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ATCO Vacancy at Blackpool

Old 4th Jun 2019, 12:11
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ATCO Vacancy at Blackpool

Blackpool are looking for an ATCO:

https://blackpoolairport.com/Vacancies-News
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Old 5th Jun 2019, 06:35
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And a proofreader as well!
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Old 7th Jun 2019, 12:41
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Looks like they have got a proofreader now :-)
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 10:31
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"Experience of working in a busy IFR/VFR mixed traffic workload in Class G airspace would be a distinct advantage."

Here's a question that's been bothering me for years: how in the he** can a controller handle "busy IFR/VFR traffic" in uncontrolled airspace? How does it work?
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:00
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Originally Posted by jangler909 View Post
"Experience of working in a busy IFR/VFR mixed traffic workload in Class G airspace would be a distinct advantage."

Here's a question that's been bothering me for years: how in the he** can a controller handle "busy IFR/VFR traffic" in uncontrolled airspace? How does it work?
Owing to the fact that the UK does not comply with the ICAO Standards set out in Annex 11 at 2.11.3.1 and 2.11.5.1, and appears to not notify Differences from them!

These Standards require Controlled Airspace (CTA & CTR) to be provided for IFR flights, something which Blackpool, Exeter and others in the UK do not have in order to protect IFR arriving/departing/holding traffic.

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Old 12th Jun 2019, 17:38
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Owing to the fact that the UK does not comply with the ICAO Standards set out in Annex 11 at 2.11.3.1 and 2.11.5.1, and appears to not notify Differences from them!

These Standards require Controlled Airspace (CTA & CTR) to be provided for IFR flights, something which Blackpool, Exeter and others in the UK do not have in order to protect IFR arriving/departing/holding traffic.
IIRC there is nothing in the SARPs that precludes IFR flight outside CAS, and I think it happens in many countries. But those standards refer to the establishment of controlled airspace where it is determined that ATC shall be provided to IFR flights....but the UK also allows ATC to be provided outside CAS, and therein lies the problem.
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 20:59
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Only for a few more years!

We’ve all seen the proposed text of Part.ATS, I assume.........
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When it first opened in 1965, EGNX operated a very busy IFR/VFR mix for about 8 years before they acquired a 'Special Rules Zone'. They had crossing R/Ws too, with the grass strip 01/19. It got very complicated at times, with lots of circuit traffic and transits nearby, via Lichfield and the 'CA' NDB, 4 miles to the east. Great respect to the ladies and gentlemen who did it.
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