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Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Apr 2007, 16:03
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By atcea.com

Cool USA General Information

Please check this FAA page (https://employees.faa.gov/employee_services/benefits/)for general information about benefits. Contract controllers have a different program.
The gist of it is that...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Jun 2006, 02:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By atcea.com

Retirement not required

One need not be retired - just a former controller looking for interesting work. I'm also in search of airlines and ANSPs in search of SMEs if you are aware of any.
I work in a different office...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Jun 2006, 23:46
Replies: 4
Views: 1,318
Posted By atcea.com

Help Wanted: ATC Subject Matter Experts

ICAO has mandated English language proficiency for pilots and controllers who work in an international environment. The deadline is less than 2 years away and many locations will soon be in need of...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th May 2006, 17:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,392
Posted By atcea.com

SHRIMP BOAT SOUP

Please visit ATCEA.com (http://atcea.com) to check out "Shrimp Boat Soup," the Air Traffic Control videoblog with Cath Smith. It's brand new (like the MAC it's created on), but it gives you an idea...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Apr 2006, 23:53
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By atcea.com

ATC/Aviation English Resources

I'm researching the ICAO requirement for pilots and controllers to reach "Level 4" proficiency in English. I'm particularly interested in finding examples of tests which measure fluency. Thanks.
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Nov 2005, 15:37
Replies: 0
Views: 951
Posted By atcea.com

Photo Chat Board

The Photo Chat board at ATCEA.com (http://atcea.com) has returned to service. The company providing the service states that they were going out of business, but the thing still works. You may use it...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Sep 2005, 14:43
Replies: 0
Views: 1,504
Posted By atcea.com

Dumbest ATC Stories

The ATCEA.com (http://atcea.com) website is now featuring "The 3 Dumbest ATC Stories in the Current Media". Please check the feature, then add your submissions. We're always delighted to highlight...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Aug 2005, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By atcea.com

Question: ATS Routes

Here in Puerto Rico we are an FAA facility adjoining a number of ICAO facilities. In the U.S., we had "colored airways" based on L/MF beacons, although they've pretty much passed into history.
As a...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Aug 2005, 13:07
Replies: 19
Views: 3,761
Posted By atcea.com

Here are 2 links to photos of San Juan airport...

Here are 2 links to photos of San Juan airport and tower.
Life is good!
Tower (http://wcg-zsu.4t.com/photo2.html)
Airport (http://www.airchive.com/SITE%20PAGES/PLANE-SAN%20JUAN.html)
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Aug 2005, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By atcea.com

http://atcea.com/images/coast.jpg The Tower...

http://atcea.com/images/coast.jpg
The Tower and CERAP are on the airport. Sorry to only have a photo taken on a bad weather day.
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Forum: ATC Issues
16th Aug 2005, 16:08
Replies: 41
Views: 7,313
Posted By atcea.com

Dress code has been an issue with me for a lot of...

Dress code has been an issue with me for a lot of years. It all began in the '70s in Chicago. I was sent home for wearing pants deemed inappropriate. Looking back, perhaps they were inappropriate -...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Aug 2005, 13:02
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By atcea.com

It's my belief that all the qualities which make...

It's my belief that all the qualities which make for an excellent controller - the ability to make quick decisions, the ability to issue orders with an economy of verbiage, the ability to make less...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Aug 2005, 17:19
Replies: 9
Views: 2,625
Posted By atcea.com

Looks like the FAA has hit upon a clever way to...

Looks like the FAA has hit upon a clever way to reduce overtime at N90 ... "If they don't work here, they won't use much overtime."
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Forum: ATC Issues
12th Aug 2005, 15:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By atcea.com

If anyone has ATC contacts in Asia, particularly...

If anyone has ATC contacts in Asia, particularly China, Japan and Singapore, I'd appreciate an e-mail address as I'm planning a trip there soon.
Rich (http://atcea.com)
Thanks
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Aug 2005, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,677
Posted By atcea.com

Hold Short - Forever!

In the U.S. we have a procedure: Taxi into Position and Hold (TIPH) which I believe is similar to the "Line up and Wait" used elsewhere.

Now, this proposal by the FAA....
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Aug 2005, 18:13
Replies: 14
Views: 2,157
Posted By atcea.com

In the U.S. it's quite clear: 7110.65...

In the U.S. it's quite clear:
7110.65 (http://www.faa.gov/ATPubs/ATC/Chp2/atc0201.html#2-1-27)
"When an aircraft under your control jurisdiction informs you that it is responding to a TCAS...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jul 2005, 19:28
Replies: 33
Views: 7,340
Posted By atcea.com

"Deeply Disturbing"

Has this near-miss (http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1686922005) been discussed here? Looks like it was a "squeeker".

