So... I got assigned to Pensacola TRACON.
First reaction: Holy motherfracking God that's far.
Over 650 miles driving from where I live now, which translates into 12+ hours of driving or at least $360 in airfare per person. All other FAA facilities in Florida are within 6 hours of driving.
Second reaction: Good home prices, laid-back way of life, and lots of aviation-related activities.
We've been doing our homework and are really starting to like the area. The home prices are half of what they are here in Miami. And...the place is nice. Like, pleasant. Small-towny.
4 days ago