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1st Sep 2021, 15:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By Talkdownman

Sounds to me as if you were given a regional...

Sounds to me as if you were given a regional pressure setting (e.g. Portland) remaining as such during the next hour.
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2021, 17:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,276
Posted By Talkdownman

According to my Apple Watch I am still...

According to my Apple Watch I am still...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jul 2021, 18:39
Replies: 18
Views: 3,276
Posted By Talkdownman

"Aaah, I remembair eet well..." (With...

"Aaah, I remembair eet well..."

(With apologies to Maurice Chevalier...)
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2021, 08:42
Replies: 176
Views: 49,030
Posted By Talkdownman

I doubt I would be able to bite my tongue either....

I doubt I would be able to bite my tongue either. A lot of what Clint wrote 'struck a chord'... ;-)
Forum: ATC Issues
5th May 2021, 08:37
Replies: 64
Views: 10,585
Posted By Talkdownman

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/img_6439_a2df4fef470c98ae06045f24b6640d4aee38712c.jpeg
SRAs are no longer available at Lasham...!
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Apr 2021, 14:06
Replies: 176
Views: 49,030
Posted By Talkdownman

Thanks for that! Yes, it has been a long and very...

Thanks for that! Yes, it has been a long and very varied career on which to reflect. I dunno about records, but I wouldn't mind a quid for each validation. I wish I had kept an air traffic diary, and...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Apr 2021, 05:50
Replies: 176
Views: 49,030
Posted By Talkdownman

Lasham 424 now on the scrap heap, and me along...

Lasham 424 now on the scrap heap, and me along with it.

Clocks off...


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/854x1280/dsc02641_c9a5250ce73d04d3e03a0d62957d75be4e1c50f5.jpeg...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2020, 15:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028
Posted By Talkdownman

I've emailed HD, but no response. I hope...

I've emailed HD, but no response.

I hope that he is OK. Maybe he is in an 'eco-retreat'...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2020, 15:06
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Talkdownman

Nats contacted me out of the blue and invited me...

Nats contacted me out of the blue and invited me to re-join to cover staff shortage. The terms were severely reduced because of 'broken service', would you believe. Maybe they were just having a...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2020, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Talkdownman

Fine if one doesn't mind going down a long 'pay...

Fine if one doesn't mind going down a long 'pay and seniority snake'...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2020, 18:43
Replies: 13
Views: 2,188
Posted By Talkdownman

In October 1993 there was a tidal wave of such...

In October 1993 there was a tidal wave of such transfers!
7th Mar 2020, 06:41
Replies: 31
Views: 4,348
Posted By Talkdownman

Safety & Airspace Regulation Group - Air Traffic...

Safety & Airspace Regulation Group - Air Traffic Service. Maintenance and Repair Organisation.
Please excuse me, but I haven't made them up, they are UK aviation industry abbreviations.
6th Mar 2020, 21:45
Replies: 31
Views: 4,348
Posted By Talkdownman

As 'Buster the Bear' and 'planesandthings' will...

As 'Buster the Bear' and 'planesandthings' will corroborate, it's a finely-tuned 'Black Art' administered by some aged mystics. It's a sort of 'Reverse Moses and the Red Sea'. How long have you...
6th Mar 2020, 14:59
Replies: 31
Views: 4,348
Posted By Talkdownman

Well, an IFR Visual Approach is not a VFR...

Well, an IFR Visual Approach is not a VFR approach, the difference being that a 'visual approach' under IFR is not 'see and be seen', therefore not the same as when under VFR. A Visual Approach under...
6th Mar 2020, 14:01
Replies: 31
Views: 4,348
Posted By Talkdownman

None currently published. IFR flights are limited...

None currently published. IFR flights are limited to visual approaches (where a visual approach is [for those who might not know] an approach by an IFR flight executed with visual reference to...
5th Mar 2020, 21:50
Replies: 31
Views: 4,348
Posted By Talkdownman

Hear hear! That particular flight had...

Hear hear!

That particular flight had departed IFR on an IFR FPL. I find it hard to believe that the crew cancelled IFR. It is extremely unusual to encounter an airliner flying in accordance with...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Feb 2020, 09:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By Talkdownman

Lack of terrain clearance could be more painful...

