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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetjock View Post
    Anyone who joins the military and expects nights/weekends off as a matter of course can bugger right off.

    A good start would be to pay people a decent wage to stay, then staff mission critical sections like ATC adequately so such working hours are spread around fairly. Maybe equip the Air Corps a bit better and challenge people. If the highlight of your day was repeatedly saying "Cleared touch and go" to circuit bashing Pilatus you'd jump out the tower window after a few months.

    Absolutely but this is the new DF when double and triple jobbing (as well as personal admin, overseas, courses, leave, resting off, duties etc etc).

    If the shifts end up as 24 on/24 off for an extended period of time it isn't going to help retention

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    The Mil screen out in Dub ATC was a joke and regarded as so by the civvie ATC, who could see everything that was going on, anyway, apart from a few isolated spots blanked by hills. It was a sub run for Mil ATC types.
    It gets a mention
    https://youtu.be/iUrEexcEsKQ







    I may have posted this link to the remote tower trials before:

    Ireland - https://youtu.be/bDwzE4ISQU8

    Netherlands - https://youtu.be/C1vza1BqgbQ

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    Internal Politics /empire building/ protection of status has always played a part in ATC in Baldonnel. There were several individuals in ATC who considered themselves as "special ones" and earned the derision of both officers and enlisted ranks. Some of them were excellent, very switched on, good at their trade and very good at all round cooperation across ranks....others, well, they didn't have such a good reputation. When the Casas came into service and the need for backseaters arose, ATC seized this new role with a vengeance, which led to very pointy rows, up and down the rank scale and across the various little empires about who should do what and whom was in charge of whom. It all got very testy and the turnover rate of back seaters got comical in short order.

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