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10th Nov 2020, 19:08
Replies: 26
Views: 10,683
Posted By LookingForAJob

Interesting, I've had the same objective and...

Interesting, I've had the same objective and experience.

I currently seem to be on the naughty step, and I have been since August. It happened for a few days a month or so before - I've no idea...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jul 2020, 17:20
30th Jun 2020, 21:16
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,894,355
Posted By LookingForAJob

OK, if humans cannot multitask, we can call it...

OK, if humans cannot multitask, we can call it time-slicing. The fact remains that on the face of it, this crew were unable to manage their aircraft in a situation where the vast majority of other...
29th May 2020, 14:55
Replies: 14
Views: 4,975
Posted By LookingForAJob

I rather admire the attitude of this pilot...

I rather admire the attitude of this pilot (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52849560), but I guess NOTAMs were not really the issue.
27th May 2020, 12:32
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,894,355
Posted By LookingForAJob

Re the suggestions that ATC should have done...

Re the suggestions that ATC should have done something....
Aircraft commander is responsible for the operation of the aircraft - that is how it should be. But we are all human and we can all err....
18th May 2020, 19:36
Replies: 605
Views: 541,773
Posted By LookingForAJob

Rather sadly, the UK government has shown itself...

Rather sadly, the UK government has shown itself to be quite happy, nay, proud, to go its own way!
23rd Apr 2020, 18:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,835
Posted By LookingForAJob

Not quite sure that I understand the problem but...

Not quite sure that I understand the problem but I've just had a quick look at Excel 2016 which I use. There is an option to set page size (and orientation) which offers A5 under the Page Layout tab,...
13th Apr 2020, 17:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,810
Posted By LookingForAJob

I presume you've checked the CAA website to see...

I presume you've checked the CAA website to see the general exemptions being granted.
4th Feb 2020, 20:46
Replies: 32
Views: 7,995
Posted By LookingForAJob

I've been out of active controlling for a good...

I've been out of active controlling for a good few years now but I fear you might be disappointed. As I recall, at airports with a precision approach, the QFE to the tenth of a hPa, and for each...
18th Dec 2019, 17:21
Replies: 33
Views: 22,435
Posted By LookingForAJob

First, if they canít see the reports and results...

First, if they canít see the reports and results how can they know that they can have confidence? Second, itís confidential. No-one outside CHIRP or involved in the event is identified - CHIRP is...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Dec 2019, 16:33
Replies: 139
Views: 73,227
Posted By LookingForAJob

There are people who got chopped during training...

There are people who got chopped during training by NATS Ďcos they were Ďnot good enoughí who have ended up back with them at some later date. And I believe not all were happy with that.
Forum: Questions
17th Dec 2019, 19:48
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By LookingForAJob

CAP 413 used to include the ICAO standard...

CAP 413 used to include the ICAO standard phraseology, expanded where ICAO was silent or a bit vague, together with national variations. Specific requirements for particular units, airspace or...
11th Dec 2019, 21:09
Replies: 57
Views: 72,835
Posted By LookingForAJob

Maybe so in your view, but it's the way it is. In...

Maybe so in your view, but it's the way it is. In response to a question, I was simply explaining a couple of the issues that the airport operator will have to deal with, and which will take time....
11th Dec 2019, 17:52
Replies: 57
Views: 72,835
Posted By LookingForAJob

Down to two reasons really, in a case like this....

Down to two reasons really, in a case like this. First the Air Accident Investigation Branch is likely to have to give its approval before the aircraft or any debris can be moved/removed - if there...
5th Dec 2019, 11:47
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By LookingForAJob

Many thanks for the suggestions - working through...

Many thanks for the suggestions - working through them now.
4th Dec 2019, 18:50
Replies: 6
Views: 863
Posted By LookingForAJob

PC/Windows I/O problem?

Looking for a bit of advice. I have a high-spec PC with Windows 10 Pro installed. All satisfactory except for accessing HDDs. In Windows Explorer, it sometimes takes more than a second to open up a...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Oct 2019, 21:38
Replies: 6
Views: 2,649
Posted By LookingForAJob

As rudestuff says, It makes sense if you think...

As rudestuff says, It makes sense if you think about why you're using the word 'backtrack'.

Backtrack is normally used to refer to taxying on the runway in the opposite direction to the...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Oct 2019, 18:13
Replies: 14
Views: 3,606
Posted By LookingForAJob

Interesting pics and audio. And all I can say is...

