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12th Jul 2019, 15:59
Replies: 681
Views: 224,664
Posted By mike current

ATC staff shortage

ATC staff shortage
11th Jul 2019, 07:57
Replies: 38
Views: 17,692
Posted By mike current

Wing walkers are optional, only certain airlines...

Wing walkers are optional, only certain airlines employ them.
The headset man (other genders are available) and driver are there, but airlines are starting to trial and use remote controlled...
10th Jul 2019, 21:09
Replies: 628
Views: 288,214
Posted By mike current

Are you saying that the Nats or Eurocontrol...

Are you saying that the Nats or Eurocontrol systems never failed?
Look up December 2014..
10th Jul 2019, 18:28
Replies: 15
Views: 5,892
Posted By mike current

I don't know. I would imagine that LGW airport...

I don't know. I would imagine that LGW airport own the hardware, not the ANSP. Nats didn't take hardware away when they left! I can't speak about software or upgrades. But generally decisions on...
10th Jul 2019, 18:03
Replies: 15
Views: 5,892
Posted By mike current

They're using the same systems that Nats...

They're using the same systems that Nats installed there. Maybe it could have happened to Nats too?
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jun 2019, 21:51
Replies: 35
Views: 14,615
Posted By mike current

At most units I know, "Work to rule" would result...

At most units I know, "Work to rule" would result in an increase in the time in position..:p
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2019, 04:47
Replies: 27
Views: 4,445
Posted By mike current

Well someone needs to keep the traffic moving....

Well someone needs to keep the traffic moving. 2018 was the busiest year on record so forgive us for using a bit of technology to help, since airspace and/or tarmac haven't changed much since the...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jun 2019, 10:09
Replies: 11,364
Views: 2,818,599
Posted By mike current

MACC no longer exists as a "physical" unit. The...

MACC no longer exists as a "physical" unit. The ex MACC sectors are now based at Prestwick centre and the RT callsign is Scottish control. Whether the ex MACC sectors are managed within Prestwick as...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jun 2019, 10:07
Replies: 7
Views: 2,743
Posted By mike current

Much of it depends on type of airspace and/or...

Much of it depends on type of airspace and/or level of service.
Are you referring to UK airspace? We do things quite differently from rest of Europe/World that it would be hard to comment on...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jun 2019, 06:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By mike current

Gonzo don't let an informed view get in the way...

Gonzo don't let an informed view get in the way of people thinking it's all gone mad and it was much better in the old days...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 08:36
Replies: 15
Views: 2,898
Posted By mike current

The runway between the threshold and the point...

The runway between the threshold and the point where the departing aircraft rotates...

Eyeball, late landing clearance, immediate takeoff and switched on pilots.
Forum: ATC Issues
6th May 2019, 09:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By mike current

Nornally the approach radar controller is...

Nornally the approach radar controller is responsible for separation and spacing of inbound IFR aircraft. And that includes wake turbulence.

However if an unsafe situation develops, the tower...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th May 2019, 23:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By mike current

I would expect Bigjet 123 to descend to 4000ft...

I would expect Bigjet 123 to descend to 4000ft and then to follow the lateral and vertical part of the approach, since they've been cleared for it.

Do you really expect them to be able to complete...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Apr 2019, 06:03
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By mike current

Yes. When sending a RDY message we always send...

Yes. When sending a RDY message we always send RDY + X minutes, where the X minutes is assessed on the basis of the predicted time that it will take at that particular moment to go from pushback to...
26th Mar 2019, 09:11
Replies: 107
Views: 96,737
Posted By mike current

Also, around this time of the year (although it's...

Also, around this time of the year (although it's usually after the clocks change) all the flight numbers change. And even if the controller thought for a second, hang on that flight number is odd......
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Mar 2019, 21:42
Replies: 13
Views: 4,703
Posted By mike current

GO AHEAD is Standard ICAO Annex 10 phraseology. ...

GO AHEAD is Standard ICAO Annex 10 phraseology.
“Proceed with your message.” Note:- Not used whenever the possibility exists of misconstruing “GO AHEAD” as an authorization for an aircraft to...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Mar 2019, 15:34
Replies: 54
Views: 12,985
Posted By mike current

If by De-Skilling you mean moving more traffic...

If by De-Skilling you mean moving more traffic than ever before, with less staff, and maintaining an excellent safety record, then I guess we have been de-skilled...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Feb 2019, 18:01
Replies: 54
Views: 12,985
Posted By mike current

If you have 5 easyjets or ryanairs at the holding...

If you have 5 easyjets or ryanairs at the holding point and ground has sent you the strips in the wrong order by mistake, you can see how "heads up" labels can become useful!! :E:)
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Feb 2019, 22:13
Replies: 54
Views: 12,985
Posted By mike current

Cost cutting and technologies that reduce staff...

Cost cutting and technologies that reduce staff numbers have been leading the way for the last 20 years. As much as I don't like to lose staff like everyone else, what are the safety statistics...
17th Feb 2019, 12:09
Replies: 36
Views: 8,362
Posted By mike current

It's been expanding since 2011. There was no sign...

It's been expanding since 2011. There was no sign of Brexit then. The impact of Brexit on UK aviation, whether it will be positive or negative, will be measured in the months/years to come.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2019, 09:10
Replies: 9,021
Views: 872,874
Posted By mike current

Reports of companies saying they want to leave...

Reports of companies saying they want to leave the UK are generally dismissed as "project fear" by Brexiteers. Ok fair enough, there is always a bit of spin on anything you see in the news.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Feb 2019, 09:14
Replies: 80
Views: 18,898
Posted By mike current

1. Very well. I don't hear fellow ATCOs...

1. Very well. I don't hear fellow ATCOs complaining too much about it. In my opinion it works well. Other colleagues believe there should be more staff and an assistant on duty at night, but I think...
23rd Jan 2019, 09:17
Replies: 96
Views: 65,230
Posted By mike current

Aren't the current BA 747s already retro enough...

Aren't the current BA 747s already retro enough as they are? ;)
30th Dec 2018, 08:51
Replies: 60
Views: 19,500
Posted By mike current

I stopped reading at "Stand by, expect...

I stopped reading at "Stand by, expect FL350"...
24th Dec 2018, 11:56
Replies: 53
Views: 14,269
Posted By mike current

Once in a million glitches.. or twice in a year...

Once in a million glitches.. or twice in a year like in BHX's case...
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