By Jamie Paine
After careful consideration, I have resigned as a TGI in TG1. I joined the team in August 2017 and have witnessed exceptional changes to the training in terms of more sessions, more exams passes. TG1 has grown a lot and achieved more than I could have ever imagined. It has now come to the time where I feel it would be a good time for me to step down from the role and hopefully my role will be given to someone that can inject the enthusiasm into TG1 further.
Thank you to all the mentors who have worked tirelessly during my tenure as a TGI, the excellent results we have seen would not have been possible without you guys.
I will be staying around so I can enjoying some time controlling and socialising more with you lot.
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)