[jhb_airlines] Re: Wednesday

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:35:40 +0100

Thanks Phil.

I have just posted the following message to the forum:

"We hope to provide regular ATC coverage for the UK every Wednesday night on
Pilot Club and will notify the session details in this forum..

Tonight (25th October) UK ATC will be manning the following units:

London Centre
Birmingham Approach
Heathrow Approach
Stansted Approach

Controllers will be available from 1930 (1830 UTC) onwards.

As this will be the first organised session it will be an ideal opportunity
for users to test if their voice and traffic are working properly. Because
there may be a few new users to the system the evening will be more relaxed
than normal and experienced users will try to help anyone new to the system.

We look forward to seeing you."

Dave - your previous role as UK Events co-ordinator was extremely
appreciated, as was your ATC presence. May I ask if you are free to join in
events in the UK with Pilot Club?

To have any clear idea as to the ability to provide ATC for the UK with
Pilot Club we need to know just how many active controllers we have at hand.
This is essential for arranging Wednesday nights and, for the moment, it is
separate to the issue of creating a UK ATC system.

May I therefore ask anyone who is willing to take part in UK ATC operations
to put their names down here so we know what the core membership is likely
to be. Going from memory we used to have the following:

Phil Reynolds
John Hill
Frank F
Dave Nicholls
Kevin T

Apologies if I missed anyone out. Is everyone up for the same in Pilot Club?


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Phil Reynolds
Sent: 25 October 2006 12:29
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Wednesday

I'll be on EGBB_APP from 7.30pm local time.

Speak later!


Bones wrote:
> Crap idea. You'll end up with endless co-ordination with controllers
> trying to sort out handover points. For example does Heathrow hand over
> departures to Stansted or Birmingham. If EGSS then when does he hand
> over to EGBB? That way lies anarchy.
> I'll run EGTT_CTR and give the evening a bit of class. <vbg>
> Current bookings are therefore:
> EGTT_CTR - bones
> EGLL_APP - Frank
> EGSS_APP - Alex
> EGBB_APP - Phil
> It's a good start and if everyone can confirm they will be running
> those
> positions tonight then I will post a notice of activity in the Pilot
> Club forum.
> bones
>     -----Original Message-----
>     *From:* jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Alex -
>     Reheat.org
>     *Sent:* 24 October 2006 12:15
>     *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     *Subject:* [jhb_airlines] Re: wednesday
>     Guys,
>     I'll take Stansted, I rather like it and know the SID's and STAR's
>     off by heart which helps.
>     I'm not sure what people think of this suggestion but I think the
>     newbies might prefer it if we had just airports open, and no blanket
>     center over the top?
>     Gives them time to receive some instruction and gather their
>     thoughts en route without having to worry about ATC from block to
>     block?
>     What do we think? concentrate on getting more airports open to give
>     a variety and leave the centers? or is that a crap idea!
>     Alex
>     franklyn fisher wrote:
>>     The concensus seems to be to open the major airports.
>>     Ok by me.
>>     Phil wants to take Birmingham EGBB.
>>     I will take Heathrow EGLL
>>     Perhaps John would like to open Manchester EGCC or even Stansted
>>     EGSS to give us a triangle.
>>     I would not mind making it our default airfields, so as to get to
>>     know them.
>>     It does depend on traffic, on whether we will need a Center
>>     Controller, but that can be sorted on the night
>>     If  Bones would like to look in or pop in and help or even give us
>>     some sort of instruction  or advise, I would be grateful.
>>     Lets go for it, and see what happens.
>>     Frank F

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