Interesting pics and audio. And all I can say is that was one very tolerant inbound Beeline pilot!!!
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Oct 2019, 23:25
Replies: 25
Views: 3,951
Posted By LookingForAJob

For area and approach, performance like typical...

For area and approach, performance like typical cruise speed, climb/descent rates and approach speeds are going to be of use. On an aerodrome, physical size or weight can be important because of...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Oct 2019, 10:53
Replies: 17
Views: 4,463
Posted By LookingForAJob

Safety management at it's best!

Safety management at it's best!
12th Oct 2019, 00:18
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,581,243
Posted By LookingForAJob

and this is a new idea??? :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:

and this is a new idea??? :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Oct 2019, 19:04
Replies: 17
Views: 4,463
Posted By LookingForAJob

Maybe I'm out of date. Back in my day, I would...

Maybe I'm out of date. Back in my day, I would have expected a controller to know the main obstacles in their AoR, ideally with a video map on the radar showing key spot heights and major...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Oct 2019, 11:46
Replies: 17
Views: 4,463
Posted By LookingForAJob

Regulations set out what is 'normal' for the...

Regulations set out what is 'normal' for the environment. It's important for a controller (or pilot, or anything else) to know when they are going outside normal, and how far outside they are...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Oct 2019, 18:11
Replies: 17
Views: 4,463
Posted By LookingForAJob

An interesting, but not very helpful approach. ...

An interesting, but not very helpful approach.

Different States have different rules about IFR flight outside controlled airspace. In some, it is simply not permitted, in others it is permitted in...
9th Oct 2019, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 5,859
Posted By LookingForAJob

I have no particular relevant expertise but it...

I have no particular relevant expertise but it looks like an interesting move. With the dwindling numbers of big name high street travel companies, it may also be a shrewd move if it takes advantage...
3rd Oct 2019, 19:41
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,581,243
Posted By LookingForAJob

If you take that view it's unlikely that any...

If you take that view it's unlikely that any aircraft will be certified again in the future.

Hopefully, the present interest in regulatory processes will lead to a recognition that elements in the...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Oct 2019, 13:07
Replies: 24
Views: 7,910
Posted By LookingForAJob

I stand to be corrected by someone currently on...

I stand to be corrected by someone currently on the frontline but I think your summary nicely sums it up in practical terms. There is an additional consideration that despite the best efforts of all...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Oct 2019, 10:14
Replies: 24
Views: 7,910
Posted By LookingForAJob

This topic has been discussed before and you...

This topic has been discussed before and you might find some useful information if you search for earlier threads.

Your question relates to an incident in the UK and most of the answers are...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 14:30
Replies: 15
Views: 4,589
Posted By LookingForAJob

I recall talking to the head CAA medical man and...

I recall talking to the head CAA medical man and he made the point that the certificate said that you were fit when he looked at you, it didnít come with a guarantee.
23rd Sep 2019, 20:16
Replies: 14
Views: 6,716
Posted By LookingForAJob

It's an interesting - and valid - question....

It's an interesting - and valid - question. Sustainability has to be the key word - mainly because returning to the Stone Age is not what most people want. This means using less environmentally...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Sep 2019, 12:13
Replies: 139
Views: 73,227
Posted By LookingForAJob

Very true. But the really important question...

Very true.

But the really important question is were they any good as managers?
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Aug 2019, 11:46
Replies: 29
Views: 7,486
Posted By LookingForAJob

It might take a little more than simply having...

It might take a little more than simply having worked somewhere in order to set up a new ATC unit that meets all the current rules.

Or put in the telephone lines and do it from somewhere more...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2019, 18:56
Replies: 9
Views: 2,442
Posted By LookingForAJob

The taxiways, either wingspan or load-bearing...

The taxiways, either wingspan or load-bearing capability, may be limiting for routine ops.
1st Aug 2019, 18:50
Replies: 32
Views: 24,883
Posted By LookingForAJob

More profitable, I guess, But certainly requiring...

More profitable, I guess, But certainly requiring many more crew - at the front, at least.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jul 2019, 09:26
Replies: 44
Views: 19,197
Posted By LookingForAJob

I have little knowledge of the Gatwick operation...

I have little knowledge of the Gatwick operation today so cannot offer any insight or answers to the questions that some feel need to be asked.

BUT, I started off a career in ATC some 40+ years...
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