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30th Jan 2022, 00:07
Replies: 13,682
Views: 618,346
Posted By anotherthing

Swansea Town fan chants "Let's all do a Sala,...

Swansea Town fan chants "Let's all do a Sala, let's all do a Sala, na na na naaah, na na na naaah'"
23rd Sep 2019, 09:26
Replies: 183
Views: 297,224
Posted By anotherthing

FR9999 there is a saying in business ‘the...

FR9999

there is a saying in business ‘the first loss is the best loss’

£600M to repatriate etc versus £150M to bolster. TCX have posted a first half year loss of over £1Bn. So HMG throws in...
23rd Sep 2019, 08:48
Replies: 183
Views: 297,224
Posted By anotherthing

Jet2 are trying to cash in. Tried to book...

Jet2 are trying to cash in. Tried to book flights back from Lanzarote for next Jan as we were booked with TCX. Got all the details in and told price was circa £4700 (8 people). Went to the pay now...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Aug 2019, 08:42
Replies: 44
Views: 18,769
Posted By anotherthing

I'm with Gonzo. I'm currently a controller but...

I'm with Gonzo. I'm currently a controller but did, previously, fly professionally, albeit not civil. Could ATC training be better? Of course it could be. Right from the very first point of...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jul 2019, 13:41
Replies: 17
Views: 8,526
Posted By anotherthing

Gatwick is no longer the busiest single runway...

Gatwick is no longer the busiest single runway airfield. Hasn't been for over a year. Still busy though!
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2018, 18:13
Replies: 116
Views: 38,790
Posted By anotherthing

Completely untrue. But worth saying just to stir...

Completely untrue. But worth saying just to stir things, eh?
19th Sep 2017, 10:21
Replies: 41
Views: 14,697
Posted By anotherthing

they didn't own up straight away. Their first...

they didn't own up straight away. Their first set of communications blamed a whole host of third parties. Only when questioned by said parties did the truth emerge. They were caught in a lie. ...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Nov 2016, 13:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,307
Posted By anotherthing

Check your PM's

Check your PM's
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Sep 2016, 07:48
Replies: 38
Views: 10,033
Posted By anotherthing

A face for radio I heard :-)

A face for radio I heard :-)
18th Apr 2016, 10:42
Replies: 163
Views: 61,313
Posted By anotherthing

Nige321 I refer you to the post above...

Nige321



I refer you to the post above that... 3 different pilots, 3 different aircraft from 2 airlines. Reported independently in quick succession. The first reckoned they missed it by about...
18th Apr 2016, 10:03
Replies: 163
Views: 61,313
Posted By anotherthing

I work as an ATCO in the LTMA. We get reports of...

I work as an ATCO in the LTMA. We get reports of drones every week from professional pilots.

Nige321 (post 18) and rightstuffer (post 38).

You doubt the size of the UAV's encountered near...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Apr 2016, 11:57
Replies: 245
Views: 100,081
Posted By anotherthing

Zooker, We will not be 50+ controllers...

Zooker,

We will not be 50+ controllers short. Probably half that.

Interestingly when the VR was announced a couple of years ago the (now) CEO attended a watch meeting. I asked him (and this...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Dec 2015, 08:26
Replies: 20
Views: 13,100
Posted By anotherthing

trot as previously pointed out in the UK any...

trot

as previously pointed out in the UK any new clearance cancels the old... which to me makes complete sense... therefore if you are deaparting on a SID, with altitude restrictions and I want...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2015, 17:15
Replies: 20
Views: 13,100
Posted By anotherthing

Yes. Unfortunately the CAA muddied the...

Yes.

Unfortunately the CAA muddied the waters somewhat by trying to be clever and proposing some ridiculous phraseology in an attempt to make things more clear.

So now, when we say 'climb now'...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Dec 2015, 14:08
Replies: 31
Views: 11,578
Posted By anotherthing

All this getting our knickers in a twist over...

All this getting our knickers in a twist over whether or not security would be compromised is just noise... the fact is, as mentioned above, that the money raised by a sale of NATS is peanuts...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Nov 2015, 08:46
Replies: 31
Views: 11,578
Posted By anotherthing

They have 'explored' the possibility before... It...

They have 'explored' the possibility before... It is an asset to them, they would be stupid not to declare it in a spending review and to state they will 'explore' the sale.

Doesn't mean they will...
18th Nov 2015, 10:42
Replies: 1,075
Views: 749,890
Posted By anotherthing

Early days on BOC at 750Sqn Culdrose. Our course...

Early days on BOC at 750Sqn Culdrose. Our course had the first female Observer trainee.

When the question 'what does the emergency busbar power in the Jetstream' was asked, she puts her hand up...
14th Nov 2015, 07:04
Replies: 231
Views: 44,903
Posted By anotherthing

I disagree with this and think it is a load of...

