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Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jul 2013, 09:30
Replies: 36
Views: 10,260
Posted By slowclimber

As a side-note (but still relevant for the...

As a side-note (but still relevant for the original poster) remember that non-NATS units will consider any ATCO applicant when there is a vacancy, but NATS will not even consider qualified non-NATS...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Apr 2013, 22:53
Replies: 21
Views: 3,277
Posted By slowclimber

You would think that the largest ANSP in the...

You would think that the largest ANSP in the country would consider employing qualified and experienced ATCOs, but that would obviously be too logical. NATS' policy is not to recruit experienced...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Dec 2012, 22:59
Replies: 31
Views: 16,148
Posted By slowclimber

Why? Would all other qualified UK ATCOs struggle...

Why? Would all other qualified UK ATCOs struggle with a new tower AND a runway extension?

It's about time that ATC positions at the busier UK airports became available to those of us who don't...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th May 2012, 04:50
Replies: 30
Views: 15,569
Posted By slowclimber

Bournemouth have just been told to accept a pay...

Bournemouth have just been told to accept a pay cut or reduced staffing.
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Aug 2011, 22:55
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By slowclimber

Thanks again for all contributions. Some PM's...

Thanks again for all contributions. Some PM's sent. I get the idea that CISM is generally a positive thing when applied flexibly and with common sense. Thanks to those who've offered information.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Aug 2011, 18:51
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By slowclimber

Thanks chaps, including those who replied by PM...

Thanks chaps, including those who replied by PM (individual replies to follow). I and a number of colleagues have been surprised by the extent to which a recent incident has affected us, and I think...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Aug 2011, 09:31
Replies: 21
Views: 3,750
Posted By slowclimber

Exclamation ATC post-incident procedure

I'm a UK airport ATCO. Most units have a procedure to follow after an major incident which includes how to deal with/look after staff. Mine does not. If you are an ATCO, could you describe a few...
28th Apr 2011, 20:30
Replies: 105
Views: 18,455
Posted By slowclimber

Very sad for Plymouth, and especially for the...

Very sad for Plymouth, and especially for the dedicated employees who've done their best for the last few years in the face of Sutton Harbour's determination to run the place into the ground. There's...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Apr 2011, 20:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,341
Posted By slowclimber

I've had mine for ages. Perhaps we don't work at...

I've had mine for ages. Perhaps we don't work at the same unit, but as you don't say which, it's hard to tell.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Nov 2010, 21:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By slowclimber

Like most airports equipped with radar,...

Like most airports equipped with radar, Bournemouth have an ATM (aerodrome traffic monitor - a limited radar screen covering the final approaches and circuit area) - in the visual control room. This...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Nov 2010, 17:34
Replies: 37
Views: 5,373
Posted By slowclimber

Still missing the point. The airport would not...

Still missing the point. The airport would not have been quoted as saying that "On this occasion Nats were unable to provide staffing cover beyond our closing time" if it was the airport that was...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Nov 2010, 07:55
Replies: 37
Views: 5,373
Posted By slowclimber

I can understand that NATS controllers would want...

I can understand that NATS controllers would want to stand up for their colleagues - somebody has to - but the BBC quotes are quite clear. "On this occasion Nats were unable to provide staffing cover...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2010, 21:47
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By slowclimber

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When the NATS airport in question is closed, we get clearances from TC or airways (depending on direction of departure). When they're open, we have to ask them for the clearance instead. Both...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2010, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By slowclimber

Thanks eglnyt, that clears things up. I had made...

Thanks eglnyt, that clears things up. I had made the assumption that squawk data for assigning to aircraft, and squawk data for code callsign conversion were the same thing - I didn't realise that...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Apr 2010, 21:33
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By slowclimber

Thanks again for the comments. I agree with...

Thanks again for the comments. I agree with aerotech07 that input to NAS is irrelevant - we have no need to do this. From all that has been explained, I can't see any technical reason or principle...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Apr 2010, 22:23
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By slowclimber

Thanks for the replies. eyeinthesky - a very...

Thanks for the replies. eyeinthesky - a very clear description of the system, thanks. Agree with Dan Dare - there's no need for an airport to input data to code-callsign convert or incorporate issued...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Apr 2010, 14:10
Replies: 13
Views: 3,962
Posted By slowclimber

UK: airways squawks and code-callsign conversion

I'm a UK ATCO in a regional airport with some technical knowledge, but not enough to answer this question myself.

All of our airways arrivals and departures are allocated a squawk, presumably...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Apr 2010, 11:17
Replies: 45
Views: 8,298
Posted By slowclimber

An excellent idea. After that, what about...

An excellent idea. After that, what about tackling the 'them and us' attitude towards non-NATS ATSUs that some in NATS still persist in using. As an ex-NATS ATCO it drives me up the wall.
17th Apr 2010, 20:53
Replies: 73
Views: 21,959
Posted By slowclimber

Er, NOTAM.

Er, NOTAM.
23rd Sep 2009, 21:51
Replies: 3
Views: 7,112
Posted By slowclimber

So the airport provide a dedicated new viewing...

So the airport provide a dedicated new viewing area close to the runway with parking, and all you can do is moan? The fence is clearly a security requirement.
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2009, 18:02
Replies: 43
Views: 5,741
Posted By slowclimber

I'm not disagreeing with the result of a long...

I'm not disagreeing with the result of a long grass policy, but the upshot in the case you quote was that, overall, birds were not being discouraged from the airfield, thus the strategy wasn't...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2009, 13:04
Replies: 14
Views: 1,806
Posted By slowclimber

This is probably because, through experience, if...

This is probably because, through experience, if an ATCO doesn't tell an aircraft to remain outside controlled airspace, and that aircraft subsequently enters CAS without a clearance, the ATCO is...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2009, 12:45
Replies: 41
Views: 4,345
Posted By slowclimber

I work in this area and agree that TCAS FAN and...

I work in this area and agree that TCAS FAN and DFC have suggested the best two options, depending on your preference.
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2009, 12:35
Replies: 43
Views: 5,741
Posted By slowclimber

Which does sort of prove his point that a long...

Which does sort of prove his point that a long grass policy wasn't working...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2009, 12:30
Replies: 43
Views: 5,741
Posted By slowclimber

I would think it to be the commercial...

I would think it to be the commercial passenger-carrying movements that justify a dedicated BCU operator rather than RFFS crew doing bird runs when time allows.



So how do they know when to...
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