I would prefer to keep that to myself otherwise I would not be able to chat like this lol.
Only that my ear is always firmly to the ground lol.
Runway inspections take place after...
A,Before a Runway is to be used in Service ie Single runway operations, for example.
B, After a heavy landing, burst tyre debris,
C, Rabbit or hare or Mole /Fox being mowed down, Birdstike etc.
D, During a down poor of Rain/Snow and after a downpoor of Rain/Snow to determine the breaking action required ie the terms WET WET WET to prevent a overrun (like what happened in India the other day!), and when Conditions called Low Visual Proceedures 'LVP' are in force so the deployment of the ops vehicle for a Runway or even FODDER inspection and removal on the Taxiway ie a plastic bag etc.
Note, it takes 6 minutes for a Runway inspection to be completed so it can have a knock on effect especially if ATC are launching 1 every 1 minute in peak period! give and take wake turbulance distance you can see the pressures both Aircrew and Controllers are under.
The knock on can mean Aircraft on stand, loosing their slot time.
So no wonder sometimes comments get out of hand as in the case of this example, I feel both the OPS Managers and the Air traffic contol team do a fantastic job under trying circumstances.
So a big thumbs up from me ...
On another note...
I have to say also Aircrew are still commenting on the being handed off to 'Scottish Control' they just cannot get their heads round the change it is bizarre that the eyes up North are controling ex Manchester Sub centre areas .
However in reality it makes no difference it is just the thought of Scottish based controllers controlling out bound traffic from Liverpool and Manchester on handoff around 3,000ft QNH in the climb!.
That is all for now .
I feel a cup of tea is in order.