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13th Sep 2022, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 4,525
Posted By The Fat Controller

The blade at 4 o'clock as viewed from the front...

The blade at 4 o'clock as viewed from the front looks like it may have a scuff mark and the 12 o'clock maybe a slight bend above the stripes and damaged tip.
10th Sep 2022, 10:43
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By The Fat Controller

Speak to an AME, not an internet forum. As...

Speak to an AME, not an internet forum.

As above you may have declare it for life and be prevented from flying until a certain period without use has passed.

You need your wits about you when...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Aug 2022, 11:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,652
Posted By The Fat Controller

Although retired, I believe it is because the...

Although retired, I believe it is because the vast majority of UK ATCOs still do give a damn about getting everyone at their optimum levels and that requires some headings !
31st Jul 2022, 10:11
Replies: 23
Views: 9,719
Posted By The Fat Controller

Normal Thai statement would be "Heroic pilots...

Normal Thai statement would be "Heroic pilots save 164 passengers from certain death by steering the plane to a safe stop on the grass.
15th Jun 2022, 10:43
Replies: 29
Views: 11,102
Posted By The Fat Controller

There is no ATC provider in Europe that could...

There is no ATC provider in Europe that could provide en route services without their data processing system.
25th May 2022, 15:04
Replies: 2
Views: 3,574
Posted By The Fat Controller

Maybe they should change the phraseology. ...

Maybe they should change the phraseology.

"Cleared to land, keep the golf course on your left/right" as appropriate.
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jan 2022, 17:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,802
Posted By The Fat Controller

I'd love the hear the R/T for an SRA to Runway...

I'd love the hear the R/T for an SRA to Runway 18, those left/right turns with traffic coming down the screen are so difficult, LOL.
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Nov 2021, 07:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,252
Posted By The Fat Controller

Try asking the question here. You'll get the...

Try asking the question here.

You'll get the "real world" answer !
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Aug 2021, 10:43
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By The Fat Controller

I am sure the advert will have the contact...

I am sure the advert will have the contact details !
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Apr 2021, 08:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By The Fat Controller

SHT is the domestic callsign for BA mainline, it...

SHT is the domestic callsign for BA mainline, it is NOT a Cityflyer callsign

P1010 is the planned departure time
22nd Nov 2020, 17:21
Replies: 115
Views: 74,602
Posted By The Fat Controller

This is a good explanation of what may have...

This is a good explanation of what may have happened, the presenter is a current 777 pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-siCbCA_yE
14th Nov 2020, 17:59
Replies: 96
Views: 64,216
Posted By The Fat Controller

Great Save ! Hope the crew got plenty of...

Great Save !

Hope the crew got plenty of Vodka and Caviar.
20th Oct 2020, 14:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,614
Posted By The Fat Controller

From a lapsed PPL and retired ATCO (EGPK and...

From a lapsed PPL and retired ATCO (EGPK and Prestwick Centre), tongue in cheek for a few hints below.

Congratulations on getting your licence

Always call in good time, first call "XXX...
19th Oct 2020, 18:29
Replies: 22
Views: 5,737
Posted By The Fat Controller

There are Cobham Falcons based at Durham Tees...

There are Cobham Falcons based at Durham Tees Valley and they frequently work all over the North Sea.
...
19th Oct 2020, 16:59
Replies: 22
Views: 5,737
Posted By The Fat Controller

Military Exercise - Joint Warrior, well...

Military Exercise - Joint Warrior, well publicised these days !

The Cobham Falcons are often based at Prestwick.

The recently finished JW also had visiting participants from France and Canada...
8th Oct 2020, 19:36
Replies: 178
Views: 53,055
Posted By The Fat Controller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ber9O46eSD8&fbclid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ber9O46eSD8&fbclid=IwAR34qXzTnzUrXtNdaMtsKMzeP-bsTFCcejjgipdsxA4IMvcDx9VCFFND6dw
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 15:42
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By The Fat Controller

And here is the same from the horse's mouth ...

And here is the same from the horse's mouth

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/09/covid-and-the-impact-on-controller-training/?fbclid=IwAR3QiNCrPLsjShiVuKT7v-g3HSjNMDcM2rbHm63KEXurt0J9OAYWtnACNQ0
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 10:06
Replies: 11,638
Views: 3,467,938
Posted By The Fat Controller

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/09/covid-and-the-impac...

