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Forum: ATC Issues
29th Aug 2022, 15:02
Replies: 98
Views: 24,860
Posted By escaped.atco

This advert either is inaccurate or else I am...

This advert either is inaccurate or else I am reading it wrong, happy to be corrected either way. Some of those units mentioned are Solutions units yet a few lines down they are referred to as Band 2...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2022, 23:37
Replies: 98
Views: 24,860
Posted By escaped.atco

https://infotourism.news/air-traffic-control-chief...

https://infotourism.news/air-traffic-control-chief-in-storm-over-1-2m-bonus-despite-travel-chaos/

Never mind your standard routine atc jobs, what you really need is a CEO role! Form an orderly...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jun 2022, 22:57
Replies: 25
Views: 5,795
Posted By escaped.atco

Gatwick may find it an interesting exercise to...

Gatwick may find it an interesting exercise to get staff through the door. They can't access the trainees from NATS college because of the Solutions branding. ATCOs that might be keen to join Proper...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th May 2022, 16:22
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

And so the cycle continues. I have seen it many...

And so the cycle continues. I have seen it many times over my career as have many others on this forum I'd guess. Each time previously, wages have invariably gone up as ATCOs migrate to where they...
11th May 2022, 16:14
Replies: 377
Views: 152,338
Posted By escaped.atco

Are they still active? I thought they had...

Are they still active? I thought they had disbanded after losing a court case a while ago and getting stung with a large legal bill.
18th Nov 2021, 17:18
Replies: 377
Views: 152,338
Posted By escaped.atco

I see EasyJet are keeping the BHD LGW going next...

I see EasyJet are keeping the BHD LGW going next season as well, wonder will we see more orange tails as time goes on?
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jul 2021, 23:17
Replies: 48
Views: 14,335
Posted By escaped.atco

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-i...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-57997274

So the strike went ahead. Been keeping an eye on this for a while, it appears management simply don't want to lose face? They...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Apr 2021, 20:59
Replies: 245
Views: 100,114
Posted By escaped.atco

The LGW contract will be an interesting one. In...

The LGW contract will be an interesting one. In theory they should have retained their NATS original Terms & Conditions when they were transferred to ANS, if so it should be a straightforward process...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Apr 2021, 22:16
Replies: 245
Views: 100,114
Posted By escaped.atco

Nats lite? Would that also be known as the...

Nats lite? Would that also be known as the Solutions brand? Wonder how long it'll take for the takeover to complete, should be done and dusted by the summer from their previous experience. I wish the...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jan 2021, 16:38
Replies: 57
Views: 16,726
Posted By escaped.atco

This summarises it nicely. At a previous ANSP I...

This summarises it nicely. At a previous ANSP I worked for, the emphasis was on defensive controlling techniques. Defensive as in "cover your arse for the purposes of a subsequent investigation" as...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jan 2021, 14:34
Replies: 5
Views: 3,746
Posted By escaped.atco

Helicopter shot at, Northern Ireland

Meanwhile in Ireland. No information on type.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-55718923
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Dec 2020, 18:14
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

justbeingnosey, not sure who exactly you work for...

justbeingnosey, not sure who exactly you work for but I'm hearing the threats of cutbacks have been reduced by a very large ANSP in the UK. They have seen fit to pay out bonuses to all staff and an...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Dec 2020, 17:27
Replies: 1
Views: 1,225
Posted By escaped.atco

Training has started again at my current unit but...

Training has started again at my current unit but only for those TATCs that were in the final stages of training anyway. Those at the beginning of the process that require constant coaching and...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Nov 2020, 16:37
Replies: 48
Views: 11,503
Posted By escaped.atco

Has anyone else had a confused pilot query the...

Has anyone else had a confused pilot query the clearance after trying the new improved phraseology? Where do the people come from that dream this stuff up? Are they experienced in the aviation world,...
13th Nov 2020, 08:24
Replies: 2,453
Views: 1,087,841
Posted By escaped.atco

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/be...

https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/belfast-international-airport-first-tactical-19267240

An interesting tactic. Sounds like some tough decisions being made.
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Nov 2020, 18:34
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

I think the current situation had nothing to do...

I think the current situation had nothing to do with accountants as far as cause goes, but everything to do with accountants as to how its handled. Can you imagine contract negotiations over the...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Oct 2020, 23:50
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

I don't mean to talk ATC down, I do believe...

I don't mean to talk ATC down, I do believe however that as a group we need to be realistic regarding the state of our industry. Pilots are essential, they were also expensive, they have borne the...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Oct 2020, 13:53
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

The losses that airlines are dealing with are...

