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11th Apr 2021, 19:29
Replies: 35
Views: 12,546
Posted By Equivocal

First_Principal The problem is not so much...

First_Principal

The problem is not so much which country might have been involved - it really shouldn't matter - the initial risk analysis should be done by the system owner/operator, in this...
11th Apr 2021, 17:11
Replies: 33
Views: 6,746
Posted By Equivocal

I can't help feeling that the fundamental...

I can't help feeling that the fundamental principle behind it is sound, indeed, had the European Commission had their act together we could have seen improved high-speed rail systems across the...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Apr 2021, 13:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,513
Posted By Equivocal

Huh???????

Huh???????
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Apr 2021, 12:05
Replies: 171
Views: 44,582
Posted By Equivocal

Sorry to hear that, Talkdownman - about both you...

Sorry to hear that, Talkdownman - about both you and the radar. But as you hang up your headset for the last time you must have been able to smile about the career, and the records that you have...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 19:28
Replies: 176
Views: 8,915
Posted By Equivocal

Another vote for the musical version. The live...

Another vote for the musical version. The live stage version is even better, and the The New Generation is equally worth a listen/view.
Forum: Questions
31st Mar 2021, 18:36
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By Equivocal

Thanks tradewind. I'm only an ex-controller but...

Thanks tradewind. I'm only an ex-controller but it had me puzzled - good to have a sensible explanation.
31st Mar 2021, 16:38
Replies: 72
Views: 11,333
Posted By Equivocal

Not aviation-related but overtaken by a Tesla S...

Not aviation-related but overtaken by a Tesla S this evening with reg 1ON.
30th Mar 2021, 19:32
Replies: 72
Views: 11,333
Posted By Equivocal

Saw this one in the hotel car park at Gatwick. ...

Saw this one in the hotel car park at Gatwick.

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Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2021, 17:15
Replies: 45
Views: 4,455
Posted By Equivocal

I've been out of operational controlling for many...

I've been out of operational controlling for many years but back in my day I sometimes put an aircraft on a track, usually DCT to a specific point, but sometimes also to fly an offset to that track...
15th Mar 2021, 22:12
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By Equivocal

LFH, can't comment on the standards these days...

LFH, can't comment on the standards these days but I'm afraid it's a different one. There are at least three RTs in ATC in recent years. Last I heard one of them was MATS 1 editor, the one I suspect...
14th Mar 2021, 23:05
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By Equivocal

Richard K Taylor

Anyone know what Richard Taylor is up to these days? The RKT who was head of the UK CAA's ATS department in the early 2000s.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2021, 18:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,513
Posted By Equivocal

No easy answer, I'm afraid. It will depend on...

No easy answer, I'm afraid. It will depend on many things, notably including the cause of the emergency and other traffic. Individual controllers' decisions will be affected by local policies and...
5th Mar 2021, 14:50
Replies: 39
Views: 2,537
Posted By Equivocal

If I might belatedly join the mine's smaller than...

If I might belatedly join the mine's smaller than yours debate, mine had an 8088 - don't think clock speed is of any relevance! - and 640K of RAM. A few months after I got it I spent pretty much the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2021, 08:39
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By Equivocal

Agree with radeng about the News Quiz. Came...

Agree with radeng about the News Quiz. Came across a celebration compilation on the BBC website the other day (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09c4xvs) - programme was made a few years ago and...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Mar 2021, 06:59
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By Equivocal

Pilot request and controller...

Pilot request and controller agreement/confirmation (requested service will usually be provided subject to workload and one or two other things) - sometimes called the contract between aircraft and...
2nd Mar 2021, 18:47
Replies: 50
Views: 10,348
Posted By Equivocal

Presumably because it happens so often that it's...

Presumably because it happens so often that it's not worthy of mention...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Mar 2021, 07:58
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By Equivocal

I think in the UK this would simply be referred...

I think in the UK this would simply be referred to as traffic info. In class G there is no requirement to pass traffic information but the rulebooks also says 'Notwithstanding the minimum service...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Mar 2021, 14:36
Replies: 30
Views: 3,556
Posted By Equivocal

Not sure what you mean by DTI - not a term I've...

Not sure what you mean by DTI - not a term I've seen? What part of the world are you using it? Is it locally defined?
25th Feb 2021, 14:30
Replies: 2
Views: 3,910
Posted By Equivocal

Birmingham Airport: Step ladder left on runway as planes land

Three passenger aircraft "narrowly missed" a step ladder that fell off the back of an airport maintenance truck and was left on the runway as they landed, an investigation has found.
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Forum: ATC Issues
15th Feb 2021, 17:17
Replies: 16
Views: 2,059
Posted By Equivocal

Technically, LVO is not put on for a runway, it's...

Technically, LVO is not put on for a runway, it's for the airport - tailored to protect whatever operations may go on in low visibilities.
9th Feb 2021, 21:12
Replies: 64
Views: 36,131
Posted By Equivocal

Whilst I can't comment on the US arrangements,...

Whilst I can't comment on the US arrangements, the weakness in the European environment is not a lack of legislation or rules - in fact, EUR is awash with aviation rules - but commonly a lack of...
7th Feb 2021, 14:42
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By Equivocal

Martin Caroll

Does anyone know what became of Martin - SATCO at Southampton in the early 80s?

TIA
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2021, 12:15
Replies: 56
Views: 2,586
Posted By Equivocal

Hard to tell without seeing the actual fitting,...

Hard to tell without seeing the actual fitting, but my experience of push-fit has been good provided that it is installed properly. The failure point (after a long period of satisfactory service) is...
2nd Feb 2021, 21:56
Replies: 260
Views: 36,526
Posted By Equivocal

B707 with JT4As does it for me.

B707 with JT4As does it for me.
25th Jan 2021, 20:50
Replies: 14
Views: 3,342
Posted By Equivocal

Whilst I never knowingly met Eric, I knew many...

Whilst I never knowingly met Eric, I knew many who did and always spoke kindly of him, just as any comments which mentioned him on the board were invariably complimentary. I recall an instructor of...
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