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Forum: ATC Issues
29th Aug 2020, 19:54
Replies: 67
Views: 28,505
Posted By tczulu

Quite agree! I retired 7 years ago and while I...

Quite agree! I retired 7 years ago and while I miss many of the great people I worked with,I certainly don't miss the job. Bored? Not a chance!Probably sure we know each other,enjoy the next 29...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jun 2020, 22:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By tczulu

With thanks to "Itsonyatv"from 2010. "His name...

With thanks to "Itsonyatv"from 2010.
"His name was Jan Masat. Had an interesting history having flown for the Czech and French air forces before joining the RAF in1940. Took part in patrolling Scapa...
25th Apr 2020, 20:13
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,752,885
Posted By tczulu

Good luck with any of them wanting to go to...

Good luck with any of them wanting to go to Cyprus anytime soon. Whole island,Greek and Turkish areas completely a no go area. We have a house in the North(Turkish)side,word from friends who live...
4th Mar 2020, 22:13
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,846,429
Posted By tczulu

Well,my nearest airport is Norwich,and the fares...

Well,my nearest airport is Norwich,and the fares to Edinburgh with Loganair are eye wateringly expensive compared to the low cost carriers from Stansted etc. About 5 times the price. Ok for business...
4th Mar 2020, 20:58
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,846,429
Posted By tczulu

If it really is the end,feel so sorry for all the...

If it really is the end,feel so sorry for all the staff .Had many flights with them over the years and the vast majority were on time. All that crap about FlyMaybe not justified IMHO.
12th Dec 2019, 16:26
Replies: 601
Views: 425,116
Posted By tczulu

Can't believe how cheap some of their flights...

Can't believe how cheap some of their flights are(with no extras).
Booked contingency flights from Larnaca 2 weeks ago,one way to Luton as there was a possibility we may have had to return early...
1st Dec 2019, 11:57
Replies: 296
Views: 78,731
Posted By tczulu

MNG Airlines-"Black Sea" Many moons ago on a...

MNG Airlines-"Black Sea"
Many moons ago on a night shift in the LTMA, it departs from Luton and calls my colleague( DKG,yes you ) on the R/T. For all the world it sounded like he was saying "bollox...
11th Sep 2019, 17:36
Replies: 2,998
Views: 2,806,957
Posted By tczulu

We use Jet 2 from Stansted to Larnaca a lot....

We use Jet 2 from Stansted to Larnaca a lot. Flight timings after the summer tho are complete shite . Requires an hotel stay before and after for our travel arrangements.Good airline though!
8th Aug 2019, 17:43
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,752,885
Posted By tczulu

Maybe there will be 50 shades of grey. After...

Maybe there will be 50 shades of grey. After all,you have to be some sort of masochist to fly from Luton.🙈
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jul 2019, 15:57
Replies: 17
Views: 8,472
Posted By tczulu

Indeed there is. Funnily enough after over 40...

Indeed there is. Funnily enough after over 40 years in NATS,West Drayton then the shopping centre that is Swanwick, I worked that out.Also, a clockwork mouse driver back in the day. Thought my user...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2019, 18:02
Replies: 17
Views: 8,472
Posted By tczulu

I've no idea how busy Wycombe/Booker is,but your...

I've no idea how busy Wycombe/Booker is,but your comment of clockwork mouse aircraft is totally a load of crap.Aircraft still have to be separated safely and these guys/ girls do it very effectively.
20th Jul 2019, 18:37
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,846,429
Posted By tczulu

More like "slightly-bugger-red"!

More like "slightly-bugger-red"!
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2019, 21:33
Replies: 72
Views: 9,226
Posted By tczulu

China Eastern anyone? LHR circa 2005. Tailstrike ...

China Eastern anyone? LHR circa 2005. Tailstrike on departure. Tower informed by taxiing aircraft. Crew informed,"would they like to return"."negative, we'll continue" (Shanghai )! I was a...
10th Sep 2018, 20:47
Replies: 674
Views: 219,351
Posted By tczulu

Well,I flew back Sunday 26 August to Birmingham....

Well,I flew back Sunday 26 August to Birmingham. Security could not have been better. Perfect,unlike the executive lounge that shuts from Saturday pm until Monday!
18th May 2018, 16:44
Replies: 2,696
Views: 1,062,258
Posted By tczulu

In the blurb by the head Bombardier honcho,he...

In the blurb by the head Bombardier honcho,he says the Q400 has class leading reliability. Right.��
7th Mar 2018, 18:25
Replies: 38
Views: 4,795
Posted By tczulu

I don't think so. However, can't find any info on...

I don't think so. However, can't find any info on the net. Will ask some former Atc chums,might have better memories!
7th Mar 2018, 17:48
Replies: 38
Views: 4,795
Posted By tczulu

There was a very short lived operation (2 months...

There was a very short lived operation (2 months or so) in the 90's I think,that used a Do228 from somewhere up the Northeast of England. Memory might be playing tricks but I think they flew in the...
4th Dec 2017, 19:41
Replies: 46
Views: 29,351
Posted By tczulu

In ATC back in the 80's at an en route centre. 2...