For those of us who don't know, how are military aircraft handled...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jul 2005, 12:49
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By atcea.com

Try Noreen Dobens ([email protected]) ....

Try Noreen Dobens ([email protected]) . She's with WCG there and can get you the information you need.
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Forum: ATC Issues
20th Jul 2005, 15:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By atcea.com

Micro-Jets and ATC

Micro-Jets (also known as VLJs) are about to fill the skies. This article in Flight International (http://www.eclipseaviation.com/inthenews/detail_05.htm?content_id=821) points out how pervasive they...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jul 2005, 12:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By atcea.com

For anyone who hasn't heard this audio clip of...

For anyone who hasn't heard this audio clip of ATC at OSH:
"Busy day in the tower" (http://atcea.com/audio/osh1.wav)
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jul 2005, 22:19
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By atcea.com

GISAJOB: Excellent story! Thanks

GISAJOB:
Excellent story!
Thanks
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jul 2005, 22:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,228
Posted By atcea.com

Blue21,with respect, I submit that you don't know...

Blue21,with respect, I submit that you don't know what the *** * you are talking about.

"who can,do.
who can´t,teach.
who can´t teach,manage."

I spent 25 years working traffic to learn how to...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jul 2005, 12:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By atcea.com

I won't be able to get away from the sunny...

I won't be able to get away from the sunny Caribbean for this year's show, but have enjoyed it many times in the past.

In the early '90s, a group of us controllers invited a bunch of Russian...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jul 2005, 16:00
Replies: 10
Views: 2,345
Posted By atcea.com

FAM Flight Stories

Those of us in ATC who were able to take Familiarization Flights have some interesting tales to tell. We’ve found ourselves: the only person awake in the cockpit, involved in emergencies and exciting...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jul 2005, 21:49
Replies: 69
Views: 14,484
Posted By atcea.com

OK, supposing we look at the two elements of ATC...

OK, supposing we look at the two elements of ATC discussed here seperatly: seperation and traffic managment.

How about using technology in the aircraft to guarantee seperation (at least to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2005, 16:01
Replies: 550
Views: 38,727
Posted By atcea.com

No man is an island, entire of itself. Every...

No man is an island, entire of itself.
Every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Jul 2005, 13:45
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By atcea.com

London Wins!

Congratulations to the folks in London for landing the 2012 Olympics.

A colleague of mine was the Atlanta Tower Chief in '96 during the Olympics there and the planning for the onslaught of...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jul 2005, 14:02
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By atcea.com

NATS: Job Security

NATS Profitable (http://www.rin.org.uk/pooled/articles/BF_NEWSART/view.asp?Q=BF_NEWSART_104556)

At least someone is making money with ATC!
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Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jun 2005, 17:43
Replies: 9
Views: 2,095
Posted By atcea.com

Aircraft about to turn right downwind to Runway...

Aircraft about to turn right downwind to Runway One at Manchester:
http://atcea.com/images/brg.bmp
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Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jun 2005, 12:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,039
Posted By atcea.com

Although this does not answer your question about...

Although this does not answer your question about London specifically, the procedure in the U.S. is covered in the 7110.65, 4-2-5 b.:

"NOTE-
Restating previously issued altitude to "maintain" is...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jun 2005, 15:55
Replies: 65
Views: 11,918
Posted By atcea.com

In the U.S., one benefit is that the FAA allows...

In the U.S., one benefit is that the FAA allows controllers to dress any way they want...

http://atcea.com/images/zau.jpg

In Italy, some controllers don't have this benefit...
...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2005, 12:49
Replies: 20
Views: 2,995
Posted By atcea.com

U. S.

In the U.S., the 7110.65, 3-9-6. f. states:

Separate IFR/VFR aircraft taking off behind a heavy jet/B757 departure by
2 minutes, when departing:

NOTE-
Takeoff clearance to the following...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jun 2005, 23:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,084
Posted By atcea.com

Vatsim

Here in San Juan, we're looking into VATSIM (http://www.vatsim.net) as a possible training tool for our "off-the-street" college kids that we've hired. We're also looking into a couple of other ATC...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jun 2005, 20:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,978
Posted By atcea.com

Error reporting is something of a "Catch-22"....

Error reporting is something of a "Catch-22". Management wants accurate figures for purposes of evaluation and correction, but individual managers are charged with keeping the numbers low. Today's...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jun 2005, 14:35
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By atcea.com

ATOP in the Atlantic

ATOP was commissioned yesterday at the New York Center. It is the first certification of a near-fully-automated ATC system in the U.S.

I believe other countries, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand,...
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