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Forum: ATC Issues
17th Aug 2019, 15:24
Replies: 23
Views: 3,156
Posted By middles

Quite a few ex-RAF controllers obtained their...

Quite a few ex-RAF controllers obtained their civil licenses in the 80's using what was know as' The Car Boot College'.
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Aug 2019, 10:47
Replies: 29
Views: 6,138
Posted By middles

ATCOs..........Offer the right money, and they...

ATCOs..........Offer the right money, and they will come.
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jul 2019, 10:12
Replies: 19
Views: 7,980
Posted By middles

You're right HD. IFR, Fully trained pilots who...

You're right HD.
IFR, Fully trained pilots who usually comply with ATC instructions, spacing on approach set up by approach radar, speeds flown as requested to assist with sequencing and if it all...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2019, 12:55
Replies: 19
Views: 7,980
Posted By middles

Quite correct. Wycombe Air Park is.

Quite correct. Wycombe Air Park is.
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2019, 12:42
Replies: 46
Views: 14,842
Posted By middles

If you do get an interview with ANS you may want...

If you do get an interview with ANS you may want to enquire as to the success rate for trainees at Gatwick following the post NATS period.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th May 2019, 12:12
Replies: 332
Views: 226,618
Posted By middles

Not quite true. NATS placed a ban on 'licensed'...

Not quite true. NATS placed a ban on 'licensed' secondary employment. As employment is work for which one is paid the NATS Wycombe controllers controlled for free but charged for their break time as...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2018, 16:26
Replies: 29
Views: 9,027
Posted By middles

'When I left the RAF in 2011 that came in at...

'When I left the RAF in 2011 that came in at around 45k for Aerodrome, Approach and Approach procedural'
I assume that you mean Aerodrome, Approach and Approach Radar. Seems a bit of a bargain in...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jun 2017, 15:02
Replies: 38
Views: 7,125
Posted By middles

From an old git- On transition was used by AC...

From an old git-
On transition was used by AC CLN as a means of applying, but not actually applying in some cases, separation to streamed aircraft. They could then transfer the aircraft ASAP to TC...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th May 2017, 14:53
Replies: 188
Views: 35,736
Posted By middles

As I remember, there was an agreement that...

As I remember, there was an agreement that prevented having different banding on the same Unit. However, if the service was provided from the CTC, as is Western Radar, then the pay scale would be...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Nov 2016, 14:27
Replies: 332
Views: 226,618
Posted By middles

Wycombe Air Park

Wycombe Air Park
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Sep 2015, 13:17
Replies: 8
Views: 3,104
Posted By middles

Booker Helis 750' Fixed wing 1000'

Booker
Helis 750'
Fixed wing 1000'
Forum: ATC Issues
14th May 2015, 17:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,543
Posted By middles

As I remember it an AFISO does not issue landing...

As I remember it an AFISO does not issue landing clearances so the land after procedure would never be a runner. However, I've flown into several UK AFISO airfields where the ownership of the runway...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Dec 2014, 22:31
Replies: 30
Views: 8,666
Posted By middles

Completely agree with talkdownman. Suggest you...

Completely agree with talkdownman. Suggest you ring up EGAA and ask to speak to the SATCO as it would appear one of his controllers is not understanding of the rules within the airspace he is...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Dec 2014, 15:11
Replies: 33
Views: 9,529
Posted By middles

I remember being part of a picket outside CAA HQ...

I remember being part of a picket outside CAA HQ on Kingsway during the ATCA strike in the mid seventies. Some wag had a large placard on which was written 'For Foulkes sake give us the money'
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2014, 01:45
Replies: 117
Views: 86,028
Posted By middles

100grand ish at Swanwick for top of the working...

100grand ish at Swanwick for top of the working ATCO grade including OJTI and examiner.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Aug 2013, 09:02
Replies: 4
Views: 3,529
Posted By middles

It's because us chaps statistically 'fall of the...

It's because us chaps statistically 'fall of the twig' before you ladies.Standard pension industry practice.
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Aug 2013, 17:52
Replies: 42
Views: 4,775
Posted By middles

Thumbs up Another CFI Spot on!

Another CFI

Spot on!
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Aug 2013, 09:10
Replies: 42
Views: 4,775
Posted By middles

In the UK there is no such thing as 'closing a...

In the UK there is no such thing as 'closing a flight plan' and the request should be met with the response of "what is it you expect me to do?". This is 100% a continental procedure and the safe...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jul 2013, 17:45
Replies: 28
Views: 7,897
Posted By middles

Scottish Centre at Prestwick are able to T and P...

Scottish Centre at Prestwick are able to T and P the position i.e. when busy one controller does the electronic input and one controller talks to the aircraft.
In TC Swanwick the 'plan' was for one...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jan 2013, 10:06
Replies: 28
Views: 7,897
Posted By middles

Smile Then visit TC Swanwick where it's just too busy...

Then visit TC Swanwick where it's just too busy to have electronic strips.
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Dec 2012, 12:57
Replies: 6
Views: 2,953
Posted By middles

At TC Swanwick, UK the ATCO2s do the radar. The...

At TC Swanwick, UK the ATCO2s do the radar. The Group Supervisors, ATCO1s, are the first line of the Watch management,hold a radar validation and have to exercise the privileges of that validation...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jul 2012, 11:19
Replies: 35
Views: 6,821
Posted By middles

As always.

As always.
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jul 2012, 08:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,821
Posted By middles

I think that you might use that age old bit of...

I think that you might use that age old bit of ATC magic called 'radar' and the time honoured 'radar heading' to solve that irksome problem.
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Jul 2012, 20:54
Replies: 35
Views: 6,821
Posted By middles

Why not just let the aircraft fly the speed that...

Why not just let the aircraft fly the speed that they want. After all, they pay the fuel bill and if their Company wish to exercise control re. fuel burn then that is their business. ATC seem to be...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st May 2012, 13:40
Replies: 24
Views: 6,734
Posted By middles

QSY is SOP at the Silverstone heliport during the...

QSY is SOP at the Silverstone heliport during the British F1 Grand Prix.The frequencies are pre-briefed to pilots before the event and the use of a single instruction to "QSY" minimises RT.
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