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3rd Jul 2019, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 2,372
Posted By Talkdownman

Here...

Here (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5422fccc40f0b61346000969/dft_avsafety_pdf_501548.pdf) is an AAIB report on an A300 Beluga commanded by a PPL.The commander's licence is not...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2019, 21:58
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By Talkdownman

Some of us used to be able do it without having...

Some of us used to be able do it without having to shout out the order...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Jun 2019, 20:40
Replies: 27
Views: 4,866
Posted By Talkdownman

'On the numbers', Bren...

'On the numbers', Bren...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jun 2019, 12:23
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By Talkdownman

Looks like EGLL routine 09R SRO ops to me! ...

Looks like EGLL routine 09R SRO ops to me!


I concur...:hmm:
9th May 2019, 18:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By Talkdownman

The tedium of being an FRTOL examiner for little...

The tedium of being an FRTOL examiner for little reward is enough to kill off anybody...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 18:23
Replies: 332
Views: 216,426
Posted By Talkdownman

I recall the introduction of Nats secondary...

I recall the introduction of Nats secondary employment regulations had more than a little to do with it...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 18:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,913
Posted By Talkdownman

...which is a method of maximising runway...

...which is a method of maximising runway utilisation to satisfy commercial pressures.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2019, 10:57
Replies: 25
Views: 4,233
Posted By Talkdownman

I'll go along with the sentiment. It can be...

I'll go along with the sentiment. It can be somewhat addictive. This is my fifty-third year doing it.



http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP1251(FORMATTED)20DEC18.pdf


Pardon me? Two...
2nd May 2019, 20:47
Replies: 25
Views: 5,892
Posted By Talkdownman

Agreed. The Go-Around is THE default safe option,...

Agreed. The Go-Around is THE default safe option, the landing is a bonus. A certain previous Heathrow ATC General Manager used to say "if we don't have one or two go-arounds a day then my staff...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Mar 2019, 20:04
Replies: 11
Views: 3,146
Posted By Talkdownman

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupperware_pilot/set...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tupperware_pilot/sets/72157707832803044/
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Feb 2019, 16:44
Replies: 332
Views: 216,426
Posted By Talkdownman

Wot? In Solent Business Park in Whiteley??? Get a...

Wot? In Solent Business Park in Whiteley??? Get a life...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2019, 12:12
Replies: 32
Views: 11,537
Posted By Talkdownman

Plus some queue-jumping too. All very poorly...

Plus some queue-jumping too. All very poorly managed...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2019, 16:20
Replies: 32
Views: 11,537
Posted By Talkdownman

I don't believe that for one moment! I opted to...

I don't believe that for one moment! I opted to move to TC, yet after all the effort of validating on LL APC I was held back because it was over-subscribed! I have a letter telling me that I would...
20th Jan 2019, 13:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,898
Posted By Talkdownman

What's wrong with using the aircraft...

What's wrong with using the aircraft registration? It's written down in front of the pilot. I doubt that "mickey mouse" is...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jan 2019, 18:44
Replies: 24
Views: 5,115
Posted By Talkdownman

Not clever at all. Annoying AND unacceptable....

Not clever at all. Annoying AND unacceptable. Downright stupid.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2019, 20:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By Talkdownman

Lack of understanding...

Lack of understanding...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2019, 09:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By Talkdownman

Reject it as 'too difficult' with high risk of...

Reject it as 'too difficult' with high risk of error. Use the radar set instead.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jan 2019, 19:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,331
Posted By Talkdownman

It's procedural vertical separation gone mad....

It's procedural vertical separation gone mad. It'll all end in tears...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Dec 2018, 10:56
Replies: 56
Views: 3,592
Posted By Talkdownman

VP959, thank you!

VP959, thank you!
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Dec 2018, 09:11
Replies: 56
Views: 3,592
Posted By Talkdownman

I've acquired a 1998 sports car with an unwanted...

I've acquired a 1998 sports car with an unwanted personalised plate. I'd like to revert it to its original R- reg to restore a 'classic' look. How do I go about that, and would it be wise?
15th Dec 2018, 09:00
Replies: 59
Views: 5,825
Posted By Talkdownman

1. PPL (SEP / MEP / IRR / Night / FI) 2. approx...

1. PPL (SEP / MEP / IRR / Night / FI)
2. approx 2500
3. 1968, C150
4. PPL training was at that time an integral part of Air Traffic Control training, perpetuated thereafter for fun and...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Dec 2018, 18:56
Replies: 19
Views: 3,416
Posted By Talkdownman

Because, it seems, everything has to be...

Because, it seems, everything has to be complicated into fours, as are the CAP774 types of ATS: Basic, Traffic, Decon, and Procedural. Then everything will blur into one another and make life...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Nov 2018, 15:35
Replies: 19
Views: 3,416
Posted By Talkdownman

Well, C and V are not likely to be U in the UK,...

Well, C and V are not likely to be U in the UK, are they...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Nov 2018, 20:25
Replies: 60
Views: 8,289
Posted By Talkdownman

You mean, it hasn't? Anyway, AIUI, w.e.f....

You mean, it hasn't?

Anyway, AIUI, w.e.f. 2020 EASA won't be permitting radar vectoring in Class G airspace. All the jets will be getting in using SkyDemon on an iPhone...if they're not already...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Nov 2018, 16:28
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By Talkdownman

Aah! Made in Watford! Never saw any S. G. Brown...

Aah! Made in Watford! Never saw any S. G. Brown headsets but have used S. G. Brown headphones for 'short-wave listening'. Earliest CAA (and predecessors) headsets I remember (MoA, SATCC, mid-sixties)...
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