By Jonas Hey
Happy Birthday @Louie Lister, Southend wouldn't be the same without you! 😉
By Matthew Collier
After careful consideration, this evening I have resigned from the Web Services Department. As of the past 6 months, my availability has severely decreased due to increased work commitments; therefore, it is no longer feasible for me to hold a role which I am unable to commit to fully. I hope that now in my (little!) spare time, I will have some time to fly and control.
It has been a pleasure working within Web Services, and I would especially like to thank @Calum Towers for playing such a big part in helping me to further my knowledge.
By Barrie Joplin
At 2am on Sunday 28th October 2018, the clocks will revert back to GMT - so 2am will immediately become 1am.
What does this mean?
You get the hour in bed back that was stolen in the spring; George Wright (the chap responsible for all of your atc exams #worrying) will not have a clue what is what; AND MOST IMPORTANTLY - all of your availability in the RTS system will need to reflect GMT from the above date/time: 18:30z is now 6.30pm local
19:30z = 7.30pm local
21:30z = 9.30pm local
12:00z = 12pm (midday local)
00:00z = 12am (midnight local)
By Calum Towers
Partly because it actually deserves a "well done", but mostly because this will embarrass him to no end...
Please join me in congratulating @Alex Toff who passed his PPL (A) skills test today!
Apparently he even dealt with a gust of wind and a runway change... Not that he complained about that... At all...
actual photo; captured
during the skills test...
By James Yuen
For anyone who's interested: someone's decided to dig up taxiway A again at Heathrow:
1. http://www.ead.eurocontrol.int/eadbasic/pamslight-620F84DD8C75F340243FBD5CD34BFE5D/7FE5QZZF3FXUS/EN/SUP/NON_AIRAC/020-2018/EG_SUP_2018_020_en_2018-05-10.pdf - urgent reconstruction of the taxiway means bit of A near the A9/A10 areas are closed in periods over the course of the next 9 months
2. Exit A5 and taxiway A around it is getting closed at some point next month (June 21st roughly; AIRAC 1807)