brightest alongside them. Tina, what do you think we did
    in the armed forces or CTI school exactly? We didn't have 35 operation errors on the AT-SAT, ask for a handout, or fail drug tests for one.

    Stubborn Questions for the FAA Part 5:

    Are NATCA members and CPC's infuriated with the lack of response from the FAA as well as NATCA?

    (Yes, you do understand that CPC's and NATCA members coast to coast find it embarrassing that military controllers and CTI graduates are being passed over in favor of people with ZERO aviation
    experience, ZERO desire for the position, or an ability to pass a background check? Many NATCA members have friends or family they encouraged to go to CTI schools like they did and question the
    integrity of the FAA's new hiring procedures. What confidence does a current TOL holder have in NATCA or the FAA after witnessing this massive debacle?)

    Did the Barrier Analysis conducted by Dr James Outtz recommend that the relationship of the FAA with the CTI schools be strengthened? (Yes)

    Did Terry Craft confirm on video that CTI students were diverse and Michael Huerta was aware of it? (Yes)

    Did Terry Craft confirm on video that the diversity advantage was mitigated by Carolyn Bostick's neolithic incompetence?
    (Yes, this excuse also makes zero sense to me but probably is more canned FAA deception. Previously your age had frozen if you were awarded a TOL, so what was the problem? Someone is huffing paint
    when they come up with this nonsense....maybe they need to hand out some randoms at headquarters...Carolyn if you're feeling that generous with handouts why not give up your job to an OTS
    applicant?)

    Is the FAA trying to stall and delay answering questions to beat the morale out of the CTI students and military applicants that were wronged? (Yes)

  • wanttohelp (Wednesday, November 26 14 09:35 am EST)

    Do you think any of the off the street, no aviation experience needed new hires could have done this?

    ATC audio of a Houston controller talking a VFR pilot through an emergency IFR approach into Houston Executive Airport included instruction on setting up a GPS, vectors, and managing the Cessna 172's
    engine as it descended from 8500 feet. Pilot Mark Nelson had called ATC for help when he was trapped above clouds flying his Cessna 172 over Texas on Nov. 16. According to a report from KHOU 11 News,
    controller Hugh McFarland -- an instrument-rated pilot -- was tapped to aid Nelson. He assessed the pilot's flight condition and pointed him towards Houston Executive on the edge of the Class B
    airspace. The airport was reporting 800 feet overcast. Nelson, who was solo, said he had a Garmin GNS 430 and a handheld GPS on board, but no autopilot. He said he had some IFR training.

    During the 41-minute audio, McFarland instructed Nelson to fly wings level and use standard rate turns when he needed to change his heading. He confirmed that the cockpit CDI was coupled to the 430
    and told Nelson to keep it in GPS mode. Nelson followed instructions to descend at 90 knots, 500 feet per minute, as he followed vectors heading south, then east and north to line up with Runway 36.
    During the descent, McFarland reminded the pilot to enrichen the mixture and use carburetor heat. "You're doing great," he said. "You're tracking southbound and your airspeed seems to be under
    control." During the final descent and lined up with the 6,600-foot runway, Nelson had trouble finding the airport, but McFarland continued talking after he lost radar contact with the Cessna. He
    pointed out that Interstate 10 runs south of the field and continued talking until Nelson had the runway in sight. "I found the airport, I think I'm gonna make it, thank you," he said.

  • "Take the money and run" (Wednesday, November 19 14 08:56 pm EST)

    FAA still playing stall ball.

    Rumored OTS hiring again in March (they never learn). They were ripped by the House today over NextGen failures.

    They are trying to foist as many OTS in before they privatize or Congress steps in. I question where NATCA's allegiance lies now, many new hires and current CPC's are furious and their patience is
    running out.

    FAA hoping to beat the morale out of the CTI's through delay and dodging.

    FAA Playbook coming soon....

  • want to help (Thursday, November 06 14 03:25 pm EST)

    The way the FAA is validating the biographical questionnaire is not even valid, the way I was told it was going to work is that CPCs and CPCs-IT will answer the biographical questions (over 260
    questions) and then supervisors will rate the CPCs and CPCs-IT, APT Metrics will compare the ratings of the CPCs and CPCs-IT to the way they questioned the questions to come up with a way of how to
    validate the BQ. If two CPCs answer the questions with the same answers but their supervisor rates one as a great controller and the other as an awful controller how can the BQ be validated.

  • Marcus Harper (Thursday, November 06 14 01:54 am EST)

    http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/the-administration/220982-faa-off-course-on-air-traffic-controllers

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/clip/10705670/mctc-air-traffic-control-program-in-jeopardy

    Thanks for all you do.

