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Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2019, 20:03
Replies: 27
Views: 6,466
Posted By windowjob

So AMAN is the modern equivalent of "You're 2 off...

So AMAN is the modern equivalent of "You're 2 off OCK to follow my xxx of BOV" shouted across the room?
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Jan 2017, 14:41
Replies: 23
Views: 5,677
Posted By windowjob

Yep still around - though I do check the...

Yep still around - though I do check the obituaries to make sure my name's not on the list!

:ok:
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jan 2017, 19:13
Replies: 23
Views: 5,677
Posted By windowjob

Yep, remember it. First thoughts when told by...

Yep, remember it.
First thoughts when told by Watch Manager to advise pilots was "you're having a larf"
Funny, got the same reaction from those pilots that understood what a large flying pink pig...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Aug 2016, 19:50
Replies: 1,617
Views: 2,233,111
Posted By windowjob

Some time ago Lufthansa calls to cancel his start...

Some time ago Lufthansa calls to cancel his start up request due to the loadsheet not being correct.

To my horror as I was taking over, outgoing GMP replies in mock German accent
'So my friend...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jun 2016, 23:44
Replies: 51
Views: 8,832
Posted By windowjob

"we found this test so unreal we just chucked all...

"we found this test so unreal we just chucked all our test papers in a pile in the middle of the room!"
But not before we put someone else's name on them!:ok:
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2016, 17:40
Replies: 6
Views: 3,304
Posted By windowjob

As with Chevvron, been retired a bit, but you...

As with Chevvron, been retired a bit, but you have "received a clearance" .
You were told to "proceed direct to the VOR for an ILS." There's your clearance.

The fact you are being vectored is...
27th Sep 2014, 13:59
Replies: 59
Views: 30,537
Posted By windowjob

All this discussion about the van, whether it was...

All this discussion about the van, whether it was in park, the engine running etc is all very interesting but for me the important bit was that despite being ordered to go around twice the plane...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Aug 2014, 11:36
Replies: 240
Views: 86,487
Posted By windowjob

All this debate about which County Gatwick is in...

All this debate about which County Gatwick is in is symptomatic of the problem in NATS.
We get so worried about such details and spend huge amounts of time and resources to ensure we use the "best...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Aug 2014, 09:04
Replies: 20
Views: 6,468
Posted By windowjob

Correct, but you'd be amazed how many don't...

Correct, but you'd be amazed how many don't realise that!
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jul 2014, 20:43
Replies: 20
Views: 6,468
Posted By windowjob

I'll watch out for you from my house! :ok: ...

I'll watch out for you from my house! :ok:
You'll almost go overhead on that route.

They really are quite friendly and accommodating at CC, phone then call on freq when approaching.
You'll be...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Jul 2014, 22:44
Replies: 8
Views: 2,418
Posted By windowjob

Nothing worse having just left the a/c than...

Nothing worse having just left the a/c than seeing something approaching below!
Avoiding action in free fall is limited when going down at 100mph.

Been there, done it and don't want to do that...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Jul 2014, 11:29
Replies: 240
Views: 86,487
Posted By windowjob

The race to the bottom (line) accelerates. :sad: ...

The race to the bottom (line) accelerates. :sad:
Never mind the quality of service you had before, just look how cheap it is!.
Now if only they could get trainees to pay for the priviledge of their...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Feb 2014, 17:59
Replies: 29
Views: 7,468
Posted By windowjob

HD wrote "If it's any consolation, the headset I...

HD wrote "If it's any consolation, the headset I wore in IAL in the 60s weighed 2 ounces including the lead!"

One day at LL he got fed up with the heavy long lead on his headset and shortened it...
20th Oct 2013, 11:11
Replies: 35
Views: 18,725
Posted By windowjob

In an in flight emergency at altitude, the...

In an in flight emergency at altitude, the parachutists would normally wait for the pilot to tell them to leave (don't want to make handling issues worse by suddenly changing c.of g unexpectedly)....
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Aug 2013, 17:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By windowjob

Ahh, proper Block numbers:ok: I was in the...

Ahh, proper Block numbers:ok:
I was in the caravan checking R/T etc one day - must have been sent there for some misdemeanor, when Concorde took off!!
I know the other chap with me was speaking as...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Aug 2013, 22:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,749
Posted By windowjob

Bren your memory fails you! It was used when...

Bren your memory fails you!
It was used when the VCR was refurbished in the 70's/80's.
During a night shift (ah, got it you didn't do many of them:ok:) the Tower Controllers worked from the...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jul 2013, 20:27
Replies: 27
Views: 5,021
Posted By windowjob

I never knew you could hide a pick axe handle...

I never knew you could hide a pick axe handle down a pair of shorts till I lived there!

Malcolm
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Jul 2013, 18:56
Replies: 27
Views: 5,021
Posted By windowjob

No it wasn't me! I was only ever on B Watch...

No it wasn't me! I was only ever on B Watch (though I had a short spell on C Watch)
Whilst sartorially I might not have been described as dapper as JK :cool:, I CERTAINLY never cross dressed....
Forum: ATC Issues
31st May 2013, 11:33
Replies: 267
Views: 64,656
Posted By windowjob

Bikash, what a nice man. Used to go and see his...

Bikash, what a nice man. Used to go and see his mum regularly, like at least once a month - in the Indian subcontinent.
A little late one day when he had trouble starting his Roller, so got someone...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th May 2013, 23:08
Replies: 267
Views: 64,656
Posted By windowjob

Or the fire risk from his 3ft long cardboard bow...

Or the fire risk from his 3ft long cardboard bow tie!
Forum: ATC Issues
4th May 2013, 14:02
Replies: 267
Views: 64,656
Posted By windowjob

What? you mean they no longer do opposite...

What? you mean they no longer do opposite direction calibrations during the day?
Sporting wasn't the word.:ok:
12th Apr 2013, 23:09
Replies: 44
Views: 5,506
Posted By windowjob

Chevvron, the "tales of fire service vehicles...

Chevvron, the "tales of fire service vehicles being led into oil drums" were true - I managed it one night! The sound in the background of drums being hit as the man in the cab was talking on the...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Mar 2013, 10:23
Replies: 267
Views: 64,656
Posted By windowjob

What more could you want? "Trolley"...

What more could you want?

"Trolley" :)
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Mar 2013, 09:23
Replies: 25
Views: 14,249
Posted By windowjob

And when you don't want someone to do a complete...

And when you don't want someone to do a complete hold but can't vector them off the fix first time - "at xxx make a 360 Left/Right, then fly heading xxx"

Some pedant will probably now tell me you...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Mar 2013, 15:54
Replies: 17
Views: 3,535
Posted By windowjob

Who translated 'is Lunnen accent? I 'ad enuff...

Who translated 'is Lunnen accent?
I 'ad enuff truble wen I went Norf.
We could at least understand each other at LL

Cheers Sid :ok:
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