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Forum: ATC Issues
25th Aug 2020, 11:32
Replies: 67
Views: 25,383
Posted By Packer27L

and the Sumburgh deputy SATCO has a provisio...

and the Sumburgh deputy SATCO has a provisio about moving to Inverness...may not be a good move if you like looking out of real windows!
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Aug 2020, 11:29
Replies: 9
Views: 3,708
Posted By Packer27L

Back when I wore a headset you certainly...

Back when I wore a headset you certainly recognised the voices of based pilots - and you quickly knew who you could have a laugh with! Back when that was allowed.....
25th Aug 2020, 11:27
Replies: 1,220
Views: 611,558
Posted By Packer27L

However by sitting on the slots and leaving them...

However by sitting on the slots and leaving them un used, they are aiding in the airports demise - without pax through the terminal the airport must be hemorrhaging money and the likes of Virgin and...
16th Apr 2020, 17:57
Replies: 934
Views: 657,646
Posted By Packer27L

Likewise, I’m due to fly in less than a week...

Likewise, I’m due to fly in less than a week (return flight cancelled by BA but outbound is still running), when I call there is “nobody free” and I get automatically disconnected, and my plans are...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2020, 01:25
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By Packer27L

How about folks who are ex-NATS and would like to...

How about folks who are ex-NATS and would like to rejoin the fold?
19th Feb 2020, 14:58
Replies: 1,417
Views: 1,492,843
Posted By Packer27L

They lost one runway for a while, clearing up a...

They lost one runway for a while, clearing up a hydraulic leak. Quite a few inbounds holding en-route, with a few diversions too.

Reported on most of the red-tops’ website, plus here:...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Dec 2019, 08:48
Replies: 139
Views: 64,052
Posted By Packer27L

Semantics. They are employees of NATS therefore...

Semantics. They are employees of NATS therefore NATS trainees. But are they trained by NATS instructors, who are ex-NATS controllers (or active ‘rovies’), are they taught NATS defensive controlling...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Nov 2019, 19:44
Replies: 29
Views: 7,906
Posted By Packer27L

Would the unions permit any major changes when...

Would the unions permit any major changes when making current SRATCOH rules part of unit rules?
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Nov 2019, 13:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,803
Posted By Packer27L

Guess you haven’t done a jump seat ride to Spain...

Guess you haven’t done a jump seat ride to Spain in a while then! :) logical sequencing and 160/4 is expected everywhere other than with our Mediterranean colleagues.
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Nov 2019, 19:40
Replies: 14
Views: 2,803
Posted By Packer27L

Wonder if the tower controller was ex-Gatwick or...

Wonder if the tower controller was ex-Gatwick or Stansted? Looks like maximum runway utilisation to me.

I have faith that if it wasn’t an appropriate situation, the tower controller would have...
22nd Oct 2019, 10:18
Replies: 2,557
Views: 1,098,257
Posted By Packer27L

Sounds like an experienced ATC view if you ask...

Sounds like an experienced ATC view if you ask me. Some carriers need wrapping in cotton wool when it comes to ensuring safety margins. Pilots from that part of the world calling “runway vacated”...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Oct 2019, 22:39
Replies: 20
Views: 3,570
Posted By Packer27L

The UK answer is MATS1 Section 1 Chapter 7...

The UK answer is MATS1 Section 1 Chapter 7 Paragraph 6.2 “When transmitting altimeter pressure settings that are lower than 1000 hPa, controllers are to specify clearly the unit of measurement and...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Sep 2019, 09:25
Replies: 139
Views: 64,052
Posted By Packer27L

How are they doing for numbers at Birmingham and...

How are they doing for numbers at Birmingham and Edinburgh now they have fallen out of the NATS fold? Another thread on here about Air Nav Solutions suggests they are struggling at Gatters...
25th Jul 2019, 17:42
Replies: 4,562
Views: 1,651,439
Posted By Packer27L

New stands "just in case"? That'll be a...

New stands "just in case"? That'll be a first!
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jul 2019, 17:41
Replies: 44
Views: 16,480
Posted By Packer27L

Perhaps danJawes doesn't know the answer? ...

Perhaps danJawes doesn't know the answer?
Perhaps it's not accessible information?
Perhaps nobody else on here cares?

I haven't been to gatters for a few years but keep in touch with some who...
21st Jul 2019, 16:53
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,745,733
Posted By Packer27L

Yep. Any remnants of a grown up conversation have...

Yep. Any remnants of a grown up conversation have been lost. School holidays must have started.
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2019, 16:50
Replies: 17
Views: 8,304
Posted By Packer27L

12% in ATMs is quite a difference. I hear the...

12% in ATMs is quite a difference. I hear the latest idea from Crawley is to use both runways at the same time. Barmy!
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jul 2019, 12:29
Replies: 41
Views: 20,583
Posted By Packer27L

Tricky situation. Any recent news? ...

Tricky situation. Any recent news?

Government owned company seeks equivalent pay increase compared to non-government owned companies providing the same service.

Is a double-digit percentage...
21st Jul 2019, 12:14
Replies: 1,938
Views: 1,537,472
Posted By Packer27L

This should explain it -...

This should explain it - https://www.eurocontrol.int/sites/default/files/2019-07/think-paper-atfm-regulation.pdf
10th Jul 2019, 21:37
Replies: 1,220
Views: 611,558
Posted By Packer27L

Deleted......

Deleted......
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jun 2019, 09:38
Replies: 16
Views: 4,315
Posted By Packer27L

Got a link or reference to this policy? I’ve been...

Got a link or reference to this policy? I’ve been out of the NATS game for a short while but the +/-200’ was permitted for all aircraft.




Having taken avoiding action more times than I care...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th May 2019, 15:10
Replies: 23
Views: 5,261
Posted By Packer27L

What’s wrong with having glasses? I passed my...

What’s wrong with having glasses? I passed my medical a few months back wearing mine, have the rules changed since?
21st Mar 2019, 19:43
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,745,733
Posted By Packer27L

Thanks all 👍🏻

Thanks all 👍🏻
20th Mar 2019, 20:15
Replies: 4,519
Views: 2,745,733
Posted By Packer27L

Bit of a tangent - this Amadeus system, is it...

Bit of a tangent - this Amadeus system, is it publicly available or only to airline folk?
20th Mar 2019, 20:12
Replies: 567
Views: 361,426
Posted By Packer27L

They were always going to be the first port of...

They were always going to be the first port of call, surely?
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