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Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jul 2020, 08:54
Replies: 19
Views: 6,333
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

What a load of sensationalist sound bitey...

What a load of sensationalist sound bitey bullshit. All ANSPs are facing uncertain times. There are currently very few if any truly safe jobs in our industry. For those of you who haven't been around...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jul 2020, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

​​​​​​, ⬆️ Someone who wants to add their name...

​​​​​​, ⬆️
Someone who wants to add their name to the list.
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jan 2020, 09:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,914
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Not even on the runway at the same time. That...

Not even on the runway at the same time. That doesn't count as remotely close on any single runway at a busy international airport worth its salt.
Forum: ATC Issues
17th May 2019, 13:30
Replies: 20
Views: 11,573
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

The ATCO concerned will go un named but I heard a...

The ATCO concerned will go un named but I heard a TMA North Bank ATCO use the phrase "climb like your life depends on it, I'll get back to you with a level" back when you were still in service at TC...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jul 2018, 01:27
Replies: 96
Views: 91,409
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Pm me for recent experiences of AUH but trust me,...

Pm me for recent experiences of AUH but trust me, it ain't good.
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jul 2017, 07:00
Replies: 8
Views: 8,894
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

And another 2 resignations yesterday takes the...

And another 2 resignations yesterday takes the total to 29 ATCOs resigned, absconded or chopped since 2015. Seriously, will the last one to leave please turn out the light!
If you are considering...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th May 2017, 09:36
Replies: 8
Views: 8,894
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Having recently escaped the unmentioned unit I...

Having recently escaped the unmentioned unit I can sadly only echo the sentiment expressed in the deleted thread. The shop floor workforce is hard working, dedicated and professional. This is a stark...
27th Jun 2015, 07:03
Replies: 3
Views: 3,262
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Thank you. He had a very short and horribly one...

Thank you. He had a very short and horribly one sided fight with Pancreatic Cancer. I still can't believe he is gone.
Regards
Carl G
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Nov 2014, 13:52
Replies: 1
Views: 2,534
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

A deafening silence followed.... So would...

A deafening silence followed....
So would anybody be prepared to share some non package related info? APC imminent and I currently have zero information.
Thanks
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Nov 2014, 10:47
Replies: 1
Views: 2,534
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Abu Dhabi Tower info

Hi,
Could somebody currently working at Abu Dhabi Tower and prepared to divulge some package related info possibly PM me?
Much appreciated
Cheers
7th Jan 2014, 20:00
Replies: 108
Views: 59,993
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Angel I'm certainly not condemning anybody. I'm merely...

I'm certainly not condemning anybody. I'm merely providing some early devil's advocacy. I'd be very disappointed if the firm had issued some kind of press release in advance of the MOR landing on the...
7th Jan 2014, 19:26
Replies: 108
Views: 59,993
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

"Commander of aircraft makes decision whilst...

"Commander of aircraft makes decision whilst possibly not in possession of all the facts required to safely come to a different decision than the controller"
Chapeau.
We don't generally send em...
25th May 2013, 09:48
Replies: 992
Views: 967,902
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

<<I understood that LHR ATC have a standard pro...

<<I understood that LHR ATC have a standard pro forma that they read out to aircraft in distress notifying/asking them of the risks of overflying built-up areas?>>
Nope. Certainly nothing to that...
24th May 2013, 11:45
Replies: 992
Views: 967,902
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Man from the ministry. The short haul...

Man from the ministry. The short haul cancellation is most likely a reaction to the no doubt through the roof delays. Pretty standard practice for BA to can the short haul when there is major...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Dec 2010, 20:18
Replies: 63
Views: 20,638
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

SNOCLO has been going out on the METAR at EGLL...

SNOCLO has been going out on the METAR at EGLL all afternoon.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Oct 2010, 20:14
Replies: 39
Views: 6,263
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

I stand corrected. Whoever came up with it wants...

I stand corrected. Whoever came up with it wants shooting though. Utter bollocks.
It pisses off the crews, approach and of course us. Although the inspection usually only takes 3 or 4 minutes (with...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Oct 2010, 16:23
Replies: 39
Views: 6,263
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

That's a fine idea but what do you suppose we...

That's a fine idea but what do you suppose we should do with all the departures?
For a lot of the afternoon yesterday there was 10-20 minutes outbound delay despite which we were taking landers on...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Oct 2010, 10:52
Replies: 2,330
Views: 393,060
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

That's a delightfully optimistic way to describe...

That's a delightfully optimistic way to describe a LOSS!
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Oct 2010, 21:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,621
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Management propaganda. It never happened.

Management propaganda. It never happened.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Oct 2010, 21:12
Replies: 68
Views: 9,644
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Ah yes, those were the days. Barely a decade ago...

Ah yes, those were the days. Barely a decade ago I was drawing down the best part of 35k a year with no responsibility to speak of as a TC trainee.
How times have changed.
As for biscuit boy and...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Aug 2010, 00:33
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

CDM is such a great tool that at Frankfurt where...

CDM is such a great tool that at Frankfurt where it is "fully operational", they switch it off when anything non standard happens. My bloody dog could work out start times on a bog standard day. What...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jul 2010, 09:31
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

With regard to last Thursday I have had a sudden...

With regard to last Thursday I have had a sudden recollection which must have been blanked from my memory due to stress.
Although the weather at the field was fine there were large thunderstorm...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jul 2010, 08:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,432
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

There were a lot of delays last week due to...

There were a lot of delays last week due to enroute weather. When we start getting delays out it soon knocks on into inbound delay later on as the whole system backs up.
As for the sickness delay...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jul 2010, 19:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Hope springs eternal. Forgive me if I don't hold...

Hope springs eternal. Forgive me if I don't hold my breath though. What hope do we have of getting crews to be realistic with their company about when they will be ready when they still habitually...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jul 2010, 20:49
Replies: 11
Views: 2,118
Posted By Vlad the Impaler

Unfortunately there is another side to the flow...

Unfortunately there is another side to the flow management restrictions. As well as the CFMU generated slot times which are there for all to see with each delay having a code attributed to define its...
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