Lack of terrain clearance could be more painful than lack of authorisation!
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Feb 2020, 07:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,269
Posted By Talkdownman

It's worked alright at Heathrow for several...

It's worked alright at Heathrow for several decades...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Feb 2020, 19:47
Replies: 15
Views: 3,141
Posted By Talkdownman

They'd be up there all day if the 400 feet wasn't...

They'd be up there all day if the 400 feet wasn't used...
8th Feb 2020, 18:43
Replies: 32
Views: 6,810
Posted By Talkdownman

I'm with SND ( Cheers, "Two Six" :ok: ) I've...

I'm with SND ( Cheers, "Two Six" :ok: )

I've done a whole load of flying over Norway and Sweden operating from countless aerodromes where there was often nobody on the wireless to read out any...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2019, 16:37
Replies: 139
Views: 69,333
Posted By Talkdownman

As I don't know / CBA where to look, a serious Q:...

As I don't know / CBA where to look, a serious Q: Is 'SRA' an APS 'bolt-on endorsement' these days?
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Dec 2019, 22:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,697
Posted By Talkdownman

I remember you. Frank ISTR that when...

I remember you.

Frank


ISTR that when LATCC went on to the AAOMMNNSOO, Heathrow went straight on to the MMAANNSOOO. Not sure Heathrow ever did the former. I think there was a day off between...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Nov 2019, 18:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,182
Posted By Talkdownman

What is wrong with that? To me it looks safe,...

What is wrong with that? To me it looks safe, orderly and expeditious...
14th Oct 2019, 17:05
Replies: 18
Views: 3,269
Posted By Talkdownman

Almost as good as having 121.5 on standby...

Almost as good as having 121.5 on standby...
6th Oct 2019, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,269
Posted By Talkdownman

Also consider asking yourself why you want or...

Also consider asking yourself why you want or need to talk to somebody, whether you feel you should talk to any agency in particular, and what type of service you require, if any.
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 16:46
Replies: 66
Views: 31,233
Posted By Talkdownman

From my experience, here's a few to be going on...

From my experience, here's a few to be going on with:

Protracted initial calls, e.g. passing full flight details (and / or irrelevant info) on first transmission on a Freecall.
Failing to standby...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 13:03
Replies: 15
Views: 4,411
Posted By Talkdownman

...or not often, as the case may be...

...or not often, as the case may be...
14th Sep 2019, 07:58
Replies: 17
Views: 5,648
Posted By Talkdownman

AAIB report...

AAIB report (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d518014ed915d7646dea425/Airbus_A330-243_G-TCCF_09-19.pdf)
8th Sep 2019, 09:09
Replies: 41
Views: 22,187
Posted By Talkdownman

I have only just stumbled upon this and the...

I have only just stumbled upon this and the "worst decision" thread, and I empathise with a lot of blastcalvey's sentiments.

I have been an FI for over 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed it, but...
31st Aug 2019, 13:25
Replies: 20
Views: 5,707
Posted By Talkdownman

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x725/gasometer_soth_harrow_img_0106_1_zpsndhccu8b_94d52c134a6a447dc4dfab24288092272fa0b432.jpghttps://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/74...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Aug 2019, 10:44
Replies: 79
Views: 25,320
Posted By Talkdownman

Totally agree. The next MAC during an IAP in...

Totally agree.

The next MAC during an IAP in IMC in Class G should change all that. The Big Sky Theory cannot go on forever...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Aug 2019, 09:27
Replies: 79
Views: 25,320
Posted By Talkdownman

Referring to FIS and / or AGCS as "ATC" has...

Referring to FIS and / or AGCS as "ATC" has similarly caused confusion, and has 'been causal factors in a good number of incidents'. The sooner we stop referring to air traffic control within...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Aug 2019, 22:06
Replies: 79
Views: 25,320
Posted By Talkdownman

I must have imagined reading this then:

I must have imagined reading this then:
21st Aug 2019, 19:24
Replies: 20
Views: 4,429
Posted By Talkdownman

...or a quiet scooter. I don't think Piaggio do...

...or a quiet scooter. I don't think Piaggio do 'quiet'...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Aug 2019, 19:18
Replies: 79
Views: 25,320
Posted By Talkdownman

Bournemouth ATC has recently chewed off some poor...

Bournemouth ATC has recently chewed off some poor bloke VFR in a Mooney...
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