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Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Jul 2020, 12:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,374
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Bear in mind this is coming from an ATCO, and not...

Bear in mind this is coming from an ATCO, and not someone who has any expertise in filing plans etc.

It might well be that your route wasn't properly accepted somewhere by the system and one of...
22nd Apr 2020, 06:19
Replies: 74
Views: 18,862
Posted By The Many Tentacles

We had the same thing, an email saying our...

We had the same thing, an email saying our outbound flight was cancelled and then another email saying the whole holiday was cancelled with the promise of a refund. That was a few days ago and it's...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Mar 2020, 16:04
Replies: 38
Views: 12,917
Posted By The Many Tentacles

It can easily be that long. We have to get...

It can easily be that long. We have to get approval from the airport before we can send you there and that's what takes the time.

For the actual ATC side of it, it's pretty easy. It involves us...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Nov 2019, 15:11
Replies: 29
Views: 7,456
Posted By The Many Tentacles

As soon as there's profit involved safety takes...

As soon as there's profit involved safety takes second place.
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Sep 2019, 05:27
Replies: 15
Views: 3,951
Posted By The Many Tentacles

I've just had my medical and the Doc told me that...

I've just had my medical and the Doc told me that if your BMI is over 35 then you'll be referred to the CAA for further testing and a chat with the. cardiologist, I think. Mine is under so I wasn't...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Jul 2019, 06:34
Replies: 44
Views: 15,784
Posted By The Many Tentacles

NATS offers a much better chance of avoiding...

NATS offers a much better chance of avoiding London as 90% of the trainees will end up doing Area control instead. In terms of training I have no idea what ANS are like, but being tower only will...
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jun 2019, 05:51
Replies: 22
Views: 7,554
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Certainly at London, there's a "file it, fly it"...

Certainly at London, there's a "file it, fly it" directive that's come from somewhere above us. Essentially, there's a lot of traffic routing around slot delays and then asking for more direct routes...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jun 2019, 10:50
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,143,223
Posted By The Many Tentacles

So essentially what they're saying is that you've...

So essentially what they're saying is that you've met the minimum requirements but you might not have made the minimum requirements still.
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jun 2019, 06:35
Replies: 7
Views: 5,061
Posted By The Many Tentacles

And a proofreader as well!

And a proofreader as well!
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2019, 14:53
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,143,223
Posted By The Many Tentacles

If you're in Hedge End, then stay at the Holiday...

If you're in Hedge End, then stay at the Holiday Inn Express at the Ageas Bowl. Reasonably priced and if the traffic is crap, which it usually is, then you can actually walk it in about 10-15...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Mar 2019, 06:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,012
Posted By The Many Tentacles

I think 1.1 covers it with the exemption bit. ...

I think 1.1 covers it with the exemption bit. I'm pretty certain some frequencies are being kept as non 8.33 to allow us to work non 8.33 aircraft, mainly military stuff that is exempt/non UHF...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Mar 2019, 18:35
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,143,223
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Hearing test, sight test, ECG, BP check, urine...

Hearing test, sight test, ECG, BP check, urine test, reflexes, height/weight, medical history (yours and family) etc. As this is your initial medical, there may be a few more bits than that to it -...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2019, 07:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,414
Posted By The Many Tentacles

If you call a PAN I'll put my coffee down,...

If you call a PAN I'll put my coffee down, upgrading to a Mayday means I'll put the newspaper down as well :}

Seriously, it's been covered well enough by most of the previous replies. Either will...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2019, 21:35
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,143,223
Posted By The Many Tentacles

As it stands the current recruitment process will...

As it stands the current recruitment process will continue for people in the current pool. There are several dates in April and May being looked at for people who pass Stage 2 before April. My only...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Mar 2019, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 3,188
Posted By The Many Tentacles

To be honest, I don't know. I've just found a...

To be honest, I don't know. I've just found a STAR plate for the 1G and it has the Fl130 restriction at TELTU. I don't know if that means you have to be planning the flight to make that restriction...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2019, 18:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,188
Posted By The Many Tentacles

It doesn't sound ideal, but the OTMET arrivals...

It doesn't sound ideal, but the OTMET arrivals aren't great for the sector that works you between OTMET and TELTU. They're often trying to get you into a stream with the Gatwick traffic coming in...
22nd Feb 2019, 20:18
Replies: 76
Views: 52,794
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Flew back in this from JFK on Tuesday evening. ...

Flew back in this from JFK on Tuesday evening. There was a lot of BA staff coming for a look before they flew back before our crew pitched up.

I think it looks great
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Feb 2019, 05:42
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,143,223
Posted By The Many Tentacles

1. It depends. The tower course is around 6...

1. It depends. The tower course is around 6 months total if I remember rightly and the area course is now 9 months. This assumes you fail nothing and all your courses run consecutively. There's a...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Feb 2019, 20:13
Replies: 11,597
Views: 3,143,223
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Without wishing to sound too harsh, if you've...

Without wishing to sound too harsh, if you've failed the DART tests twice you may well not be the right type for air traffic. I don't mean that in a rude way, it's just a fact that some people have...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jan 2019, 11:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Given that for any aircraft at any level,...

Given that for any aircraft at any level, assuming they're Mode S equipped which is 99.5% of our traffic, we can see what IAS they're flying regardless of whether or not they're flying on a Mach...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Jan 2019, 20:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,906
Posted By The Many Tentacles

You'll get in the UK too. It's not a lack of...

You'll get in the UK too. It's not a lack of understanding at all.

For example, I can see traffic off the ocean inbound to London that is currently doing 250kts at FL350. I know it's flying on a...
3rd Jan 2019, 18:42
Replies: 60
Views: 20,738
Posted By The Many Tentacles

There's routes in the South of the UK FIR that...

There's routes in the South of the UK FIR that are 7 miles apart both in the same direction and opposite direction. The whole reason they're there is because of the accuracy of RNAV kit. If you all...
24th Dec 2018, 11:56
Replies: 53
Views: 15,891
Posted By The Many Tentacles

Air traffic has changed so much since the days of...

Air traffic has changed so much since the days of being able to do things procedurally that it would be impossible to do it with the current levels of traffic we have in the UK. Those basic skills...
26th Nov 2018, 06:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By The Many Tentacles

It's done on distance, not time. The distance is...

It's done on distance, not time. The distance is worked out by using the great circle route from departure to FIR exit point then FIR entry point to destination/FIR exit point and so on So...
26th Nov 2018, 06:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By The Many Tentacles

I don't know anything about the flying side of...

I don't know anything about the flying side of things, but as an ATCO low and slow traffic around the London TMA is considerably more difficult to deal with as everything else is going a lot quicker...
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