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Forum: ATC Issues
7th Apr 2016, 22:43
Replies: 2
Views: 2,650
Posted By babotika

I know both are mentioned in the AIP....

I know both are mentioned in the AIP....
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Sep 2015, 15:08
Replies: 21
Views: 6,045
Posted By babotika

The CDG landing clearance is an "anticipated...

The CDG landing clearance is an "anticipated clearance" given when a rather complicated set of conditions are met. Separation is still with the controller, should any of the conditions for the...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Aug 2015, 00:09
Replies: 2
Views: 2,071
Posted By babotika

CDG is the only European airport to which I've...

CDG is the only European airport to which I've flown to use it the way it's used - as an early landing clearance. Some UK airports will use "land after" but the separation is then up to the pilots (I...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jun 2015, 01:11
Replies: 53
Views: 15,433
Posted By babotika

The TC team is indeed incredible... People...

The TC team is indeed incredible...

People who moan and compain have obviously not visited Swanwick and spent a few hours staring at the green mush which is their radars. Last time I plugged in I...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Apr 2015, 13:22
Replies: 79
Views: 14,703
Posted By babotika

Agreed. The management-class love of "standard"...

Agreed. The management-class love of "standard" nonsense even when entirely unnecessary is heartbreaking.

If you live in / near Tunbridge you can complain to Gatwick Airport about the increased...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Apr 2015, 16:19
Replies: 21
Views: 8,461
Posted By babotika

I know it's an old thread but it's still worth...

I know it's an old thread but it's still worth something... I very very firmly believe it should be mandatory for all pilots and controllers to spend 1 day a year observing each others "offices"

I...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2015, 22:57
Replies: 59
Views: 12,613
Posted By babotika

S speed is not a limitation, it is the lowest...

S speed is not a limitation, it is the lowest speed at which you can select flap 0. Many have already posted the obvious, that changing configuration is a dangerous, ridiculous idea.

Some things I...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Feb 2015, 15:26
Replies: 1
Views: 2,773
Posted By babotika

UTC when I flew there 4 years ago, doubt it's...

UTC when I flew there 4 years ago, doubt it's changed.

Using local time would be downright dangerous as 1200 UTC = 1530 IST. We had a hard enough time with ground handling :bored:
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Feb 2015, 23:51
Replies: 9
Views: 4,514
Posted By babotika

Ireland hasn't had airways or intermediate...

Ireland hasn't had airways or intermediate waypoints for several years now, direct routes are always filed. The NW corner of Spanish airspace has also been also FRA 24/7/365(6) for roughly a year?
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24th Oct 2014, 15:50
Replies: 1,306
Views: 1,073,969
Posted By babotika

MPL = CPL restricted to Multi-crew aircraft &...

MPL = CPL restricted to Multi-crew aircraft & specific AOC (unless transferred). MPL students have taken the same theory exams, it's "just" the practical training that changes.

MPL -> ATPL is the...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2014, 23:09
Replies: 29
Views: 9,280
Posted By babotika

I have experienced flying the A320-232 in 3...

I have experienced flying the A320-232 in 3 different airlines and the SOPs may have been from different planets.

None of the three approached the standard Airbus SOP which I originally trained to...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Aug 2014, 22:36
Replies: 20
Views: 13,119
Posted By babotika

I have participated yearly since 2010 and can...

I have participated yearly since 2010 and can only recommend it. The sessions are extremely informative and, in my opinion, just as valuable as sim training as the emergencies which are discussed...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Aug 2014, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,885
Posted By babotika

CDG is an odd one, many controllers still use...

CDG is an odd one, many controllers still use "Intercept ILS" or "Intercept full ILS" and sometimes even "Cleared Final Approach" as an approach clearance. I believe this might have something to do...
20th Jul 2014, 21:57
Replies: 44
Views: 13,807
Posted By babotika

I'm fairly confident airbus normal law would have...

I'm fairly confident airbus normal law would have allowed all the manoeuvres the 787 did, probably make them easier to perform actually. The H&S executive & S.O.P. police on the other hand...

67°...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th May 2014, 21:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,641
Posted By babotika

Just the UK. Other countries / airports will...

Just the UK. Other countries / airports will require different information.

Same goes for aircraft type and ATIS on start-up and arrival - it isn't always necessary.
21st Feb 2014, 18:12
Replies: 45
Views: 9,592
Posted By babotika

You're right, an FO couldn't run a command course...

You're right, an FO couldn't run a command course or nurture a new Cpatain. I don't think anyone was ever suggesting that one could...

But a FO with more than a few years on the line, possibly...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Feb 2014, 17:32
Replies: 80
Views: 19,299
Posted By babotika

In France it is quite common to have TWR+Radar...

In France it is quite common to have TWR+Radar together at quieter airfields and at night in bigger ones. I think they even do it on occasion in CDG.

As a pilot, if there is only one controller...
20th Feb 2014, 23:57
Replies: 45
Views: 9,592
Posted By babotika

We work for a very man-and-boy outfit PENKO, the...

We work for a very man-and-boy outfit PENKO, the background of the vast majority of current FOs and the usual shock/amazement from the left seat when you didn't just graduate from [OAA/CTC/FTE] last...
11th Feb 2014, 19:44
Replies: 35
Views: 10,569
Posted By babotika

Not a troll... I'm also curious as to what others...

Not a troll... I'm also curious as to what others can & can't do.

I believe that travelling by air to work is far less stressful than driving. I get on the plane, instantly fall asleep and only...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2013, 19:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,680
Posted By babotika

If you want the guy next to you (well on the...

If you want the guy next to you (well on the phone) shouting about handing something like that ever again try IVAO United Kingdom (http://ivao.co.uk). The pilots are also human and as such can be...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Nov 2013, 19:51
Replies: 54
Views: 7,760
Posted By babotika

Are you referring to advising the approach...

Are you referring to advising the approach controller that you have the QNH on initial contact "Fastway 123 descending FL 80, B727 with A QNH 1021" ? That's no longer a requirement, just type (uk...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Nov 2013, 17:19
Replies: 54
Views: 7,760
Posted By babotika

For example: "Gatwick delivery, frequency...

For example:

"Gatwick delivery, frequency 121 decimal 950 is closed. Departing aircraft are to make first contact on ground frequency 121 decimal 8" (or something similar)

But we don't care...
8th Nov 2013, 22:50
Replies: 9
Views: 6,460
Posted By babotika

Not following TCAS?? :ugh: :mad: Bin their...

Not following TCAS?? :ugh: :mad:

Bin their licences.
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Oct 2013, 22:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,799
Posted By babotika

On a little bus it can be difficult to maintain...

On a little bus it can be difficult to maintain 2500fpm at 270kts under certain conditions, for example if the aircraft is light or the wind is changing quite rapidly.
Slowing to 270 while...
23rd Oct 2013, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 2,566
Posted By babotika

I guess you have some sort of Schengen work visa,...

I guess you have some sort of Schengen work visa, or the blue card? As the UK isn't part of the Schengen area and doesn't recognise said card you will need a specific work permit for the UK. The...
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