324 – Air Traffic Control at Heathrow and RIAT

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Guest: Adam Spink    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Andy Joiner

In July I visited the NATS tower at Heathrow Airport to interview my guest Adam Spink. We chatted about some of the mechanics of air traffic control at Heathrow and the unique ways of optimizing throughput. A few days later we met again on the tower of Fairford during RIAT 2019 and chatted about the specifics of ATC’ing during an airshow.

Tools

00:19:56

Electronic Strips | Paper Strip | A-SMGCS (Episode 266 – Secondary Surveillance Radar)  | Ground Radar | Primary Radar | Triangulate | Symbology | Go-around | Radar Separation | Landing Clearance | Flight Crew | Time Based Separation | Distance Based Separation | Nautical Mile | Knot | Headwind | Approach | SESAR | CAA | NATS | Tower Controller | Radar Controller | Cloud Base | ICAO | Visibility Condition | ATC Low Visibility Procedures | Transmissometer | Follow The Greens | Lighting Operator | Ground Movement Control | Preventative Maintenance | Departures Runway Controller | Arrivals Runway | Swanwick | Mayday | Airport Fire Service Emergency | Rendezvous Point | Mnemonic | ETA (APG - Airline Pilot Guy Podcast)  | Part 1 | Part 2 | RAF Northolt | Cumulonimbus | Missed Approach | Wind Shear

Develop Procedures

01:19:52

Manual of Air Traffic Services Part 1 | Bow-Tie Safety Analysis | TCAS | Red Team | RECAT | Pairwise Separation | Airport Collaborative Decision Making (Best Planned - Best Served)  | Approach Funnel | Apron | NLR | Microwave Landing System | GPS | RNAV | Black Box | MH370 | GBAS

Equipment Development

01:47:54

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