ATC IssuesA place where pilots may enter the 'lions den' that is Air Traffic Control in complete safety and find out the answers to all those obscure topics which you always wanted to know the answer to but were afraid to ask.
If you mean "luxemburg city", well, it's a little, expensive but nice town. But absolutely nothing to do in the evening The IANS building (http://www.eurocontrol.int/ians/publ.../homepage.html) in itself looks like the Headquarter's in Brussel , so rather new & spacious. And a great international atmosphere as mentioned before.
I have just sent off my application form to Eurocontrol.
Just curious, but has anyone trained in Luxembourg??? If so, what is it like?? What is Maastricht like??
Any info would be much appreciated!
Luxembourg is a beautiful city! As mentioned can be extremely boring in the evenings. I lived outside the City about 20 mins by bus to the IANS and the town. I had a bus every 30 mins, which was grand, The weekends are a great buzz, and if you end up with a good bunch on your course then you will have some great times. Midweek you will find yourself studying most of the time There are thousands of expats there, most working in banking. And some good bars and nightclubs, the pygmalion Irish Pub, Prime Time, the Tube....to mention a few....some good memories. The instuctors are sound,and you can expect plenty of support! Ye get back what ye put in! Maastricht if you make it, is a lovely town, with a lot of history and culture. The nightlife is alright! It is the oldest city in the Netherlands and apparently was once the capital. you are in Belgium in 5 mins and Germany in 20 and within an hour of Brussels, Cologne, Eindhoven and Dusseldorf, Amsterdam being two hours away. Its a hard slog from start to finish but it's worth it in the end! It is a great company to work for. The mixture of Nationalities is also a great thing...GOOD LUCK! GO FOR IT!
Maastricht, probably one of the greatest Citys. I lived there about 10 years ago now and it was great. In fact it was so good, I married one of the locals and therefore have to visit a few times a year!
Sitting on the Vrijtof in summer has to be one of the best sites around ..
All I need now (and to make wife delriously happy), is a job at Eurocontrol!
Having just been turned down by NATS , i'm looking at the eurocontrol ATC training program. I'd have no probs with moving abroad for the training but would be grateful for any info regarding where you're likley to get posted if you go down that route? Do you have as little say about it as you do with NATS? and could it be anywhere in europe?
I dont like the idea of moving abroad permenantly, but don't want to wait around for 12 months before i can apply again.
OK, cheers tiger and number two. having done a bit more research i can see my plan is severely flawed. I'm really just wanting to get some experience in the field before applying again in 12 months. I was thinking about trying to find an ATSA vacancy but i am i right in thinking NATS are more likely to be 'streamlining' in this area rather than recruiting? especially considering the effects of the new pay deal?
Lux is quite ok, at least you can be sure you won't get distracted from studying I lived 15 mins drive from the IANS, outside the city and it was very-very nice, in fact much nicer than my flat in Maastricht right now... Adding some places to Irish expatriot's list, Maybe Not Bob's, Lisboa II and Chi'Chi's are all nice places too to go out for a dinner Though Maastricht is much-much better I think - both to work and to go out. Unfortunately in the next AbInitio there will be much less people, but good luck for you guys, just do your best...