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Old 9th Nov 2019, 20:08
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See and avoid
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: USA
Posts: 500
I was under the impression that air traffic controllers could suppress signals from planes squawking 1200 to avoid clutter on their screen.

As a private pilot, I have had my transmission swamped by another plane transmitting on the same frequency at the same time. I'm told commercial planes have stronger transmitters.

Yes, I have been refused clearance through controlled airspace. I have no problem with this.

If it is an emergency, say so, or act accordingly regardless of permission.

If you look to the left, I was taught, "See and avoid."

the pilot reported that he was operating in clear conditions,
Not the sort of comment that would indicate an emergency...
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