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Old 17th Jun 2017, 10:26
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Originally Posted by 2 sheds View Post
Your OP said that the service was changing to A/G. The announcement that you have now attached specifies AFIS.
You implied "RIP all the ATCOs" - and yet the obvious source of AFISOs would be the existing ATCOs.
2 s
Even those ATCOs with a valid ADV/ADI rating would need to hold a FISO Licence and undergo training to validate it. A person with the valid ratings would not need to take the FISO exams, they can just apply for the licence and pay the money.
In all probability the MER would be reduced to 20 hours instead of 40, however only 4 hours training per day is allowed so it would take a minimum of 5 days before the first FISO was valid assuming the CAA allow one person a 'greefield' validation.
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