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20th Jun 2018, 16:48
Replies: 99
Views: 44,654
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Id be interested to know why the CAA would have...

Id be interested to know why the CAA would have told you that correction is only possible with contact lens and glasses. Are you positive thats what was said?

The EASA regs are fairly clear....
Forum: Middle East
26th Feb 2016, 14:11
Replies: 15
Views: 6,767
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Oil Well??

Noooooo...it was the Controller's ass on FIRE!!:{
Forum: Middle East
12th Nov 2014, 16:30
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Another "top brass" resignation this...

Another "top brass" resignation this week.....more ATCO's singing their way to the exits.....time to throw in the towel boys and girls. :ugh: Recovery is unlikely. It's not comfortable here anymore....
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2014, 19:49
Replies: 32
Views: 22,900
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

....unless you're a FAA retiree....then you're on...

....unless you're a FAA retiree....then you're on top of the world! :p
Forum: Middle East
17th Oct 2014, 19:45
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

It is not a matter of realizing that the sand may...

It is not a matter of realizing that the sand may or may not be "greener". In fact it is a case of how much one can accept before it just gets too much. Look, the Middle East, in particular UAE,...
Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2014, 17:15
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

34 Days paid leave No housing advance...No...

34 Days paid leave

No housing advance...No Schooling advance

Bonus might as well not exist.
Forum: Middle East
29th Sep 2014, 08:39
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Operation Intimidation has begun.....Management...

Operation Intimidation has begun.....Management now intimidating controllers into staying put. := A number of Controllers over the past few days have been called by management saying that...
Forum: Middle East
10th Sep 2014, 12:26
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

UPDATE

Approx 8 people within their notice period at present. The writing is on the wall......:ugh:

Al Ain APP dangerously below required staffing at the Centre.......numbers of controllers approaching...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Mar 2014, 19:08
Replies: 26
Views: 11,058
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Things are really taking a turn for the worst at...

Things are really taking a turn for the worst at the ACC. Another 2nd Floor resignation in the past few days (bringing total to 3 thus far). Replacement of previous useless DATM with buddy of current...
Forum: Middle East
27th Jan 2014, 05:30
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

@allrounder

....but today is the 27th.....hehe

No change to the leave status as yet....Director ATM has resigned :uhoh:. No doubt more to follow in his wake. Yearly renewable contract to be distributed within...
Forum: Middle East
9th Jan 2014, 10:52
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

No pissing contest. Comparing packages is all....

No pissing contest. Comparing packages is all. The intricacies of the job are much alike and nothing wrong with comparing benefits at all.
Forum: Middle East
8th Jan 2014, 17:38
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

@Laker

Perhaps so but only in numbers. The stark reality is that EK offer pilots a lot more in terms of housing (choice between good EK appointed housing or an allowance in lieu) with all utilities paid...
Forum: Middle East
7th Jan 2014, 14:02
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

From the chip pan to the fire....

Leave for ATCO's now confirmed as 22 working days per year. NO....I say again....NO compensatory days for working public holidays. ATCO's were advised via HR that they basically get paid better than...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Dec 2013, 22:14
Replies: 62
Views: 29,568
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

@rule3

You are correct. Athere seemed to be some confusion (surprise sursprise) over that. no change to leave policy.
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2013, 13:36
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

@Gulfstream

SZC is in Abu Dhabi...GCAA a Federal Authority.

Not designed for locals and not designed for expats either. Locals have their own problems with the GCAA. They've significantly reduced their...
Forum: Middle East
15th Dec 2013, 05:15
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Pay

For new entrant ATCO's pay is approx 53,000Dhs per month

That is the TOTAL package...nothing more.

Take your housing from that...if single probably around 10k-12k per month. (Note: Housing/Rent...
Forum: Middle East
14th Dec 2013, 16:26
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

@left coaster

Not sure what laws u are refering to there left coaster but neither schooling or flights formed a part of any package at the SZC. NO BS I can assure u. The GCAA is a federal entity and not therefore...
Forum: Middle East
13th Dec 2013, 19:58
Replies: 60
Views: 47,354
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

So...you wanna come work for the GCAA at the SZC?...think again!

Not to be a bore....BUT....

...if you're thinking of joining the wonderful ATCO's at the GCAA...probably best to stay where you are for now.

If you have family in tow, you will need approx 150k...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Dec 2013, 19:45
Replies: 62
Views: 29,568
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

@Number 2

....All correct except that its now 5 months before overtime paid...might be 6 by next month!!! :8

Also....leave reduced significantly to 22 working days....down from 34.....welcome to the GCAA...
Forum: Middle East
7th Nov 2013, 04:54
Replies: 37
Views: 8,081
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Varmint

Yes Varmint. The alternate callsigns procedure is in place only thru OMDB CTA right now. Really stupid idea if you ask me. Human Factors not accounted for at all.
Forum: Middle East
5th Nov 2013, 16:46
Replies: 37
Views: 8,081
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Heard of what been utilised exactly? Glad that...

Heard of what been utilised exactly? Glad that alpha-numeric callsigns aren't used???

Airports have even changed their approach to how gates are numbered, particularly in the bigger ones. Studies...
Forum: Middle East
4th Nov 2013, 19:00
Replies: 37
Views: 8,081
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

This "Alternate Callsign is a load of...

This "Alternate Callsign is a load of shite....Can't they just swallow their pride and do what the rest (developed part) of the world has been doing for years now and use alpha-numeric callsigns....
Forum: Middle East
11th Mar 2013, 17:48
Replies: 26
Views: 10,539
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

Dubai hasn't reached capacity. The Dubai...

Dubai hasn't reached capacity. The Dubai controllers have. With all due respect, you can land 34 an hour because you seem to be doing f&$k all else with 31! Some of the controlling of late is a...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Feb 2013, 15:55
Replies: 3
Views: 2,492
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

HOLD!!!!

Couldn't agree more with BlueSkye. I've literally given up asking Abu Dhabi if they would like me to hold traffic them until such time they get the "plan" back in action. To be honest, its comical...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Aug 2012, 13:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,603
Posted By DESDI OR BUST

zkpjm......I feel for you buddy. I really do. We...

zkpjm......I feel for you buddy. I really do. We get the same a**holes flying through UAE. :ugh:

To be honest, this is going to be a major headache for Controllers as we try to do our VERY best...
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