Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:35 pm #1827592
Ender wrote:"Barton AFIS seem to be raising a seriously high amount of MORs recently and I wanted to gauge peoples opinion on this.
For example last year Barton accounted for about 18% of all infringement reports in the UK, the average is about 1.4 infringements per airfield a year. Barton raised 23.
I know of a couple of professional pilots who have had their license suspended due to what I would class as 'box ticking' by Barton AFIS. These pilots pay their bills and have children to look after and when Barton raise what they think in an MOR the CAA dont even discuss anything with the accused pilot they initially SUSPEND their license. This means professional pilots are out of work immediately, imagine defaulting on your mortgage because of a pen pusher ticking a box on what they consider to be a mandatory report.
These pilots are powerless from the start unless they a member of a large union with access to legal apparatus required to get their license back.
The Principal Airspace Regulator at the CAA takes a black and white view on this which to be honest doesn't help, the system is not working if you lose your income & lively hood before you have chance to defend yourself.
I was at a meeting where it was mentioned that another airfield in the south had matched the amount of MORs that Barton had raised in a period, the management of Barton immediately replied and said oh we need to start raising more MORs then.
Rule 11 keeps getting quoted. Can anyone point me in the direction of this?
Albiet a not very well thought out Rant just a mind dump, rant over.
Initial post edited due to comments I made which are in appropriate for a good discussion."
Ender posted this in 2019, and gives the clear impression he knows what he is talking about. There are other accounts.
Clearly there is some history rewriting here.
I love the comment, "we cant deliver the infringment course on line". Strange how they do seem to now be able to do so.
If you are going to rewrite history you do need to be pretty sure there arent people around with a good memory.
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