matspart3 wrote:I met with the new Ops Director late last week at his request. He was aware of the various Staverton threads running. He is an, albeit not current, PPL holder and a former AFISO, so does have experience relevant to general aviation. He brought me up to speed on the runway situation and, reading between the lines, the political machinations that were the bane of my professional life still appear evident, but progress is being made toward financing the repair works .
We agreed to disagree on hi vis, although I very much got the impression it won't be rigourously enforced and is being encouraged as 'best practice'. I told him openly that I thought communications with the Airport's clientele had broken down, but he assured me that the long-term commitment to GA is still very much at the heart of the business.
Thanks for the briefing MP3.
A chink of light in that he asked to talk to you. Does he really have the will or vision to accept that his own actions are, largely, the problem? I would like to hope that he has moved his finger off the PTT.
However, I qestion the judgement of a man who promulgates the wearing of hi-vis as offering any genuine safety benefit as opposed to parroting the 'safety' herd nonsense - if you could have a herd of parrots!
The microcosm of the macrocosm.
The 'word on the street' from people who've seen him in action in previous aerodrome roles is consistent with his output at Staverton, sadly.
So, dear Staverton Ops Fuhrer, if you do read these forums - recognise the rapid damage you are doing to the aerodrome's reputation and sort yourself out . Actions speak louder than words.