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Forum: ATC Issues
14th Oct 2020, 19:32
Replies: 55
Views: 14,679
Posted By Not Long Now

During approx 91-93 NATS had a very large...

During approx 91-93 NATS had a very large recruitment drive resulting in over 200 controllers per year being recruited, mainly in their early 20s. Even removing those who failed to validate, have...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Oct 2020, 08:02
Replies: 55
Views: 14,679
Posted By Not Long Now

Which is nowhere near the number needed in the...

Which is nowhere near the number needed in the next few years should traffic return to anywhere near 'normal'...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Aug 2020, 07:28
Replies: 206
Views: 42,050
Posted By Not Long Now

Surely the key point of a remote tower is...

Surely the key point of a remote tower is ‘remote’. The lack of space in the building is just another possible reason to have a remote tower.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Aug 2020, 16:24
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,145,341
Posted By Not Long Now

Equally, the current training timing is not that...

Equally, the current training timing is not that far off 3 years from entry to validity is it?
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Aug 2020, 16:23
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,145,341
Posted By Not Long Now

Traffic levels, as an absolute, are not...

Traffic levels, as an absolute, are not particularly good as an indicator of staffing requirements. 2019 traffic levels were, and would be again, completely unmanageable without lots overtime...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2020, 13:20
Replies: 19
Views: 5,456
Posted By Not Long Now

Presumably someone who has assessed the working...

Presumably someone who has assessed the working conditions and limited legal protection available, and decided that the substantial renumeration package outweighs these negatives? Perhaps a...
8th Jun 2020, 09:24
Replies: 131
Views: 68,032
Posted By Not Long Now

....because governments have a great track record...

....because governments have a great track record of managing large infrastructure projects requiring almost complete modernisation....
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2020, 17:32
Replies: 21
Views: 3,938
Posted By Not Long Now

Someone who’s already had it?

Someone who’s already had it?
4th Mar 2020, 14:28
Replies: 22
Views: 8,381
Posted By Not Long Now

"OCK VOR/DME is only a short distance away...

"OCK VOR/DME is only a short distance away anyway." but for how long? The aim is to 'rationalise' the DVORs in the UK, and many, including OCK, are well on the way to full removal from any AIP...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Feb 2020, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By Not Long Now

Even those units with Mode S checking available...

Even those units with Mode S checking available need a fall back for when the mode S check fails, I'm looking at you, Jersey Dash 8's...
Forum: Questions
10th Dec 2019, 20:00
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Not Long Now

London will issue STAR or routeing instructions...

London will issue STAR or routeing instructions on first contact, and if you check in stating such, that negates need for London to restate it, unless wrong of course... canít find chapter and verse...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2019, 20:28
Replies: 79
Views: 21,477
Posted By Not Long Now

No, was providing basic service in class G, now...

No, was providing basic service in class G, now will be providing traffic info, if workload permits, and separation, ion appropriate, in controlled airspace. A great leap forward apparently.
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2019, 17:01
Replies: 79
Views: 21,477
Posted By Not Long Now

I think, as will soon be the case with the new...

I think, as will soon be the case with the new class E for the LF ACP, you are only obliged to pass traffic to the IFR you are providing a radar control service to, you do not vector to avoid.......
28th Jul 2019, 17:30
Replies: 20
Views: 16,435
Posted By Not Long Now

That ‘blob’ had been drifting slowly NE, having...

That ‘blob’ had been drifting slowly NE, having been sitting N/S between France and DET since about 1830. Strangely none of the outbounds fancied going through it, nor the inbounds, which essentially...
26th Jul 2019, 11:58
Replies: 20
Views: 16,435
Posted By Not Long Now

Margate may not be exceptional for LCY arrivals,...

Margate may not be exceptional for LCY arrivals, but last night the Gatwicks which would normally be BEXIL TIMBA FL160 and below ended up coming in overhead and east of DVR heading north and...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th May 2019, 08:15
Replies: 20
Views: 10,877
Posted By Not Long Now

"Cancel level restrictions climb to FLXXX is...

"Cancel level restrictions climb to FLXXX is pretty simple."
True, but even as I type, someone somewhere is worrying that 'cancel level restrictions' could be interpreted as an opportunity to not...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2019, 20:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,416
Posted By Not Long Now

I believe, in the London TMA, the current...

I believe, in the London TMA, the current situation is a PAN will get you priority and no delay to wherever you determine, current runway config, a MAYDAY the same but the option of the non duty...
21st Jan 2019, 08:05
Replies: 11
Views: 7,847
Posted By Not Long Now

"There is a possibility that one aircraft may not...

"There is a possibility that one aircraft may not follow the agreed trajectory, but that will be alerted to the controller by conformance monitoring software which will display the trajectory the...
20th Jan 2019, 07:45
Replies: 11
Views: 7,847
Posted By Not Long Now

Lots of difficult questions arise from his, and...

Lots of difficult questions arise from his, and others work. Is it logical, for example, on a flight deck, to allocate the task of monitoring the aircraft systems' performance to a human, and then...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2019, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,619
Posted By Not Long Now

It's not exactly rocket science, but you need to...

It's not exactly rocket science, but you need to pull out the actual useful data.
'Combined rate of crossing' is 2000fpm (1000+1000), vertical difference is 5000ft (FL350-FL300), so two and a half...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Nov 2018, 08:05
Replies: 117
Views: 34,798
Posted By Not Long Now

Zooker, I believe part of the reason the college...

Zooker, I believe part of the reason the college could not cope with the required domestic volume was that it still had to fulfil contracted
foreign training requirements...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2018, 13:43
Replies: 39
Views: 5,153
Posted By Not Long Now

Del Prado, not sure you could get another 10-20%...

Del Prado, not sure you could get another 10-20% out of Gatwick. Essentially, when busy, the gaps are already tailor made to get 2 away or whatever the plan is that FIN and DEPS have come up with.
3rd Oct 2018, 08:05
Replies: 26
Views: 17,103
Posted By Not Long Now

I think you'll find London and Scottish FIRs...

I think you'll find London and Scottish FIRs would be in the same boat. Procedural fallback has not been an option for at the very least 25+ years.
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2018, 10:17
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By Not Long Now

Obviously it is driven by financial objectives,...

Obviously it is driven by financial objectives, but reducing the number of centres does not in itself impact safety, except possibly in the doomsday scenario whereby the only centre is destroyed by...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2018, 07:45
Replies: 15
Views: 3,029
Posted By Not Long Now

The fact is, the number of ACCs is pretty much...

The fact is, the number of ACCs is pretty much irrelevant, it's the number of controllers in them that make the system work, or not. There are great economies of scale from having fewer centres,...
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