[jhb_airlines] Re: wednesday

  • From: "Wilding, Colin" <cwilding@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 12:26:48 +0100

As a newbie who was always concerned about whether I should be doing
this or that at any particular time, I always found the Centre coverage
to be a calming influence.  ie when to begin descent and so on.  The
difficulty here I suppose is that the distances between the three chosen
airports are not that great and would it be a question of being passed
around rather like a hot potato.
As an aside, IMHO, Heathrow is never a great place to fly into or out of
when you are a newbie.  It is too big and just navigating around it is


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Sent: 24 October 2006 12:15
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: wednesday


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! 


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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