I disagree with this and think it is a load of hogwash. Sure, there are some countries I would not visit, but ANY Muslim country?

Paris has suffered an outrage - it wasn't that long ago they had...
5th Nov 2015, 08:43
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,408,206
Posted By anotherthing

irrespective of the actual cause of this, the...

irrespective of the actual cause of this, the fact is that security as HESH is a joke.

A friend was returning from there a few days after the incident. He remarked that when walking through the...
21st Aug 2015, 07:41
Replies: 53
Views: 16,423
Posted By anotherthing

John R81 Actually John, if he was tasered,...

John R81

Actually John, if he was tasered, he WAS charged...

How about instead of excess baggage, we weigh passengers with bags... anyone over a set total weight pays extra. Although usually...
20th May 2015, 07:37
Replies: 218
Views: 42,712
Posted By anotherthing

A friend pointed out the lads post about this on...

A friend pointed out the lads post about this on farcebook.

He has a photo of himself topless and his first line is "I apologise for the topless picture, but I cant show my clothing" he then...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Apr 2015, 08:49
Replies: 79
Views: 16,216
Posted By anotherthing

Obviously you are not only not a controller, but...

Obviously you are not only not a controller, but you have no idea of the complexities of airspace where there is a concentration of several busy airports.

Autonomous navigation in a TMA is a very,...
15th Jan 2015, 08:50
Replies: 98
Views: 10,236
Posted By anotherthing

ilitary traffic maybe... but civilian traffic...

ilitary traffic maybe... but civilian traffic has increased...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Jan 2015, 08:18
Replies: 19
Views: 8,457
Posted By anotherthing

A fair bit of tosh in there... if the author is...

A fair bit of tosh in there... if the author is as stressed as they infer then they are in the wrong job.
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Dec 2014, 08:43
Replies: 186
Views: 97,850
Posted By anotherthing

Ian W, your guess is wrong... WHBM - lack of...

Ian W, your guess is wrong...

WHBM - lack of information? The airlines have applauded NATS for the flow of information... maybe that didn't filter down to the shop floor.

Friday was a slow...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Dec 2014, 11:27
Replies: 186
Views: 97,850
Posted By anotherthing

S&T Far be it for me to feed a troll but: ...

S&T
Far be it for me to feed a troll but:

You claim to be able to read accounts
you claim to understand pensions

You fail to understand that HMG 49% holding does not mean that we receive...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Dec 2014, 15:22
Replies: 186
Views: 97,850
Posted By anotherthing

Good work, once again, by the shop floor...

Good work, once again, by the shop floor engineers to get things up and running so quickly. Often overlooked, they have probably had the worst of it when it comes to manpower reductions.

Glad...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Nov 2014, 10:39
Replies: 69
Views: 13,653
Posted By anotherthing

LTP, I too have a very good idea of the...

LTP,

I too have a very good idea of the airfield involved given the description by the OP. (Release level being the biggest give away).

In this case you would have been wrong to do so. It is...
10th Nov 2014, 07:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,805
Posted By anotherthing

The only piece of information missing is the time...

The only piece of information missing is the time on Fri... 9am :ok:
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Nov 2014, 08:51
Replies: 11
Views: 4,640
Posted By anotherthing

WHBM Agree with much f what you say, however...

WHBM

Agree with much f what you say, however it falls down here:

It is not unknown for French ATC to bandbox sectors and lose aircraft on frequency in doing so. It is also not unknown for them...
31st Oct 2014, 14:19
Replies: 166
Views: 139,337
Posted By anotherthing

Maximum Pete Length of time in custody......

Maximum Pete

Length of time in custody... another possible explanation is the fact that if arrested and tested as being over the drink drive limit, the police will continue to hold and test you...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Aug 2014, 09:00
Replies: 245
Views: 100,081
Posted By anotherthing

Currently on leave so have not seen latest...

Currently on leave so have not seen latest intranet re Gatwick.

If there was something illegal about DFS bid then fair enough, NATS has a point regarding appeal etc.

However if the complaint...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jul 2014, 07:59
Replies: 245
Views: 100,081
Posted By anotherthing

LookingForaJob Only on headline figures......

LookingForaJob

Only on headline figures... it is not a level playing field... NATS costs include pension costs, the vast majority of other ANSPs do not include these in their costs as they are...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jul 2014, 05:41
Replies: 245
Views: 100,081
Posted By anotherthing

Not Long Now, Tomohawk Yes it is up to GAL...

Not Long Now, Tomohawk

Yes it is up to GAL and that is my point. They want(ed) the extra movements. If they still do then they will have to pay NATs which means the overall contract for services...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2014, 18:02
Replies: 245
Views: 100,081
Posted By anotherthing

Zooker, I agree, it is worrying and I...

Zooker,

I agree, it is worrying and I think the rot has set in. Too busy trying to conquer the world and trumpeting the opening of new offices around the World, whilst taking our eye off the...
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