In ATC back in the 80's at an en route centre. 2 aircraft converging , B747 and HP7 at nearly 90°angle at 6000 ft.Spotted just as phone rings to warn from adjacent unit. Avoiding action climb and...
4th Dec 2017, 18:22
Replies: 60
Views: 23,068
Posted By tczulu

1966,BEA,Glasgow(Renfrew )to Palma. Vanguard with...

1966,BEA,Glasgow(Renfrew )to Palma. Vanguard with Mum,Dad and younger brother. Dad worked for BEA,so I guess staff discount! I remember the Vanguard had certain rows where the seats faced another...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Dec 2017, 20:55
Replies: 79
Views: 17,058
Posted By tczulu

Had a single engine piston going from the...

Had a single engine piston going from the Continent to Bournemouth.Approaching SE of Gatwick asked me about distance to go. Something in his voice made me wonder. Asked",do you have a fuel issue?"...
31st Jul 2017, 20:43
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,972,750
Posted By tczulu

LTNman,let me say thanks for your excellent input...

LTNman,let me say thanks for your excellent input on this thread. Most welcome. You're not quite on the mark with why delayed departures might occur at "lesser"airports. Even the "Big Boys" (LL&...
31st Jul 2017, 20:05
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,972,750
Posted By tczulu

Guys,I worked in ATC for over 40 years,nearly 30...

Guys,I worked in ATC for over 40 years,nearly 30 as a controller in the London Terminal Control Area . There are many reasons why departure intervals may be extended. Not always related to do with...
21st Jul 2017, 23:53
Replies: 20
Views: 6,791
Posted By tczulu

111 days late with this announcement surely?

111 days late with this announcement surely?
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jul 2017, 08:48
Replies: 5
Views: 3,124
Posted By tczulu

Alasdair Murray

It's with great sadness that I report that Al died suddenly but peacefully on Friday 14th July.He worked at Scottish Centre,West Drayton and Swanwick,where he was head of Terminal Control Training...
4th May 2017, 13:34
Replies: 39
Views: 7,676
Posted By tczulu

First flew in one in 1966,Glasgow-Palma,so my...

First flew in one in 1966,Glasgow-Palma,so my memory might be playing tricks here. But IIRC some of the seats were rearward facing?
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2017, 21:04
Replies: 24
Views: 11,249
Posted By tczulu

Raghu only trying to help.No place on here for a...

Raghu only trying to help.No place on here for a long retired Heathrow controller to be making comments about someone for whom English probably isn't their first language.
17th Apr 2017, 09:36
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By tczulu

Replied Keith. Kind regards

Replied Keith.
Kind regards
14th Apr 2017, 23:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,939
Posted By tczulu

Very sad news."Not Airway"-absolutely brilliant!...

Very sad news."Not Airway"-absolutely brilliant! A great character. Perhaps the mods can merge the threads. Spoke to the "Harkins twins" yesterday.Very upset. These guys just made working at LATCC...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Mar 2017, 21:25
Replies: 13
Views: 2,030
Posted By tczulu

In my day in Terminal Control at London(not too...

In my day in Terminal Control at London(not too long ago!)we would get a phone call from Heathrow Tower-"can we fire the next one off?"(with less than book separation) Mostly the answer was yes!
9th Feb 2017, 21:55
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,972,750
Posted By tczulu

pabely Forget the TT,Southern 100 much more...

pabely

Forget the TT,Southern 100 much more exciting. Checked fares this morning ,out 10/7 back 14/7-£70. Unfortunately I booked last week with Flybe from Norwich via Manchester....£170!
24th Oct 2013, 18:35
Replies: 1,676
Views: 904,770
Posted By tczulu

I believe DB6 was trying to inject a bit of...

I believe DB6 was trying to inject a bit of humour into a pretty gloomy thread. As a radar guy down South, the crews definitely don't sound as chipper as a few years ago. I'm retiring shortly,good...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Oct 2013, 22:26
Replies: 81
Views: 24,928
Posted By tczulu

Not if they pursue the bonkers idea to go to...

Not if they pursue the bonkers idea to go to electronic strips in Terminal Control at Swanwick.Twice the number of controllers required,impossible for one Atco to do the r/t and go tappity tap into...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Oct 2013, 18:37
Replies: 13
Views: 4,429
Posted By tczulu

Unhappy Gone on so long because people like you keep...

Gone on so long because people like you keep posting!Ah boll***s,me too. Doh!
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Sep 2013, 22:51
Replies: 17
Views: 4,853
Posted By tczulu

Dropping out the bottom?:oh:

Dropping out the bottom?:oh:
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Sep 2013, 18:29
Replies: 4
Views: 2,461
Posted By tczulu

Probably the offering sector had you on a heading...

Probably the offering sector had you on a heading to provide separation against traffic in their airspace and when you were clear of conflict then sent you own navigation to the next waypoint. The...
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