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17th Mar 2020, 22:23
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Posted By alfaman

I appreciate I'm not the right generation to have...

I appreciate I'm not the right generation to have heard the criticism of Bomber Harris, or the bombing strategy of the time, although I'm subsequently aware of it. However, I'd never considered it...
16th Mar 2020, 21:21
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Views: 94,421
Posted By alfaman

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Agree, although my understanding is that good faith is part of continental European legal culture, whereas it's not the case in the UK.
14th Mar 2020, 10:24
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Views: 94,421
Posted By alfaman

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Thanks from me too: I would say though, that rests on the UK acting in good faith, surely, which I'm not that confident about. Lets hope that good sense prevails.
12th Mar 2020, 19:50
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So it is true, if we exit with no deal - which seems ever more likely to me...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2020, 19:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By alfaman

However, the OP & the subsequent poster are...

However, the OP & the subsequent poster are asking about the situation as it is, rather than as it may have been some time ago.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2020, 22:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,790
Posted By alfaman

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Not necessarily, it depends on the circumstances at the time.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2020, 19:03
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Views: 1,790
Posted By alfaman

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Yep, that happens too.
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2020, 20:15
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Views: 1,790
Posted By alfaman

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Yes it does happen, a friend & colleague is doing that right now, & he's not the only one. It's not an automatic process though.
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Mar 2020, 10:10
Replies: 20
Views: 5,099
Posted By alfaman

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I would expect at most, if not all, airports operating LVPs, that the increased taxi time from the Cat 3 holds would more than compensate for the elapsed time required. If in doubt, request an...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2020, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 3,100
Posted By alfaman

The statement that more trainees are going...

The statement that more trainees are going through Global than NATS Training is incorrect; & there are no non NATS trainees at the CTC at this time, nor in the preceding 3-4 years, either, so that's...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Mar 2020, 21:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,100
Posted By alfaman

ATC Jobs

Well, you heard wrong then.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Feb 2020, 21:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,100
Posted By alfaman

What problems are you referring to?

What problems are you referring to?
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jan 2020, 19:58
Replies: 145
Views: 59,718
Posted By alfaman

ATC Jobs

Very well put. Incidentally, NATS Training do currently train for APS, specifically for Swanwick, & also train UK specified content courses when needed. ADI will also be restarting soon, once the...
12th Dec 2019, 20:38
Replies: 53
Views: 61,629
Posted By alfaman

A second hand Global 6000 retails at over $50...

A second hand Global 6000 retails at over $50 mil: I doubt very much that a couple of hours worth of diversions come anywhere close to the cost of writing it off...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Dec 2019, 11:16
Replies: 31
Views: 6,618
Posted By alfaman

I agree - when I started, we worked the old 4...

I agree - when I started, we worked the old 4 watch "A-M/N-S-O" system, which was very fatiguing as traffic changed (as busy at night as during the day). Without regulation of hours, I doubt very...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2019, 15:55
Replies: 7,991
Views: 3,214,025
Posted By alfaman

That's as may be, but he benefited from the...

That's as may be, but he benefited from the outcome of the collision, compared to what happened to Albon. The two Ferrari's took themselves out of the race, if the stewards thought there was any...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2019, 13:07
Replies: 7,991
Views: 3,214,025
Posted By alfaman

F1

Hamilton benefited from the outcome, Vettel didn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Nov 2019, 10:24
Replies: 7,991
Views: 3,214,025
Posted By alfaman

F1

I suspect Albon meant his mistake...to leave the door open, knowing Hamilton was behind him, which resulted in him getting knocked out of the race. Hamiltons fault for causing the accident, though,...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2019, 21:19
Replies: 7,991
Views: 3,214,025
Posted By alfaman

Indeed - as long as you don't... :ok::)

Indeed - as long as you don't... :ok::)
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2019, 16:40
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,777,183
Posted By alfaman

;) it didn't.... Ad for used Aston Martins ->...

;) it didn't.... Ad for used Aston Martins -> FAKE! Aston-Martin.com (http://www.aston-martin.com/2013/02/24/ad-for-used-aston-martins-fake-or-real/)
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2019, 16:28
Replies: 7,991
Views: 3,214,025
Posted By alfaman

I suspect that's a large part of it: similar to...

I suspect that's a large part of it: similar to how one adapts to motorway speeds, such that normal roads seem quite sedate until re-acclimatised - & then they keep it up for nearly 2hrs...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2019, 10:06
Replies: 7,991
Views: 3,214,025
Posted By alfaman

Exactly: it's called challenge, no race driver...

Exactly: it's called challenge, no race driver should just meekly comply with the pit wall, they're in the hot seat so are right to question decisions that affect them directly if they have concerns....
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Oct 2019, 18:27
Replies: 25
Views: 2,765
Posted By alfaman

If you're at Global, chances are you'll do Basic...

If you're at Global, chances are you'll do Basic then all being well continue to ADI & APS, but nothing in NATS is ever cast in stone ;) - business need is always first.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Oct 2019, 19:32
Replies: 25
Views: 2,765
Posted By alfaman

No they don't: they might presume based on the...

No they don't: they might presume based on the ITO they go to,& the units with the greatest volume, but things change. The only fixed point is when they pass basic onto rating.
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Oct 2019, 21:40
Replies: 25
Views: 2,765
Posted By alfaman

Aircraft Data Flashcards

I very much doubt it, that decision isn't made until the end of the Basic course.
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