NATS ATC Simulation

Old Nov 16, 19, 3:05 am
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NATS ATC Simulation

Nerdier members of the board may be interested to see that NATS have published a very nice interactive simulation of the flight of BA1370 LHR-MAN, including all the radio calls made throughout the journey. Fascinating to see how much communication is involved even in such a short flight.

https://www.nats.aero/discover/plane-talking/
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Old Nov 16, 19, 3:20 am
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Thanks for the share - fascinating to see how it is actually done
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Old Nov 16, 19, 6:19 am
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Very neat.

What's missing, of course, is the multitude of other transmission involving numerous other aircraft - and the various controllers landline calls associated with Shuttle 2 Lima, and all their button-pushing. It all sounds FAR too peaceful!!
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Old Nov 16, 19, 11:00 am
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Very neat.

What's missing, of course, is the multitude of other RT involving numerous other ground stations - and the various cabin calls associated with Shuttle 2 Lima, and all their button-pushing and knob twiddling (and wearing a uniform that's so sharp it's got a degree from Cambridge) - and making it all sound cool!!
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Old Nov 16, 19, 11:41 am
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Sounds so nice compared to newyork or chicago. I guess cause its missing 98% of the other stuff on the radio.
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Old Nov 17, 19, 4:59 am
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it's interesting how much effort NATS puts in to material such as this. Not sure whether it's subtle recruiting or just [needless?] PR.
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Old Nov 17, 19, 8:34 am
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Must be quite old as they go on a WOBUN not an UMLAT but very cool that NATS go to the effort to make this sort of thing.
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Old Nov 17, 19, 9:10 am
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
it's interesting how much effort NATS puts in to material such as this. Not sure whether it's subtle recruiting or just [needless?] PR.
Both?
As evidenced by the obvious regendering. The notes say it’s all been rerecorded, but many of the ‘explanations’ refer to ‘his’ instructions (referring to controllers) but it’s a woman’s voice...

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Must be quite old as they go on a WOBUN not an UMLAT but very cool that NATS go to the effort to make this sort of thing.
2017, according to the notes on the page.
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Old Nov 17, 19, 9:47 am
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Well analysed, Confus ^

I confess I found the lady captain’s transmissions a bit ‘sweet’ and rather scripted
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Having a Private Pilots Licence I find this super interesting.

I have a really good understanding of how things work but I always want to know more and this gives that extra detail.
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Old Nov 17, 19, 11:02 am
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Very neat.
... and wearing a uniform that's so sharp it's got a degree from Cambridge...
Cannot be that sharp if the degree comes from Cambridge!

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Old Nov 18, 19, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by T8191 View Post
Very neat.

What's missing, of course, is the multitude of other transmission involving numerous other aircraft - and the various controllers landline calls associated with Shuttle 2 Lima, and all their button-pushing. It all sounds FAR too peaceful!!
Nowadays, with electronic strips and standing agreements, it’s quite possible/indeed likely there’s no landline calls required at all.
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