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16th Oct 2016, 13:50
Replies: 9,246
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Posted By HeathrowDictator

Looks like the MAN-based Avion went tech in...

Looks like the MAN-based Avion went tech in Dalaman, ours was positioned out there last night to bring the MAN passengers home. A321 positioned up from Gatwick this morning to pick up the Avion...
22nd Jun 2016, 13:50
Replies: 3,290
Views: 882,919
Posted By HeathrowDictator

If you cross check the Air Pilot entry: EGAC...

If you cross check the Air Pilot entry:

EGAC AD 2.3 OPERATIONAL HOURS



Then:
22nd Jun 2016, 07:18
Replies: 3,290
Views: 882,919
Posted By HeathrowDictator

The extensions are for locally based aircraft...

The extensions are for locally based aircraft only.

That said, it has been known to afford others the option - Dave Cameron being one, and a certain act who was running late for the Tenants Vital...
20th Jun 2016, 10:33
Replies: 3,290
Views: 882,919
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Unless things have changed in the last few years,...

Unless things have changed in the last few years, ATCOs were specifically rostered for a "late finish" shift whereby you start a bit later and have to be prepared to stay back as required for any...
1st Jun 2016, 20:56
Replies: 31
Views: 9,194
Posted By HeathrowDictator

The old Doha airport (OTBD) had no airbridges and...

The old Doha airport (OTBD) had no airbridges and pushed over 21 million passengers p.a through before closing in May 2014. Not to mention every gate was a bussing gate so it was a nightmare if you...
31st Jan 2016, 14:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,570
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Runway 01/19 was NOTAM'd out of service around...

Runway 01/19 was NOTAM'd out of service around mid 2004 if I remember correctly, and was formally withdrawn from use in Winter 2004/5. I believe one of the main reasons for this was the surface which...
1st Jan 2016, 17:28
Replies: 73
Views: 35,112
Posted By HeathrowDictator

According to the Easyjet flight status page...

According to the Easyjet flight status page yesterday for the return flight, it was delayed as the "crew for your flight had to be replaced". Apparently a replacement crew were sent from Luton...
8th Oct 2015, 18:27
Replies: 3,290
Views: 882,919
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Stand 24 was created when the sunshine routes...

Stand 24 was created when the sunshine routes were started, for the based A320 to park on the nightstop (as pax have to be bussed around to International Arrivals anyway). As part of that, Stand 21...
10th Sep 2015, 19:25
Replies: 9,246
Views: 4,957,179
Posted By HeathrowDictator

highwideandugly

The NOTAM is to cover the transition from paper Flight Progress Strips to Electronic ones (EFPS). The duration of the NOTAM allows for all 5 watches to transition over to the new system as in...
25th Mar 2015, 19:39
Replies: 2,038
Views: 589,714
Posted By HeathrowDictator

GMST, Good to see you active again buddy,...

GMST,

Good to see you active again buddy, long time no speak! I believe the Claxby was allowed whilst GDF was off for a significant length of time last time, but for some reason the goalposts have...
12th Feb 2015, 13:38
Replies: 9,246
Views: 4,957,179
Posted By HeathrowDictator

I think the missing words here were "the...

I think the missing words here were "the hold"...no go arounds (well not looking at FR24 anyway). The two aircraft mentioned held whilst the 7700 traffic landed, and made an approach around 10...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Dec 2014, 09:36
Replies: 26
Views: 13,707
Posted By HeathrowDictator

I would work with the controller in question...

I would work with the controller in question again in a heartbeat. I was on the same watch during my time in the sandpit, and it could have so easily been me had I still been there and taken the call...
23rd Sep 2014, 20:16
Replies: 9,246
Views: 4,957,179
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Correct Not true...what is reported in...

Correct


Not true...what is reported in the UK only scratches the surface.

As for NCL getting a NYC route...it was only a matter of time before it was mentioned again here...it will not...
19th Jun 2014, 12:42
Replies: 2,038
Views: 589,714
Posted By HeathrowDictator

So does anyone know the outcome of the Newmarket...

So does anyone know the outcome of the Newmarket Holidays "new route launch" yesterday? I guess it will be more short "one off" trips in 2015 like those seen in the past few years, but considering...
20th May 2014, 18:54
Replies: 9,246
Views: 4,957,179
Posted By HeathrowDictator

TCX6126

I believe it is due to be a new A321 (G-TCDF) which positioned in from Manchester earlier. As mentioned, it is a travel agent fam flight...good PR from TCX to help their agents push the product, it...
19th May 2014, 13:41
Replies: 9,246
Views: 4,957,179
Posted By HeathrowDictator

I had a peek inside the new Servisair Aspire...

I had a peek inside the new Servisair Aspire lounge last week and I have to say it looks very impressive! It seems as though Emirates Business Class pax get to use the "inner" premium lounge, but...
19th May 2014, 13:35
Replies: 2,038
Views: 589,714
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Over the years, agents were given just as much...

Over the years, agents were given just as much (if not more at one time) commission to sell MME rather than NCL. Unfortunately for MME, it has never been as high profile as NCL...there has always...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th May 2014, 16:35
Replies: 35
Views: 9,054
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Whilst that might work in the UK, don't try...

Whilst that might work in the UK, don't try applying that everywhere. Elsewhere it can cause you to potentially be threatened with the sack :mad:

-HD-
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2014, 18:16
Replies: 11
Views: 3,928
Posted By HeathrowDictator

I'll send you a PM, I left there just under a...

I'll send you a PM, I left there just under a year ago. Things may have changed but I doubt it!

-HD-
Forum: Middle East
24th Oct 2013, 08:46
Replies: 48
Views: 8,862
Posted By HeathrowDictator

You'd be lucky getting them that far in...

You'd be lucky getting them that far in advance...it was joked that a certain set of tower controllers in the Middle East only received their rosters on the 32nd of the month! :-)

-HD-
25th Jun 2012, 08:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,427
Posted By HeathrowDictator

As Aer Lingus says Ramadan is due to start around...

As Aer Lingus says Ramadan is due to start around 20 July - however I flew with QTR last year during Ramadan and food and drink was still being served. Alcohol was available but on request ie it...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jun 2012, 07:17
Replies: 31
Views: 7,708
Posted By HeathrowDictator

The crew did very well to keep their cool, it did...

The crew did very well to keep their cool, it did sound rather confusing!

Am I the only one who thinks all BA FO's on the triple sound the same? Or is there just the one?!

HD
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jun 2012, 20:06
Replies: 57
Views: 15,990
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Recruitment is an ongoing process. One new...

Recruitment is an ongoing process. One new starter has recently arrived and the rumour amongst the troops is that several more are "in waiting". It wouldn't surprise me if we didn't launch a big...
18th Mar 2012, 12:52
Replies: 3,558
Views: 945,020
Posted By HeathrowDictator

Our UK base is mid way between MME and NCL, and...

Our UK base is mid way between MME and NCL, and when connecting back on KLM I would prefer MME as it's much easier to come back through and the connection times are marginally better through AMS....
12th Feb 2012, 09:27
Replies: 3,558
Views: 945,020
Posted By HeathrowDictator

SWBKCB...

Wow, Fiames instead of Bristol...even for RYR that's pushing their luck! I assume you meant CWL :ok: ;-)

-HD-
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