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9th Apr 2018, 06:17
Replies: 3
Views: 3,152
Posted By Tower Ranger

That must have been an eventful trip back in '65!!

That must have been an eventful trip back in '65!!
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Mar 2018, 18:05
Replies: 15
Views: 2,654
Posted By Tower Ranger

You would not be cleared for take-off at DXB...

You would not be cleared for take-off at DXB without the appropriately timed vortex wake spacing.
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Mar 2017, 09:25
Replies: 29
Views: 7,098
Posted By Tower Ranger

Don't SERCO already provide ATC at around 50...

Don't SERCO already provide ATC at around 50 American Airports? You never know Chevvron there may be opportunities for BCU's too:)
21st Dec 2016, 01:51
Replies: 3,594
Views: 662,516
Posted By Tower Ranger

Maybe it's their Santa wish list?

Maybe it's their Santa wish list?
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2016, 01:50
Replies: 19
Views: 6,514
Posted By Tower Ranger

At DXB L4 is the taxiway west of 12R which is...

At DXB L4 is the taxiway west of 12R which is predominanty a departure rwy. A better example to look at at DXB is Twy R which is to the east of 30R, anything using that Twy has to be clear of the LSA...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Dec 2016, 05:55
Replies: 332
Views: 218,343
Posted By Tower Ranger

Australian Tower jobs opening up again for their...

Australian Tower jobs opening up again for their overseas exiles.
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Nov 2016, 11:45
Replies: 332
Views: 218,343
Posted By Tower Ranger

There are UK Controllers on their way to Canada...

There are UK Controllers on their way to Canada very shortly.
23rd Sep 2016, 06:10
Replies: 3,594
Views: 662,516
Posted By Tower Ranger

Oh dear, someone is starting to throw their toys...

Oh dear, someone is starting to throw their toys out of the pram but regardless of your personal opinion of DC9 he has a point.

I lived in NI for about 35 year years, 25 of those in County...
21st Sep 2016, 18:55
Replies: 3,594
Views: 662,516
Posted By Tower Ranger

"Knock seems to do fairly well without any...

"Knock seems to do fairly well without any Ryanair base, even exceptionally well."

Seems that even the Statues at Knock will be having more movements than Eglinton soon!!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2016, 02:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By Tower Ranger

I think the Kawasaki H2R is a lot more impressive...

I think the Kawasaki H2R is a lot more impressive than a one off streamlined special. For a start you can buy an R Version on Kawasaki's H2 for around 40k, it's capable of 250mph and does 0-250mph...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jul 2016, 08:46
Replies: 25
Views: 9,267
Posted By Tower Ranger

It's a minimum of 120 seconds (must be in a Nats...

It's a minimum of 120 seconds (must be in a Nats AIC somewhere) and, yes, the controller estimates the time to roll and rotate but its not rocket science as depending on the type departing anywhere...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2016, 08:29
Replies: 25
Views: 9,267
Posted By Tower Ranger

I'm sorry Grum but that is completely incorrect. ...

I'm sorry Grum but that is completely incorrect.

At DXB Medium A/C are given the standard ICAO departure vortex wake spacing of 2 minutes behind a Heavy and 3 minutes behind a Super departing...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2016, 11:44
Replies: 69
Views: 26,042
Posted By Tower Ranger

Happy days at Bailbrook, I was there as part of...

Happy days at Bailbrook, I was there as part of the first CAA Area Course in 1990. Mike, Eric, Martin and the two Dave's were all there then. I was fortunate enough to get back there regularly after...
20th Jun 2016, 23:52
Replies: 3,290
Views: 879,429
Posted By Tower Ranger

How it used too work; ATC get a call...

How it used too work;
ATC get a call requesting an extension of hours and as they are contracted to work a "reasonable amount of overtime" the answer is usually yes. Overtime is paid hourly at 16...
4th May 2016, 10:20
Replies: 3,290
Views: 879,429
Posted By Tower Ranger

Not sure how much City are having to pay their...

Not sure how much City are having to pay their Country cousins for the vectoring but I hear the Flow control into City at peak times is fairly savage!!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2016, 11:36
Replies: 32
Views: 2,872
Posted By Tower Ranger

I've had worldwideinsure excess insurance for...

I've had worldwideinsure excess insurance for years so have never had to pay the extra insurance charges. One car that i'd hired in Nice vandalised in Barcelona and one damaged in San Francisco...
23rd Apr 2016, 10:46
Replies: 3,290
Views: 879,429
Posted By Tower Ranger

"Sorry, but to have witnessed 4 aircraft perform...

"Sorry, but to have witnessed 4 aircraft perform 4 go arounds each in the space of 30 minutes is a bloody serious issue both on a safety side and a service side....."

You're right, the guy that...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Apr 2016, 08:54
Replies: 34
Views: 14,193
Posted By Tower Ranger

You've forgotten about one group. The experienced...

You've forgotten about one group. The experienced UK ATCO's working overseas at some pretty complex and busy units who might just fancy heading back home.
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Apr 2016, 08:01
Replies: 22
Views: 8,889
Posted By Tower Ranger

Yep, how many of us have been a part of that...

Yep, how many of us have been a part of that particular pantomime over the years? Lets hope jobs are not lost as a consequence.
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Mar 2016, 17:09
Replies: 22
Views: 15,850
Posted By Tower Ranger

Fairly obvious I'd have thought.

Fairly obvious I'd have thought.
28th Feb 2016, 11:17
Replies: 3,594
Views: 662,516
Posted By Tower Ranger

But at least the road would attract some traffic!!

But at least the road would attract some traffic!!
4th Feb 2016, 17:23
Replies: 7,044
Views: 1,964,140
Posted By Tower Ranger

Of course Bangor can't compete with Belfast, it's...

Of course Bangor can't compete with Belfast, it's way too far from Aldergrove!!
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jan 2016, 04:01
Replies: 12
Views: 4,313
Posted By Tower Ranger

Is it still the case that they don't pay you...

Is it still the case that they don't pay you while you're training or has that changed for the better now?
20th Nov 2015, 21:09
Replies: 7,044
Views: 1,964,140
Posted By Tower Ranger

Can't see an A320 being the weapon of choice if...

Can't see an A320 being the weapon of choice if Qatar were going to venture north of the border. Apart from it not being able to make it without a stop the fares would need to be very low to make...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Oct 2015, 12:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,938
Posted By Tower Ranger

Which airfield, they might require bird scaring...

Which airfield, they might require bird scaring too chevvron lol!
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