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12th Jun 2019, 17:41
Replies: 13
Views: 4,811
Posted By ATCO1962

It's perfectly obvious; jails will be filled with...

It's perfectly obvious; jails will be filled with crows.
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jan 2019, 09:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,632
Posted By ATCO1962

I'd stick with Mach number at or above FL280 and...

I'd stick with Mach number at or above FL280 and IAS below that. It's easier for everyone as ATCOs know the Mach number range for most jets above that level but we certainly couldn't tell you what a...
6th Jan 2019, 16:35
Replies: 73
Views: 57,292
Posted By ATCO1962

How could Popular Mechanics get their base info...

How could Popular Mechanics get their base info about the 777X so wrong? This aircraft isn't even close to Boeing's biggest aircraft.
30th Dec 2018, 19:24
Replies: 60
Views: 19,608
Posted By ATCO1962

We train our boys and girls to make no reference...

We train our boys and girls to make no reference to actual levels when referring to expectations of climb/descent; e.g. "copy your request; expect higher in approx. (so many) minutes/miles. Reason...
Forum: Middle East
19th Nov 2018, 00:13
Replies: 31
Views: 17,106
Posted By ATCO1962

I don't know....150 B777-8's and B777-9s on order...

I don't know....150 B777-8's and B777-9s on order seems like they still like/need the Boeing money-earner!
12th Oct 2018, 05:58
Replies: 61
Views: 23,293
Posted By ATCO1962

That's a laugh.....pilots claimed they were...

That's a laugh.....pilots claimed they were unaware of the incident. Begs the question as to why they diverted to Mumbai.
Forum: Middle East
27th Aug 2018, 07:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,484
Posted By ATCO1962

And, in answer to the question I think you're...

And, in answer to the question I think you're asking, yes, they have. :hmm:
16th Aug 2018, 09:41
Replies: 13
Views: 9,606
Posted By ATCO1962

It's a bit of a testimony to the strength of...

It's a bit of a testimony to the strength of their floodlight poles.
16th Aug 2018, 09:38
Replies: 12
Views: 5,281
Posted By ATCO1962

Isn't that Airfield Ops 101? Even if you're...

Isn't that Airfield Ops 101? Even if you're cleared to cross the active, you look both ways carefully and engage your brain. Controllers aren't immune to making mistakes. Layer upon layer of safety...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jul 2018, 10:22
Replies: 17
Views: 3,007
Posted By ATCO1962

I'm not sure why a controller would presume to...

I'm not sure why a controller would presume to know anything about a particular aircraft's climb performance at high altitude. We have no way of knowing the aircraft's weight, it's engine performance...
16th Jun 2018, 09:57
Replies: 44
Views: 30,531
Posted By ATCO1962

It get's even more complicated in the Middle...

It get's even more complicated in the Middle East, where most of these 380s operate. Departures from DXB, AUH and DOH are immediately affected, heading eastbound, by long haul traffic overflying...
Forum: Middle East
9th Apr 2018, 13:37
Replies: 6
Views: 4,133
Posted By ATCO1962

During sun-up hours, the HF frequencies will be...

During sun-up hours, the HF frequencies will be 10018 or 8879. Once the sun starts to go down, they'll be 6661, 5658, 3476 or 3467. You'll have good VHF coverage with Muscat (unless you're low and...
13th Aug 2017, 10:28
Replies: 63
Views: 63,564
Posted By ATCO1962

We wouldn't be having this conversation if we all...

We wouldn't be having this conversation if we all just played by the rules and, in this case , the rules are straightforward and simple. Don't ever put yourself in a place where your use/abuse of any...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Aug 2017, 12:59
Replies: 379
Views: 72,042
Posted By ATCO1962

Sadly, no recruitment at all, expat or local....

Sadly, no recruitment at all, expat or local. We've lost a few expats recently and there may be more. The whole system is waiting with bated breath for a new company (state owned enterprise??) so...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jun 2017, 11:51
Replies: 43
Views: 38,753
Posted By ATCO1962

All our Qatari traffic that used to route through...

All our Qatari traffic that used to route through UAE is now coming on new airways around the north of UAE on unusual tracks through Muscat airspace. It's interesting, to say the least, and our...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jun 2017, 12:42
Replies: 204
Views: 233,086
Posted By ATCO1962

This might be a welcome relief for our overworked...

This might be a welcome relief for our overworked sectors. If this all pans out the way I hope it does, we might lose around 10% of our traffic and our worst sectors might become manageable again, if...
10th Mar 2017, 18:57
Replies: 326
Views: 205,051
Posted By ATCO1962

If this is a real photo, how do you explain where...

If this is a real photo, how do you explain where the disturbance on the surface of the water starts with respect to where the thrust is coming out of the engines? Sure looks like Photoshop in action.
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Feb 2017, 00:08
Replies: 4
Views: 2,311
Posted By ATCO1962

Really.....rabbits??

Collision averted between 2 planes at Ahmedabad airport - Times Of Oman...
6th Feb 2017, 08:33
Replies: 20
Views: 7,462
Posted By ATCO1962

It's all to do with connections. Qatar draws a...

It's all to do with connections. Qatar draws a lot of tourists from Europe and the Americas to Doha and simply connects them on to NZ. We get a lot of tourists, believe it or not. Emirates has 5...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jan 2017, 03:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,768
Posted By ATCO1962

Not sure about other parts of the Middle East,...

Not sure about other parts of the Middle East, but where I'm working, having more ratings in your licence isn't going to help you. The authorities want current time using specific ratings and a...
15th Jan 2017, 19:29
Replies: 75
Views: 61,663
Posted By ATCO1962

The Russians don't happen to be involved in the...

The Russians don't happen to be involved in the drug screening, do they?
14th Jan 2017, 09:56
Replies: 21
Views: 15,023
Posted By ATCO1962

Just to clarify, Mlambin. They are referring to...

Just to clarify, Mlambin. They are referring to the closest the aircraft got with reference to lateral separation (.74nm) and with reference to vertical separation (300ft). This is a common way of...
3rd Aug 2016, 18:27
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,938,764
Posted By ATCO1962

Banana...to which CCTV footage do you refer? If...

Banana...to which CCTV footage do you refer? If it's the Biman Bangladesh one from a few years ago, then a few media outlets are falsely using it.
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Jun 2016, 07:56
Replies: 379
Views: 72,042
Posted By ATCO1962

You might be surprised TCAS FAN. There are...

You might be surprised TCAS FAN. There are glacial changes at times and we certainly have some nice, shiny, new ATM gear courtesy of INDRA. Unfortunately, ATCOs are still seen simply as office...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jun 2016, 04:28
Replies: 379
Views: 72,042
Posted By ATCO1962

The "proposed" ACC is already a reality, except...

The "proposed" ACC is already a reality, except that we haven't moved into it yet. Still some outstanding issues. As far as I know, there's no recruitment at all, expat or Omani, while the...
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