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15th Jun 2020, 16:51
Replies: 98
Views: 26,820
Posted By Juggler25

I do believe they used to get the P38's painted...

I do believe they used to get the P38's painted there. Heard a story once of a P38 in full fresh BA livery taxing behind a BA 747. The American Airlines pilot in the queue behind found this hilarious...
12th Jun 2020, 16:45
Replies: 123
Views: 51,078
Posted By Juggler25

Not including retirements, before people starting...

Not including retirements, before people starting taking their money out of CAAPS I know the split was about 80% in, 20% in the DC scheme. I've no idea how many took their money out and thus what the...
12th Jun 2020, 15:46
Replies: 123
Views: 51,078
Posted By Juggler25

Anybody know what percentage of staff are left in...

Anybody know what percentage of staff are left in CAAPS? If it's now below 50% I'd be amazed if it survives this mess.



FIR and Flight Plans. They also man certain sectors but not all like in...
8th Jun 2020, 18:30
Replies: 123
Views: 51,078
Posted By Juggler25

​​ Where's that figure from? Outgoings of...

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Where's that figure from? Outgoings of ~60m per month are more accurate, approx 80% of which is staff. I think total income last year was just shy of the 1b mark.



It's about 5000...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Feb 2020, 13:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By Juggler25

I don't know where Triax operates but in the UK...

I don't know where Triax operates but in the UK Mode C is definitely used. When I'm holding I wait for the aircraft to have vacated the level by 400ft + some common sense before clearing the next...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Sep 2019, 16:32
Replies: 66
Views: 28,511
Posted By Juggler25

My two cents for you FZRA... There are...

My two cents for you FZRA...



There are two problems. One is when a conversion speed is given with a when ready descent clearance. So often aircraft will carry on at the cruising level for ~20...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Sep 2019, 16:35
Replies: 66
Views: 28,511
Posted By Juggler25

Yeah in this part of the world it tends to be the...

Yeah in this part of the world it tends to be the Swiss and Italians that do it the most so am guessing it's a requirement there as well.



"Yes of course I'll let the French know" - Turns to...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 15:17
Replies: 66
Views: 28,511
Posted By Juggler25

<Rant> Ignoring speed instructions (happens...

<Rant>
Ignoring speed instructions (happens way more frequently then it should).
Lying about ignoring speed instructions. We have Mode S so can see what you're doing. If you can't make a descent...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Sep 2019, 18:23
Replies: 1,636
Views: 2,278,478
Posted By Juggler25

Heard the other day: AirFrance: London I...

Heard the other day:

AirFrance: London I have a request
ATC: Pass your message
AirFrance: Is that Speedbird company still on strike?
ATC: Well there's three currently on frequency so I guess...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Jul 2019, 19:29
Replies: 46
Views: 15,338
Posted By Juggler25

The irony being that the equipment that failed at...

The irony being that the equipment that failed at Gatwick was probably NATS developed/installed originally?? :E
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jul 2019, 12:44
Replies: 2
Views: 2,282
Posted By Juggler25

Coming down to Swanwick to be involved with a...

Coming down to Swanwick to be involved with a STAC or ART session is always appreciated. You get to visit both ops rooms as well. See this thread for details:
...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Mar 2019, 14:39
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By Juggler25

See MATS 1...

See MATS 1 (https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=11&mode=detail&id=6657) Section 1 Chapter 4 Para 7.1



This would apply to level restrictions on STAR's
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Mar 2019, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By Juggler25

What I think happened here is the TMA had too...

What I think happened here is the TMA had too many Gatwick inbounds then they had levels for and so put a 'check on'. This means the usual method of transferring all Gatwick inbounds from S22 (the...
20th Feb 2019, 18:51
Replies: 52
Views: 35,148
Posted By Juggler25

Yeaaah I was talking about Gatwick. Well aware of...

Yeaaah I was talking about Gatwick. Well aware of Concorde into Heathrow! I'm taking about the sub sonic aircraft record for JFK - LGW as per the flight I was talking about.
20th Feb 2019, 17:25
Replies: 52
Views: 35,148
Posted By Juggler25

Had a Norwegian 789 a couple of weeks back asking...

Had a Norwegian 789 a couple of weeks back asking for a direct as he was on track for beating the company record for JFK - LGW. He did it in 5 hours 11 minutes, breaking the record by 2 minutes. I've...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th May 2018, 19:11
Replies: 26
Views: 6,033
Posted By Juggler25

CPDLC is faster than voice with regards to...

CPDLC is faster than voice with regards to physically issuing the instruction (there's no typing involved). However, it is slower than voice with regards to the actual aircraft physically performing...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Feb 2018, 20:23
Replies: 11
Views: 2,394
Posted By Juggler25

This is nothing to do with the Mode S London AC...

This is nothing to do with the Mode S London AC has but the flight data system. NAS is from the 60's! When it's (eventually) replaced with iTec the Hex ID will become the norm. Mode A will still be...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Nov 2017, 05:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,533
Posted By Juggler25

The speed limit all the way to SAM on the SAM SID...

The speed limit all the way to SAM on the SAM SID is a real pain and to be honest I'm not sure why it's there. The majority of pilots ignore it and accelerate above 250 kts when they're above FL100....
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Sep 2017, 19:16
Replies: 29
Views: 6,116
Posted By Juggler25

It's definitely all of them however BA's are...

It's definitely all of them however BA's are worse than others. When BA first got them they did several (training?) flights in and out of Manston and the pilots kept asking me about the RT quality as...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Aug 2017, 14:09
Replies: 29
Views: 6,116
Posted By Juggler25

Swanwick is moving to VOIP in the next 18 months...

Swanwick is moving to VOIP in the next 18 months or so. Who knows if this will be better or worse.

I hate working 787's as their radio quality is awful. I do wonder if it's to do with the...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jul 2017, 16:50
Replies: 30
Views: 6,570
Posted By Juggler25

This maybe the case with yourself and at your...

This maybe the case with yourself and at your airline. Is this the case with every single aircraft in the sky? Definitely not. Hence why headings are used.

Towards the end of the year the UK will...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jun 2017, 17:18
Replies: 38
Views: 7,335
Posted By Juggler25

Most of these issues can be solved by issuing a...

Most of these issues can be solved by issuing a mach number and an IAS to convert too which I quite often do. With a stream of aircraft ask the first what their mach number is, then either...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jun 2017, 18:39
Replies: 38
Views: 7,335
Posted By Juggler25

If it's a speed for delay then personally I often...

If it's a speed for delay then personally I often just say 'when able to make the level restrictions, bring it back to 250kts'. Bit trickier if you're in the middle of a stream of inbounds however.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Jun 2017, 18:38
Replies: 38
Views: 7,335
Posted By Juggler25

As eckhard says, 'on transition' was replaced...

As eckhard says, 'on transition' was replaced with 'on conversion' a while back, however a lot of UK controllers will still use 'on transition' (old habits die hard...like some will still use...
4th Jun 2017, 17:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,674
Posted By Juggler25

I believe an Iberia aircraft had a tech issue on...

I believe an Iberia aircraft had a tech issue on the taxi way and was stuck for a while which caused the back log.
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