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NATS interview process

Old 28th Oct 2011, 14:19
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right, you just have to read the question properly and organize it:

Car: does 75km in t minutes at a speed s
Train: does the same 75km in t-12,5 minutes (as it stopped for 12,5mins) at a speed 1,5s (as it can go 50% faster than the car)

as speed is distance/time, if you match the speeds:

1.5*75/t = 75/(t-12.5) <=> t = 37.5 mins which gives s = 75/37.5 = 2km/min = 120 km/h.

hope it helps, although you wont really find questions of this type (so elaborate) during the tests. You should practice head ons etc. which are generaly easier
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 14:25
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Roitos: thank you very much, I really understand it now. You've really simplified it!
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 16:53
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stage 3 dates

has anyone any idea about when will b dates 4 the stage 3? Im wating since May and hav no notice!

Hugs

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Old 28th Oct 2011, 20:06
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I'm in the same boat except I have been waiting since well before May! :P

And no, nobody has any idea. HR are ignoring us all! We're learning to get used to that one. We should all consider a club with ties, jackets, bad music and low membership fees?

Phil
P.S. Serious part of the post: I have given up ringing NATS. I feel they have enough messages from me. At the end of the day, when they are ready to give me a Stage 3 date they'll issue me one. Until that point I am running on a "chilled out" policy. I personally believe that is the best action at the moment.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 20:21
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WTF have the speeds of stopping trains (or cars) got to do with ATC? PhiltheReaper is even travelling in a boat FFS.
Surely passengers fly on airliners to avoid this rubbish.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 20:35
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Crazy Voyager.
"New way with a joint basic course"?
Nothing new there. that is what most of us did 32 years ago. Have they finally realized?
Stand-by for the imminent return of 3 to 1 oral examination boards.
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Old 28th Oct 2011, 22:03
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ZOOKER: again, I know the problem from your point of view, does not have any sense, but in regard to the maths test it is mandatory to know how to quickly and mentally calculate speed, time and distance problems. Not to mention, wether the question refers to planes, cars or trains, since the nitty gritty of the whole thing isn't what you are dealing with, but your accuracy and mental calculations.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 08:42
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Also waiting

Hey Phil and Jesseladrian,

As Phil well knows, I'm also waiting since well before May. I check the email every other day and I've stopped worrying about it too much.

There's plenty of people on the same bicycle as us. So just sit it out and we'll get a stage 3 invite eventually.

PS. Didn't want say "in the same boat" as they've already been mentioned. Other forms of transport have also apart from bicycles, buses and hovercraft!
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 08:59
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Hi guys. I emailed HR a few weeks ago regarding when stage 3 dates will come out. Got a prompt response. They'll be out in the new year. Everyone waiting on a date will receive an email telling them the dates are up and it'll be first come first served to book a date. This should allow you to stop checking the link every day.
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 10:06
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All of us coming to blows. Slaps n wallows all over around
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Old 29th Oct 2011, 18:41
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Indeedy, I think I'll still be checking regularly. After all if I have to I'll be at fisticuffs with Chocolate Hobnob for places, some epic film-like dual on a moving steam engine! (We needed the obscure vehicle reference I felt)
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Old 31st Oct 2011, 21:03
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"Dear Jessel

Thank you for your email.

We will release further dates in the New Year, probably at the end of January. You will automatically be emailed. The email will contain a link to a live site so you should respond as soon as you are able as times and dates will be taken up quickly. Your application in the meantime will not be affected.

With kind regards"
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Old 20th Nov 2011, 15:30
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NATS 'gateway game'

Hello - can anyone help me understand the Gateway Game on the NATS Atco Careers website?

I've tried sending targets through the gates in every possible combination of direction and order, but always get a 'game over'!

Untitled Document

Thanks - David
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Old 24th Nov 2011, 20:48
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David,
thanks for the link, superb!
If it helps, I can't do any of these games either, in spite of 29 years as a NATS operational ATCO. In all that time, never ever saw a "sprite" on the radar.
Love your 'ident'. LIC 545 KHz, just south of the A38. A sad day when she was finally switched off.

P.S.
If it helps, 'PEDIG' is more or less the same position. Have a guess why it's called PEDIG.
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 06:27
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ZOOKER -

I'd love someone to shed some light on that one - I've no idea why it would end up as 'PEDIG', think I'm missing something.

As for those games they claim they show your ability to control - but your 29 years would say otherwise!

I'm another one of those in the queue waiting for NATS to open their doors for new applicants. But, at least it's giving me extra time to swot up on all the aircraft stats...
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 11:22
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PEDIG is named after Marstons Psdigree, a splendid ale brewed nearby at Burton-On-Trent.
Many of of the older waypoints are named after ground 'features' or even people.
Good luck with the application process. It seems to change frequently, but there is lots of useful information and help on here.
Have you had a go at the 'Air Traffic Chief' game yet? No coloured shapes, but loads of planes!
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 12:59
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Can non-EU citizens apply for NATS? I'm from Ukraine.
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Old 25th Nov 2011, 14:49
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You need to be eligeble to work in the UK, if you're not a EU-citizen this may mean you have to sort out some visa or work permit, not sure how that works though as I'm a EU-citizen myself.

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Old 27th Nov 2011, 13:01
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Distance Learning Pack

Hi

Trying to get a head start with my NATS career!

I understand that once you have successfully passed the NATS tests and interviews to become an ATCO you are sent a 'distance learning pack', has anyone received one of these recently and could tell me what it comprises off so I know what to start looking at now!

MTIA
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Old 6th Dec 2011, 13:40
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Surely someone can answer this question?

Phil
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