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Forum: ATC Issues
15th Nov 2019, 12:20
Replies: 2
Views: 1,196
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Its ADC only and the ATCOs are not a happy bunch...

Its ADC only and the ATCOs are not a happy bunch due to mismanagement of the contract.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2019, 11:49
Replies: 332
Views: 230,000
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Booker Looking

Wycombe Air Park are looking for a SATCO. ADC only. Contact Will Bell 01494 558363
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Dec 2017, 17:52
Replies: 332
Views: 230,000
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Bright-ling Day One start validation...

Bright-ling


Day One start validation training
If you’re good enough Day 30 validate
Consolidate
Day 50 train new ATCOs
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Oct 2017, 14:41
Replies: 332
Views: 230,000
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Zygate

Read your private messages
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Sep 2017, 17:39
Replies: 18
Views: 3,097
Posted By Vulcan Lover

opposite direction landings

What about the classic WRAF ATCO at RAF Lyneham many years ago who lined up an aircraft to land one way with another coming the other way on the same runway. Her solution was to order one to land on...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th May 2017, 15:36
Replies: 188
Views: 37,305
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Well said Chevron (a very experienced ATCO). ...

Well said Chevron (a very experienced ATCO).


Does good egg work for SAAB ? Or for NATS who seem to have another monopoly on remoting tower operations into Swanwick.
Forum: ATC Issues
29th May 2017, 08:54
Replies: 188
Views: 37,305
Posted By Vulcan Lover

situational awareness

"The consistent feedback I've had from those controllers are the improvement in their view over the airport and the improvement in their situational awareness."

I don't believe you Good Egg. I...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th May 2017, 10:14
Replies: 11
Views: 8,794
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Yes I read it, it concerned Abu Dhabi ATC and non...

Yes I read it, it concerned Abu Dhabi ATC and non payment of salaries om 1st May by GAL. It also lambasted management and conditions.
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Oct 2016, 16:12
Replies: 55
Views: 24,836
Posted By Vulcan Lover

NATS did not win Netherhaven. They were simply...

NATS did not win Netherhaven. They were simply given the contract along with the others below. The MoD simply removed them from competitive bids and handed them to NATS without the taxpayer being...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Nov 2015, 13:49
Replies: 40
Views: 13,165
Posted By Vulcan Lover

IThink not

You said "In addition new surveillance is better than an eyeball scanning around"


As an ATCO I can scan 360 degrees (and more importantly ground to limits of tower ceiling) at all ranges...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Oct 2015, 16:25
Replies: 40
Views: 13,165
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Is 3miles English.I am confused by your last post

3miles

You asked for my experience - 20 years RAF ATCO. 30 years CAA ATCO with Aerodrome Control Rating, Approach Procedural Rating, Approach Radar Rating and Precision Approach Rating....
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Oct 2015, 11:56
Replies: 40
Views: 13,165
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Wake Up Air Traffic Control Officers

Wake Up Air Traffic Control Officers - Your job is on the line


A recent press release:


“The companies will implement a complete solution for remote control of tower services. Avinor has...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Oct 2015, 07:35
Replies: 75
Views: 20,175
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Not ATC but good story

There was a corporal steward in the Officers Mess at RAF Linton on Ouse in 1967 who was a wartime Spitfire pilot (Sgt pilot who rejoined the RAF) and had his wings on his uniform. All the student...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Apr 2015, 15:09
Replies: 21
Views: 8,666
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Jeapes Tours

I did one of “Jeapes Tours”, a fam flight with Tradewinds (a cargo airline) from Gatwick to Taiwan via Mogadishu in the 1980s. We got stuck at Mogadishu Airport with some red tape and could not...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Aug 2014, 10:55
Replies: 3
Views: 3,562
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Money Spinner

Great Idea.


How much will you pay me for my anecdotes ?


Or do you just want to make money from me ??
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2014, 19:45
Replies: 42
Views: 11,467
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Plus ca change

I have been a 20 yr military ATCO and a 20 yr civil ATCO.


When I changed from the RAF to CAA I had all the arrogance which most military ATCOs had (and maybe still have). “I have been...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2014, 19:24
Replies: 52
Views: 12,707
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Military Civil Co-ordination

Another cracker was one day when the Weston on the Green (WOG)Parachute dropper was operating in the Ambers, there was a restriction of FL140 on overflying traffic. This was to protect the...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2014, 19:13
Replies: 52
Views: 12,707
Posted By Vulcan Lover

ATC Language Issues

When I first visited Hong Kong on ATC business, the weather was poor and I was met by a CAA official who told me “we have big ploblems here with clouds”. Looking up at the low cloudbase,I agreed and...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Feb 2014, 10:49
Replies: 42
Views: 11,467
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Birmingham - First of Many

Birmingham is taking ATC back in house from NATS, probably next year. They have recruited senior ex-CAA staff to assist them to become an ANSP.
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Feb 2014, 14:29
Replies: 42
Views: 11,467
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Who allows European ATCOs to work in the UK

HD, I think you are out of date. The rules changed recently and now the UK CAA has no say in who works here. The Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) decides if the ATCO is suitable and when the...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jan 2014, 14:35
Replies: 35
Views: 7,139
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Memories

I still have my chinagraph pencil for writing on the radar screen !!
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jan 2014, 12:24
Replies: 65
Views: 20,851
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Smile Do unto others....

You have missed the point. NATS do not manufacture anything, they only employ people. Therefore their only resource is people. They should nurture their resource and look after all the people whom...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2014, 11:24
Replies: 65
Views: 20,851
Posted By Vulcan Lover

ATCO Management of Farewells

Please don't judge all ATCO management by NATS standards. If you work for SafeSkys you will recive an annual birthday card, a hamper at Christmas and check out how they treat their retiring staff...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Oct 2013, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 4,393
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Rumour mongerer

I remember you papa mike… you’re the chap who confidently said in another related thread:

“Sharjah story

The Sharjah Airport authority will announce on the first of October who will have the...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Oct 2013, 14:16
Replies: 19
Views: 6,095
Posted By Vulcan Lover

Disaster waiting to happen ?

Like most big airports, Heathrow allocates bird control as ONE of the tasks of Operations. ‘Ops’probably has 15 tasks on their list and when they prioritise, maybe taking vital paperwork to an...
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