RN ATC & Aircraft Control Private Group

Pierre_Argh

Lantern Swinger
Hidden away on this Forum is a Private Group for RN ATCOs, AH(ATC)s, ACs, Exchanges, and anyone who's had anything to do with the Air Traffic Control & Aircraft Control branches and wishes to join in the fun.

Access to the Group is by invitation. PM me with where/when you served (or a brief explanation as to why you think you qaulify for admission) and I'll sign you in.

The reason the Group is private is that other forums can be viewed by guests... a private group allows discussion with, shall we say, less need for constraint (although general Forum rules still apply)
 

Pierre_Argh

Lantern Swinger
Good Morning, This is Air Traffic Control... The ATC Private Group is now open, Standby for Crash Alarm and Tannoy Alert Test"

If you have a reason for joining the "Flying Prevention Branch" (i.e. you were an ATCO, AH(ATC), AC, HC, Assistant... heck even an FC) let me know where/when you served or why you think you should be given access and I'll sign you up.

Rgds

Pierre
 

Lifeboatbod

Midshipman
I left the mob in 96 as a POAC and wondered if the issues of Radar training still exist in the branch. I know when I went out there was little or no chance of getting in the radar room and ACs were more or less seen as PAR / Tower jockeys.

Has anything changed?? I will be gobsmacked if it has
 

Pierre_Argh

Lantern Swinger
I'm not a regular anymore but there still seems to, and probably always will, be issues with POAC Radar training at Air Stations. If the FAA had it's way JATCC for POAC would only include PAR and ADC, but the CATCS system cannot stand that owing to the way courses are structured.

The reason for the RN requirement, training backlog at Air Stations and the short time POACs can spend on their first ATC tour before going back to sea. The rationale (not mine I hasten to add) was that if they gave a POAC the full Part B Radar Training an ATCO gets, they might or might not qualify in time, but they'd have no time to consolidate if they did... No one said it was going to be fair, and to be honest it has been that way since the branch began?
 

Pierre_Argh

Lantern Swinger
The RN Air Traffic Control Group is a closed Forum, and therefore only accessible to invited members who have served in, or have strong links to, the ATCO, AC, AH(ATC) ATCA, HC branches either as a member of, or whilst on exchange with, the RN.

Slacky check your PM's
 
Surely this defeats the entire object of Rum Ration. Everyone's anonymous on this site (and if your username is compromised, change it or create a new account) and if there are things to discuss, having random important people pop by for a look is MUCH more effective that dripping at divisional meetings. ARRSE has been going for ages and you don't see people starting private "you can't see me la de la" forums.

I think that after less than a month of existence, it's a terrible shame that this has happened already. Is it cowardice? A sense of superiority? Wanting to be "special"? I urge you to reconsider - after all, what's to stop the RNR wanting to do the same, then the Submariners, then the SCC, then officers, then JRs?

Come on, Pierre. Be a man. (meant nicely! :lol: )
 
As my old Sea Dad said, "People with secrets have something to hide" May I suggest if it is so important to have a closed pages for some form of Airy Fairy low life then they have there own Forum. Rum Ration should be open in all parts to all members.

I am with Geoffrey on this one.

Nutty
Diesel Electric Ex/Submariner
 

Ratrat

Lantern Swinger
Nutty said:
As my old Sea Dad said, "People with secrets have something to hide" May I suggest if it is so important to have a closed pages for some form of Airy Fairy low life then they have there own Forum. Rum Ration should be open in all parts to all members.

I am with Geoffrey on this one.

Nutty
Diesel Electric Ex/Submariner
Fully agree with Geoffrey and Nutty ( We will have an any mouse box soon)
 

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