  • Ann Boyd (Sunday, October 19 14 07:42 am EDT)

    OPM Qualifications Standard for Aviation Safety Series, FG-1825

    MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: (A) Not more than two separate incidents involving Federal aviation regulations violations in the last 5 years; (B) Valid State driver's license; (C) Fluency in the
    English language; (D) No chemical dependencies or drug abuse that could interfere with job performance; and (E) High school diploma or equivalent.

    MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants for positions that require participation in the operation of aircraft MUST possess a valid second-class medical certificate in accordance with Federal Aviation Agency
    (FAA) regulations and pass recurrent medical examinations as prescribed by the FAA.

    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience
    equivalent to the next lower level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the
    duties of the position. Applicants should include examples of specialized experience in their work history.

    In addition, applicants MUST meet all of the following: (A) At least 1 year of pilot experience in multi-engine aircraft of more than 12,500 pounds maximum certificated takeoff weight; (B) Not more
    than 2 flying accidents during the last 5 years in which the applicant's pilot error was involved; (C) Professional flying skill as demonstrated in a simulator check to Airline Transport Pilot
    Standard; (D) Minimum 100 flight hours during the last 3 years; (E) Airline Transport Pilot Certificate or Commercial Pilot Certificate with instrument airplane rating; and (F) minimum 1,500 total
    flight hours.
    Evaluation Criteria

  • j. lewis (Wednesday, September 10 14 01:07 pm EDT)

    Check out more FAA Air Traffic "Successes" in the DOT IG report dated 08.14.2014 Management Advisory on Weaknesses with Site-Specific Deployment Requirements and Specialist Training for STARS.

  • Marcus Harper (Tuesday, September 09 14 06:19 pm EDT)

    Stubborn Questions for the FAA Part 3:

    Does the FAA still avoid answering any questions involving their reports that show an indisputable advantage of hiring CTI/WQ applicants?
    (Yes)

    Do FAA shills tout that you either have what it takes or don't to be a controller
    (Yes)

    Note: No matter how much anecdotal evidence you want to cite...CTI graduates succeed at a much higher rate despite it not being adjusted for first facility difficulty, hmmm CTI's were challenged more
    because they were deemed able to handle it and less likely to fail. Also FAA please tell us about the success rate of the ELITE CTI schools versus off the street, we could use another chuckle.

    Another argument we see your minions using is that the FAA used to always hire off the street....like when resumes were actually reviewed, there wasn't an option to go to CTI school, and the academy
    had rigorous standards. This of course well before the kids from Riddle, Beaver, Purdue, UND, etc. were running up the score. Hey FAA is your next move really going to be touting that some students
    couldn't afford a student loan to a community college?

    Newsflash: us graduates of all genders, races, and financial situations couldn't either but we were willing to do whatever it took. Students moving far from home, accruing debt, working for minimum
    wage, or working multiple jobs WHILE attending CTI programs.

    Is FAAMA against the FAA's hiring procedures? (Yes)

    Was someone with 35 procedural errors on the AT-SAT referred for hiring? (Yes)

    Have high ranking FAA officials been told by current CPC's, supervisors, and management that they made a colossal mistake with the last round of hiring? (Yes)

    Does the FAA require highly specialized aviation related experience for an ATA (Air Traffic Assistant, subordinate to a controller) who gives ZERO control instructions (Yes)

    Could the FAA hire all wronged previously well-qualified CTI students and shore up hiring for the foreseeable future? (Yes)

    Has Joe Teixeira lost numerous EEO complaints? (Yes)

    Did the FAA stop hiring off the street candidates because they "just weren't working out" and didn't allow them to apply to any new bids in 2010 and 2011?
    (Yes, Pubnat 8 was 2009. They hired from that list in fall 2010/Spring 2011)

    Do many of the FAA higher ups have higher education (Yes, including but not limited to Teixeira, Bristol, Harris, Huerta....)

  • Alpha (Tuesday, September 09 14 05:33 pm EDT)

    http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/61934/acti-the-new-hiring-process

  • CTIGRAD09 (Tuesday, August 19 14 11:34 pm EDT)

    Came to United States in 1998; escaped war and wanted to become an ATC since junior in HIGH SCHOOL. Convinced parents of the "American Dream" and to take out STUDENT LOANS from banks to go to ERAU.
    Now, 5 years later - over 98% AT-SAT WQ (had to retake twice because it expired). Almost all STUDENT LOANS in collections and struggling to understand what I did wrong. Very misleading from the FAA
    and shattered my dreams.

  • The Regime (Thursday, August 07 14 01:11 pm EDT)

    The last public hiring was in 2009. They gave AT-SAT's that fall. They would go on to look at these candidates fall 2010 and spring 2011.

