Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« on: November 16, 2009, 11:58:22 am »
So I started working on ATC coverage today for the next Hyper Tension Convention.  I'm sure most of you are familiar with the new concept by now.  If not, read this http://http:|//www.|bostonvirtualatc.|com/dnn/Portals/0/Logan%20Informers/BVAs%20Logan%20Informer%20-%20September2009.|pdf

Obviously we want to have as much controller coverage as possible.  In light of the BTP09, it seems we can get about 15 controllers for a big event.  My question to you all is, for the 5 "sattelite" airports, would you rather have a ground and tower controller?  Or a tower and approach controller?

Keep in mind that the "hub" airport (IAD) will be FULLY staffed.

Share your thoughts and ideas here!
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Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 12:35:49 pm »
Tower and Approach for sure.  Tower can handle ground, but can not handle approach.

Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2009, 01:41:41 pm »
I need Clarification. If There was no Approach Controller, would Center provide this service.

Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2009, 01:45:47 pm »
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I need Clarification. If There was no Approach Controller, would Center provide this service.

It would have to be Center, they would be the only controllers above Approach that are certified to handle such. I suppose IF a tower controller was also a certified approach controller, this would be acceptable, and an approach controller could tell aircraft to remain with him for taxi, but then that puts the stress of three positions on one guy, and with an event like the HTC, that can get very hairy, very quickly.

I say have Tower controllers handle ground ops too, and have a tower/approach control setup going for the HTC.
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Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2009, 01:49:24 pm »
Man that was the quickest reply I've ever seen  :lol:

Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2009, 03:28:33 pm »
I like to lurk during history class. Teacher tends to drone...
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Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2009, 06:54:35 pm »
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I like to lurk during history class. Teacher tends to drone...

Ah, but history is one of the most important (and more interesting) subjects.

Tower and Approach definitely.
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Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2009, 09:02:41 pm »
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I like to lurk during history class. Teacher tends to drone...

Ah, but history is one of the most important (and more interesting) subjects.

Tower and Approach definitely.

You assume I am unaware? My two majors are History and Education, I will be a fully certified teacher in CT in just over a year's time.  :)  It's just that this class was the only one left open, and lecture halls (120+ people) are NOT my thing. I go home and read the book, hence I have the class period to sit in back with my laptop and screw around.

When I said my teacher drones, it is because he has little choice but to teach in a very rigid style there. In small classes (20-30 people) it's easy to get passionate on the subject, and share theories and stories, which are the types of classes that I love the most.
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Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2009, 10:50:36 pm »
Yep. I wasn't trying to diminish your point or anything.
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Re: Which ATC position would you prefer to see?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2009, 12:36:19 am »
Excellent.  Thanks for the replies!  I have to admit that I was quite sure that Tower+Approach would be the favorable option.
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