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.
A dear friend and colleague suddenly passed away last week, due to a blood clot to the heart at only 51, at least he got to see his 1st grandchild Emily.
We worked together at Humberside as assistants in the very early 80ís and have been good friends since. Mark became an ATCO, did some Airport Management and went back to controlling and recently became an instructor at an Air Traffic College.
He will be missed and my sincere condolences go to his family. His funeral at St Peters Church, Mattishall, Norfolk, NR20 3RZ, 24th May at 1:30pm.
Never knew Mark personally, but well remember Niknak's valuable contributions to PPRuNe. Having only last week spent anxious hours wired up in A&E, I know how problems with the ticker can suddenly catch you out. Sincerest condolences to all the family. RIP
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RIP Niknak. Such a sudden and unexpected passing of one of the real characters on PPRuNe. His input, whether you agreed with him or not, was always able to catalyse discussion, and this will be missed.
HD, I have seen many writings from you regarding your beloved wife, here on PPRuNe and it is clear that she was a huge part of your life and that you were both inseperable. It's hard to think about what you must be going through.
Condolences and deepest sympathy from all the PPRuNe team to both sets of families and wishing strength and courage to all those who are left behind.
UK ATC'er Old enough to know better, young enough to carry on regardless.
Bren I'm so so sorry to hear your news, words can't describe. I know from things you've said on here but also at work before you retired about how close and happy you were. Wish we could make it better but know we can't. RIP.
RIP also for Niknak - always enjoyed reading his posts and they debates they sparked.