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Baghdad Area Control/Approach Control

Discussion in 'Air Traffic Control' started by A80TRACON, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. A80TRACON

    A80TRACON Well-Known Member

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    Yeah yeah I know, Baghdad, ugh.

    Actually not a bad gig for retired US controllers, both for Area and Approach controllers.

    Excellent pay (app. 190k with the first 110k or so with a lower tax bracket), 56 vacation days a year (not counting the combination of your weekend days added to the vacation days), travel allowance (around 13k a yr), annual bonus equivalent to 10% of your base.

    Free single room/bathroom/shower, internet, laundry/dry cleaning taken care of, fairly good food in the DFAC, VERY nice bar, excellent rec area with superb pool, sauna, tennis court etc.

    Area is housed on airport property with G4S security, very safe (at least I've felt safe for almost 2 yrs here).

    Excellent people to work with. Mix of Americans, Europeans, Icelanders, South Africans etc

    No OT, average 6 day weeks with a Sleep/Off day after.

    Not for everyone but a fun adventure and a great way to bank some serious cash (as the only thing you pay for is smokes and booze (which is cheap) ).

    Area Control

    https://jobs.flightglobal.com/job/1401462422/air-traffic-control-officer-area-ojti-baghdad/

    Approach Control

    https://jobs.flightglobal.com/job/1401462421/air-traffic-control-officer-approach-ojti-baghdad/

    Any questions just ask
     
  2. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    What do you do on your off day in Baghdad? I'm guessing leisurely strolls around the city and brunch on the Tigris are out of the question
     
  3. Nark

    Nark Well-Known Member

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    Which sector do you work?

    I might know a guy flying there now...
     
  4. A80TRACON

    A80TRACON Well-Known Member

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    Not allowed to leave the camp, which is enclosed on the airport property. Lately it's been hovering around 120°'s so not much outside activity.

    Some guys have bikes that they've brought from overseas and ride around all the different access roads and also to work, about 17km.

    Me, I frequent the gym and the bar. I'm only here this time for a few months, but in the past there was a lot of travelling to Europe to meet up with the Minister of Home Affairs.
     
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  5. A80TRACON

    A80TRACON Well-Known Member

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    All 3 approach sectors which encompasses the entire country. From north of Mosul to the Kuwait border.
     
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