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Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jun 2019, 20:03
Replies: 35
Views: 14,748
Posted By off watch

When I first started in ATC some 40 years ago, it...

When I first started in ATC some 40 years ago, it was often said that the phrase "work to rule" should not be used in any dispute because it might lead people to infer that staff were not always...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Apr 2019, 13:33
Replies: 35
Views: 14,748
Posted By off watch

If the Kirkwall departure is found to be...

If the Kirkwall departure is found to be acceptable, does this not set a precedent for any future flights ? If it's ok at 2015, why would it not be ok under the same conditions at 0815 ? Just adjust...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 07:55
Replies: 24
Views: 3,291
Posted By off watch

It seems ti​​his tripe really exists ! ...

It seems ti​​his tripe really exists !

​​​​​https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_value_proposition
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jan 2019, 14:57
Replies: 24
Views: 5,104
Posted By off watch

Not acceptable in the UK - see CAP413 Chapter 5...

Not acceptable in the UK - see CAP413 Chapter 5 Radar Phraseology :

5.9 The pilot must respond to SSR instructions, reading back specific settings.
"BIGJET 347, squawk ident "
"Squawk ident,...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2019, 12:39
Replies: 29
Views: 2,346
Posted By off watch

How about John Humphrys or Sarah Mantague ? Oh,...

How about John Humphrys or Sarah Mantague ? Oh, hang on, that wouldn't work - nobody would ever get to answer a question …….
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2019, 21:43
Replies: 9,078
Views: 883,714
Posted By off watch

If they are getting overloaded, why could they...

If they are getting overloaded, why could they not just say "no more" until they catch up, rather than relax the checking ?
If there's no room on the bus, tough, it'll go without you & you wait...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2018, 20:52
Replies: 191
Views: 13,033
Posted By off watch

​​​​​​​Ignoring BJ's comments for a moment, those...

​​​​​​​Ignoring BJ's comments for a moment, those of you who think wearing the burka is acceptable in the UK - do you agree that the same right of a woman to wear what she wants should apply in Saudi...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2018, 09:49
Replies: 198
Views: 28,523
Posted By off watch

Danny, I think the previous two lines of Milton's...

Danny, I think the previous two lines of Milton's poem are quit apt for the BBC too :
"That bawl for freedom in their senseless mood,
And still revolt when truth would set them free.."
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2018, 18:00
Replies: 198
Views: 28,523
Posted By off watch

Correct PN. The next question could be...

Correct PN. The next question could be "Ms.Unsworth - have you at any time received or issued guidelines to BBC staff on how to proceed with a matter such as this ?". ..Anyway, it's all irrelevant -...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2018, 10:43
Replies: 198
Views: 28,523
Posted By off watch

DaveReid - why not - ? It worked for Rumpole ;)

DaveReid - why not - ? It worked for Rumpole ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2018, 06:27
Replies: 198
Views: 28,523
Posted By off watch

Having warned them that they were under oath, Sir...

Having warned them that they were under oath, Sir Cliff's QC should have asked Fran Unsworth & her reporter colleague "if the subject of you investigation was the Head of the BBC, would your actions...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jul 2018, 08:10
Replies: 168
Views: 8,855
Posted By off watch

Obgraham - it would be interesting is to see the...

Obgraham - it would be interesting is to see the reaction if someone requested to fly a blimp depicting Mayor Khan at the same place & under the same conditions as the DT one . This would be purely...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th May 2018, 17:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,861
Posted By off watch

Thanks people. sunnySA, I was thinking in terms...

Thanks people.
sunnySA, I was thinking in terms of minutes, as used on Flight Progress strips & in Movemenents Logs, not for separation etc.
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd May 2018, 21:47
Replies: 18
Views: 2,861
Posted By off watch

Logging times in ATC

A thread about Oceanic time margins made me think about how UK units log movements. I thought I recalled the method @ EGLL in the early 70's was that the minute ran from 35 seconds before to 34...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2018, 19:05
Replies: 471
Views: 23,710
Posted By off watch

I thought "at this moment in time" had faded away...

I thought "at this moment in time" had faded away but just heard the shouty woman on 5 Live using it during the Spanish GP. What's wrong with "now" ? :* Oh, & doesn't "lockdown" come from prisons ?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2018, 17:15
Replies: 28
Views: 2,261
Posted By off watch

I wondered about that, skydiver69, but until he...

I wondered about that, skydiver69, but until he was caught & charged with anything, was he technically an offender - I've no idea !?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2018, 11:45
Replies: 28
Views: 2,261
Posted By off watch

Therefore, can we assume, as has been mentioned...

Therefore, can we assume, as has been mentioned in another thread, that all those involved in hiding this character : "The injured man was dragged away from the house in South Park Crescent, Hither...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2018, 09:06
Replies: 471
Views: 23,710
Posted By off watch

So, My bad As I say Laura Kuenssberg

So,
My bad
As I say
Laura Kuenssberg
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2018, 10:53
Replies: 179
Views: 9,102
Posted By off watch

From a GPS user site I frequent : "If you live...

From a GPS user site I frequent :
"If you live near a 'smart' motorway you will have witnessed the variable speed limits in operation and often in force when there is no congestion.
Answering...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Apr 2018, 22:25
Replies: 120
Views: 31,385
Posted By off watch

I posted this comment in the ATC visa thread but...

I posted this comment in the ATC visa thread but this one seems more appropriate.
If the same recruitment standard for ATC staff had been applied to "Human Resources" staff (aka 'Personnel'), I'm...
30th Mar 2018, 22:32
Replies: 37
Views: 10,374
Posted By off watch

Hmm ... "Are you the victim?" "No but I've just...

Hmm ... "Are you the victim?"
"No but I've just seen someone trying to sell drugs"
"So you yourself havn't lost anything & havn't been offered any drugs ?"
"No, but..."
"Bye."
Is that likely ?...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2018, 08:44
Replies: 7,650
Views: 2,794,696
Posted By off watch

"It's motor racing, Jim, but not as we know it !"...

"It's motor racing, Jim, but not as we know it !" :-(
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2018, 07:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By off watch

tartare - good points but IMHO the problem with...

tartare - good points but IMHO the problem with just culture is that it seems to have become a mechanism for protecting those at the top from answering for their misdeeds. It brings to mind Sir...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2018, 20:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By off watch

Manchester Arena Bombing Report

I have no connection at all with the events at Manchester but I find the reaction of the Interim Fire Chief to the report pathetic. Asked if any officers had been disciplined for their handling of...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Mar 2018, 18:51
Replies: 52
Views: 13,611
Posted By off watch

Cheesefootball - you've listed 14 postings. Do...

Cheesefootball - you've listed 14 postings. Do you know how many started the course ?
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