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Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2021, 19:04
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042

Do I remember correctly in that even with the ILS...

Do I remember correctly in that even with the ILS available on 08 we had to do the offset SRA when WX was above certain minima?
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2021, 09:32
Forum: ATC Issues
4th May 2021, 20:06
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042

Setting the final approach line using the small...

Setting the final approach line using the small screwdriver pinched from Tels! and I remember F-PN!!
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 17:58
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042

growth of the rule book took much of the fun out...

growth of the rule book took much of the fun out of ATC.......for me at any rate!!

I second that…..
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 16:42
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042

At Luton the 430 was only ever used for...

At Luton the 430 was only ever used for talkdowns, but on my validation the CAA examiner asked if I could use it to reposition the aircraft which had done my first run for the second……needless to say...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 16:25
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042

My last ‘proper’1/2 mile SRA on a 430 was at...

My last ‘proper’1/2 mile SRA on a 430 was at Luton in the mid 80s, Finnair MD80 in a snowstorm on 08, he went around and Diverted to Stansted! The radar had a meltdown shortly afterwards…….
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 14:23
Replies: 54
Views: 5,042

We stopped providing SRAs at EMA prior to my...

We stopped providing SRAs at EMA prior to my retiring in 2019, the reason being few airlines would do one at short notice for continuation training, Ryanair could accommodate only if ‘booked’ prior...
15th Mar 2021, 13:36
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

Just leaving the village on the bike to be...

Just leaving the village on the bike to be overflown by Pair of Wildcats, pair of Merlins and pair of Pumas - swiftly followed by C-130. Helicopters just out of Eshott for refuel at a guess.
21st Feb 2021, 14:43
Replies: 53
Views: 19,968

NutLoose When I left nearly 2 years ago...

NutLoose

When I left nearly 2 years ago there were so few Admin people left that B34 was shutting and staff redeployed around the Airport, guess that's still the case, probably why nothing gets...
19th Feb 2021, 09:55
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

Thanks for that

Thanks for that
17th Feb 2021, 15:53
Replies: 53
Views: 19,968

Doubt you would see much unless you were willing...

Doubt you would see much unless you were willing to put in a night shift! (And I don't miss those....)
17th Feb 2021, 14:48
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

KC-135 and 4 ‘chicks’ went over northbound at...

KC-135 and 4 ‘chicks’ went over northbound at lunchtime, but couldn't make out what type
8th Jan 2021, 14:28
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

Comet 457, just went around at Newcastle

Comet 457, just went around at Newcastle
28th Dec 2020, 13:48
Replies: 53
Views: 19,968

But you can bet that MAG will still not invest...

But you can bet that MAG will still not invest anything but the minimum they can get away with at EMA, calling the Runway resurfacing ‘investment’ is the classic example
18th Dec 2020, 16:28
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

The Danish C130 was at Spadeadam three times this...

The Danish C130 was at Spadeadam three times this week, same route inbound every time, straight across North Sea coast in at Amble.
16th Dec 2020, 11:30
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

Back at EMA now, more circuits looks like

Back at EMA now, more circuits looks like
14th Dec 2020, 09:34
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

Danish Air Force C130J just coasted in over the...

Danish Air Force C130J just coasted in over the village, now orbiting Spadeadam.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Dec 2020, 19:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,466

Never considered that as a reason, but feasible!...

Never considered that as a reason, but feasible! Mind you bet its changed in the 18 months since I needed to worry about it!
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Dec 2020, 16:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,466

No idea! They were the instructions issued, and I...

No idea! They were the instructions issued, and I could never get an answer as to why - as far as I am aware there is no physical difference but the code changed between the two so the B747/8I was...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Dec 2020, 14:44
Replies: 19
Views: 3,466

Actually sometimes ATC do care, in my previous...

Actually sometimes ATC do care, in my previous existence a B747-8F could go down the Alpha taxiway, but B747-8 Pax could not and needed to backtrack......
7th Nov 2020, 11:36
Replies: 17
Views: 5,164

It was a beacon, NDB, 4 miles east of the field.

It was a beacon, NDB, 4 miles east of the field.
19th Oct 2020, 18:15
Replies: 22
Views: 4,959

We used to ring the London mil assistant to find...

We used to ring the London mil assistant to find out what was wearing the interesting squawks that appeared now and then.....
19th Oct 2020, 17:25
Replies: 22
Views: 4,959

Been playing off the NE coast today as well,...

Been playing off the NE coast today as well, along with a pair of Voyagers and KC135s, hawks and things that were noisy but didn't have Mode S on.....ADSB exchange gives access to Callsigns and...
2nd Oct 2020, 19:55
Replies: 1,514
Views: 188,251

He joined up with a playmate off the coast by...

He joined up with a playmate off the coast by Amble, turning and burning for 20 minutes - made my day!
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Aug 2020, 21:35
Replies: 67
Views: 26,980

Been retired just over a year, after 40 years I...

Been retired just over a year, after 40 years I wasn't sure how I would cope but although I miss the people and the banter I have no compulsion to put on a headset! Yes I look up at the circuit at...
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