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Old 10th Dec 2016, 06:45
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Oldest ATCO......

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What about UK??????
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 08:24
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The Guinness Book of Records is wrong. This gentleman is older:

See pages 18-19 of

http://the-controller.ifatca.org/2013_03/index.php

Note the date of the article, and he still holds a valid Unit Endorsement.
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 09:38
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You must be in the running too surely Talkdownman?!
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 09:49
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Not quite, R, I can't run...
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 11:47
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Wonder how old Jimmy Jeffs (ATC Licence #1) and "Ash" Ashburner at Sywell would be now..
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 16:23
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Jimmy - 116

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I think Ash might've been even older. I last saw him in May '68. He must've been around 70 then.
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 17:41
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Must meet for a beer soon M
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 18:06
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Sure. You can push my Bath chair. I thought you were still in the Sand Pit. What dodgy airfield are you working at now? Come up on discrete...
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It seems that most of the larger employers of ATCOs (and some countries and government agencies) have a mandatory retirement age for operational controllers (the FAA for example) so the examples given for older controllers are usually empoyed in towers (aerodrome control), as that is most often the realm where the smaller ATC providers operate.

However in Canada there is no mandatory retirement age, so NavCanada has quite a few older controllers in all ATC environments. For example, YVR ACC currently has two operational (and medically validated) controllers over age 70. One is 72, the other is 75.

At a recent get-together it was suggested a documentary should be made about their memories and reminiscences. It would be titled "Pushing Fabric"...
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