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Forum: ATC Issues
30th Sep 2019, 18:38
Replies: 11,477
Views: 2,939,802
Posted By The Fat Controller

There is no compulsory retirement age in the UK...

There is no compulsory retirement age in the UK and NATS cannot and do not force anyone of either sex out due to their age.

If you are competent you can stay as long as you want.

However, most...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Sep 2019, 17:38
Replies: 66
Views: 26,831
Posted By The Fat Controller

The "Direct SAB, direct EDI 24" takes you though...

The "Direct SAB, direct EDI 24" takes you though a sector that would not work you at all if you flew UMBEL/ROBEM-NATEB-AGPED, so requires a bit of co-ordination.

Also, it's not gliders you need to...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Sep 2019, 11:18
Replies: 66
Views: 26,831
Posted By The Fat Controller

From a retired Scottish Control ATCO and I...

From a retired Scottish Control ATCO and I believe this is still the attitude.

From very little to too much !

If you asked ME and it was entirely in my sector, almost an instant decision...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Sep 2019, 20:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By The Fat Controller

ATCO Tree, it was CAA/NATS/MIL that came up with...

ATCO Tree, it was CAA/NATS/MIL that came up with this bastardised system when the UK was compelled to make all airspace above FL195 Class C, it was quite a while ago too, around 2007.

TRAs were...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Sep 2019, 07:39
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By The Fat Controller

One of the main problems is that airlines are...

One of the main problems is that airlines are still allowed to file Upper Air Routes which do not have any Airways beneath them.

That often means descending into active TRAs if they want to follow...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Sep 2019, 08:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,897
Posted By The Fat Controller

There are TRAs all over the UK and during their...

There are TRAs all over the UK and during their various active hours, between FL195 and FL245, radar control service is not provided.

It is very confusing for pilots who are not familiar with the...
3rd Sep 2019, 14:01
Replies: 91
Views: 166,467
Posted By The Fat Controller

At least 5 of their Dreamliners currently at...

At least 5 of their Dreamliners currently at Prestwick, wonder if they'll ever leave !
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jun 2019, 07:48
Replies: 41
Views: 18,699
Posted By The Fat Controller

Well Mr Inglis Lyon (read the article) above, get...

Well Mr Inglis Lyon (read the article) above, get your facts straight, working-to-rule is what they are entitled to do.

There has been so much goodwill from the ATCO community, especially at...
23rd May 2019, 20:27
Replies: 24
Views: 10,827
Posted By The Fat Controller

I am sure the 300 or so residents of Stanstead...

I am sure the 300 or so residents of Stanstead are gutted !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanstead,_Suffolk
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Apr 2019, 09:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By The Fat Controller

Ask ATC as soon as possible and follow their...

Ask ATC as soon as possible and follow their instructions !

They know all the possible conflicts.
11th Feb 2019, 08:42
Replies: 99
Views: 97,473
Posted By The Fat Controller

After this event, it's being renamed the BOING...

After this event, it's being renamed the BOING 787, according to my mate Zebedee.....
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Feb 2019, 03:44
Replies: 11,477
Views: 2,939,802
Posted By The Fat Controller

What Band 1 unit is in a low cost area ? ...

What Band 1 unit is in a low cost area ?

Cost of living has and will always be an issue, hence the old "London Weighting" in the distant past.

Up until recently tax has not been an issue.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Feb 2019, 06:02
Replies: 11,477
Views: 2,939,802
Posted By The Fat Controller

Just as a matter of interest, when you sign a...

Just as a matter of interest, when you sign a contract with NATS is it made clear that you may be posted to a country (Scotland) that belongs to the UK of GB and NI where you will pay more tax than...
2nd Jan 2019, 18:39
Replies: 60
Views: 19,953
Posted By The Fat Controller

Offsets cause other issues, such as when two...

Offsets cause other issues, such as when two parallel routes are deemed as separated ONLY if everyone is on the centrelines, traffic getting too close to Danger or Restricted Areas etc.

Oceanic is...
26th Dec 2018, 13:27
Replies: 53
Views: 14,774
Posted By The Fat Controller

The thread is about EGBB, which is in the UK ...

The thread is about EGBB, which is in the UK

ATC IS required for operations to continue, the procedures between the ATC centres and the airfield require it.

If the failure required movements to...
25th Dec 2018, 14:11
Replies: 53
Views: 14,774
Posted By The Fat Controller

EGBB ATC is NOT provided by NATS. Nobody who...

EGBB ATC is NOT provided by NATS.

Nobody who works at EGBB has confirmed whether the code/callsign database for the radar was still available, they could easily have lost ALL flight data, we just...
25th Dec 2018, 07:40
Replies: 53
Views: 14,774
Posted By The Fat Controller

@Jonty, you are wrong, commercial aircraft...

@Jonty, you are wrong, commercial aircraft require a properly licenced airfield for insurance reasons and that will include the provision of ATC and fire cover.

@ShyTorque, where I worked, there...
24th Dec 2018, 17:20
Replies: 53
Views: 14,774
Posted By The Fat Controller

If the ATCOs have lost flight data, that will...

If the ATCOs have lost flight data, that will likely include their electronic strips, which will include all the aircraft on the airfield that have started and are moving, recovering that situation...
24th Dec 2018, 09:00
Replies: 53
Views: 14,774
Posted By The Fat Controller

I think you'll find that ALL flight data was...

I think you'll find that ALL flight data was lost, so they would neither know what was coming or be able pass data to the relevant ATC centre for departures.

Nobody said there was any sort of...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Nov 2018, 11:24
Replies: 25
Views: 2,701
Posted By The Fat Controller

Having been in a similar situation, both as an...

Having been in a similar situation, both as an ATCO in the tower and a low hours PPL, , the correct instruction should have been "go around", pilot replies and complies, landing clearance to the...
18th Nov 2018, 14:46
Replies: 144
Views: 24,023
Posted By The Fat Controller

Flap 20 = FLOAT Get some more flap down, I...

Flap 20 = FLOAT

Get some more flap down, I never quite mastered landings until after I had to revalidate my PPL after working overseas for 2 years.

My instructor, who flew many types up to C130...
23rd Oct 2018, 05:45
Replies: 62
Views: 19,397
Posted By The Fat Controller

I entirely agree with the decision to continue. ...

I entirely agree with the decision to continue.

As @Airbubba noted, Singapore had the locker as an option and I was on duty when it was used, a Singaporean national had passed away and on...
3rd Oct 2018, 12:26
Replies: 26
Views: 15,926
Posted By The Fat Controller

@bnt, it all depends on what actually failed. ...

@bnt, it all depends on what actually failed.

If the data feed to all the displays was lost ( remember that my PC friends ! ) with the radars or ADS receivers still working, you are still stuffed.
3rd Oct 2018, 12:10
Replies: 26
Views: 15,926
Posted By The Fat Controller

The only area unit in the UK or Ireland that has...

The only area unit in the UK or Ireland that has a procedural fallback is Oceanic.

I started at Prestwick Centre in 1991, there has never been a procedural fallback since way before that date.
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Sep 2018, 07:20
Replies: 28
Views: 4,626
Posted By The Fat Controller

@topdrop, in your scenario, if it was in CAS then...

@topdrop, in your scenario, if it was in CAS then ATC would have everybody on QNH.

If A had been cleared above TL and had set 1013 but subsequently had been "stopped off" then ATC would ensure QNH...
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