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Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jan 2010, 17:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By AJ7

Qantas 2, hold at DINGO...

Qantas 2, hold at DINGO...
15th Nov 2009, 23:15
Replies: 40
Views: 5,564
Posted By AJ7

worst surface wind i gave was 220 @ 39 G 49, a...

worst surface wind i gave was 220 @ 39 G 49, a few went around due windshear during the course of the day, and a couple diverted out.

tower was a little shaky at points, but a sight better than...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Nov 2009, 17:54
Replies: 44
Views: 6,725
Posted By AJ7

Heard the stories of Saturday afternoon barbeques...

Heard the stories of Saturday afternoon barbeques in previous times, wouldnt have fancied one yesterday though!

simfly, i might have had a tonic having gotten home and finished the cycle, that...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Nov 2009, 11:33
Replies: 44
Views: 6,725
Posted By AJ7

HD et al... You could definitely feel the gusts...

HD et al... You could definitely feel the gusts of 50+ knots in the new tower yesterday. Standing up or sitting down didnt make much difference either, pretty sure Gonzo will second that thought.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Oct 2009, 23:02
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Yeah, i'll grant you that! Went along to a Stage...

Yeah, i'll grant you that! Went along to a Stage 1 day in March, there was this poor guy who looked so ill it was untrue, had to convince him he could rebook. Wonder if he got through...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Oct 2009, 22:48
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

KitKat et al The people running the Stage 1...

KitKat et al

The people running the Stage 1 days will state that you can choose not to sit the day and rebook if you dont feel 100%, but once you start the assessment there's no allowance made...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Sep 2009, 14:39
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

They take your preference into account, but its...

They take your preference into account, but its after everything else. Business need comes first everytime. Id suggest they would do what they could to try and get you to a unit you would be happy...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Sep 2009, 13:09
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Inky/Pugwash You'll start at college on the...

Inky/Pugwash

You'll start at college on the square root of sod all, maybe 900pm take home, thats including the accom payment. College lasts between 4 months (Aero) and 11 months (Area). Add in...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Sep 2009, 10:43
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

134 places per year at the college sounds...

134 places per year at the college sounds right... figures between 10 and 45 thousand applicants have been mooted around, as someone previously pointed out, a fair amount of people may apply and...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Sep 2009, 22:27
Replies: 1,617
Views: 2,226,905
Posted By AJ7

Whilst on the topic of Qantas... ...

Whilst on the topic of Qantas...

''Speedbird XXX, give way to the Qantas A380 right to left''

''Roger, we'll give way to the block of flats... Speedbird XXX''
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Aug 2009, 22:25
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

if you work for NATS, they pay for your medicals...

if you work for NATS, they pay for your medicals at the CAA.
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Aug 2009, 14:55
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

believe the online test is just to give you a...

believe the online test is just to give you a mild indication of what to expect in the stage 1 tests...

and for a tower/unit visit, i'd say dress respectably, even if we at the unit dont :}
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Jun 2009, 09:37
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

This thread is probably too big, but then there...

This thread is probably too big, but then there is a lot of information of value in it. Im with T250 on this one, a lot of people post the same question expecting an immediate answer... when in the...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jun 2009, 16:28
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

pigla when i started, there were 35 new...

pigla

when i started, there were 35 new trainees on my course, and there were four courses starting a year. so in the region of 120-140 new trainees a year would be a fair guess...

as for how...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th May 2009, 07:41
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

dr_pie 1) while not necessarily common,...

dr_pie

1) while not necessarily common, your details going to the medical department is just to check your potential eligibility to get a Class 1 medical, which is necessary to be an ATCO. You...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th May 2009, 12:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By AJ7

Whichever discipline you do, you'll most likely...

Whichever discipline you do, you'll most likely really enjoy it... and probably never experience the other disciplines. So you may wonder what it could have been like, but does it matter?
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2009, 20:27
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Thats the first time I've ever seen that...

Thats the first time I've ever seen that statement... sciolist, great term!

I wonder if HR will let me have a go at these FEAST tests, cause they sound interesting... and if i'll subsequently be...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2009, 14:41
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Paperclip and JonathonB: TC Controllers...

Paperclip and JonathonB:

TC Controllers come from both the Approach and Area courses. You don't have to be dual rated in both to work at TC either. As you probably know, TC control the airspace...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Apr 2009, 22:22
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Eek

Was 8 pages long when I applied, and only 12 when I got through stage 3... :}

Guess I've seen this evolve a little bit then...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Apr 2009, 21:06
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

My question would be - Will I still pass the eye...

My question would be - Will I still pass the eye medical having stared at a screen to read 140 something pages of info?

But absolutely, read it all if you can. Will be worth it.
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Apr 2009, 00:05
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Slinky Busiest time of year - Summer. ...

Slinky

Busiest time of year - Summer.

Weekdays tend to be busier than weekends, with all the business shuttles up and down the country and to the European hubs, in terms of time of day, we...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Apr 2009, 19:25
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

Steamyb As an aerodrome controller I do...

Steamyb

As an aerodrome controller I do little or no vectoring; so therefore my answer may be slightly flawed - one of my esteemed area/approach colleagues may have a better answer

However,...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Apr 2009, 18:54
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

T250 Wouldn't assume on the basis of a NATS...

T250

Wouldn't assume on the basis of a NATS lanyard... I know the lady who was from Capita on Monday at Tower Bridge had a NATS lanyard, not sure where she obtained it from though...

Anyway,...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Mar 2009, 20:58
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

yeah there likely will be a few sdt q's on the...

yeah there likely will be a few sdt q's on the motivational paper buddy, nothing too taxing though really.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Mar 2009, 19:57
Replies: 11,458
Views: 2,918,081
Posted By AJ7

tetelos dont worry too much about it, the...

tetelos

dont worry too much about it, the results are the results and you'll only drive yourself mad if you do. as mentioned in previous posts there isnt a published pass mark either.

sorry...
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