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Forum: ATC Issues
1st Feb 2020, 00:02
Replies: 82
Views: 20,216
Posted By ATCO Fred

For me there is no blurring but a distinct...

For me there is no blurring but a distinct difference in the application of TS and BS. Perhaps Unit standards and the Unit Assessors need to be more pro-active. Surveillance under a BS / FIS has been...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jan 2020, 23:55
Replies: 82
Views: 20,216
Posted By ATCO Fred

Chevron I am somewhat perplexed by your post...

Chevron I am somewhat perplexed by your post above. Their is no requirement to identify ac under a basic service / FIS nor has there ever been. Even when identified it does not constitute known...
10th Mar 2018, 21:40
Replies: 49
Views: 9,266
Posted By ATCO Fred

Sorry . . .was washing my hair :-). Nope. . ....

Sorry . . .was washing my hair :-). Nope. . . MATS2 restriction, when radar shut aircraft can't self position to the NDB approach due lack of positive range check. Potentially, if we had advanced...
10th Mar 2018, 14:26
Replies: 49
Views: 9,266
Posted By ATCO Fred

I think making like for like comparison between...

I think making like for like comparison between the vast skies of America and the crowded and confused state of UK Glass G airspace is a comparison on volume of airspace and NOT about "right...
10th Mar 2018, 14:22
Replies: 49
Views: 9,266
Posted By ATCO Fred

That surprises me as at our unit, when operating...

That surprises me as at our unit, when operating without radar, you cannot self position to the NDB due to the lack of the safety range check (and we have DME); you have to do the full procedure.
...
9th Mar 2018, 11:50
Replies: 49
Views: 9,266
Posted By ATCO Fred

Telsboy is spot on. NATS changed its training...

Telsboy is spot on. NATS changed its training methodologies so there is no longer a pool of ADI rated "resting" NATS trainees for the regionals to recruit from. Couple that with NATS recruiting from...
7th Mar 2018, 14:35
Replies: 43
Views: 6,579
Posted By ATCO Fred

Hi Dave . . . I think you'll find I did no such...

Hi Dave . . . I think you'll find I did no such thing as you have alluded to above . . . . . I have made no comment on the actions taken by security and the deletion of images and never will.

...
5th Mar 2018, 20:06
Replies: 43
Views: 6,579
Posted By ATCO Fred

Quick google . . . . . Cautious - if...

Quick google . . . . .



Cautious - if you have any issues and want to discuss further then just PM me.

Regards

fred
5th Mar 2018, 20:01
Replies: 43
Views: 6,579
Posted By ATCO Fred

Hi Mike. . .. .it's not my place to comment on...

Hi Mike. . .. .it's not my place to comment on how a contracted company conducts its business. I would be miffed if they passed comment on my profession. I was merely providing some balance to the...
5th Mar 2018, 10:57
Replies: 43
Views: 6,579
Posted By ATCO Fred

Hi Cautious Optimist. If you were here: ...

Hi Cautious Optimist.

If you were here:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4720/40589918762_98a41d168a_z.jpg

Then you were next to this :
...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Dec 2017, 09:46
Replies: 42
Views: 19,332
Posted By ATCO Fred

Spot on Barnaby. All you need is for a few staff...

Spot on Barnaby. All you need is for a few staff to leave and you're short staffed for 12-18 months! That adds further pressure / fatigue on the existing staff who in turn get alienated . . . . ....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2017, 21:31
Replies: 270
Views: 184,919
Posted By ATCO Fred

Sadly Oxford is not a LARS provider and the...

Sadly Oxford is not a LARS provider and the services we do offer are from within our controller spare capacity (although we did offer to do LARS and were given a refusal by DAP). Brize and...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2017, 16:23
Replies: 270
Views: 184,919
Posted By ATCO Fred

Nope - The fixed wing was south/West of the Heli....

Nope - The fixed wing was south/West of the Heli. . . . then established same course slightly behind and above. Providence . . . .

Fred
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2017, 09:38
Replies: 270
Views: 184,919
Posted By ATCO Fred

Sadly I watched this accident on radar . . . ....

Sadly I watched this accident on radar . . . . both Mode S equipped squawking A and C. Any form of ACAS would have helped. Condolences to all those touched by this tragic but avoidable event.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jul 2017, 22:41
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

Yep - soz guys my bad for the bum steer. But...

Yep - soz guys my bad for the bum steer. But still using the conspicuity squawks for the time being!!!

Fred
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jul 2017, 09:53
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

Buster keep up mate . . . It's FISO already (when...

Buster keep up mate . . . It's FISO already (when open) all the ATCOs have left / leaving.

NOTAM

Q) EGTT/QSTXX/IV/NBO /A /000/999/5222N00129W
A) EGBE
B) 17/07/21 12:00 C) 17/08/20 12:00
E)...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jul 2017, 14:49
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

Latest News from EGBE . . . . :-( A Note from...

Latest News from EGBE . . . . :-( A Note from their SATCO

Dear All, Unfortunately due to staff shortages it has become necessary to accelerate the downgrading of ATC services at Coventry.
The...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jun 2017, 09:11
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

????? Implied nothing just reported that the...

????? Implied nothing just reported that the Aerodrome was moving to a non radar, non aerodrome control service. Quite where your "RIP all the ATCOs" comes from is your own reading between the...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jun 2017, 22:33
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

TCAS Fan . . . I was referring as to what is...

TCAS Fan . . . I was referring as to what is going to happen not what is happening at the moment Doh !!
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jun 2017, 22:31
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

Not Duff Gen

Not Duff gen at all gents. . . .instrument procedures to go as well . . . .

see attached!
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jun 2017, 10:19
Replies: 35
Views: 10,132
Posted By ATCO Fred

Coventry - Reduced to Air to Ground

Not mentioned previously but thoughts to our colleagues at Coventry on the announcement that the Aerodrome is reducing to a GA centric aerodrome with Air-to Ground only and RFFS Cat 1 or 2.

Sorry...
13th Jun 2017, 16:29
Replies: 2,518
Views: 645,038
Posted By ATCO Fred

Prospect !! I had heard it was already agreed,...

Prospect !! I had heard it was already agreed, going to EGNX in Nov 2018 but accelerated to this June!
13th Jun 2017, 11:21
Replies: 2,518
Views: 645,038
Posted By ATCO Fred

Just seen the letter from the MD. Going air to...

Just seen the letter from the MD. Going air to ground and RFFS Cat 1, 2 on request. Also the removal of all instrument procedures.

Sad day for those involved and a new chapter in the airports...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th May 2017, 13:37
Replies: 332
Views: 226,736
Posted By ATCO Fred

Fear not guys; the cost and manpower savings...

Fear not guys; the cost and manpower savings created by remoting Tower Operations into centralised Hubs will means less ATCOs needed . . . . . :E:E
Forum: ATC Issues
20th May 2017, 13:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,192
Posted By ATCO Fred

Not all units have the luxury of mode S; it...

Not all units have the luxury of mode S; it certainly makes ATS provision a lot easier and you get a real feel for how your area operates as you get familiar with call-signs and routes (7k aircraft)....
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