G-BLEW wrote:GonzoEGLL wrote:And more to the point, where are all the controllers coming from to resource it?
Good question, has there/is there/could there be a simpler conversion route for retiring military ATCOs?
Is that like allowing high houred PPLs jumping into the RHS of an A319 to solve the pilot shortage?! Tail wagging dog....? (Ok not the best analogy)
But as an ex RAF type, who ran a UK ATC College, the courses have been compared and some training has migrated across in a credit form for the civil licenses. Probably not enough recognition. The jobs are largely very different. Same but different*
UK ATCOs have EU 2015/340 licences with a syllabus from EASA. So, if Shawbury and CATCS covered all the objectives then the EU would issue the British Military civvy licences. Which is unlikey for retention reasons.
(Of course, the MOD could make all Military ATCOs civvy rated and then add on the military specific parts, even making them RAF Reserve on Full Time Contracts.)
* a lot of my Civvy colleagues would struggle with military ATC IMHO so it is not all one way