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Forum: ATC Issues
25th Nov 2021, 06:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gonzo

I think the OP does now.

I think the OP does now.
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Nov 2021, 19:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gonzo

Exactly…….

Exactly…….
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Nov 2021, 21:30
Replies: 15
Views: 2,551
Posted By Gonzo

And may well have been another reason, such as...

And may well have been another reason, such as airspace infringement or survey aircraft, neither of which may show up on FR24.
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Oct 2021, 06:30
Replies: 47
Views: 12,579
Posted By Gonzo

I think Hersham Boys meant ‘RTT’ as Remote Tower...

I think Hersham Boys meant ‘RTT’ as Remote Tower Technology, rather than ‘Radar in the Tower’.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Oct 2021, 17:20
Replies: 47
Views: 12,579
Posted By Gonzo

Remote Towers are very much dedicated ATS...

Remote Towers are very much dedicated ATS facilities with all the commensurate resilience, security and cyber requirements.

Yes, they can be ‘hosted’ physically within an office building, but it...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2021, 17:59
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By Gonzo

For info we have this in the AIP entry at LHR:

For info we have this in the AIP entry at LHR:
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2021, 17:48
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By Gonzo

Taxiway v RET, not taxiway v grass. Your...

Taxiway v RET, not taxiway v grass.

Your suggestion is what is causing the confusion. Some crews think they can continue to taxi without having 2-way with Ground, others that they should stop (and...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2021, 12:30
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By Gonzo

An airport ‘having’ standard taxi routes is a...

An airport ‘having’ standard taxi routes is a long way from aircraft being expected and encouraged to follow them without an ATC taxi clearance. Are they published? Replicated in Jepp etc? Is it...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2021, 10:51
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By Gonzo

Then they should say “Expedite vacating and enter...

Then they should say “Expedite vacating and enter the taxiway, continue following the published taxiway routes until contact with Ground is established”, and not leave it as ambiguous as it is.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2021, 22:05
Replies: 15
Views: 3,458
Posted By Gonzo

It's poorly phrased in my opinion. They...

It's poorly phrased in my opinion.

They should say: ""Expedite vacating and enter the taxiway. Once established on the taxiway centreline, hold position until contact with Ground is established"....
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Apr 2021, 21:45
Replies: 245
Views: 97,498
Posted By Gonzo

Different pay scales, so one could argue it’s...

Different pay scales, so one could argue it’s more of an issue for anyone joining the unit after the takeover, who won’t be TUPE’d.
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Apr 2021, 18:19
Replies: 245
Views: 97,498
Posted By Gonzo

I don’t think anyone should be surprised by this,...

I don’t think anyone should be surprised by this, least of all by the fact that ‘full fat’ NSL didn’t bid.

Wasn’t it admitted as part of the ‘launch’ of Solutions that any further contract tender...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Apr 2021, 07:35
Replies: 53
Views: 6,290
Posted By Gonzo

1) Because we’re told to (agree it’s overkill for...

1) Because we’re told to (agree it’s overkill for helicopters)

2) Not in the civvy world, although there are a few concepts out there in the R and D phase to reduce or completely negate wake...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Feb 2021, 21:48
Replies: 57
Views: 15,900
Posted By Gonzo

I stand to be corrected, but the Bristol...

I stand to be corrected, but the Bristol electronic strip system is what's called 'Hub and Spoke', and bears more similarities to TC EXCDS than to the EFPS systems used in Edinburgh (and Stansted,...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jan 2021, 22:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gonzo

Well, that all depends on your point of view. ...

Well, that all depends on your point of view.

I’m not sure many GA pilots will appreciate all those extra CTRs around the country.

The CAP1616 consultation burden alone is astronomical,...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jan 2021, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,042
Posted By Gonzo

The intention behind this area of Part.ATS is...

The intention behind this area of Part.ATS is that air traffic CONTROL will only exist within controlled airspace. Flight information services where traffic information is passed are ok, but anything...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Nov 2020, 17:17
Replies: 19
Views: 3,762
Posted By Gonzo

Arrival strip placed at the bottom. Departure...

Arrival strip placed at the bottom. Departure strip placed in runway bay but above runway designator. Will be move below runway designator when cleared for take-off. (EGLL, EFS).
Both strips placed...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Nov 2020, 20:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,053
Posted By Gonzo

No, at LHR we have a helipad/FATO that’s 250m...

No, at LHR we have a helipad/FATO that’s 250m from the edge of the nearest runway, and we only apply wake separation if an A380 is using the runway.

I do realise that’s not the question, that you...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 14:35
Replies: 10
Views: 3,449
Posted By Gonzo

Some VCRs might have the space, but you also need...

