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Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 09:27

this job advert....


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 09:27



Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 09:31

Is this a step too far?

'When applying for job as Air Traffic Controller,please state qualifications clearly.....

Conforming to Government standards,applicants can also apply for forms printed in Braille !!!!

Good morning All
Mau xx


Alko Report 11 Jul 2008 09:52

Had to laugh, is it true or am i being daft?


AnnCardiff Report 11 Jul 2008 10:19

a step too far and beyond


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 11:01

This was discussed on The Wright Stuff this morning,and here is a copy from the Net!

THERE'S a chance you could be flying blind the next time you need to catch a flight in Europe after an ad for an air traffic controller was printed in Braille.

St Mary's airport executives on the Isles of Scilly, in the UK, have adhered to equal opportunity guidelines and offered the position in Braille - even though a requirement of the position is that the applicant must have 20/20 vision.

The successful applicant will receive around $100,000 and must be highly qualified.

The airport is located on a hill and is often hemmed in by fog.

The ad made no mention of where a seeing eye dog would be seated or if there was room to store a cane.

The bottom of the advertisement states: 'If you require this document in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please contact the Community Relations Officer.''

A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority, said all air traffic controllers had to meet international standards, as well as passing a medical and eye test.

"They would have to meet the same medical requirement as a commercial airline pilot,' the spokesman added.

"I would say that, with glasses or contact lenses, they would need good 20/20 vision.'

A spokesman for the Council of the Isles of Scilly said the wording was included on all job adverts 'to ensure that potential job applicants know that they can access information in a format to suit them."

"To infinity and beyond" Ann lol


Alko Report 11 Jul 2008 11:33

To infinity and beyond indeed.

Regards, Buzz Lightyear

Lord above whatever next


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 12:00

I'm sure there was a joke on threads a while ago Alk about such a scenario


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 12:04

Here it is...........and certainly with no intention to offend anyone who has this disability.

One day at a busy airport, the passengers on a commercial airliner are seated, waiting for the cockpit crew to show up so they can get under way. The pilot and co-pilot finally appear in the rear of the plane, and begin walking up to the cockpit through the center aisle. Both appear to be blind.

The pilot is using a white cane, bumping into passengers right and left as he stumbles down the aisle, and the co-pilot is using a guide dog. Both have their eyes covered with huge sunglasses. At first the passengers don't react, thinking that it must be some sort of practical joke. However, after a few minutes the engines start revving and the airplane starts moving.

The passengers look at each other with some uneasiness, whispering among themselves and looking desperately to the stewardesses for reassurance. Then the airplane starts accelerating rapidly down the runway and people begin panicking. Some passengers are praying, and as the plane gets closer and closer to the end of the runway, the voices are becoming more and more hysterical. Finally, when the airplane has less than 20 feet of runway left, there is a sudden change in the pitch of the shouts as everyone screams at once, and at the very last moment the airplane lifts off and is airborne.

Up in the cockpit, the co-pilot breathes a sigh of relief and turns to the pilot: "You know, one of these days the passengers aren't going to scream, and we're gonna get killed!"


AnnCardiff Report 11 Jul 2008 18:01

nice one Mau - certanly worth a second airing that one!! Declan Curry, the finance wizard on BBC news was on this week running his bit of the programme from an air traffic control centre. Apparently for every 1000 applicants to become a flight controller, only two eventually make the grade!!!


AnnCardiff Report 11 Jul 2008 18:03

my son is a train driver and a bit of a joker - sometimes he and his mates have a bit of a laugh - he dons a pair of joke glasses, ones that look like milk bottle bottoms, and feels his way along the train past the windows with passengers looking out and then climbs into the cab!!! He has a really warped sense of humour - bit like me!!!


Mauatthecoast Report 11 Jul 2008 18:06

That's really good to know Ann,it's certainly a responsible job,and we wouldn't want the grades too easy?!

Mau xx

LOL just caught your last thread!.........will look out for him next time I'm on a train ;O)