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Forum: ATC Issues
17th Dec 2014, 19:12
Replies: 39
Views: 17,305
Posted By WorkInProgress

As an operational ATCO who is still pre-40...

As an operational ATCO who is still pre-40 (just!), I can say that most operational ATCO's do enjoy the job. It's the politics and the peripheral stuff that ruin it (not to mention those ATCO's that...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Aug 2014, 10:23
Replies: 20
Views: 6,589
Posted By WorkInProgress

Zooker I agree completely with your last...

Zooker

I agree completely with your last post. However your earlier post referred to the "latest NATS chart where Holmes Chapel was 1nm inside controlled airspace". The town of Holmes Chapel is...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Aug 2014, 17:20
Replies: 20
Views: 6,589
Posted By WorkInProgress

Zooker, You are incorrect!! Holmes Chapel...

Zooker,

You are incorrect!!
Holmes Chapel is a EGCC VRP 1nm OUTSIDE of the EGCC CTR beneath the CTA. The map is AD 2-EGCC-4-1 dated 30 April 2014. Thats why I stated, if the OP was remaining to...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jul 2014, 16:35
Replies: 20
Views: 6,589
Posted By WorkInProgress

Rmc, Winsford Flash is not in the EGCC zone....

Rmc,

Winsford Flash is not in the EGCC zone. Its at the bottom end of the Low level route. Also Holmes Chapel is not inside the CTR, (since the CTR was changed) so if you are routing to the...
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jul 2014, 18:13
Replies: 169
Views: 51,334
Posted By WorkInProgress

Mr Mac I also live in the North of England...

Mr Mac

I also live in the North of England and amazingly have met Fred!!! This was after our Miami - LHR then LHR - MAN bags did not meet the connection.
Fred absolutely loves BA!!! He earns...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th May 2014, 17:53
Replies: 31
Views: 8,996
Posted By WorkInProgress

JC, was one of my instructors at Hurn if its the...

JC, was one of my instructors at Hurn if its the same Irish JC. Top bloke. Liked golf and the turf accountants!!
27th Mar 2014, 15:28
Replies: 32
Views: 19,491
Posted By WorkInProgress

Halcyon Days I agree. Journalists and 24hr...

Halcyon Days

I agree. Journalists and 24hr TV news are in such a frenzy to break a story first that they end up reporting complete rubbish!!
Thank god it was a false alarm
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Feb 2014, 15:05
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By WorkInProgress

@Glamdring Don't confuse radar fail...

@Glamdring

Don't confuse radar fail procedures with a procedural service, because it's not the same thing. Correct me if I'm wrong but you won't have an entry in your license saying 'procedural'...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Feb 2014, 10:05
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By WorkInProgress

@NQWhy I assume your talking about a...

@NQWhy

I assume your talking about a procedural service and if so that's already been mentioned above.
Procedural services haven't been used/taught within NATS for years. You have to talk to...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Feb 2014, 17:40
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By WorkInProgress

@250kts, Exactly the point I was making...

@250kts,

Exactly the point I was making earlier when I was told by 'lookingforajob' that we should be careful about "waving the safety flag"! I think there is genuine safety concern with this one,...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Feb 2014, 19:43
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By WorkInProgress

Its just my opinion that its not a good idea. ...

Its just my opinion that its not a good idea.
There are so many variables that could make it safe or not.
Unfortunately modern NATS is different to days when one minute you've got your feet up,...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Feb 2014, 15:56
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By WorkInProgress

@lookingforajob, I don't know which unit you...

@lookingforajob,

I don't know which unit you are/were based at but where I work you don't get half an hr with no traffic to put your feet up and make a brew........I wish! As a dual valid...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Feb 2014, 10:55
Replies: 80
Views: 20,041
Posted By WorkInProgress

Watch this space, this is about to happen across...

Watch this space, this is about to happen across the board (where the CAA will approve it) because it can reduce staffing costs long term. Management will love it. Couple it with electronic strips...
23rd Dec 2013, 07:18
Replies: 739
Views: 671,406
Posted By WorkInProgress

One thing is for sure. Whatever the accident...

One thing is for sure. Whatever the accident investigation findings are, somebody is going to get a real a**e kicking!! The BBC are now showing passengers stills of the wing. Really surprised the BA...
12th Dec 2013, 03:20
Replies: 38
Views: 8,276
Posted By WorkInProgress

@iflylow Love your point 4....."WWF...

@iflylow

Love your point 4....."WWF smackdown"!!! Nearly wet myself with laughter!!
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Jun 2013, 17:45
Replies: 60
Views: 17,930
Posted By WorkInProgress

Kate Humble explained in the first programme that...

Kate Humble explained in the first programme that for family reasons Dan Snow was unable to present the programme. Maybe if Dan was presenting it would be less of a Blue Peter type affair. On the...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Apr 2013, 09:44
Replies: 12
Views: 3,376
Posted By WorkInProgress

Mooncrest Manchester have just had a new...

Mooncrest

Manchester have just had a new Raytheon installed which is still being commissioned. Maybe EGCC can sell their Watchman to EGNM. Cheap obviously! ;)
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Feb 2013, 20:28
Replies: 17
Views: 4,343
Posted By WorkInProgress

Quote: let's not forget being an ATCO gets you...

Quote:
let's not forget being an ATCO gets you loadsa birds

Valid for 10 yrs up north (mad for it and 2 Rwys). Not wanting to upset any lady atco's, but this must be when we r on night outs on...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jun 2012, 17:19
Replies: 31
Views: 8,063
Posted By WorkInProgress

Seriously, Blind Pew must be a wind up merchant...

Seriously, Blind Pew must be a wind up merchant surely!! Cant believe his comments.
I'm an ATCO in the UK (now, not reminiscing back to the 70's) and what the GIG ATCO did by passing such a long...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Apr 2012, 09:19
Replies: 10
Views: 3,182
Posted By WorkInProgress

Only time I hear 'heavy' used is when speaking to...

Only time I hear 'heavy' used is when speaking to American pilots or indeed when talking to A380 pilots who obviously use 'super'. I can't remember when I last heard a UK pilot using 'heavy' on...
29th Apr 2012, 00:08
Replies: 186
Views: 87,599
Posted By WorkInProgress

Now we have exhausted nearly every possible angle...

Now we have exhausted nearly every possible angle about this subject, whats this 'fanny waving' all about that flow wedge mentions? That i'd like to see whether it be on the flight deck or in the bar...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Feb 2012, 15:50
Replies: 76
Views: 23,148
Posted By WorkInProgress

Fair play, i stand corrected.

Fair play, i stand corrected.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Feb 2012, 15:22
Replies: 76
Views: 23,148
Posted By WorkInProgress

I'm sure it was for 10 and NATS won 2? I heard...

I'm sure it was for 10 and NATS won 2? I heard that serco weren't invited back to the final stage of the bid because there package wasn't up to much. Don't know who won the other 8 contracts though?
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Feb 2012, 14:19
Replies: 76
Views: 23,148
Posted By WorkInProgress

Apparently NATS only won 2 out of the 10 towers.

Apparently NATS only won 2 out of the 10 towers.
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jul 2010, 16:48
Replies: 13
Views: 2,830
Posted By WorkInProgress

BookEm - I'd like to add. If you look on the AIP...

BookEm - I'd like to add. If you look on the AIP AD-6-6 for EGCC SIDS it actually does say Honiley 1Y or Honiley 1R at the top of the plate (correct spelling;)), so your arguement falls down because...
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