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by ATCBob
Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: I hereby commandeer this forum
Replies: 6
Views: 2155

Re: I hereby commandeer this forum

I was on a long break, and I see it's been pretty slow.

VectorForFood, you can have it. I hereby sign out...
by ATCBob
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: ATC role in the event of an incident
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: ATC role in the event of an incident

Yes, like Kjell says! For any unusual incident you are always expected to use "best judgement" because each situation can be unique, but for a major accident with evacuation and possible injuries there's standard and rehearsed emergency procedures with a long call list of people and offices to be no...
by ATCBob
Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:13 am
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: "Third world" ATC
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: "Third world" ATC

Right, much of Africa is ICAO class "G" airspace meaning uncontrolled with no ATC, so pilots have to provide their own separation. With low traffic volume and good weather it's not necessarily dangerous -- many thousands of VFR aircraft in the U.S. fly around daily without separation from ATC for ex...
by ATCBob
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: Welcome to the ATC forum !
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Seven years until I'm eligible...
by ATCBob
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:54 am
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: Snitch machine
Replies: 4
Views: 1777

Re: Snitch machine

Hi Lomcevak, I split this off the introductory thread. The 'snitch' is what we call the OEDP ("operational error detection program"). That's the software that constantly monitors radar separation between all aircraft and sounds an alarm at the supervisor's station if any aircraft get within minimum ...
by ATCBob
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: "Third world" ATC
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Developing Countries' ATC

Hi Carlos, I split this off of the "hello everyone" thread because it was a separate question. I don't know what airlines and aircrews think of developing countries' procedures, but from an ATC perspective almost all developing countries adhere to international standards for ATC as defined in what's...
by ATCBob
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Air Traffic Control Q&A
Topic: Welcome to the ATC forum !
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: Welcome to the ATC forum !

Good to be here! A little of my background: I'm in my 18th year in the FAA; I've been at terminal (TRACON) and enroute on the west coast U.S., and now enroute on the east coast; I've been a regular controller as well as worked staff positions in quality assurance (incident/accident investigation); a...

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