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Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jun 2019, 10:50
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

So essentially what they're saying is that you've...

So essentially what they're saying is that you've met the minimum requirements but you might not have made the minimum requirements still.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jun 2019, 06:35
Replies: 7
Views: 2,516
Posted By The Many Tentacles

And a proofreader as well!

And a proofreader as well!
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 14:53
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

If you're in Hedge End, then stay at the Holiday...

If you're in Hedge End, then stay at the Holiday Inn Express at the Ageas Bowl. Reasonably priced and if the traffic is crap, which it usually is, then you can actually walk it in about 10-15...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Mar 2019, 06:57
Replies: 2
Views: 925
Posted By The Many Tentacles

I think 1.1 covers it with the exemption bit. ...

I think 1.1 covers it with the exemption bit. I'm pretty certain some frequencies are being kept as non 8.33 to allow us to work non 8.33 aircraft, mainly military stuff that is exempt/non UHF...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Mar 2019, 18:35
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Hearing test, sight test, ECG, BP check, urine...

Hearing test, sight test, ECG, BP check, urine test, reflexes, height/weight, medical history (yours and family) etc. As this is your initial medical, there may be a few more bits than that to it -...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2019, 07:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,275
Posted By The Many Tentacles

If you call a PAN I'll put my coffee down,...

If you call a PAN I'll put my coffee down, upgrading to a Mayday means I'll put the newspaper down as well :}

Seriously, it's been covered well enough by most of the previous replies. Either will...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2019, 21:35
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

As it stands the current recruitment process will...

As it stands the current recruitment process will continue for people in the current pool. There are several dates in April and May being looked at for people who pass Stage 2 before April. My only...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Mar 2019, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By The Many Tentacles

To be honest, I don't know. I've just found a...

To be honest, I don't know. I've just found a STAR plate for the 1G and it has the Fl130 restriction at TELTU. I don't know if that means you have to be planning the flight to make that restriction...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2019, 18:27
Replies: 13
Views: 2,857
Posted By The Many Tentacles

It doesn't sound ideal, but the OTMET arrivals...

It doesn't sound ideal, but the OTMET arrivals aren't great for the sector that works you between OTMET and TELTU. They're often trying to get you into a stream with the Gatwick traffic coming in...
22nd Feb 2019, 20:18
Replies: 77
Views: 49,287
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Flew back in this from JFK on Tuesday evening. ...

Flew back in this from JFK on Tuesday evening. There was a lot of BA staff coming for a look before they flew back before our crew pitched up.

I think it looks great
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Feb 2019, 05:42
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

1. It depends. The tower course is around 6...

1. It depends. The tower course is around 6 months total if I remember rightly and the area course is now 9 months. This assumes you fail nothing and all your courses run consecutively. There's a...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Feb 2019, 20:13
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Without wishing to sound too harsh, if you've...

Without wishing to sound too harsh, if you've failed the DART tests twice you may well not be the right type for air traffic. I don't mean that in a rude way, it's just a fact that some people have...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jan 2019, 11:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Given that for any aircraft at any level,...

Given that for any aircraft at any level, assuming they're Mode S equipped which is 99.5% of our traffic, we can see what IAS they're flying regardless of whether or not they're flying on a Mach...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2019, 20:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,575
Posted By The Many Tentacles

You'll get in the UK too. It's not a lack of...

You'll get in the UK too. It's not a lack of understanding at all.

For example, I can see traffic off the ocean inbound to London that is currently doing 250kts at FL350. I know it's flying on a...
3rd Jan 2019, 18:42
Replies: 60
Views: 19,449
Posted By The Many Tentacles

There's routes in the South of the UK FIR that...

There's routes in the South of the UK FIR that are 7 miles apart both in the same direction and opposite direction. The whole reason they're there is because of the accuracy of RNAV kit. If you all...
24th Dec 2018, 11:56
Replies: 53
Views: 14,183
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Air traffic has changed so much since the days of...

Air traffic has changed so much since the days of being able to do things procedurally that it would be impossible to do it with the current levels of traffic we have in the UK. Those basic skills...
26th Nov 2018, 06:07
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By The Many Tentacles

It's done on distance, not time. The distance is...

It's done on distance, not time. The distance is worked out by using the great circle route from departure to FIR exit point then FIR entry point to destination/FIR exit point and so on So...
26th Nov 2018, 06:05
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By The Many Tentacles

I don't know anything about the flying side of...

I don't know anything about the flying side of things, but as an ATCO low and slow traffic around the London TMA is considerably more difficult to deal with as everything else is going a lot quicker...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Nov 2018, 15:39
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

No one on here can give you the answer to that -...

No one on here can give you the answer to that - you need to speak to NATS HR department and they can advise you on what your options are
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Nov 2018, 08:04
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

If you're really sure it's what you want to do...

If you're really sure it's what you want to do and you've been invited back, then go for it. Use the year to build up a little more life experience and then you're in a better position. If you're...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Oct 2018, 18:14
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Leaving CTC/Whiteley at 4 is hellish. It's...

Leaving CTC/Whiteley at 4 is hellish. It's already jammed up by then, likewise at 8 in the morning. It's queueing before 7.30 in the mornings - that's been my experience on the few times I've...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Oct 2018, 05:47
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

The Solent Hotel (https://www.solenthotel.co.uk)...

The Solent Hotel (https://www.solenthotel.co.uk) - it's not the cheapest, but it's within walking distance

The Lodge at Solent (https://www.lodgeatsolent.co.uk/) - in the same place, but seems to...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Sep 2018, 07:20
Replies: 11,287
Views: 2,770,649
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Parking is horrendous on site, it's often full by...

Parking is horrendous on site, it's often full by 8.30. if you can't park there, then the shopping village lets you park for 4 hours and is only a 10 minute walk at most away.
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Aug 2018, 20:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Unfortunately not, I'd love to be stuck at that...

Unfortunately not, I'd love to be stuck at that end of the country - it's beautiful. I'm about as far south as you can go from there
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Aug 2018, 13:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By The Many Tentacles

WEST has adequately covered every single handover...

WEST has adequately covered every single handover I've ever made in almost 12 years of air traffic. I see no reason to change it
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