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23rd Oct 2020, 14:23
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Posted By mike current

I really hope it won't be used as a go / no go...

I really hope it won't be used as a go / no go criteria.
The idea is that with the vaccine in place, the overall infection rates will drop to the point that it's safe to reopen society normally....
21st Oct 2020, 16:40
Replies: 2,117
Views: 1,130,405
Posted By mike current

Because if the government forced aviation to...

Because if the government forced aviation to shutdown, then they would be responsible for it and would have to help supporting it.
This way they keep it "open", although it's de facto shutdown. But...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2020, 22:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike current

Yep, I was referring to the ICAO version. The one...

Yep, I was referring to the ICAO version. The one you quote (CAP 493) looks like the CAA's interpretation of the ICAO Doc 4444.
Still doesn't answer the separation question though.
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2020, 17:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike current

Is that the "landing aircraft will not be...

Is that the "landing aircraft will not be permitted to cross the runway threshold until the departing aircraft has crossed the end of the runway" bit?
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2020, 13:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,867
Posted By mike current

There is no answer to this. It's just accepted as...

There is no answer to this. It's just accepted as an ATC dogma. 😂😂 Applying the separation minima at all times would be too impractical.
The minute the inbound goes around and the departure has...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Oct 2020, 22:33
Replies: 55
Views: 14,665
Posted By mike current

UK traffic is at -62% from this day in 2019 (if I...

UK traffic is at -62% from this day in 2019 (if I read the eurocontrol stats correctly).
At the same time, aircaft are probably less than half full on average so airlines must be at least 70/80%...
10th Oct 2020, 21:15
Replies: 134
Views: 33,314
Posted By mike current

Every single flight has been routing direct to...

Every single flight has been routing direct to the final approach since March :E:E
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Sep 2020, 10:32
Replies: 5
Views: 3,873
Posted By mike current

CTOTs are so 2019... 😂🤣

CTOTs are so 2019... 😂🤣
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Sep 2020, 11:26
Replies: 10
Views: 3,039
Posted By mike current

Pleased to see that things at Cambridge are going...

Pleased to see that things at Cambridge are going well, but unfortunately at many UK airports right now the traffic levels are just too low to justify any meaningful training (apart from simulator...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Aug 2020, 08:53
Replies: 55
Views: 14,665
Posted By mike current

Edinburgh would still be heavily overstaffed even...

Edinburgh would still be heavily overstaffed even if a couple of over 60s retired tomorrow.
ATC is a small world and there's no need to point the finger at individuals who are easily identifiable on...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Aug 2020, 12:56
Replies: 55
Views: 14,665
Posted By mike current

They're not rumours. There are consultations in...

They're not rumours. There are consultations in place at many units, and reduced working hours at many more.

It's a long quiet winter ahead for aviation. People are still walking 2 metres off the...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Aug 2020, 19:07
Replies: 206
Views: 42,035
Posted By mike current

Well last time I looked, ATCOs weren't investing...

Well last time I looked, ATCOs weren't investing hundreds of millions in disused airfields, so whether you like it or not, it's beancounters and investment groups that buy and develop assets.
To...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Aug 2020, 18:31
Replies: 27
Views: 5,255
Posted By mike current

Where is that? Across the Eurocontrol network,...

Where is that? Across the Eurocontrol network, July was 60% down on same period last year. Beginning of August -50% so far.
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Aug 2020, 13:02
Replies: 27
Views: 5,255
Posted By mike current

The trouble is, we've worked in that environment...

The trouble is, we've worked in that environment for the past 4 and 1/2 months, and it's not going to change over the winter.
What happens next summer, at this stage, is anybody's guess.
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Aug 2020, 07:42
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,145,210
Posted By mike current

Nats have a voluntary redundancy process open at...

Nats have a voluntary redundancy process open at the moment. Although that's not affecting operational jobs at this stage, I'd be surprised if ab initio recruitment is going ahead at the same time.
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2020, 21:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By mike current

To be fair, in the days of COVID aviation it...

To be fair, in the days of COVID aviation it gives us something to do :(
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jul 2020, 19:05
Replies: 9
Views: 3,600
Posted By mike current

Don't worry. He's on furlough 😂

Don't worry. He's on furlough 😂
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jul 2020, 01:51
Replies: 32
Views: 3,913
Posted By mike current

The situation you describe is just poor...

The situation you describe is just poor controlling. Wake turbulence is not optional and in real life is an MOR matter, whilst on a training course is pass/fail sort of stuff.
If controllers at your...
23rd Jun 2020, 15:07
Replies: 2,003
Views: 363,391
Posted By mike current

Sounds like my job...

Sounds like my job...
15th Jun 2020, 15:03
Replies: 131
Views: 67,994
Posted By mike current

That claim is a bit excessive. At the moment BA...

That claim is a bit excessive.
At the moment BA staff would probably be over the moon to receive the same treatment as ATCOs.

Nimmer - a lot of the non ops positions you refer to are already...
13th Jun 2020, 00:23
Replies: 131
Views: 67,994
Posted By mike current

Airports and airlines right now: we need to lay...

Airports and airlines right now: we need to lay off thousands of staff.

ATCOs: hold on, let me check my 1.5 million pound pension pot.
12th Jun 2020, 00:08
Replies: 131
Views: 67,994
Posted By mike current

Paying people for work that is not required just...

Paying people for work that is not required just in case they're required 2 years from now is an interesting concept.
What if it's 3 years? Or maybe just 1? That's the difficulty. No one really...
8th Jun 2020, 15:13
Replies: 131
Views: 67,994
Posted By mike current

There are 62 ANSPs that are regulated by the UK...

There are 62 ANSPs that are regulated by the UK CAA...
23rd May 2020, 15:07
Replies: 2,003
Views: 363,391
Posted By mike current

What is the argument for quarantining travel from...

What is the argument for quarantining travel from countries with less infections than the UK?
What is stopping the 'second wave' from being caused by domestic travel and public transport in the UK?...
22nd May 2020, 21:32
Replies: 2,003
Views: 363,391
Posted By mike current

O'Leary has a point tho. Public transport between...

O'Leary has a point tho. Public transport between airports and homes is pretty much unrestricted. Badly applied social distancing, sometimes non existent.
If there's a scientific reason to...
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