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  3. Ben Wright

    atc-discussion LL Dry run 18/01/2020

    We’re looking to hold it on the Wednesday to Friday before the event, during the evening as this is when most people will be available. We’ll probably hold a poll at some point to find a date when post people are free.
  4. Adam Arkley

    atc-discussion LL Dry run 18/01/2020

    At the risk of fanning the flames... Robbie, before the last two weeks, you had an hour and 50 minutes controlling radar positions, 1h 47 mins of which was in one session. Gatwick radar positions to be precise. As Gary alludes to, you quite literally have resurfaced at the first sign of a Real Ops you're interested in controlling for - and that's fine. I have no issue with that. What I think bothers people is that you're trying to dictate pace. 'We should have a controller briefing', 'we should have a dry run', 'Openskies redesigned the London sectors.' I have no evidence of the latter, but the first two items on your list are happening on a daily basis on the network now. We are pleasantly flush with area controllers so much so that we recently had every parent sector open and the LTMA split three ways in a weekday evening and it was heaving. You should know. You were there. Additionally, there's been a controller briefing for every event if significance for years in your absence. I have no idea if you're controlling in the real world as Alex has understood but if you are, I'd hope you'd understand the idea of currency. Staying current is far better than trying to cram some experience in days before the event. I have no idea if you'll be rostered to control Robbie but just sit back, relax and enjoy it on the day. If you want to avoid confrontation, use the network but stop posting on the forum. If people can't see you they can't engage, right? I'm summary, everything will be fine. If you feel the need to practice then that's fine, but please don't infer that others need to. A significant part of the NATS assessment exam is about learning to adapt to and implement new rules at short notice...
  5. Alex Hodgkinson

    atc-discussion LL Dry run 18/01/2020

    What are you implying here Robbie? ‘Doing it for real?’ As in, controlling? I thought you worked at BA? Didn’t realise you’d made the jump to ATCO. Congrats!
  6. Robbie Garrett

    atc-discussion LL Dry run 18/01/2020

    Nobody on here likes it obviously. Where is @Kris Thomson these days? 😄 It's interesting to do it for real (training) and then playing it on VATSIM, but then the setup is totally different and the real world environment is easier for communications. It was just a thought because, saying and doing are two different things. Up to date yes @Ben Wright, nothing beats the real training but not perfect of course. I'm looking forward to the meeting. Do you have a likely date, so I can check my diary?
  7. Robbie Garrett

    atc-discussion LL Dry run 18/01/2020

    Hang on just a minute, are you saying I'm going to be refused the ability to control? I've been controlling on and off the last two weeks. I've never actually left the network. I just avoided all this confrontation that all my ideas are silly. Its a perfectly reasonable and legitimate suggestion. For a group of us to just log on and control. Surely? 😭 If the group of friends or mates on here wish to just control during this event, then it needs to be made clear.
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  9. Adam Turner

    EGCC_TWR Exam - Thursday 16th Jan 1800z

    Congratulations Samuel!
  10. Matt Collier

    EGCC_TWR Exam - Thursday 16th Jan 1800z

    Well done!
  11. There will be an exam on London AC South on Monday 20th January from 2000-2130Z. The exam will cover the BLUE aspect of the following image. We need as much traffic as possible flying through the marked sector, either transiting or departing/arriving at airports within the sector (for pilots flying to/from Heathrow, the candidate will not handle arrivals via BNN/LAM or departures via BPK/UMLAT or ULTIB). Adjacent ATC either area sectors (AC Central booked) or any underlying APP/TWR position will benefit the candidate (Heathrow is booked but Gatwick in particular, and others would be beneficial). Good luck to the student. Phillip
  12. Gary Oliver

    atc-discussion LL Dry run 18/01/2020

    Hang on? You don’t control for years and then come back just before another real ops style mess.... you’re already causing chaos asking for practice runs and no doubt coming up with more silly ideas like last time. Perhaps just like myself you might want to do as I do and say “you know what I’m so out of practice it might be better for someone who is much more up to speed to control a busy event than myself” Welcome back though! Cheers Gary
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