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Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 16:35
Replies: 62
Views: 7,144
Posted By 2 sheds

...but as a surveillance radar, as opposed to its...

...but as a surveillance radar, as opposed to its use for SRAs, it was rubbish. Poor range selection, underpowered such that precipitation plus suppressors killed the aircraft returns, and the...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 12:17
Replies: 62
Views: 7,144
Posted By 2 sheds

A minor correction, Helen - probably a typo - the...

A minor correction, Helen - probably a typo - the higher rotation rate of the 430 was 40 rpm, in theory to cater for high speed aircraft on final, but in practice a useless facility as it tended to...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 10:13
Replies: 62
Views: 7,144
Posted By 2 sheds

It would be more accurate to say that quite a few...

It would be more accurate to say that quite a few civil aerodromes still do have them!

2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 09:24
Replies: 62
Views: 7,144
Posted By 2 sheds

Quite misleading to refer to it as a...

Quite misleading to refer to it as a "cloudbreak", a term that must be at least half a century out of date. It is what is is, an instrument approach procedure with an appropriate OCA/H and is as...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Apr 2021, 17:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By 2 sheds

Try reading the application - and an aeronautical...

Try reading the application - and an aeronautical chart! :)

2 s
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2021, 17:44
Replies: 145
Views: 11,260
Posted By 2 sheds

The BBC defence correspondent, Jonathan Beale,...

The BBC defence correspondent, Jonathan Beale, was less than impressive in his commentary on the 41-gun salute broadcast. I lost count of the number of times that he said "y'know" to his female...
21st Mar 2021, 20:33
Replies: 9
Views: 1,025
Posted By 2 sheds

old,not bold - you are correct about the QGH,...

old,not bold - you are correct about the QGH, which was a military procedure. The civil approach, pilot interpreted, was a VDF approach. You could request a QDM as often as you liked, which you...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Mar 2021, 10:19
Replies: 30
Views: 3,986
Posted By 2 sheds

In the context of the original post, that is...

In the context of the original post, that is rather misleading. The (UK-specific) requirement is..
, but, apart from permitting generic information on known aerial activity, also specifies...

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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 12:46
Replies: 73
Views: 5,739
Posted By 2 sheds

My grandfather was from that generation that was...

My grandfather was from that generation that was made of sterner stuff. He said that during the blitz, people just got on with life. He said it was all down to luck; if a bomb had your name on it,...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2021, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By 2 sheds

It seems to be a perfectly reasonable question...

It seems to be a perfectly reasonable question from the OP that does does not need various instant experts to respond to quite so aggresively. This situation occurs frequently and surely the...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Feb 2021, 19:11
Replies: 16
Views: 2,076
Posted By 2 sheds

I think that FlightDetent was saying that part of...

I think that FlightDetent was saying that part of the LVPs may have been a requirement to remain with only one runway in use.

2 s
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2021, 14:52
Replies: 416
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Views: 60,119
Posted By 2 sheds

What concerns many people is that that reputation...

What concerns many people is that that reputation and respect is no longer justified to the same degree as it used to be.

2 s
8th Feb 2021, 17:33
Replies: 289
Views: 70,797
Posted By 2 sheds

Was spelled and pronounced "Limar"- don't know...

Was spelled and pronounced "Limar"- don't know why. Yes, Dave Glazer (with a long "a").

2 s
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2021, 16:34
Replies: 46
Views: 2,100
Posted By 2 sheds

Sikorsky came unstuck with the S76, originally...

Sikorsky came unstuck with the S76, originally called the Spirit - not well received in South America and similar parts.

Then there was the Rolls-Royce Silver Mist in Germany.

2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Feb 2021, 18:38
Replies: 57
Views: 14,718
Posted By 2 sheds

In the time taken to say that, you could identify...

In the time taken to say that, you could identify the aircraft and ascertain whether you needed to specify ROCAS - or perhaps even issue a prompt clearance!

2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jan 2021, 13:06
Replies: 57
Views: 14,718
Posted By 2 sheds

And the point is...? "ROCAS" should never be...

And the point is...? "ROCAS" should never be required?

2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jan 2021, 08:40
Replies: 57
Views: 14,718
Posted By 2 sheds

Marley Lite "Remain outside...", I hope, as the...

Marley Lite
"Remain outside...", I hope, as the standard terminology, but a valid and practical point, not understood by some!
2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Jan 2021, 15:31
Replies: 57
Views: 14,718
Posted By 2 sheds

...which makes you wonder - as the transferring...

...which makes you wonder - as the transferring controller - does (s)he serioiusly expect me to parrot that to the pilot while changing code and frequency?

2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jan 2021, 09:45
Replies: 57
Views: 14,718
Posted By 2 sheds

Well said, Mike. It's worth quoting the MATS...

Well said, Mike.
It's worth quoting the MATS procedure:
"When an aircraft requests permission to enter controlled airspace for the purposes of landing at the associated aerodrome or transiting the...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jan 2021, 09:31
Replies: 19
Views: 3,638
Posted By 2 sheds

Hi Kieran I was only emphasising that we have...

Hi Kieran
I was only emphasising that we have this hang-up of essentially the strips moving down the display - but for what reason? Has an alternative ever been considered? After all, in most...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jan 2021, 07:45
Replies: 57
Views: 14,718
Posted By 2 sheds

Marly Lite Why do you not consult NATS, the...

Marly Lite
Why do you not consult NATS, the ANSP at Bristol? You might just find that they have a policy of only providing service within CAS. Your thoroughly offensive remarks do not impress.
2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Jan 2021, 18:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,638
Posted By 2 sheds

I blame the unit management and the CAA. You...

I blame the unit management and the CAA. You might think that this critical part of the data display, vital in every traffic situation from busy VFR to LVO, would be specified precisely in all MATS...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jan 2021, 13:44
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By 2 sheds

No - UK will still have visibility and cloud...

No - UK will still have visibility and cloud limits on issue of VFR clearances to and from the aerodrome.

2 s
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jan 2021, 18:42
Replies: 25
Views: 3,295
Posted By 2 sheds

Hi WWW - I would not say that UK ATCOs are asked...

Hi WWW - I would not say that UK ATCOs are asked to go beyond the ICAO requirements because, in addition to the procedures for the class of airspace, the requirement is to prevent collisions. I...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2021, 17:38
Replies: 45
Views: 3,390
Posted By 2 sheds

Not wishing to divert the thread too much from...

Not wishing to divert the thread too much from its serious OP, but on the aspect of the overall poor quality of the presenters, particularly for what they are paid...

They nearly all -...
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