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Forum: ATC Issues
1st Feb 2017, 13:22
Replies: 10
Views: 5,077
Posted By LadyAtco

Unprofessional Advert

Don't you just despair at the amateurism of unspecialised recruitment consultants. CAE Parc obviously have no knowledge of ATC. This advert does not make sense as it asks for airport ATCOs in one...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Feb 2017, 13:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By LadyAtco

Assumptions

As an ATCO, you should assume nothing. Now please answer the question;)
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jan 2017, 20:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By LadyAtco

Abu Dhabi Centre

Gentlemen,


How many ATCOs are employed at Abu Dhabi en-route centre and are there any female ATCOs.


What ratings are needed ?


Thank you
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Nov 2015, 16:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,400
Posted By LadyAtco

Are you an Approach Procedure Designer (APD) authorised by the UK CAA

As part of a wind farm project I am undertaking I need advice from an Approach Procedure Designer (APD) authorised by the UK CAA. Does anyone know one ?

LadyAtco
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jul 2015, 15:42
Replies: 56
Views: 12,131
Posted By LadyAtco

Bean Counters missing the point

The essential safety point has been totally overlooked here. When an ATCO clears an aircraft to land , take off or cross a runway, he/she does not just look at the runway (as a camera can only do). ...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jun 2015, 15:55
Replies: 56
Views: 12,131
Posted By LadyAtco

Multi tasking

Cost savings would come if one ATCO was working all three airports simultaneously in quiet times.

If there was only one movement every hour or two then the ATCO could switch cameras between...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jun 2015, 09:55
Replies: 56
Views: 12,131
Posted By LadyAtco

DFS selects remote tower technology

DFS, the new providers of ATC at Gatwick will introduce remote tower control for Saarbrucken, Erfurt and Dresden. They will be controlled via cameras from Leipzig. A spokesman said DFS would train...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2015, 18:01
Replies: 38
Views: 11,748
Posted By LadyAtco

Suspicious lot

Did you notice this classic bit of HR rubbish


"All applicants need to be able to provide photographic proof of identity if selected for interview".


What are they expecting ? Bogus ATCOs...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Mar 2015, 15:05
Replies: 43
Views: 15,892
Posted By LadyAtco

Spelling

"Come the day when workmen took down the metal letters to do some repainting some ATC wags on the night duty rehung some of the letters to read "Len's Cafe". "


HD, how do you get letters for...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jan 2015, 15:07
Replies: 29
Views: 11,524
Posted By LadyAtco

It can be done

In 2012 SafeSkys , the UK ANSP employed a self-funded Spanish ATCO who held a UK CAA ADI/ADV unvalidated rating. He was in the right place at the right time as they needed an ADV/ADI with APP. ...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Sep 2014, 09:07
Replies: 74
Views: 34,126
Posted By LadyAtco

Job Opportunities

There are several ATC and FISO jobs here:



ATC Jobs ¦¦ Careers ¦¦ Safeskys ¦¦ Air Traffic Control Services (http://www.safeskys.co.uk/Careers/ATCJobs.aspx)


Good Luck
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Aug 2014, 09:36
Replies: 18
Views: 4,925
Posted By LadyAtco

Thanks everyone

Thanks for all your advice. He is reading pprune.

He contacted the boss of Safeskys (who turned out to be ex-RAF) and after a long chat he has offered him an opportunity with training, so he is...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Aug 2014, 13:46
Replies: 18
Views: 4,925
Posted By LadyAtco

Thanks Chevron

I will point him to that job opportunity on their website but he does not have a radar rating. Thanks
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Aug 2014, 13:23
Replies: 18
Views: 4,925
Posted By LadyAtco

Opportunities for RAF/RN Air Traffic Control Officers

Can anyone help a RAF officer friend of mine.He is still in the RAF and leaves within the next 4 months aged 38. He has a CAA ADV/ADI rating and has had no response from the 28 airports to which he...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2014, 15:43
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By LadyAtco

5000 below

B watch Grunt


It was a joke. You will never make A watch !!!


Spot the !!!!
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2014, 15:36
Replies: 234
Views: 88,507
Posted By LadyAtco

Money money money...

The bottom line is “money”.

DFS won the contract simply because they were cheaper than NATS. Same reason as the Birmingham contract and the next NATS one !!

NATS ATCOs are some of...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jul 2014, 10:13
Replies: 234
Views: 88,507
Posted By LadyAtco

See my post of 2 July

Just shows that in a real contest, NATS cannot compete.They have been molly coddled by the UK Government for far too long.Manchester’s next, then Cardiff.

The “sad part” is that the Spanish owners...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jul 2014, 14:20
Replies: 11
Views: 12,064
Posted By LadyAtco

Llanbedr Airfield

I have read that Llanbedr Airfield near Harlech in Wales is re-opening as a potential UK Spaceport. Does anyone know who is providing ATC Services there?
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jul 2014, 14:33
Replies: 8
Views: 2,456
Posted By LadyAtco

Separation

As long as you are 5,000 feet below you have separation from the para dropper !!
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jul 2014, 21:59
Replies: 69
Views: 26,152
Posted By LadyAtco

Old & Bold

You are right Eric, but being much older you have a better memory than me.

However, I was involved with the Prestwick transfer and you are right, NATS walked out at midnight on the 1st April and...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jul 2014, 18:56
Replies: 69
Views: 26,152
Posted By LadyAtco

Lady logic or wind up

You blokes do make me smile.

If a new contractor took over the Birmingham or Gatwick ATC contract, TUPE (Transfer of Undertaking {Protection of Employment}) would ensure that all salaries and...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jul 2014, 14:44
Replies: 69
Views: 26,152
Posted By LadyAtco

Where next

NATS are about to lose Gatwick to ...................DFS


I've already sold my shares
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jul 2014, 12:17
Replies: 69
Views: 26,152
Posted By LadyAtco

Next !!

NATS are about to lose Gatwick.


To DFS !!!
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