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15th Nov 2022, 12:18
Replies: 231
Views: 119,174
Posted By alfaman

That's a key point in SA loss: you don't know...

That's a key point in SA loss: you don't know that you don't have it, until & unless the penny drops, & sometimes a third party intervention is the only way to break out of it.
18th Oct 2022, 10:36
Replies: 20
Views: 8,220
Posted By alfaman

That's pretty insulting to the people who work...

That's pretty insulting to the people who work there: they have the same licence, the same qualifications & the same attitude to safety as any other ATCO. There are detail differences at company...
18th Oct 2022, 10:33
Replies: 20
Views: 8,220
Posted By alfaman

Not necessarily: TUPE applies to those moving...

Not necessarily: TUPE applies to those moving from ANS to NATS Solutions so T&Cs are likely to be similar, as they were when ANS took over the NATS staff 6 years ago. The pension issue is a red...
17th Oct 2022, 20:33
Replies: 20
Views: 8,220
Posted By alfaman

They're not "jumping ship": the airport exercised...

They're not "jumping ship": the airport exercised their clause to terminate the contract with the previous provider. It's not "now": the transition started around 16 months ago, the transfer handover...
7th Oct 2022, 16:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,915
Posted By alfaman

I imagine being nearly 100 miles away was...

I imagine being nearly 100 miles away was considered far enough back then. Now we have a clearer understanding nearly 100 miles away but down wind might be considered more of a hazard than closer but...
29th Sep 2022, 18:50
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

The CAA will do what they can, but are...

The CAA will do what they can, but are constrained the way everyone else is. Those that deliberately flout the rules can only be brought to book if the government puts the resources in to do so, &...
29th Sep 2022, 08:57
Replies: 8
Views: 3,701
Posted By alfaman

Interested to hear about any significant airports...

Interested to hear about any significant airports that have a zero ground incident record? Or indeed any airport?
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2022, 09:57
Replies: 171
Views: 52,621
Posted By alfaman

I'm not sure what being alert to injustices in...

I'm not sure what being alert to injustices in society has to do with a tragic helicopter accident - posted on the wrong thread, perhaps?
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jul 2022, 20:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,691
Posted By alfaman

The AIP should have all that detail for you: AD...

The AIP should have all that detail for you: AD 2.18 normally includes the service designation & the hours of operation. HTH.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 13:45
Replies: 171
Views: 52,621
Posted By alfaman

Young people making mistakes, sometimes fatal,...

Young people making mistakes, sometimes fatal, has been happening since the dawn of time; generally old people should have learned enough to know better, yet somehow they still manage it, too.
25th Jul 2022, 13:51
Replies: 36
Views: 20,017
Posted By alfaman

Sadly we don't get to chose the consequences of...

Sadly we don't get to chose the consequences of the mistakes we make: sometimes the tiniest slip has massive implications further down the track. I agree better instruction is probably the answer,...
6th Jul 2022, 11:44
Replies: 349
Views: 434,839
Posted By alfaman

I'm not sure I fully agree with that: yes,...

I'm not sure I fully agree with that: yes, there's a public benefit, but the risk of flying on such an aircraft as a member of the public buying a ticket, is different to that of a parachute jumper....
15th Jun 2022, 16:23
Replies: 29
Views: 11,194
Posted By alfaman

The fall back system will usually involve...

The fall back system will usually involve urgently deconflicting, dispersing to adjacent sectors, landing those on final & stopping all departures: which sounds exactly like what happened in...
15th Jun 2022, 10:35
Replies: 29
Views: 11,194
Posted By alfaman

What kind of basic service do you have in mind?

What kind of basic service do you have in mind?
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jun 2022, 13:22
Replies: 11,638
Views: 3,481,760
Posted By alfaman

Very well explained: just to add, if Covid taught...

Very well explained: just to add, if Covid taught us anything, it's that the promise of a job at the end of training is not what it seems. In the good times, yes, but there's no guarantees, whatever...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jun 2022, 13:02
Replies: 11,638
Views: 3,481,760
Posted By alfaman

I worked with an ex railway guy back in the early...

I worked with an ex railway guy back in the early eighties, not heard of anyone since.
23rd May 2022, 13:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,313
Posted By alfaman

I'd expect it was inspected by a qualified...

