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Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2014, 14:28
Replies: 19
Views: 5,724
Posted By classicwings

The Control Tower at EGSX is 1 of 7 Type 5223a/51...

The Control Tower at EGSX is 1 of 7 Type 5223a/51 Cold War towers dating from 1952. It has now been awarded a Grade II Listed Building to its owners; Epping Forest District Council.

The original...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Jul 2011, 22:23
Replies: 8
Views: 3,299
Posted By classicwings

ASTAC= Aviation Services Training And Consultancy

ASTAC= Aviation Services Training And Consultancy
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2011, 21:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,660
Posted By classicwings

FISO = Flight Information SERVICE Officer.

FISO = Flight Information SERVICE Officer.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th May 2011, 20:27
Replies: 27
Views: 6,799
Posted By classicwings

On that subject, is it still incorrect to refer...

On that subject, is it still incorrect to refer to Swanwick as LATCC, rather it is LACC, despite the fact that Terminal Control have now long settled in there?!
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Mar 2011, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,034
Posted By classicwings

So let the Floodgates open!!

So let the Floodgates open!!
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Mar 2011, 15:08
Replies: 36
Views: 6,319
Posted By classicwings

Fair enough but wouldnt it be advantageous to...

Fair enough but wouldnt it be advantageous to have an Approach Procedural ticket over an APS?
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Mar 2011, 09:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,632
Posted By classicwings

Including a redundant Concorde right? Does...

Including a redundant Concorde right? Does anyone know if Is it still parked on the former 05/23 there or has it now been moved to a permanant location.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2011, 14:34
Replies: 56
Views: 12,365
Posted By classicwings

HD, "Ash" was an ATCO at Sywell from 1964 until...

HD, "Ash" was an ATCO at Sywell from 1964 until his retirement in 1975 at the age of 75.

I enquired about this when I was there recently and somebody who has been associated with Sywell for a long...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jul 2010, 20:39
Replies: 14
Views: 3,113
Posted By classicwings

My Centurion by Gary Numan, Warriors 1983 also...

My Centurion by Gary Numan, Warriors 1983 also with ATC recording in the middle of the song (not something to play over the PA to the pax, as it's all about engine failure in a Cessna!) For your...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Jun 2010, 01:22
Replies: 21
Views: 4,244
Posted By classicwings

I was actually quite surprised to see that...

I was actually quite surprised to see that Stansted's Band is just below Manchester. I assume this is because of the Aerodrome function only at Stansted as opposed to the additional Approach Radar...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th May 2010, 15:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By classicwings

Ohh, I dont really feel obliged to reply but I...

Ohh, I dont really feel obliged to reply but I somehow feel it is necessary to point out that NATS employees worked for the government prior to privatisation (before it became a private company).
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2010, 23:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By classicwings

This CD was published before one used to apply to...

This CD was published before one used to apply to 'the company'. Oh how things have changed in NATS for sure.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2010, 10:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By classicwings

Killua- I would like to answer your query but...

Killua- I would like to answer your query but having unsuccessfully just tried running the program on my laptop I believe my technology is too advanced for it so gives you an idea of how old it...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2010, 09:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By classicwings

Yep, I still have that old NATS airspace CD...

Yep, I still have that old NATS airspace CD titled 'The art and science of air traffic control'. I believe it dates from 1999 and as aerotech rightly points out it has the old NATS branding so is...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2010, 12:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By classicwings

Heathrow ATC: The First 50 Years by Brian Picket...

Heathrow ATC: The First 50 Years by Brian Picket & Pete Bish

Excellent book by ex. Heathrow ATCO's:)
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Apr 2010, 19:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By classicwings

R2112, be aware that unlike ATC, you will not...

R2112, be aware that unlike ATC, you will not hold a FISO rating, you will hold a licence. The 2 papers I recall you are required to sit by the CAA are FISO Procedures aswell as the Air Nav & Met....
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Apr 2010, 15:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By classicwings

I think you'll find their upper age limit has...

I think you'll find their upper age limit has risen since you last checked. Also I hold a FISO licence and although it looks good on paper when say applying to NATS, I still maintain that you need...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Apr 2010, 13:30
Replies: 164
Views: 36,319
Posted By classicwings

I think that is one of the best statements on...

I think that is one of the best statements on this thread so far. Perhaps the BBC would benefit from knowing this instead of posting vague bulletins like 'Parts of England Airspace to reopen at 0900...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Apr 2010, 17:27
Replies: 164
Views: 36,319
Posted By classicwings

Its funny that they keep presuming like this...

Its funny that they keep presuming like this given the fact NATS doesnt actually stand for anything anymore..........
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Apr 2010, 13:15
Replies: 164
Views: 36,319
Posted By classicwings

Brilliant:ok: Its a bit like the BBC...

Brilliant:ok:

Its a bit like the BBC saying 'We are now heading to NATS HQ in Fareham, KENT'..... Really? Thats a first- I was always led to believe Fareham was in Hampshire. Also none of them...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Apr 2010, 12:51
Replies: 164
Views: 36,319
Posted By classicwings

It has been discussed earlier on in this thread...

It has been discussed earlier on in this thread but my query did relate to why ALL commercial air traffic in UK airspace has to be grounded in the wake of this volcanic eruption (or 'planes' as the...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Mar 2010, 14:25
Replies: 31
Views: 4,440
Posted By classicwings

Is this a prerequisite for all budding NATS...

Is this a prerequisite for all budding NATS ATCO's?.............:bored:
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Nov 2009, 21:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,366
Posted By classicwings

If I were you mate I'd consider yourself very...

If I were you mate I'd consider yourself very privelaged to have a TATCO position starting next year at Hurn with NATS, let alone worrying about finding ATCA vacancies in the foreseeable future...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Nov 2009, 19:13
Replies: 44
Views: 6,737
Posted By classicwings

Yes i think I'll join you on that one! It just...

Yes i think I'll join you on that one! It just looks abit too flimsy for me- this tall, thin concrete tube with a great big glass cup sat on the top!! The steel supports anchored into the ground...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Nov 2009, 18:02
Replies: 44
Views: 6,737
Posted By classicwings

Can i assume you are referring to the new...

Can i assume you are referring to the new Heathrow tower here Bren? I have to say I much preferred the old one, it was much more aesthetically pleasing on the eye and in keeping with Heathrow's...
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