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Forum: ATC Issues
13th Feb 2012, 16:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By vapourer

Perhaps the old memory is playing tricks but I...

Perhaps the old memory is playing tricks but I seem to recall that when we switched the display from the 264 radar to whichever 10cm radar we had at the time and back again the whole video map moved...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Sep 2011, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By vapourer

This is an extract I found from FAA Order JO...

This is an extract I found from FAA Order JO 7110.65T Air Traffic Control dated February 2010 and contained in the Pilot/Controller Glossary.

FUEL REMAINING− A phrase used by either pilots
or...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jun 2011, 15:49
Replies: 664
Views: 139,855
Posted By vapourer

Not everything fits completely but my guess is...

Not everything fits completely but my guess is that he's a man from Eltham
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Jul 2010, 15:54
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By vapourer

Bit esoteric this - but since you've asked I'm...

Bit esoteric this - but since you've asked I'm pretty sure it was Tug 457.......no idea why.
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Dec 2009, 10:02
Replies: 15
Views: 2,828
Posted By vapourer

caucatc - here is a link to a draft document...

caucatc - here is a link to a draft document dated 2004 on the subject of simultaneous operations on parallel runways.

...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Oct 2009, 15:10
Replies: 45
Views: 13,072
Posted By vapourer

HD - I think the radar you have in mind is the...

HD - I think the radar you have in mind is the Cossor 901. It was in use at Boscombe Down when I was there in 1972 doing my approach radar cadet training, although it was u/s a lot of the time as I...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Apr 2009, 16:04
Replies: 664
Views: 139,855
Posted By vapourer

Zooker - I'm pretty certain that the programme...

Zooker - I'm pretty certain that the programme James Burke presented on ATC was a Tomorrow's World special called "The Crowded Skies".
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Apr 2009, 17:12
Replies: 664
Views: 139,855
Posted By vapourer

Zooker asked " Where does the term bandbox...

Zooker asked " Where does the term bandbox originate? "

This is how it was explained to me when I joined ATC 41 years ago.

A bandbox is a 17th century word given to a light cylindrical box used...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jan 2009, 16:59
Replies: 2,330
Views: 382,834
Posted By vapourer

Don't think so HD. This year's pension increase...

Don't think so HD. This year's pension increase will be based on the RPI for February 2009 which is published in March. Perhaps you are thinking of state pension increases which are payable in...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Oct 2008, 16:14
Replies: 22
Views: 3,259
Posted By vapourer

bmbahia - try this link. Your specific question...

bmbahia - try this link. Your specific question is answered under the "ACAS Principles" section EUROCONTROL - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Aug 2008, 16:15
Replies: 27
Views: 8,285
Posted By vapourer

The UK MATS Pt 1 says "Cruising levels at or...

The UK MATS Pt 1 says "Cruising levels at or above FL410 up to FL660 shall be allocated according to the semi-circular rule, therefore, Flight Levels available are:
Eastbound FL410 450 490...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jun 2008, 16:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By vapourer

Bill - you can always say "all stations stop...

Bill - you can always say "all stations stop transmitting" as you might do if you have an emergency actually on your frequency.

In answer to the original question I also think that "roger" is the...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2008, 16:56
Replies: 36
Views: 5,305
Posted By vapourer

Speaking as a retired Heathrow ATCO I thought it...

Speaking as a retired Heathrow ATCO I thought it was ridiculous at the time when Police routine operations were upgraded from Cat Z to CAT B a few years ago. This does put controllers in a very...
Forum: Questions
7th Apr 2008, 16:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By vapourer

Pretty sure it means RVR greater than 1500 metres

Pretty sure it means RVR greater than 1500 metres
Forum: Tech Log
16th Aug 2007, 17:12
Replies: 74
Views: 17,395
Posted By vapourer

In a previous incarnation as a controller in this...

In a previous incarnation as a controller in this piece of airspace a very similar incident happened to me a few years ago. This also involved an airliner from across the pond arriving at Heathrow...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2007, 17:05
Replies: 8
Views: 2,117
Posted By vapourer

Arrow Rock is now on 675. Also from Holland...

Arrow Rock is now on 675.

Also from Holland try Radio 538 on 891 Khz and Big L Radio London on 1395. Big L is H24 except 19-2200.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Apr 2007, 16:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By vapourer

According to UK AIC 99/2006 concerning "Avoiding...

According to UK AIC 99/2006 concerning "Avoiding Action - Pilot response to ATC; under "Initiation" it says that "with few exceptions the fastest way to initiate a turn or to initiate a pitch angle...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Dec 2006, 15:37
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By vapourer

Don't agree that ATC can't offer a visual. MATS...

Don't agree that ATC can't offer a visual. MATS Pt 1 certainly doesn't prohibit it. In the bit about visual approach it says "controllers shall excercise caution in initiating a visual approach when...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Dec 2006, 16:45
Replies: 14
Views: 3,216
Posted By vapourer

Available here...

Available here www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/december-january/heathrow.php (http://www.airspacemag.com/issues/2007/december-january/heathrow.php)
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Sep 2006, 16:14
Replies: 8
Views: 2,181
Posted By vapourer

There used to be a DME limiting distance for the...

There used to be a DME limiting distance for the outbound leg of OCK at 9 miles but it disappeared years ago. I think it was to ensure separation against the Mayfield stack which was then used by...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jun 2006, 16:05
Replies: 41
Views: 3,869
Posted By vapourer

Hesitate to get involved in the regional pressure...

Hesitate to get involved in the regional pressure setting dog's dinner but the plain fact is that the airspace beneath TMAs and CTAs, except airways and Daventry and Worthing CTAs, does not form part...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jun 2006, 16:11
Replies: 8
Views: 4,962
Posted By vapourer

westernglory has it on the button. It's Beaufort...

westernglory has it on the button. It's Beaufort letters; "j" refers to a phenomenon which is within sight but not at the location of the observer and "p" means a shower ( "p" for passing). In the...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Mar 2006, 16:14
Replies: 29
Views: 4,314
Posted By vapourer

I think Mentaleena has a good point. Yes in the...

I think Mentaleena has a good point. Yes in the absence of further clearance an aircraft must take up the hold. Nevertheless the MATS Pt 1 does say that "on commencement of radar vectoring to final...
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