[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI International night, Wednesday 26th

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2005 14:24:36 +0100

Looks like I can have a night off then as there won't be any call for the
normal glut of UK controllers.

Whilst I agree with the idea of having one international session each month
I don't think it has struck the other controllers that it makes UK
controlling very flat. There will be a sudden rush of outbounds from
Heathrow but then all the action disappears and both EGLL and EGTT will sit
there for several hours doing nothing. The flight lengths are such that it
would be at least 2.5 hours before the first aircraft returns to UK airspace
- assuming that the aircraft go EGLL-EBBR-EHAM-EGLL. That's a long time to
sit there doing nothing and the main reason controllers get fed up.

My own suggestion was to have two UK airports and one European destination
but that fell on deaf ears. EGCC-EGLL-EHAM might have been better.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alastair
Sent: 25 October 2005 13:30
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] FPI International night, Wednesday 26th

Just thought I would forward on the under noted, in case anyone missed it.



IFR and VFR traffic is invited to join this Wednesday's UK international
event starting at 18:00UTC. Join us and visit some of the busiest
airports within Europe. New FPI members (ATC & pilots) are especially

We would like to see traffic flying in from our other European divisions
on this evening - let's try and make this a busy night for pilots and ATC.

The focus airports for this event are:

London Heathrow (EGLL)
Brussels (EBBR)
Amsterdam (EHAM)

Suggested routes:

London Heathrow to/from Brussels (190nm)


Brussels to/from Amsterdam (113nm)


Amsterdam to/from London Heathrow (201nm)


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