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Chris Pawley

[Trial] 2017-11-09 LTC_CTR

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Effective 2017-11-09

Trial procedures for a total of 3 AIRAC cycles (84 days). Trial ends 2359z 01 February 2018

 

From the effective date, until the end of the trial, a temporary position will exist:-

Callsign: LTC_CTR

Frequency:  124.920

RTF Callsign: "London Control"

Coordination Callsign: "TC Bandbox"

 

In order to open this position, both of the parent sectors (AC South and AC Central) must be online (in any form; via a bandbox is permitted)

This position is a bandbox of LTC_N_CTR and LTC_S_CTR. Where either of these positions (or their sub-sectors) are online, they will resume responsibilities for their respective pieces of airspace.

 

 

Changes to top-down priorities

 

Who to Call

If there are no aerodrome or approach services at your departure aerodrome, use this list to determine which area sector to call. Contact the first controller listed that is online. If in doubt, don't be afraid to ask. Another good place to check is the controller information, where information is usually displayed as to which areas the controller is covering.

EGSS / EGGW
LTC_NW, LTC_N, LTC, LON_C, LON

EGLL / EGLC / EGKB
LTC_SE, LTC_S, LTC, LON_D, LON_S, LON

EGKK
LTC_SW, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON

 

Changes to handoff procedures

Read from Left to Right, hand off to the first online station

EGKK

BIG/CLN/DVR/ADMAG/ODVIK

LTC_SE, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

BOGNA/HARDY/KENET/SAM/SFD (26L)

LTC_SW, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

 

EGLL

WOBUN/BUZAD

LTC_NW, LTC_N, LTC, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, LL_N_APP

BPK

LTC_NE, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, LL_N_APP

DET

LTC_SE, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON_SC, LON, LL_N_APP

MID/SAM/GOGSI/GAGSU/CPT (27)

LTC_SW, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON_SC, LON, LL_N_APP

 

EGLC

BPK/CPT  (09)

LTC_NE, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, THAMES

Others as per the top-down coverage order for Thames

 

EGSS

BPK/UTAVA/NUGBO

ESSEX, LTC_NW, LTC_N, LTC, LON_C, LON_SC, LON

CLN/LYD/DET/LAM

LTC_NE, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, LL_N_APP (LAM only), ESSEX

 

EGGW

OLNEY/CPT

RWY 26

LTC_NW, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, ESSEX, GW_APP

RWY 08

GW_APP,  ESSEX, LTC_NW, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON

MATCH/DET

LTC_NE, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, ESSEX, GW_APP

 

 

Purpose of Trial

The purpose of the trial is to evaluate the effectiveness of this bandboxed position to fulfill some of the operational requirements of the division. At the end of the trial period, pilot and controller feedback will be gathered and analysed, as well as statistics regarding the manning of this position.

 

If it is deemed beneficial to establish this as a permanent sector - this will be completed in 2018.

 

The data necessary for this trial will be introduced in the sector file release for 2017/12 (on 9th November 2017) - updating your sector file is therefore essential to ensure there is a seemless introduction of these new procedures.

 

Chris.

Edit: 2017-11-07 - handoff order for EGLL/EGLC corrected (due to copy/paste error)

Edited by Chris Pawley
Updated EGSS/EGGW Handoff orders

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Oliver Gates
2 hours ago, Chris Pawley said:

EGLL

WOBUN/BUZAD

LTC_NW, LTC_N, LTC, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

BPK

LTC_NE, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

DET

LTC_SE, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

MID/SAM/GOGSI/GAGSU/CPT (27)

LTC_SW, LTC_S, LTC, LON_S, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

 

EGLC

BPK/CPT  (09)

LTC_NE, LTC_N, LTC, LTC_E, LON_E, LON_C, LON_SC, LON, KKAPP

Others as per the top-down coverage order for Thames

KK_APP for LL and LC?

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Chris Pawley

Fixed, thanks for flagging.

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Samuel James

Can I also just remind KK_GND controllers that the above handoff order listed above is for once the aircraft has taken off - if KK_APP and LTC_CTR are online, KK_APP still controls the runway so handoff to APP to issue takeoff clearances. Otherwise if APP isn't online then the handoff order above is correct.

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Chris Pawley

From AIRAC Cycle 2018/02 the Euroscope Designator for LTC_CTR will change from T to TC

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Harry Sugden

Out of interest, was this position made permanent?

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Oliver Parker

It's just been rostered for an event tomorrow evening so I presume it's being used permanently.

And so it should, the position is useful. 

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Adam Turner

Are the handoffs at Luton meant to be GW_APP (GW INT), SS_APP (SS FIN), ESSEX (SS INT) or should it go straight from GW_APP to ESSEX?  

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Chris Pawley

Adam,

 

I am not sure why I added SSFIN into the handoff orders, I cannot find the document to support this information. I've corrected this to reflect the order in the current Essex documentation.


Chris.

Edited by Chris Pawley

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Chris Pawley

This trial is now concluded.

 

The position is perminently added to the sector file and to our procedures.

 

A backdated announcement is located here:

Edited by Chris Pawley

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