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19th Jul 2016, 18:06
PPRuNe have kindly given their full permission to post the following;

WANTED - Commercial Pilots to attend Emergency Training for Air Traffic Controllers

ATCOs at London Control Centre (Area & Terminal Control) Swanwick, are required to undertake emergency training each year to maintain their licences. This training is split between ABES (ABnormal & Emergency Situations, formerly TRUCE) & STAC (Scenario Training for Aircrew & Controllers).

ABES occurs in the afternoon & involves both classroom & practical simulator sessions; theses sessions are greatly enhanced by the presence of a Commercial Pilot. There will be an opportunity to visit the Ops room at Swanwick prior to the session.

STAC is a facilitated classroom session for Pilots & ATCOs. It is solely classroom based & uses some radar replays to enhance discussions. Discussions include how emergencies effect operations on the flight deck & in the Control Room. A greater understanding of each others requirements in these circumstances can lead to better handling of these events. The day usually concludes with Pilots visiting the Ops rooms.

We are able to offer sensible travel expenses and lunch will normally be provided.

Below are the dates of the ABES and STAC (in large bold red) sessions where we have availability for Pilots to attend;

6th, 8th, 8th, 14th, 16th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 26th, 28th, 30th

4th, 4th, 6th, 10th, 14th, 20th, 24th

1st, 3rd, 7th, 11th, 15th, 15th, 17th, 25th, 29th, 29th

7th, 7th, 9th, 13th, 15th, 15th

4th, 6th, 10th, 10th, 12th, 18th, 18th, 20th, 26th, 30th

3rd, 7th, 9th, 17th, 17th, 21st, 21st, 23rd, 27th

3rd, 7th, 7th, 9th, 13th, 13th, 15th, 17th, 21st, 23rd, 27th, 31st

4th, 6th, 10th, 12th, 14th, 14th, 18th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 26th, 28th

2nd, 2nd, 8th, 10th, 16th, 24th, 24th, 26th


If you would like to attend on any of the above dates, please email [email protected]. Please include an email address, details about you, who you fly for & what you fly, detailed joining instructions will then be issued.

20th Jul 2016, 07:41
Great course and learned a great deal.

20th Jul 2016, 10:52
Do Scottish have any dates?

26th Sep 2016, 13:26
I went, enjoyed it, and left impressed.

parkfell: I had asked about Prestwick but the NATS team on the day was not sure if there would be such event. Why not combine it with a nice trip to Portsmouth naval history sites? :ok:

Much recommended!