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2nd Jul 2020, 20:01
Replies: 123
Views: 49,372
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

I see that NATS have today agreed to resume...

I see that NATS have today agreed to resume payments to CAAPS and to pay the shortfall for the three months in September. NATS must have also found the magic money tree as well, although it is good...
30th Jun 2020, 13:01
Replies: 123
Views: 49,372
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Terrain safe,You are quite right about the terms...

Terrain safe,You are quite right about the terms of PPP not allowing the DB pension to be changed for existing staff, however we live in a very different world and if that same govt has to...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jun 2020, 20:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,000
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

I remember Jan well, he led an incredible life. I...

I remember Jan well, he led an incredible life. I can’t add more than tczulu has written which was as I remember Jan telling me. However one anecdote that he relayed to me concerned the time after...
28th Jun 2020, 20:42
Replies: 123
Views: 49,372
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

As the DB pension scheme closed around 15 years...

As the DB pension scheme closed around 15 years ago to new employees roughly what percentage of NATS workforce is still on a DB pension? Despite the agreements made at the time of privatisation I am...
23rd Jun 2020, 20:56
Replies: 123
Views: 49,372
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

The line that NATS management have decided to...

The line that NATS management have decided to take over working together and withdrawal from the current redundancy agreement must be questionable. It is my understanding that Enroute charges are...
19th Jun 2020, 20:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

I was a member of 86F ATC squadron from...

I was a member of 86F ATC squadron from 1966-1969. Situated behind Hounslow East tube station. I remember a link trainer we had there but don’t remember the Tiger Moth. However looks like a good...
20th May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Formation of 4 aerobatic a/c

About 1630hrs this afternoon I noticed a formation of 4 single engine a/c, different types flying at about 3000 in a North Easterly direction skirting the eastern edge of the Southampton Control...
3rd Mar 2020, 19:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Criminal! There are so few F100 and F105s in...

Criminal! There are so few F100 and F105s in Europe
3rd Mar 2020, 19:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,377
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

UK Military registration sequence

Just been pondering over where the registration sequence will go after we reach ZZ999. Although there are many gaps which at the current rate of procurement would take many years I assume that the...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Oct 2018, 20:50
Replies: 1,205
Views: 573,846
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

How safe is helicopter flying

I posted on here several months ago as I had lost friends in the Grand Canyon accident where an incident would have been survivable had the helicopter not turned into a fireball on impact. On the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Aug 2018, 19:57
Replies: 27
Views: 5,777
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Yes that is true, I am just a PPL /ATCO so I do...

Yes that is true, I am just a PPL /ATCO so I do not have any significant experience of helicopter operations but what I actually said was "a heavy landing which ruptures the fuel tank" In the...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2018, 16:24
Replies: 27
Views: 5,777
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the...

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read and reply to this thread. One aspect still amazes me. Apparently after a heavy landing which ruptures the fuel tank you have 1.8 seconds...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2018, 22:06
Replies: 27
Views: 5,777
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Eurocopter crash Grand Canyon Feb 2018

I am not a helicopter pilot, just a retired ATCO from LACC. Sadly the son of a good friend of mine died in the crash at the Grand Canyon in February. At the moment the investigation is centred around...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Aug 2017, 20:00
Replies: 18
Views: 3,076
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

When I was an ATCO student in the early 1980s,...

When I was an ATCO student in the early 1980s, having gained my airfield rating I spent 90 days at Stansted. ODO was a common practice which I had never seen before. ILS approach rwy 23, departure on...
3rd Jul 2015, 20:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,940
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

I did my PPL in 1983 as part of my ATCO syllabus...

I did my PPL in 1983 as part of my ATCO syllabus and spin training was definitely part of the training. However my instructor was one Paul Bonhomme and I think he positively relished this aspect of...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Mar 2015, 17:26
Replies: 43
Views: 15,764
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Much as I like the idea of working at either West...

Much as I like the idea of working at either West Raynham or Market Drayton I fear that this is just an urban myth. Having joined at West Drayton in 1972 there was a very good reason for its siting....
13th Jul 2014, 18:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,896
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Swiss and Italians dominate RIAT

I was quite disappointed at the lack of variety this year at the RIAT. Although the F35 which was undoubtedly meant to be the star of the show had to be withdrawn, what was left was nowhere near the...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2014, 15:58
Replies: 75
Views: 17,753
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

NATS dressing up.

I spent a career being known for the way I dressed more than my abilities as a controller. I guarantee that whatever dress code NATS tried to impose shirt, tie etc. I could still come into work...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Nov 2012, 20:21
Replies: 31
Views: 7,760
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Smile One of my buddies retires after over 40 years...

One of my buddies retires after over 40 years operational [non-desk] service.......we're not holding our breath for any recognition......on the evidence of many past similar cases you just hand in...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th May 2006, 17:48
Replies: 34
Views: 5,476
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Well, if the airfield keeps closing down due to...

Well, if the airfield keeps closing down due to ATC sickness then I guess that NATS contract will be pretty shortlived. I hear that the Gib. government were pretty displeased!!!
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jan 2006, 22:19
Replies: 82
Views: 8,306
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

When HTD was first introduced in 1974 it was as...

When HTD was first introduced in 1974 it was as an inducement to LATCC to change from a 4 watch to 5 watch system. There was a lot of opposition to working AAOMMNNSOO and most preferred to work A M/N...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Oct 2005, 22:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Jobby Wheecher Your...

Jobby Wheecher
Your exact comments were raised in CHIRPS in February 2005 and the response from management was that TRM was deemed to be so vital that the issues over Scratcoh...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Oct 2005, 22:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Arkady, as always you are absolutely correct....

Arkady, as always you are absolutely correct. When the OJTI leglislation was passed some 3 years or more ago, the 2 years valid on position as not included. The only criteria was that you must have...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jul 2005, 21:57
Replies: 30
Views: 4,391
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Arkady, the reply was directed at you because I...

Arkady, the reply was directed at you because I was having a general rant about how important it was not to demotivate the students and I did not closely check who had said what!! Also I felt that...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2005, 21:43
Replies: 30
Views: 4,391
Posted By 63000 Triple Zilch

Arkady/Fredator, The success rate for...

Arkady/Fredator,
The success rate for students on B Watch is as good, or better than on any of the other watches. Yet again another example of an unfounded urban myth that does no-one any...
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