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Old 8th Nov 2019, 12:23
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le Pingouin
 
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Originally Posted by Dick Smith View Post
Le Pingouin, you say that aircraft frequently fade from radar. How often does an aircraft fade from radar that requested a clearance at 6,500 feet probably above the weather and certainly above the mountain range and is then forced down into bad weather, without anyone being interested?
Correct. Why would we be? They're VFR so responsible for terrain and weather avoidance. If there's a problem speak up. We aren't mind readers and aren't looking out the aircraft windscreen. I see numerous VFR paints flying around when the weather seems totally foul, yet the ground isn't littered with crashed aircraft.
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