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ATC again for me... in Iraq
      10/28/10 10:43 AM

The lure of easy money has sent me to Iraq, where I am a controller at Baghdad ACC. We handle the entire country, FL240 and above (all class A).

Everything below is Class G, or E around airways, FL150 and above, 4nm either side. D around airports.

We're supposed to get FL150 and up from the US military this spring, working towards handing everything over to the Iraq government in the next year or three.

This airspace is surprisingly busy, now that all the big airlines in the middle east have figured out that they can fly through here. The big one are Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad, going to Europe and USA.

I'm kind of excited to be working in a center again, after a 12 year gap. Really poor Raytheon equipment, STARs version 1, I think, that nobody wanted.

Fortunately, flying in Africa helped a bit with ICAO phraseology before I came here (123 DECIMAL 4, descend to FL150, QNH 1013, descend when ready, Baghdad CONTROL, etc).

Here's some pictures of the "features" of the job:

Okay, just kidding with this one, but this stuff is in my room:



Baghdad Area Control Center:



North Sector:



Baghdad Tower:



Baghdad Tower, with Area Control in the top floor of the admin building:



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Tailwinds always,

Tony Williams

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* ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF] 10/28/10 10:43 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq nehoC hctiM   11/04/10 04:58 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   11/04/10 05:17 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Klaus Sievers   02/02/11 11:43 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Robert Mann [HPN-NY]   02/03/11 04:39 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Klaus Sievers   02/19/11 07:15 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq sreyoB yrraL   02/03/11 02:24 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Klaus Sievers   02/03/11 03:06 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq sreyoB yrraL   02/03/11 04:31 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Evad Rellimhtug   11/02/10 01:13 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Mase Taylor   10/29/10 12:24 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/30/10 09:41 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq John Gaitskill, 0A7   11/01/10 09:23 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   11/03/10 07:38 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Reams Goodloe   10/29/10 03:16 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:46 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Scott Dunham (DCA)   10/28/10 09:56 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:38 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   10/28/10 08:45 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:23 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Randy Sohn   10/28/10 05:43 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Mase Taylor   10/28/10 02:44 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:20 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Dave Siciliano (ADS)   10/28/10 03:31 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:29 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Joe Budge (W29)   10/28/10 12:46 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:12 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Anne Umphrey (KBED)   10/29/10 10:10 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Joe Budge (W29)   10/29/10 07:16 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq sreyoB yrraL   10/28/10 01:05 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:14 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq sreyoB yrraL   10/28/10 12:09 PM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/29/10 04:02 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Stephanie Belser-2   10/28/10 11:04 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Tony Williams [MYF]   10/28/10 11:12 AM
. * * Re: ATC again for me... in Iraq Ralph Jones   10/28/10 10:59 AM

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