Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:08 am #1778275
oakworth wrote:I thought ATC was provided by Safeskys.
But Safeskys suffered from a number of 'shyster' types who had got an ATCO License by taking courses at colleges who, unlike NATS, did not provide field training and thus had an ADV/ADI rating but no experience. Several of these had job offers from 'bigger' airfields with the proviso they must complete validation training on their ADV/ADI rating before they could start so they went to Booker, completed their validation training, then promply resigned and went elsewhere thus causing a high turnover of staff and staff shortages.
Couple this with the fact it's a CAA requirement to have ATC rather than AFIS there due to the 'complicated' operations with (effectively) non radio gliders operating parallel to powered aircraft .
Safeskys changed hands in 2017 and whilst the previous owner/founder (who happened to live in High Wycombe) always offered decent terms and rates of pay (I did some freelance work for him at Dunsfold and he often offered me jobs elsewhere) I'm not sure about the new owners as the webite is just a blank page.
There's only one 'F' in Fulham