    Where was all the public hire bids in 2010 and 2011? Their was no reason for them to bring them back since the CTI schools were growing and between them and VRA's they would crank out enough well
    qualified applicants. Public hires were supposed to be a last resort if the well was dry. FAA was constantly culling data on CTI's vs OTS, WQ vs Q etc. They saw they correlation and it kept growing.
    The amount of CTI schools were hitting a pinnacle.

    "Better qualified" candidates....so better the FAA didn't want them for years.

  • Arthur Treacher (Tuesday, August 05 14 01:34 pm EDT)

    FAA shills still can be found defending the agency saying (paraphrased) I have seen OTS pass and ex-military wash out.

    The next time you see this yarn spun on sites such as stuck mic kindly point that out as anecdotal evidence. The FAA has the data available to source already saying there is a strong correlation of
    success with CTI's and WQ scores against a large sample size. Why do you think they moved away from hiring OTS in the first place? "They just weren't' working out"

    Greco's statements are purely textbook public relations. You would never hear the claim be "35% of our hires have ZERO collegiate, military, or aviation experience." Thanks though, we'll say that for
    you.

    When providing Congress and the media information present them factual information that's sourced and not conjecture. Ask them to have the FAA address specific information and not allow them to give
    general prepared statements where they can isolate statistics to skew viewpoints.

  • CTI Student (Tuesday, August 05 14 01:39 am EDT)

    Re: Herman Munster - actually I did notice the resemblance. The only thing missing were those electrodes sticking out of her neck.

  • CTI United (Monday, August 04 14 07:41 pm EDT)

    [Applicants with controller training in college programs “did very well,’’ FAA spokeswoman Kristie Greco said, pointing to the 754 jobs offered to air-traffic control students and
    graduates....]

    What about the countless elite CTI students passing the only validated ATC exam (with historical data to back it up), the military members with CTO's issued from your agency, and the CPC's who
    collect their FAA paycheck that your agency told "didn't have what it takes." That's right 30 year CPC's working the busiest skies in the world were "rejected" by a sham test en masse.

    Don't softball the FAA any questions and urge the media not to either. Make them dispute statements or facts and source it. See the below article, notice the FAA was happy to present their side by
    skewing stats.

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-about-half-of-new-airtraffic-controller-job-offers-go-to-people-with-no-aviation-experience-faa-says-20140730-story.html

  • wanttohelp (Sunday, August 03 14 10:30 pm EDT)

    There are reports from Daniel Webster college cti grads that they are failing on there last graded, the problems are not recorded, instructor are taking off points if you do a pointout and the
    instructor thought that another pointout should have been done first even if there was no airspace violation.

  • Herman Munster (Saturday, August 02 14 05:13 am EDT)

    Did anyone notice the family resemblance of the corrupt co-conspiriter from Tetra to mine.

  • CTI United (Saturday, July 12 14 12:24 am EDT)

    http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/07/11/ccbc-air-traffic-controller-students-rejected-by-faa-over-new-hiring-process/

    ^CCBC (Beaver)

  • dugxugcututcut (Saturday, June 28 14 05:19 pm EDT)

    Full steam ahead. Fully backed by the big C. Bostick. First TOLs going out today.... even though it's a weekend. doing it while many in HR arent even there! HR sticking by big Joe 100%. Congress only
    asking for CTI to still be considered in future... not placed. Weak Sauce. Lawsuit has big hole in it.

  • internal (Thursday, June 26 14 07:38 pm EDT)

    Right now they may be leaning toward not restoring CTI, as it would invalidate BQ. Looks like no way around it from legal standpoint. Many CTI failed it. How can FAA let them in and not others who
    failed BQ who are OTHERWISE QUALIFIED... especially reinstatement bidders, and first time VETERAN applicants eliminated only by a "bad BQ" (which it would be if they let some people in that failed
    it).

    So... full steam ahead for new Feb 14 hires. Pre TOL emails sent out to try to appease all the phone calls it looks like, but full steam ahead.

    Gonna be tough to restore CTI and still claim BQ was valid.

  • internal (Wednesday, June 25 14 01:31 am EDT)

    ossible holdup is some of the EEO lawsuits. Minority cases brought up even before the Barrier Analysis... big NBCFAE influence.., some VRA first time applicants deemed ineligible by BQ... and some
    Age Discrimination cases too... Age cases by former older FAA ATC employees, both older CPC and even former FSS guys. FAA does not want them, even used BQ to eliminate them with FSS question. Most
    are really old. FAA trying to figure out how to do this, and still say BQ was valid, when it was not. They do not want former CPC, and especially ancient FSS. They want to quietly restore CTI, and
    relieve political pressure, and not give in to complaints from VRA, age, minority, etc. May be more news imminently.

  • CTI UNITED (Tuesday, June 24 14 03:18 pm EDT)

    Internal - This shouldn't be their primary concern.

    I'd allow all those OTS a chance to re-apply (even if they turned 31) but the caveat being they aren't allowed to jump any CTI/VRA from the 2012 pipeline.

