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Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2019, 13:39
Replies: 19
Views: 1,368
Posted By Dan Dare

With no natural predators what would you do with...

With no natural predators what would you do with the expanding deer population? Should we leave rabbits to breed to their natural destructive population? What would vegetarians eat if we left grain...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2019, 16:42
Replies: 33
Views: 2,902
Posted By Dan Dare

He denies domestic abuse and says the French...

He denies domestic abuse and says the French legal system has an assumption of guilt unless he could prove his innocence - difficult with a plaintiff who had tried to blackmail him before the action...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Sep 2019, 06:30
Replies: 14
Views: 2,488
Posted By Dan Dare

I don’t know any UK tower which is fully staffed....

I don’t know any UK tower which is fully staffed. Take your pick!
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jul 2019, 13:44
Replies: 54
Views: 4,248
Posted By Dan Dare

Hate the lot of them, but the current Santander...

Hate the lot of them, but the current Santander offering is too good to miss out on so we keep one of their accounts.

Why not stick with Santander :yuk: and change the way you use your mobile -...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jul 2019, 10:07
Replies: 19
Views: 7,610
Posted By Dan Dare

For heaven’s sake don’t show that to Gatwick...

For heaven’s sake don’t show that to Gatwick Airport. They’ll be off to consult on the financial benefits of such utilisation and before you know it the CAA will have rubber-stamped approval for 90...
25th Jun 2019, 07:45
Replies: 16
Views: 6,293
Posted By Dan Dare

Pilots are little gossips. If something unusual...

Pilots are little gossips. If something unusual was up there they would ask ATC about it and report back if anything didn’t add up. To go unnoticed you would either have to be a very long way from...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2019, 10:20
Replies: 64
Views: 7,832
Posted By Dan Dare

I stumbled across the end of “High Flight” there...

I stumbled across the end of “High Flight” there the other day with some great Hunter air to air shots. You could almost almost hear the Top Gun script being picked out of it though with ambitious...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jun 2019, 20:01
Replies: 1,381
Views: 196,643
Posted By Dan Dare

Rory Stewart appears to be someone I could vote...

Rory Stewart appears to be someone I could vote for without disgust, so there is no chance the greater Conservative Party will raise him to leadership. Shame! The one chance they have of installing a...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Jun 2019, 09:11
Replies: 17
Views: 4,025
Posted By Dan Dare

Your transponder is not necessarily more...

Your transponder is not necessarily more accurate, but will transmit based on standard pressure setting i.e. 1013 hPa. Radar is likely to convert this to show altitudes below transition altitude, but...
4th Jun 2019, 10:03
Replies: 338
Views: 260,412
Posted By Dan Dare

Titan are have outlasted so many rapidly...

Titan are have outlasted so many rapidly expanding airlines precisely because they have expanded organically without over-stretching themselves and having sensible cashflow to survive the inevitable...
1st Jun 2019, 10:51
Replies: 18
Views: 3,131
Posted By Dan Dare

1177 is only a tidy representation of the real...

1177 is only a tidy representation of the real transmitted code: 001001111111, which I think also looks pleasing. Use that as the basis for a PIN? Incidentally, 1177 is too complex for Swanwick...
22nd May 2019, 11:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,277
Posted By Dan Dare

Listening to ATIS? How 20th Century! I thought...

Listening to ATIS? How 20th Century! I thought everyone read it by datalink these days.
16th May 2019, 09:45
Replies: 27
Views: 3,463
Posted By Dan Dare

If good planning doesn’t deliver you from CFIT...

If good planning doesn’t deliver you from CFIT you could consider departing from controlled flight thus making CFIT impossible.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 16:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,012
Posted By Dan Dare

I’m not French, but maybe they feel strongly...

I’m not French, but maybe they feel strongly enough to stand up for whatever grievance they have which is not being addressed by negotiation. Striking workers tend not to get paid and probably don’t...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Apr 2019, 14:49
Replies: 9
Views: 2,187
Posted By Dan Dare

Aircraft should not start outside EOBT +/-15, BUT...

Aircraft should not start outside EOBT +/-15, BUT that still leaves a very wide range of take-off times. One day you could start within tolerance, taxi and be airborne in 5 mins ie EOBT-10, another...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2019, 09:42
Replies: 24
Views: 2,984
Posted By Dan Dare

Meanwhile real crimes go uninvestigated and real...

Meanwhile real crimes go uninvestigated and real criminals get off scot-free because of finite resources :ugh:
30th Mar 2019, 05:58
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By Dan Dare

02/11/2015 20:50->metar egkk 022050z 13005kt...

02/11/2015 20:50->metar egkk 022050z 13005kt 100v170 4000 hz bkn006 10/09 q1021
02/11/2015 20:20->metar egkk 022020z 11005kt 4000 hz bkn007 10/09 q1020
02/11/2015 19:50->metar egkk 021950z 12006kt...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Feb 2019, 23:18
Replies: 54
Views: 13,287
Posted By Dan Dare

Cost cutting in staffing is chronic and has made...

Cost cutting in staffing is chronic and has made ATC everywhere much less safe. So why is there no outcry? I'd liken it to smoking in the 1960s - everyone was doing it and it was thought to be...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Feb 2019, 11:45
Replies: 54
Views: 13,287
Posted By Dan Dare

I've yet to see a VCR with a fully glass roof -...

I've yet to see a VCR with a fully glass roof - leaving a large cone of invisibility above the ATCO on most airfields. I'm not a fan of remote towers, but I don't think blind-spots in the overhead...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2019, 21:34
Replies: 332
Views: 219,840
Posted By Dan Dare

Do European age discrimination laws not apply in...

Do European age discrimination laws not apply in Europe then?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2019, 09:45
Replies: 39
Views: 2,066
Posted By Dan Dare

already in use at Hamburg airport - albeit in...

already in use at Hamburg airport - albeit in Minutureland
25th Dec 2018, 08:35
Replies: 53
Views: 14,559
Posted By Dan Dare

Electronic strips allowed most support staff to...

Electronic strips allowed most support staff to be laid off. Reversion to manual with nobody available to manually recieve and process the the data would be a bit tricky.
25th Nov 2018, 22:44
Replies: 36
Views: 3,373
Posted By Dan Dare

I always sit looking forward with belt very tight...

I always sit looking forward with belt very tight for both take off and landing for just this reason. I expect I’m unusual in this though. I even place my feet such that I won’t be injured if we stop...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Nov 2018, 21:34
Replies: 25
Views: 2,579
Posted By Dan Dare

Aviate, navigate, communicate. Never let anyone...

Aviate, navigate, communicate. Never let anyone lead you in to a situation where you can no longer aviate.

An experienced pilot would either gratefully do the orbit or decline with an safer...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Nov 2018, 20:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By Dan Dare

Callsign only would be preferable for the resons...

Callsign only would be preferable for the resons given by chevvron and Mooncrest. Unfortunately at my unit the habit of whole message at the least appropriate seems SOP and unlikely to ever change.
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