I'd expect it was inspected by a qualified engineer, repaired if required & signed off as serviceable. As to why it left the runway originally, may have had nothing to do with the aircraft; press...
21st Apr 2022, 09:45
Replies: 92
Views: 9,286
Posted By alfaman

Apparently so- on loan, known as the Washington...

Apparently so- on loan, known as the Washington B1, phased out shortly after the photo was taken.
2nd Apr 2022, 18:24
Replies: 55
Views: 29,810
Posted By alfaman

Indeed - but the CAA can only revoke a licence...

Indeed - but the CAA can only revoke a licence that they've issued. If he's gained that experience elsewhere, the best they can hope for is a successful civil prosecution.
31st Mar 2022, 21:10
Replies: 55
Views: 29,810
Posted By alfaman

From what I've read, it's not that clear whether...

From what I've read, it's not that clear whether he ever had a licence that could be revoked...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Feb 2022, 18:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,135
Posted By alfaman

It was over 30 years ago, I imagine most, if not...

It was over 30 years ago, I imagine most, if not all, of those who recall it have retired.
11th Jan 2022, 11:12
Replies: 44
Views: 13,002
Posted By alfaman

I would hazard a guess that in the heat of the...

I would hazard a guess that in the heat of the moment, you make a call as to which is the quicker course of action, & go with that decision. Hesitating whilst deciding whether it's easier for a...
24th Dec 2021, 14:09
Replies: 33
Views: 13,782
Posted By alfaman

Click bait rag spreading mis information, who'd...

Click bait rag spreading mis information, who'd have thought - https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transparency/freedom-of-information/foi-request-detail?referenceId=FOI-2275-1920
12th Nov 2021, 23:37
Replies: 10
Views: 3,725
Posted By alfaman

Sounds pretty appalling, but somehow not...

Sounds pretty appalling, but somehow not surprising. It's not strictly the same, but there are ACAS guidance applicable to salary over payment: they shouldn't just arbitrarily start under paying to...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Nov 2021, 17:58
Replies: 17
Views: 5,511
Posted By alfaman

I said it may help - he said it did. That's good...

I said it may help - he said it did. That's good enough for me :)
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2021, 23:56
Replies: 17
Views: 5,511
Posted By alfaman

This may help:...

This may help: https://www.casa.gov.au/sites/default/files/_assets/main/rules/miscinst/2009/casaex44.pdf?acsf_files_redirect
4th Nov 2021, 01:06
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

Ok, I appreciate we're in the world of "what...

Ok, I appreciate we're in the world of "what ifs..?" - but I'm not clear on how the payment aspect can exist in isolation, without being motivational; & so without increasing the commercial pressure,...
3rd Nov 2021, 22:50
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

Indeed - the pressure to get to destination due...

Indeed - the pressure to get to destination due to letting family down, even though the flying circumstances have changed, perhaps not dissimilar to the situation Ibbotson found himself in. JFK jnr...
3rd Nov 2021, 22:44
3rd Nov 2021, 21:23
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

Ah, OK now I think I'm with you: in that...

Ah, OK now I think I'm with you: in that instance, I agree, it probably isn't dangerous for those two flights in isolation. But perhaps if we remove the IR element, both might be considered...
3rd Nov 2021, 18:22
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

Ok, so I admit I'm confused: I can't see how that...

Ok, so I admit I'm confused: I can't see how that circumstance can arise? How would a CPL find him/herself in that position in the first place?
3rd Nov 2021, 13:43
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

I did thanks, & no offence taken, but nowhere...

I did thanks, & no offence taken, but nowhere have I said your view is in support of grey charters. My point relates to the risks of private vs commercial. If I've understood you correctly, your...
3rd Nov 2021, 11:30
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

I don't think the data supports your view:...

I don't think the data supports your view: objectively, the measure of risk is surely the accident rate per number of flights: this is just one article, but it quotes Eurostat data on fatalities,...
28th Oct 2021, 16:53
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

Perhaps the legal definition of competence may...

Perhaps the legal definition of competence may help, rather than the common usage? "The power of a person, business, court or government to deal with something or take legal decisions" - a...
28th Oct 2021, 10:33
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,946
Posted By alfaman

Thanks both: so it's just about saving money: not...

Thanks both: so it's just about saving money: not sure I'd want to fly in an aircraft Mr Shapps had been self spannering...
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