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Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2020, 15:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,789
Posted By Talkdownman

I've emailed HD, but no response. I hope...

I've emailed HD, but no response.

I hope that he is OK. Maybe he is in an 'eco-retreat'...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Mar 2020, 15:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By Talkdownman

Nats contacted me out of the blue and invited me...

Nats contacted me out of the blue and invited me to re-join to cover staff shortage. The terms were severely reduced because of 'broken service', would you believe. Maybe they were just having a...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2020, 20:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By Talkdownman

Fine if one doesn't mind going down a long 'pay...

Fine if one doesn't mind going down a long 'pay and seniority snake'...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2020, 18:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By Talkdownman

In October 1993 there was a tidal wave of such...

In October 1993 there was a tidal wave of such transfers!
7th Mar 2020, 06:41
Replies: 31
Views: 3,657
Posted By Talkdownman

Safety & Airspace Regulation Group - Air Traffic...

Safety & Airspace Regulation Group - Air Traffic Service. Maintenance and Repair Organisation.
Please excuse me, but I haven't made them up, they are UK aviation industry abbreviations.
6th Mar 2020, 21:45
Replies: 31
Views: 3,657
Posted By Talkdownman

As 'Buster the Bear' and 'planesandthings' will...

As 'Buster the Bear' and 'planesandthings' will corroborate, it's a finely-tuned 'Black Art' administered by some aged mystics. It's a sort of 'Reverse Moses and the Red Sea'. How long have you...
6th Mar 2020, 14:59
Replies: 31
Views: 3,657
Posted By Talkdownman

Well, an IFR Visual Approach is not a VFR...

Well, an IFR Visual Approach is not a VFR approach, the difference being that a 'visual approach' under IFR is not 'see and be seen', therefore not the same as when under VFR. A Visual Approach under...
6th Mar 2020, 14:01
Replies: 31
Views: 3,657
Posted By Talkdownman

None currently published. IFR flights are limited...

None currently published. IFR flights are limited to visual approaches (where a visual approach is [for those who might not know] an approach by an IFR flight executed with visual reference to...
5th Mar 2020, 21:50
Replies: 31
Views: 3,657
Posted By Talkdownman

Hear hear! That particular flight had...

Hear hear!

That particular flight had departed IFR on an IFR FPL. I find it hard to believe that the crew cancelled IFR. It is extremely unusual to encounter an airliner flying in accordance with...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Feb 2020, 09:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,635
Posted By Talkdownman

Lack of terrain clearance could be more painful...

Lack of terrain clearance could be more painful than lack of authorisation!
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Feb 2020, 07:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,022
Posted By Talkdownman

It's worked alright at Heathrow for several...

It's worked alright at Heathrow for several decades...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Feb 2020, 19:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By Talkdownman

They'd be up there all day if the 400 feet wasn't...

They'd be up there all day if the 400 feet wasn't used...
8th Feb 2020, 18:43
Replies: 33
Views: 5,389
Posted By Talkdownman

I'm with SND ( Cheers, "Two Six" :ok: ) I've...

I'm with SND ( Cheers, "Two Six" :ok: )

I've done a whole load of flying over Norway and Sweden operating from countless aerodromes where there was often nobody on the wireless to read out any...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2019, 16:37
Replies: 139
Views: 62,144
Posted By Talkdownman

As I don't know / CBA where to look, a serious Q:...

As I don't know / CBA where to look, a serious Q: Is 'SRA' an APS 'bolt-on endorsement' these days?
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Dec 2019, 22:55
Replies: 29
Views: 7,461
Posted By Talkdownman

I remember you. Frank ISTR that when...

I remember you.

Frank


ISTR that when LATCC went on to the AAOMMNNSOO, Heathrow went straight on to the MMAANNSOOO. Not sure Heathrow ever did the former. I think there was a day off between...
20th Nov 2019, 18:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By Talkdownman

CAA charts from Pooley's, Transair, AFE...etc

CAA charts from Pooley's, Transair, AFE...etc
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Nov 2019, 18:20
Replies: 14
Views: 2,737
Posted By Talkdownman

What is wrong with that? To me it looks safe,...

What is wrong with that? To me it looks safe, orderly and expeditious...
14th Oct 2019, 17:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,732
Posted By Talkdownman

Almost as good as having 121.5 on standby...

Almost as good as having 121.5 on standby...
6th Oct 2019, 16:56
Replies: 18
Views: 2,732
Posted By Talkdownman

Also consider asking yourself why you want or...

Also consider asking yourself why you want or need to talk to somebody, whether you feel you should talk to any agency in particular, and what type of service you require, if any.
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 16:46
Replies: 66
Views: 28,831
Posted By Talkdownman

From my experience, here's a few to be going on...

From my experience, here's a few to be going on with:

Protracted initial calls, e.g. passing full flight details (and / or irrelevant info) on first transmission on a Freecall.
Failing to standby...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 13:03
Replies: 15
Views: 3,951
Posted By Talkdownman

...or not often, as the case may be...

...or not often, as the case may be...
14th Sep 2019, 07:58
Replies: 17
Views: 5,454
Posted By Talkdownman

AAIB report...

AAIB report (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5d518014ed915d7646dea425/Airbus_A330-243_G-TCCF_09-19.pdf)
8th Sep 2019, 09:09
Replies: 41
Views: 19,737
Posted By Talkdownman

I have only just stumbled upon this and the...

I have only just stumbled upon this and the "worst decision" thread, and I empathise with a lot of blastcalvey's sentiments.

I have been an FI for over 30 years and thoroughly enjoyed it, but...
31st Aug 2019, 13:25
Replies: 20
Views: 4,590
Posted By Talkdownman

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x725/gasometer_soth_harrow_img_0106_1_zpsndhccu8b_94d52c134a6a447dc4dfab24288092272fa0b432.jpghttps://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/74...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Aug 2019, 10:44
Replies: 79
Views: 21,443
Posted By Talkdownman

Totally agree. The next MAC during an IAP in...

Totally agree.

The next MAC during an IAP in IMC in Class G should change all that. The Big Sky Theory cannot go on forever...
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