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/09/covid-and-the-impact-on-controller-training/?fbclid=IwAR3QiNCrPLsjShiVuKT7v-g3HSjNMDcM2rbHm63KEXurt0J9OAYWtnACNQ0
13th Sep 2020, 18:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,716
Posted By The Fat Controller

RIP. The accidents were miles apart.

RIP.

The accidents were miles apart.
8th Sep 2020, 17:48
Replies: 51
Views: 25,978
Posted By The Fat Controller

I think we should all take a moment and wish the...

I think we should all take a moment and wish the pilot a speedy recovery, both physically and emotionally.

If you are reading this, thank you for allowing the video to be posted.

I hope you...
7th Sep 2020, 13:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By The Fat Controller

The LOCALSER antenna is directional, it forms a...

The LOCALSER antenna is directional, it forms a beam aligned to the runway.

The VOR antenna is omnidirectional and radiates equally in every direction.

The individual elements will be of a...
7th Sep 2020, 11:56
Replies: 51
Views: 25,978
Posted By The Fat Controller

Already being discussed on a thread started 4...

Already being discussed on a thread started 4 days ago here

https://www.pprune.org/accidents-close-calls/635264-c-172-toronto-other-day.html
6th Sep 2020, 15:13
Replies: 25
Views: 9,056
Posted By The Fat Controller

3897 x 100 (feet)

3897 x 100 (feet)
4th Sep 2020, 09:48
Replies: 25
Views: 9,056
Posted By The Fat Controller

rnzoli I think the pilot reverted to "car driver"...

rnzoli I think the pilot reverted to "car driver" mode in a complete panic and tried to steer the aircraft to the right as said above in post #4
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2020, 06:47
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By The Fat Controller

Maybe the older ATCOs at Edinburgh are those that...

Maybe the older ATCOs at Edinburgh are those that moved from NATS to the new provider and longingly remember the bucket load of cash for NATS VR and their current employer is offering less.
Just...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Aug 2020, 14:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,413
Posted By The Fat Controller

I did a lot of West Coast (127.275) in my years...

I did a lot of West Coast (127.275) in my years at Scottish Centre and I found that a lot of local pilots listened but did not want or need FIS.

With the advent of Mode S, I could click a mouse...
19th Jun 2020, 16:24
Replies: 48
Views: 33,041
Posted By The Fat Controller

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=905936583145138...

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=905936583145138

Oops !
14th Jun 2020, 07:27
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By The Fat Controller

Move it to "ATC Issues" as the NATS situation in...

Move it to "ATC Issues" as the NATS situation in the UK is going to affect every pilot and airline flying using their various services.

I think this thread should stay in the open forums, just in...
12th Jun 2020, 18:47
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By The Fat Controller

Only if they sold investments at the right time...

Only if they sold investments at the right time and/or a significant amount of the pension was being held in cash.

Just about all of those I know who took their CETV out of CAAPS were very near or...
12th Jun 2020, 13:11
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By The Fat Controller

I do wonder if that "retirement bulge" is likely...

I do wonder if that "retirement bulge" is likely to be flattened as many of those considering leaving are probably the same people who transferred their pensions out of CAAPS and now find their...
7th Jun 2020, 16:34
Replies: 131
Views: 80,363
Posted By The Fat Controller

escaped.atco The last tranche of operational...

escaped.atco The last tranche of operational staff voluntary redundancies was around 5 or 6 years ago and those were across the business, both at airfields and the centres.

It does not surprise me...
2nd Jun 2020, 16:52
Replies: 43
Views: 78,471
Posted By The Fat Controller

No sign of discounting, quite the opposite. ...

No sign of discounting, quite the opposite.

In the last couple of weeks I have been checking Emirates fares from Glasgow to Bangkok for this October.

Economy return up from around £500 to £870,...
29th May 2020, 14:58
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,866,973
Posted By The Fat Controller

The "false glideslope" theory holds no water. ...

The "false glideslope" theory holds no water.

ATC queried their position and offered alternatives, the crew's reply was indicative that they knew they were high and would press on with the...
29th May 2020, 10:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,629
Posted By The Fat Controller

I am a TalkTalk customer too, cannot get to their...

I am a TalkTalk customer too, cannot get to their Service Status page, issue must be with them.
Forum: ATC Issues
29th May 2020, 08:23
Replies: 48
Views: 11,503
Posted By The Fat Controller

jinglejangles I am not confusing it with 7000 at...

jinglejangles I am not confusing it with 7000 at all.

Many units have "listening" codes which can show who is monitoring the freq so there could be many, and NOT 7000.

Scottish FIS, for...
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