The losses that airlines are dealing with are colossal, the sorts of figures that probably most of our high street businesses would already have collapsed from - yet the government seems content to...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Oct 2020, 10:56
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

Winter schedules have now been published, now...

Winter schedules have now been published, now that we have a better idea of what winter traffic levels will be like and now that most airports know the amount of financial struggles they face, has...
15th Oct 2020, 19:16
Replies: 1,175
Views: 529,608
Posted By escaped.atco

Its a lot of cash to the average Joe Bloggs but I...

Its a lot of cash to the average Joe Bloggs but I think EIBUD was just trying to put it in perspective. So in this case I don't think it is a poor example - in my opinion.
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Oct 2020, 17:07
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

What exactly is the basis for the oft repeated...

What exactly is the basis for the oft repeated phrase of "retirement bulge"? Genuine question, not having a go at anyone. I know many ATCOs in many units and no-one is living with an imminent staff...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Oct 2020, 08:42
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

Have to agree with the above comment. In the best...

Have to agree with the above comment. In the best case scenario the magic number of ATCOs will be achieved through natural wastage, what that number is and when it is reached is anyones guess. I...
13th Oct 2020, 20:27
Replies: 1,175
Views: 529,608
Posted By escaped.atco

I must admit to having had some hopes a while ago...

I must admit to having had some hopes a while ago of seeing a FlyBe Mk2 resurrected from the administration process but I think it was unlikely then and even more so each day that passes. Any other...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Oct 2020, 17:53
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

So what is the magic number? Truth is that no-one...

So what is the magic number? Truth is that no-one knows! If traffic remains static or thereabouts then I know my unit will not be recruiting. No imminent retirements, no-one seems that keen to move...
13th Oct 2020, 17:48
Replies: 1,175
Views: 529,608
Posted By escaped.atco

While this is not a pleasant situation for any...

While this is not a pleasant situation for any Stobart crew, am I correct in thinking that it will not directly impact Belfast City? The routes will hopefully continue albeit perhaps with a different...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Sep 2020, 19:15
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

Please tell me you're being super sarcastic here?...

Please tell me you're being super sarcastic here? I know there has always been the suspicion that NATS managers are brainwashed clones of each other, but surely no-one would have the nerve to try and...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 23:31
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

I didn't realise they were area students, that...

I didn't realise they were area students, that does put a different slant on things although for those affected doesn't make it any better!

Regarding T&Cs, the difficulty will be exactly as...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 18:45
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/02/celebrating-our-app...

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/02/celebrating-our-apprentices/

Reading through this article is actually quite depressing. I really feel sorry for these trainees and can only hope they get the chance...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 18:38
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

It seems a shame that these trainees couldn't...

It seems a shame that these trainees couldn't have at least finished their course and been left with a student licence. At least they would have had something that might have helped.

Interesting...
14th Sep 2020, 17:35
Replies: 131
Views: 80,377
Posted By escaped.atco

So thatís the trainee problem sorted for the...

So thatís the trainee problem sorted for the foreseeable future.

Whoís next to be sacrificed to save the company?
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2020, 09:21
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

Why is EGPH overstaffed? Are they the same staff...

Why is EGPH overstaffed? Are they the same staff that tuped across from NATS and no-one has left? Or did ANS recruit in the belief that a lot of original staff would leave? Don't recall seeing any...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Aug 2020, 22:19
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

Agree with the translation of "got rid", you...

Agree with the translation of "got rid", you would hope that someone within a year or so of retirement would grab a chance to take the ultimate early go and enjoy life. Hadn't heard that about EGPH,...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Aug 2020, 18:08
Replies: 73
Views: 31,912
Posted By escaped.atco

I've heard the rumours about EGTE and EGSH,...

I've heard the rumours about EGTE and EGSH, didn't realise EGGP was doing the same. Does anyone know of numbers and what percentage this is of total staff? Still haven't heard if these are VR or CR...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Aug 2020, 20:00
Replies: 221
Views: 58,040
Posted By escaped.atco

If one good thing comes out of this pandemic, I...

If one good thing comes out of this pandemic, I really hope that the entire remote tower concept is postponed for many years. As an old grumpy ATCO who has seen a great deal of change over the years...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Aug 2020, 20:03
Replies: 221
Views: 58,040
Posted By escaped.atco

Genuine question - where do NATS stand if LCY now...

Genuine question - where do NATS stand if LCY now say they no longer need the digital tower or the expense associated with it? Is the on site airfield ATC facility still serviceable? I guess all...
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