Some VCRs might have the space, but you also need the equipment (i.e. another ATM etc) to be able to use that space.
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Aug 2020, 21:14
Replies: 27
Views: 6,642
Posted By Gonzo

One can narrow it down. If I was rich and could...

One can narrow it down. If I was rich and could afford to own/rent a business jet, and could therefore afford to either pay the fine for not quarantining, or could afford to take the time to...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Aug 2020, 17:49
Replies: 27
Views: 6,642
Posted By Gonzo

Depends on what you mean by ‘worked well’. ...

Depends on what you mean by ‘worked well’.

Some units are back near their pre COVID traffic levels, but still on limited staffing numbers, especially ATSAs. With no admin/non ops support staff...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jul 2020, 19:21
Replies: 27
Views: 6,642
Posted By Gonzo

You’re quite correct, Sir, I wasn’t thinking, I...

You’re quite correct, Sir, I wasn’t thinking, I should have said Prospect and PCS. Apologies! Hopefully you know me well enough to know that I’m usually more inclusive.
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jul 2020, 17:12
Replies: 27
Views: 6,642
Posted By Gonzo

...Because of pressures to reduce costs from...

...Because of pressures to reduce costs from airlines and thence from airport customers. Exactly the same as the above with airlines and NERL in RP2/RP3.

I agree, there may well be pain to come,...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2020, 19:33
Replies: 27
Views: 6,642
Posted By Gonzo

To be fair, I think NATS has been pretty fiscally...

To be fair, I think NATS has been pretty fiscally responsible over the years (and you can see what the airlines thought of this fact during the RP2 and RP3 consultations) and this has meant it has...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2020, 18:10
Replies: 27
Views: 6,642
Posted By Gonzo

Anyone who spends money they haven’t yet got is a...

Anyone who spends money they haven’t yet got is a bit silly.

As noted above, this latest round of VR is very clearly not applicable to any operational staff.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jul 2020, 18:20
Replies: 30
Views: 3,252
Posted By Gonzo

...and possibly a little exploitative? I know of...

...and possibly a little exploitative? I know of several cases where the ATSA/ATCA, even if they had been to a college for the rating course, would be expected to complete a full ATSA morning shift,...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jul 2020, 07:31
Replies: 32
Views: 5,075
Posted By Gonzo

I’d recommend getting in touch with the ATC unit...

I’d recommend getting in touch with the ATC unit concerned here, to raise your concerns about wake separation between a departure and a subsequent go around.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Jul 2020, 08:47
2nd Jul 2020, 22:41
Replies: 131
Views: 78,091
Posted By Gonzo

Just to clarify, this wasn't a pension holiday,...

Just to clarify, this wasn't a pension holiday, where the employer is not liable for paying in for a period, but a deferral of payments, which would have all been paid in but at a later date.
27th Jun 2020, 21:07
Replies: 131
Views: 78,091
Posted By Gonzo

Which is sadly exactly what the airport...

Which is sadly exactly what the airport customers, and airlines, want.

When I described what had happened a few weeks ago regarding NATSAG01 to a friend who works for a UK international airport...
24th Jun 2020, 09:30
Replies: 131
Views: 78,091
Posted By Gonzo

As soon as traffic started to drop off, it was...

As soon as traffic started to drop off, it was agreed that airlines would not have to pay those fees owed from last year, so ANSPs across Europe are not getting the revenue they were expecting. There...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jun 2020, 17:32
Replies: 48
Views: 9,700
Posted By Gonzo

New, revised Edition 23 (corrigendum) will be...

New, revised Edition 23 (corrigendum) will be published on Monday, effective in August. Let's see how many errors and inconsistencies are corrected!
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jun 2020, 07:20
Replies: 48
Views: 9,700
Posted By Gonzo

Oh yes, it worked both ways. I certainly would...

Oh yes, it worked both ways. I certainly would have been interested in doing something like that.

I would welcome a more knowledgable and better-staffed regulator, better equipped to challenge...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st May 2020, 23:22
Replies: 48
Views: 9,700
Posted By Gonzo

That, and for ATM related matters the NATS PPP...

That, and for ATM related matters the NATS PPP meant that the possibility of secondment for valid ATCOs to the CAA for a period (two or three years being usual, I seem to recall) with the guarantee...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th May 2020, 15:10
Replies: 23
Views: 3,576
Posted By Gonzo

We have a live QNH/QFE readout which gives...

We have a live QNH/QFE readout which gives pressure to 0.1hPa.

As soon as the QNH or QFE moves up or down by 1hPa, our met page alerts and if it’s a QNH change then we pass that to aircraft via RT.
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