    Take the 1% from that and funnel them in with the rest of us and be done with OTS hiring for a minimum of 6 years.

  • CTI UNITED (Tuesday, June 24 14 12:28 pm EDT)

    Easiest way to do this.

    Everyone in the old pipeline from 2012 is given a TOL. Academy dates go in order from oldest applicants to youngest. Everyone's age should be frozen so no one times out.

    Do the right thing FAA.

  • internal (Tuesday, June 24 14 05:24 am EDT)

    One of the main issues now is if they reinstate the CTIs that were purged, that would show the BQ was invalid... which you have been saying all along. But what to do with the other "20,000 plus" non
    CTI that failed the invalid BQ? This is being discussed intensely... but may not be able to purge list without other consequences. Many were eliminated from this bid by an invalid test. The CTIs were
    previously qualified while all the rest were not. What to do with those who were not previously qualified is the question.

  • J. Lewis (Saturday, June 21 14 06:40 pm EDT)

    Joseph's pathological lying is part of the profile of a classic sociopath. Look it up. I am not alone in this observation and opinion.

  • Prince (Monday, June 16 14 03:37 pm EDT)

    How come the Senate and Congress haven’t cited the CTI domination of the OTS applicants historically? All CTI graduates please include this in your correspondence with the applicable sources when you
    write our honorable officials.

    This discredits the FAA in their own words.

Safe Towers Act:

Twitter?

CTI versus GENERAL PUBLIC APPLICANTS:

CONGRESS- MOST RECENT FAA NUMBERS

 

There were a total of 964 new hires… who entered training at an air traffic control facility….

 

Of those, CTI hires attained CPC status from their first facility at a rate of 74.6%...

 

followed by Military at 70.3%... 

 

and General Public at a rate of 44.7%...

 

CTI and Military attained first facility CPC status at a nearly 65% greater rate than General Public.

 

Source: FAA New Hire Training Performance Semi-Annual Report.

 

_______________________ “…Overall, a larger proportion of CTI trainees were successful and a smaller proportion unsuccessful than GP trainees…Simply based on training performance, a preference for CTI graduates over GP applicants at both en route and terminal facilities seems warranted….

Source: The Utility of the Air Traffic Selection and Training Test Battery in Hiring Graduates of an Air Traffic-Collegiate Training Initiative Program, Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Federal Aviation Administration.

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IS Teri Bristol Involved in The Scam With Mary and Joe?

 

 

Teixeira's Boss Does Nothing ??

 

Teri, Mary and Joe Show

THE MOST CORRUPT FAA EMPLOYEE IN HISTORY WITH HIS "TRAVEL MATE" AND ATO-1 TERI BRISTOL

Juggalo/Juggalette (Jŭgg-a-lo/J ŭgg-a-lette)- an insane gang of current and former FAA high level management clowns that get adrenalin rushes from ripping off the taxpayer.

BETRAYAL OF THE PUBLIC TRUST- PLEASE SUBPOENA THIS MAN'S EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

 

Michael McCormick

Oh where oh where has Juggalo CHRIS METTS gone, oh where oh where could he be…

 

After recusing himself for channeling Juggalo money to Tetra and others, Chris Metts goes DEEP DEEP UNDERCOVER (that’s for you PJ because we know you get off pretending to be a spy- we know the real story Pinnochijoe) trying to distance himself from the Juggalos.

 

NOTE TO CHRIS: Either come clean now Chris- or you’ll NEVER get the chance. Little  Joey’s empire is crumbling away fast- and he will make YOU the fall guy. HELPFUL HINT #1: You may want to ring up Bill Nixon and get some REAL advice. HELPFUL HINT #2: If Bill tells you to just lay-low- errrr… get another “adviser.”

YES NATCA AND LOCKHEED.. There is a Santa Claus... if you're TetraTech AMT or Infina...

Money was diverted from many things including ERAM F&E to various Juggalo pals

Hmmmmmmm……

 

What have we here?

 

4883 Controller Training Contract 

Scott Bukovec, System Ops. Contracts Group

 

Minimum $6M to a max of $500M - due to bid 3rd Qtr of 2014.

 

very interesting...

 

Would any of the Juggalos like to comment?

Geeez FAA- At Least Get Your STORY Straight

Another eerie resemblance...

Baghdad Bob

"Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire"

Versus...

L'Enfant Mike -FAA Minister of Propaganda

MIMW...

VERSUS....

DOT Secretary Foxx Admits Reason For FAA Illegally Purging CTI List

Eerie Resemblance

"Chalk Balls"

 

The Heat

 

versus...

John C. Scott- APTMetrics

Questions regarding lack of validation regarding APT questions on the BQ...

APT experienced in such matters? Not so fast....