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22nd Nov 2020, 18:21
Replies: 115
Views: 64,505
Posted By The Fat Controller

This is a good explanation of what may have...

This is a good explanation of what may have happened, the presenter is a current 777 pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-siCbCA_yE
14th Nov 2020, 18:59
Replies: 96
Views: 53,453
Posted By The Fat Controller

Great Save ! Hope the crew got plenty of...

Great Save !

Hope the crew got plenty of Vodka and Caviar.
20th Oct 2020, 15:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By The Fat Controller

From a lapsed PPL and retired ATCO (EGPK and...

From a lapsed PPL and retired ATCO (EGPK and Prestwick Centre), tongue in cheek for a few hints below.

Congratulations on getting your licence

Always call in good time, first call "XXX...
19th Oct 2020, 19:29
Replies: 22
Views: 4,867
Posted By The Fat Controller

There are Cobham Falcons based at Durham Tees...

There are Cobham Falcons based at Durham Tees Valley and they frequently work all over the North Sea.
...
19th Oct 2020, 17:59
Replies: 22
Views: 4,867
Posted By The Fat Controller

Military Exercise - Joint Warrior, well...

Military Exercise - Joint Warrior, well publicised these days !

The Cobham Falcons are often based at Prestwick.

The recently finished JW also had visiting participants from France and Canada...
8th Oct 2020, 20:36
Replies: 178
Views: 46,313
Posted By The Fat Controller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ber9O46eSD8&fbclid...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ber9O46eSD8&fbclid=IwAR34qXzTnzUrXtNdaMtsKMzeP-bsTFCcejjgipdsxA4IMvcDx9VCFFND6dw
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 16:42
Replies: 67
Views: 26,104
Posted By The Fat Controller

And here is the same from the horse's mouth ...

And here is the same from the horse's mouth

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/09/covid-and-the-impact-on-controller-training/?fbclid=IwAR3QiNCrPLsjShiVuKT7v-g3HSjNMDcM2rbHm63KEXurt0J9OAYWtnACNQ0
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Sep 2020, 11:06
Replies: 11,595
Views: 3,212,392
Posted By The Fat Controller

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/09/covid-and-the-impac...

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/09/covid-and-the-impact-on-controller-training/?fbclid=IwAR3QiNCrPLsjShiVuKT7v-g3HSjNMDcM2rbHm63KEXurt0J9OAYWtnACNQ0
13th Sep 2020, 19:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,472
Posted By The Fat Controller

RIP. The accidents were miles apart.

RIP.

The accidents were miles apart.
8th Sep 2020, 18:48
Replies: 51
Views: 21,346
Posted By The Fat Controller

I think we should all take a moment and wish the...

I think we should all take a moment and wish the pilot a speedy recovery, both physically and emotionally.

If you are reading this, thank you for allowing the video to be posted.

I hope you...
7th Sep 2020, 14:41
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By The Fat Controller

The LOCALSER antenna is directional, it forms a...

The LOCALSER antenna is directional, it forms a beam aligned to the runway.

The VOR antenna is omnidirectional and radiates equally in every direction.

The individual elements will be of a...
7th Sep 2020, 12:56
Replies: 51
Views: 21,346
Posted By The Fat Controller

Already being discussed on a thread started 4...

Already being discussed on a thread started 4 days ago here

https://www.pprune.org/accidents-close-calls/635264-c-172-toronto-other-day.html
6th Sep 2020, 16:13
Replies: 25
Views: 7,641
Posted By The Fat Controller

3897 x 100 (feet)

3897 x 100 (feet)
4th Sep 2020, 10:48
Replies: 25
Views: 7,641
Posted By The Fat Controller

rnzoli I think the pilot reverted to "car driver"...

rnzoli I think the pilot reverted to "car driver" mode in a complete panic and tried to steer the aircraft to the right as said above in post #4
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2020, 07:47
Replies: 67
Views: 26,104
Posted By The Fat Controller

Maybe the older ATCOs at Edinburgh are those that...

Maybe the older ATCOs at Edinburgh are those that moved from NATS to the new provider and longingly remember the bucket load of cash for NATS VR and their current employer is offering less.
Just...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Aug 2020, 15:59
Replies: 6
Views: 1,330
Posted By The Fat Controller

I did a lot of West Coast (127.275) in my years...

I did a lot of West Coast (127.275) in my years at Scottish Centre and I found that a lot of local pilots listened but did not want or need FIS.

With the advent of Mode S, I could click a mouse...
19th Jun 2020, 17:24
Replies: 48
Views: 30,122
Posted By The Fat Controller

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=905936583145138...

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=905936583145138

Oops !
14th Jun 2020, 08:27
Replies: 131
Views: 72,271
Posted By The Fat Controller

Move it to "ATC Issues" as the NATS situation in...

Move it to "ATC Issues" as the NATS situation in the UK is going to affect every pilot and airline flying using their various services.

I think this thread should stay in the open forums, just in...
12th Jun 2020, 19:47
Replies: 131
Views: 72,271
Posted By The Fat Controller

Only if they sold investments at the right time...

Only if they sold investments at the right time and/or a significant amount of the pension was being held in cash.

Just about all of those I know who took their CETV out of CAAPS were very near or...
12th Jun 2020, 14:11
Replies: 131
Views: 72,271
Posted By The Fat Controller

I do wonder if that "retirement bulge" is likely...

I do wonder if that "retirement bulge" is likely to be flattened as many of those considering leaving are probably the same people who transferred their pensions out of CAAPS and now find their...
7th Jun 2020, 17:34
Replies: 131
Views: 72,271
Posted By The Fat Controller

escaped.atco The last tranche of operational...

escaped.atco The last tranche of operational staff voluntary redundancies was around 5 or 6 years ago and those were across the business, both at airfields and the centres.

It does not surprise me...
2nd Jun 2020, 17:52
Replies: 44
Views: 73,216
Posted By The Fat Controller

No sign of discounting, quite the opposite. ...

No sign of discounting, quite the opposite.

In the last couple of weeks I have been checking Emirates fares from Glasgow to Bangkok for this October.

Economy return up from around 500 to 870,...
29th May 2020, 15:58
Replies: 1,668
Views: 2,714,212
Posted By The Fat Controller

The "false glideslope" theory holds no water. ...

The "false glideslope" theory holds no water.

ATC queried their position and offered alternatives, the crew's reply was indicative that they knew they were high and would press on with the...
29th May 2020, 11:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By The Fat Controller

I am a TalkTalk customer too, cannot get to their...

I am a TalkTalk customer too, cannot get to their Service Status page, issue must be with them.
Forum: ATC Issues
29th May 2020, 09:23
Replies: 48
Views: 8,792
Posted By The Fat Controller

jinglejangles I am not confusing it with 7000 at...

jinglejangles I am not confusing it with 7000 at all.

Many units have "listening" codes which can show who is monitoring the freq so there could be many, and NOT 7000.

Scottish FIS, for...
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