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Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jul 2019, 18:28
Replies: 5
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Views: 1,508
Posted By Gonzo

I think you may be thinking of the transition to...

I think you may be thinking of the transition to electronic strips at Terminal Control (including Gatwick Director) which has occurred in stages over the last year or so, rather than the tower (I...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jul 2019, 18:15
Replies: 5
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Views: 1,508
Posted By Gonzo

Matter of months ago? Actually more like 13...

Matter of months ago?

Actually more like 13 years ago? More than half the controllers there, at a guess, have never used paper strips at Gatwick, many will have only used paper strips in a...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jul 2019, 06:49
Replies: 22
Views: 5,191
Posted By Gonzo

Yes, very true. The idea is to get airborne at...

Yes, very true. The idea is to get airborne at the appropriate time (understanding uncertainties over winds) in order to minimise such speed changes.
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jul 2019, 12:57
Replies: 22
Views: 5,191
Posted By Gonzo

Once Target Time of Arrival (TTAs) are common,...

Once Target Time of Arrival (TTAs) are common, I'd imagine (hope) flight crews will end up refusing directs if offered and if it would take their projected ETA out of the TTA tolerance.
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jul 2019, 20:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By Gonzo

Yes Yes No - in poor visibility they would be...

Yes
Yes
No - in poor visibility they would be provided a ‘procedural’ GMC service on our AGL guidance system.
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jul 2019, 09:11
Replies: 22
Views: 5,191
Posted By Gonzo

As in sticking as closely as possible to the...

As in sticking as closely as possible to the flight plan you’ve said you’d fly.

For example, at A-CDM airports, you have to call ready for push/start within 5mins of TOBT. the idea being that if...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jul 2019, 06:36
Replies: 22
Views: 5,191
Posted By Gonzo

A lot of what you ask for is already going on....

A lot of what you ask for is already going on. Certainly at LHR we will be looking at the rest of the day and the next day for route bias and working with airlines to swap, say Frankfurt and Cologne...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2019, 21:55
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By Gonzo

Sorry, one was being sarcastic.

Sorry, one was being sarcastic.
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2019, 20:12
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By Gonzo

Yes, exactly like that. That’s literally all it...

Yes, exactly like that. That’s literally all it does.........:cool:
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Jun 2019, 20:59
Replies: 7
Views: 4,554
Posted By Gonzo

Only for a few more years! We’ve all seen...

Only for a few more years!

We’ve all seen the proposed text of Part.ATS, I assume.........:}
8th Jun 2019, 13:34
Replies: 1,082
Views: 541,322
Posted By Gonzo

Thats a tad unfair. Assume thatís referring to my...

Thats a tad unfair. Assume thatís referring to my earlier questions where you were talking as if you knew the exact weightings that were being applied.

I have no skin in this game, and Iím glad...
7th Jun 2019, 07:09
Replies: 1,082
Views: 541,322
Posted By Gonzo

Fascinating? Hmmmm. Are AirportWatch paying...

Fascinating? Hmmmm.

Are AirportWatch paying you for this work, or are you just doing it for them for free?

After all, you seem to think LHR aren’t being transparent.
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Jun 2019, 17:32
Replies: 17
Views: 3,671
Posted By Gonzo

My understanding too

My understanding too
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jun 2019, 13:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By Gonzo

EASA regs are on three levels. 1) The rule...

EASA regs are on three levels.

1) The rule itself.

2) AMC which is Acceptable Means of Compliance

3) GM which is Guidance Material.

Basically, in this case, off the top of my head, the...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jun 2019, 10:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By Gonzo

And of course with the proposed Part.ATS from...

And of course with the proposed Part.ATS from EASA, the Acceptable Means of Compliance is taken straight from ICAO, so it will be interesting to see what UK CAA does in terms of changing MATS Part 1...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th May 2019, 22:36
Replies: 25
Views: 4,233
Posted By Gonzo

Likewise. During an audit I’ve had to show SRG,...

Likewise. During an audit I’ve had to show SRG, as was, my spare pair in my locker at work.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 16:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Gonzo

It’s my understanding that many of the strikes in...

It’s my understanding that many of the strikes in recent years are nothing at all to do with ATC specifically but part of a wider industrial action from the wider union for French public sector...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 12:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By Gonzo

C.M., in the UK we can clear an aircraft to land...

C.M., in the UK we can clear an aircraft to land (or take-off) as soon as the departure ahead has rotated (notwithstanding other separation requirements). This is not generally true of other states.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 12:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By Gonzo

C.M., what country are you in, or referring to? ...

C.M., what country are you in, or referring to?

Most states adapt without modification the provisions in ICAO Doc 4444.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2019, 07:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By Gonzo

Yes. We can and do. It will be detailed...

Yes.

We can and do.

It will be detailed in local procedures and agree with the regulator in your state.

As for how would an non-Approach Radar qualified controller know what the radar minima...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Mar 2019, 15:19
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By Gonzo

Yes treads, it is.

Yes treads, it is.
22nd Mar 2019, 22:10
Replies: 1,082
Views: 541,322
Posted By Gonzo

Iím sure thereís an echo in here.....!

Iím sure thereís an echo in here.....!
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2019, 18:55
Replies: 15
Views: 2,292
Posted By Gonzo

The thing to remember is that MAYDAY v PAN is you...

The thing to remember is that MAYDAY v PAN is you setting the level of urgency, nothing else. That in itself doesn’t trigger any particular emergency response by the airfield.

I’ve seen a MAYDAY...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2019, 09:39
Replies: 9
Views: 3,070
Posted By Gonzo

We need type and variant on first contact please....

We need type and variant on first contact please.

If departing, our systems check your FMS type when you request datalink clearance.

This doesnít happen inbound or if you request a voice...
7th Mar 2019, 17:48
Replies: 1,082
Views: 541,322
Posted By Gonzo

Iíd guess it was given a heading of 280 or 290ish...

Iíd guess it was given a heading of 280 or 290ish just to ensure adequate deconfliction against the missed approach.
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