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6th Jul 2018, 00:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By NudgingSteel

Hi - as an ATCO I'd prefer to have any smoke...

Hi - as an ATCO I'd prefer to have any smoke plume at the departure end. This would allow pilots to have a look and decide if they were going to depart through it, with the luxury of sitting on the...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2018, 17:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,756
Posted By NudgingSteel

Surely the police's response regarding potential...

Surely the police's response regarding potential danger to road users is nothing to do with the fact it looks like a speed camera. It's presumably because if you erect an item that size alongside the...
31st May 2018, 00:12
Replies: 23
Views: 4,963
Posted By NudgingSteel

Don't forget there are two more possibilities: ...

Don't forget there are two more possibilities:
1) two aircraft manoeuvring in in Class G airspace, neither of which saw the other at any point. Having a professional interest in the output from the...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th May 2018, 12:58
Replies: 28
Views: 4,816
Posted By NudgingSteel

As an ATCO I'd expect you to set the relevant...

As an ATCO I'd expect you to set the relevant pressure (STD or QNH) as soon as I clear you to a FL or an altitude - at that point I'm not relying on vertical separation against other traffic anyway....
Forum: ATC Issues
30th May 2018, 12:42
Replies: 9
Views: 2,108
Posted By NudgingSteel

I wasn't aware of anywhere that doesn't use the...

I wasn't aware of anywhere that doesn't use the full 120sec/180sec as required. You can get away with rounding down en-route separations (sometimes) but never vortex wake when it's a life-or-death...
4th Feb 2018, 23:24
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By NudgingSteel

Maintenance, Repair, Operations (i.e. the...

Maintenance, Repair, Operations (i.e. the engineering support teams), and
Aircraft On Ground (i.e. an aircraft with a serious enough problem to ground it, obviously a big priority for the MRO team!)
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jan 2018, 22:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,187
Posted By NudgingSteel

Not necessarily, it will depend on each...

Not necessarily, it will depend on each individual airport and their emergency response plan. Some airports have separate fire stations to cover one or more discrete runways.

Some airports may...
24th Dec 2017, 19:38
Replies: 15
Views: 2,016
Posted By NudgingSteel

I can't speak for this exact scenario, but it's...

I can't speak for this exact scenario, but it's very possible that the fog was thicker at one end of the runway (as often happens everywhere), so ATC switched to the opposite end to give better...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Dec 2017, 09:47
Replies: 15
Views: 3,649
Posted By NudgingSteel

Congratulations on getting through the rest of...

Congratulations on getting through the rest of it! It's a pretty thorough medical but the NATS AMEs are, in my experience, a top bunch of really good people who will put you at ease. You don't have...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2017, 15:58
Replies: 7
Views: 3,225
Posted By NudgingSteel

The CTOT is based on your filed off-blocks time...

The CTOT is based on your filed off-blocks time (EOBT), plus a nominal taxi time which is usually pre-set by the departure airport. For example, if you have filed EOBT at 0900 and the airport uses a...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jun 2017, 17:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,620
Posted By NudgingSteel

It also depends upon the nature of the emergency....

It also depends upon the nature of the emergency. A 4-engine a/c with one shut down as a precaution is one type of emergency. A 2-engine a/c with, say, an uncontained compressor failure which might...
27th May 2017, 14:12
Replies: 10
Views: 5,063
Posted By NudgingSteel

Ah the classic "Vickers Voyager". Could have...

Ah the classic "Vickers Voyager".

Could have been worse...the Typhoon pics might have featured a certain classic Hawker prop...!!!!
Forum: ATC Issues
11th May 2017, 09:32
Replies: 51
Views: 8,934
Posted By NudgingSteel

Excellently put sir.

Excellently put sir.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2017, 23:30
Replies: 51
Views: 8,934
Posted By NudgingSteel

And another +1 for the comments on this one. ...

And another +1 for the comments on this one.

What an utter lack of respect for the number of successful and time-served ATCOs who also happened to have spent 3+ years working to get a degree. I...
7th May 2017, 07:48
Replies: 19
Views: 3,325
Posted By NudgingSteel

DaveReidUK Ooops! Yes, you're...

DaveReidUK




Ooops! Yes, you're absolutely right, well spotted.
6th May 2017, 13:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,325
Posted By NudgingSteel

Photographers Rights: the ultimate guide |...

Photographers Rights: the ultimate guide | TechRadar (http://www.techradar.com/how-to/photography-video-capture/cameras/photographers-rights-the-ultimate-guide-1320949)

Scroll down to the public...
25th Apr 2017, 20:22
Replies: 21
Views: 8,666
Posted By NudgingSteel

More like a "I thought you had control"...

More like a "I thought you had control" moment!
24th Apr 2017, 22:32
Replies: 21
Views: 8,666
Posted By NudgingSteel

Wow! My compliments to Messrs Boeing,...

Wow!

My compliments to Messrs Boeing, Goodyear/Dunlop and the others!
22nd Apr 2017, 12:40
Replies: 61
Views: 8,756
Posted By NudgingSteel

Many years ago, whilst on a fam flight [not BA]...

Many years ago, whilst on a fam flight [not BA] with a F/O friend of mine, the captain's PA included the "senior first officer" bit. I asked my friend what was the difference between a first officer...
16th Apr 2017, 00:12
Replies: 18
Views: 6,925
Posted By NudgingSteel

Megan: great vid, although it took me a few...

Megan: great vid, although it took me a few moments to work out where I'd seen something similar (especially the final landing).

Then I got it...my first glider solo. Ahhh happy memories ;)
21st Mar 2017, 12:28
Replies: 52
Views: 5,601
Posted By NudgingSteel

Don't ever apologise for asking a perfectly...

Don't ever apologise for asking a perfectly reasonable question!
Just to elaborate on your point about entering controlled airspace: if you've requested a zone entry and ATC have cleared you in,...
15th Mar 2017, 20:54
Replies: 45
Views: 5,011
Posted By NudgingSteel

In the interest of answering the OP's OQ, and...

In the interest of answering the OP's OQ, and with the disclaimer that I don't work at Brum and have no knowledge of the go-around in question:

As has been pointed out by several others, it sounds...
14th Mar 2017, 21:10
Replies: 45
Views: 5,011
Posted By NudgingSteel

HD - I was idly looking up the definition of...

HD - I was idly looking up the definition of "nunnery" and I see, since the late 16th century, it also means a brothel. (Google it!)

I very much enjoyed the subsequent mental image. Thank you.:)
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Mar 2017, 18:09
Replies: 29
Views: 8,906
Posted By NudgingSteel

Like AyrTC says, you've got to be prepared to be...

Like AyrTC says, you've got to be prepared to be posted wherever the business needs you.

The other thing I'd have to mention is that it is by no means "...fairly easy to break into..."!!! There's...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Feb 2017, 00:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,267
Posted By NudgingSteel

I also think he's got a valid point. Perhaps any...

I also think he's got a valid point. Perhaps any pilots loitering here (Pin Head incl.) could give us an idea of what a SID change might involve? I've had pilots complain about a change of runway /...
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