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Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2019, 20:28
Replies: 73
Views: 14,798
Posted By Not Long Now

No, was providing basic service in class G, now...

No, was providing basic service in class G, now will be providing traffic info, if workload permits, and separation, ion appropriate, in controlled airspace. A great leap forward apparently.
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2019, 17:01
Replies: 73
Views: 14,798
Posted By Not Long Now

I think, as will soon be the case with the new...

I think, as will soon be the case with the new class E for the LF ACP, you are only obliged to pass traffic to the IFR you are providing a radar control service to, you do not vector to avoid.......
28th Jul 2019, 17:30
Replies: 20
Views: 15,766
Posted By Not Long Now

That ‘blob’ had been drifting slowly NE, having...

That ‘blob’ had been drifting slowly NE, having been sitting N/S between France and DET since about 1830. Strangely none of the outbounds fancied going through it, nor the inbounds, which essentially...
26th Jul 2019, 11:58
Replies: 20
Views: 15,766
Posted By Not Long Now

Margate may not be exceptional for LCY arrivals,...

Margate may not be exceptional for LCY arrivals, but last night the Gatwicks which would normally be BEXIL TIMBA FL160 and below ended up coming in overhead and east of DVR heading north and...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th May 2019, 08:15
Replies: 20
Views: 10,079
Posted By Not Long Now

"Cancel level restrictions climb to FLXXX is...

"Cancel level restrictions climb to FLXXX is pretty simple."
True, but even as I type, someone somewhere is worrying that 'cancel level restrictions' could be interpreted as an opportunity to not...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2019, 20:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,318
Posted By Not Long Now

I believe, in the London TMA, the current...

I believe, in the London TMA, the current situation is a PAN will get you priority and no delay to wherever you determine, current runway config, a MAYDAY the same but the option of the non duty...
21st Jan 2019, 08:05
Replies: 11
Views: 7,419
Posted By Not Long Now

"There is a possibility that one aircraft may not...

"There is a possibility that one aircraft may not follow the agreed trajectory, but that will be alerted to the controller by conformance monitoring software which will display the trajectory the...
20th Jan 2019, 07:45
Replies: 11
Views: 7,419
Posted By Not Long Now

Lots of difficult questions arise from his, and...

Lots of difficult questions arise from his, and others work. Is it logical, for example, on a flight deck, to allocate the task of monitoring the aircraft systems' performance to a human, and then...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2019, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By Not Long Now

It's not exactly rocket science, but you need to...

It's not exactly rocket science, but you need to pull out the actual useful data.
'Combined rate of crossing' is 2000fpm (1000+1000), vertical difference is 5000ft (FL350-FL300), so two and a half...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Nov 2018, 08:05
Replies: 120
Views: 32,305
Posted By Not Long Now

Zooker, I believe part of the reason the college...

Zooker, I believe part of the reason the college could not cope with the required domestic volume was that it still had to fulfil contracted
foreign training requirements...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2018, 13:43
Replies: 40
Views: 4,631
Posted By Not Long Now

Del Prado, not sure you could get another 10-20%...

Del Prado, not sure you could get another 10-20% out of Gatwick. Essentially, when busy, the gaps are already tailor made to get 2 away or whatever the plan is that FIN and DEPS have come up with.
3rd Oct 2018, 08:05
Replies: 26
Views: 15,891
Posted By Not Long Now

I think you'll find London and Scottish FIRs...

I think you'll find London and Scottish FIRs would be in the same boat. Procedural fallback has not been an option for at the very least 25+ years.
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2018, 10:17
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By Not Long Now

Obviously it is driven by financial objectives,...

Obviously it is driven by financial objectives, but reducing the number of centres does not in itself impact safety, except possibly in the doomsday scenario whereby the only centre is destroyed by...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2018, 07:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By Not Long Now

The fact is, the number of ACCs is pretty much...

The fact is, the number of ACCs is pretty much irrelevant, it's the number of controllers in them that make the system work, or not. There are great economies of scale from having fewer centres,...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Apr 2018, 15:03
Replies: 15
Views: 2,968
Posted By Not Long Now

Wel, the UK may be slightly different to Italy,...

Wel, the UK may be slightly different to Italy, air traffic wise, but we only have 2 ACCs...
29th Apr 2018, 17:57
Replies: 43
Views: 12,287
Posted By Not Long Now

Well let's be literal here, if it were mid...

Well let's be literal here, if it were mid flight, half way there, presumably there's less water infront of you than behind, so the logical answer...
Still, never let a sound decision go...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Mar 2018, 07:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,407
Posted By Not Long Now

Then of course, there are the airframes which are...

Then of course, there are the airframes which are mode S equipped, but have opted not to downlink the data....
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Aug 2017, 08:29
Replies: 78
Views: 12,025
Posted By Not Long Now

For the last who knows how long, aircraft have...

For the last who knows how long, aircraft have been holding for Heathrow 0600 arrival having known the second they turned the keys on the ramp in whichever US airport exactly when they would arrive...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Aug 2017, 18:13
Replies: 78
Views: 12,025
Posted By Not Long Now

I know it works, I'm just not convinced that it...

I know it works, I'm just not convinced that it has as many benefits as it was 'sold' to have. Like much in air traffic....
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Aug 2017, 17:06
Replies: 78
Views: 12,025
Posted By Not Long Now

How does a point merge system with 'arc' provide...

How does a point merge system with 'arc' provide an exact distance from touchdown? Surely it provides, at best, a 'maximum distance'?
If pilots prefer this to range given by a controller then fair...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jul 2017, 12:19
Replies: 30
Views: 5,840
Posted By Not Long Now

The problem is not just different routes aren't...

The problem is not just different routes aren't 'deemed' separated, but that lots of big flying things want to fly the same routes at the same time. I imagine some of them would be clever enough to...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2017, 13:52
Replies: 9
Views: 3,406
Posted By Not Long Now

It's perfectly possible, we often have little...

It's perfectly possible, we often have little things bumbling around at 90 or 100 doing no knots, especially down towards RINTI and onwards to Lille for LFAT and beyond. Please understand though that...
2nd Jun 2017, 08:19
Replies: 634
Views: 263,913
Posted By Not Long Now

Interesting that in relation to this incident,...

Interesting that in relation to this incident, people are quoting newspapers as though they are the all seeing eye of wisdom. In my 25 years in 'aviation', the one thing I can say it's definitively...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th May 2017, 14:58
Replies: 188
Views: 32,078
Posted By Not Long Now

I agree that it may be easy to switch service...

I agree that it may be easy to switch service providers from a technical front, just plug in a new cable, but...
Perhaps it's more as a means of protecting contracts? When Gatwick was lost, I...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2017, 08:38
Replies: 31
Views: 11,975
Posted By Not Long Now

"EMA handles over 4.6 million passengers per year...

"EMA handles over 4.6 million passengers per year and is the UK’s number one pure freight airport." Do they bubble wrap and parcel up the passengers?
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