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Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jul 2015, 15:39
Replies: 5
Views: 3,311
Posted By west atc

Wow, if you are already thinking this way you are...

Wow, if you are already thinking this way you are going to be a wonderful person to work with! Focus on passing the training first, then consolidating your validation, the path to getting an ATC...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jul 2015, 14:00
Replies: 62
Views: 29,500
Posted By west atc

There is enough information here for you to make...

There is enough information here for you to make your decision, if you think you will be different to everyone else and enjoy it even though most people are making exit plans then go ahead.

Don't...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jul 2015, 11:17
Replies: 62
Views: 29,500
Posted By west atc

Are you from Georgia? If you don't have...

Are you from Georgia? If you don't have experience in a very busy and complex ACC please don't apply. The UAE ACC airspace is busy and getting busier without any flow control and the lack of quality...
Forum: Middle East
8th Feb 2015, 04:14
Replies: 60
Views: 47,105
Posted By west atc

No, if anything things have gotten worse, still...

No, if anything things have gotten worse, still no pay rise despite all the talk of one. There were a few staff that changed from SERCO to GCAA that got a raise but the existing GCAA controllers are...
Forum: Middle East
16th Oct 2014, 19:16
Replies: 60
Views: 47,105
Posted By west atc

Short answer, no, you will regret it...

Short answer, no, you will regret it...
Forum: Middle East
7th Oct 2014, 04:54
Replies: 60
Views: 47,105
Posted By west atc

Dubai International eyes 20m passengers in last...

Dubai International eyes 20m passengers in last quarter | GulfNews.com (http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/dubai-international-eyes-20m-passengers-in-last-quarter-1.1394905)
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Oct 2014, 10:43
Replies: 2
Views: 4,135
Posted By west atc

www.pprune.org/middle-east/529861-so-you-wanna-com...

www.pprune.org/middle-east/529861-so-you-wanna-come-work-gcaa-szc-think-again.html
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Sep 2014, 15:51
Replies: 8
Views: 4,083
Posted By west atc

Except in most units you can't brng your...

Except in most units you can't brng your smartphone into the ope room as it can be a distraction. Guard is usually a lot quicker and easier way to reach pilots who have maybe turned ATC down because...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Sep 2014, 16:03
Replies: 32
Views: 7,890
Posted By west atc

Qatar fleet - 134 aircraft. (Aircraft is the...

Qatar fleet - 134 aircraft. (Aircraft is the plural of aircraft). 1 aircraft, 2 aircraft etc.

Again, what is the point of this thread apart from butchering the English language.

:ugh:
Forum: Middle East
21st Sep 2014, 14:59
Replies: 32
Views: 7,890
Posted By west atc

Correct me if I'm wrong but for Emirates: ...

Correct me if I'm wrong but for Emirates:
Brussels - September 5
Oslo - September 2
Chicago started in August plus Boston, Taipei and Kiev this year.

I suppose they don't have any more...
Forum: Middle East
19th Aug 2014, 14:48
Replies: 10
Views: 6,958
Posted By west atc

FA: Your read back is supposed to include your...

FA: Your read back is supposed to include your call sign.
Captain: No it isn't, I never say my call sign in any read backs.
FA: I think ATC prefer it when you say your call sign
Captain: I don't...
Forum: Middle East
10th Aug 2014, 13:09
Replies: 21
Views: 6,339
Posted By west atc

Ferris, Is the route through MIDSI one way...

Ferris,

Is the route through MIDSI one way only? Is there a way to temporarily promulgate an airway that comes down from Tehran FIR and feeds traffic back into Bahrain FIR? The east bound tracks...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Aug 2014, 08:38
Replies: 82
Views: 53,877
Posted By west atc

I can't speak for all the units, they all have...

I can't speak for all the units, they all have their own polices but I do know age is not a factor at the UAE ACC, there are also quite a few different nationalities working there.

Unfortunately...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Aug 2014, 15:40
Replies: 82
Views: 53,877
Posted By west atc

Dubai - consistently busier but can unload their...

Dubai - consistently busier but can unload their s*it on the the UAE ACC
Abu Dhabi - getting busier and learning to unload their s*it onto the UAE ACC
Doha - getting busier, only has limited ways...
5th Aug 2014, 15:32
Replies: 49
Views: 16,439
Posted By west atc

And yet US carriers fly over Iranian airspace...

And yet US carriers fly over Iranian airspace...
Forum: Middle East
16th Jul 2014, 11:55
Replies: 9
Views: 5,581
Posted By west atc

That is one hell of a comb over, let's hope he...

That is one hell of a comb over, let's hope he doesn't encounter any strong winds!
Forum: ATC Issues
4th May 2014, 03:03
Replies: 33
Views: 15,730
Posted By west atc

What Dubai are claiming is number one in...

What Dubai are claiming is number one in "International" passengers because well every passenger is an "International" passenger.

I wouldn't start the pay per passenger argument because you work...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2014, 04:39
Replies: 3,950
Views: 1,544,665
Posted By west atc

Fair enough, read it again and realised it...

Fair enough, read it again and realised it sounded a bit harsh. Would it not be better though to say follow the Dash 8 in the context of a low hours pilot as all series look pretty similar in the air?
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Apr 2014, 23:52
Replies: 3,950
Views: 1,544,665
Posted By west atc

Actual real world scenario: ATC: ABC confirm...

Actual real world scenario:

ATC: ABC confirm aircraft type
Pilot: ABC Dash8D

A pilot will refer to the ICAO code not the actual type.

Another example B777-300ER has the ICAO code B77W and...
29th Apr 2014, 23:43
Replies: 17
Views: 6,022
Posted By west atc

Happened a couple of months ago too, QF9 got...

Happened a couple of months ago too, QF9 got airborne to London, reported shutting down an engine and returned to Dubai after holding presumably to get under landing weight. Not a big deal and...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Feb 2014, 06:15
Replies: 18
Views: 9,420
Posted By west atc

The fact is people are 'whining over how bad...

The fact is people are 'whining over how bad everything is' because this is the fact of life at Abu Dhabi ACC currently. You will not get anyone saying how good it is because pretty much every...
Forum: Middle East
29th Jan 2014, 06:24
Replies: 78
Views: 16,685
Posted By west atc

I think sadly the DG of the GCAA must read...

I think sadly the DG of the GCAA must read Pprune, there are rumours that ATC in SZC might be going exactly this way, why pay Western expats when you get Indian controllers for half the money. Have...
Forum: Middle East
24th Jan 2014, 04:31
Replies: 60
Views: 47,105
Posted By west atc

I get the feeling yearly renewal contracts won't...

I get the feeling yearly renewal contracts won't make a difference to a lot of people, up to half the current ATCs could be gone within 12 months anyway. :ugh:q
Forum: Middle East
14th Jan 2014, 05:57
Replies: 60
Views: 47,105
Posted By west atc

However the package compares to other...

However the package compares to other jobs/industries it is clearly not enough given that there has been no pay rise for over 5 years. There are a lot of rumors of people leaving, at least 10-15 are...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jan 2014, 03:47
Replies: 60
Views: 47,105
Posted By west atc

Sorry but ATC is not equal to an FO job. ...

Sorry but ATC is not equal to an FO job.

Daily aircraft movements through UAE FIR early 2010 - ~1750
Daily aircraft movements through UAE FIR late 2013 ~ 2350.

Obviously someone is making more...
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