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Old 25th May 2019, 00:34
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Originally Posted by pattern_is_full View Post
Fortunately, pilots (some at least) are getting better tools to hold up their end (EGPWS, 3D cockpit maps, etc.). It may be more a question of better arranging when and how a PIC can depart from an ATC clearance that has them heading for terrain, and training on how important it is to do that, and not let "ATC Authority Gradient" put one at risk. "Unable maintain 6000, terrain - climbing to 8000 right now! Get 'em out of my way!"
If I were flying today, I would always have the EGPWS up on any departure. Shame on the crews who do not do that. And, shame on those crews who do not exercise command authority on a timely basis.
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