Old 11th Mar 2020, 00:36
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Lead Balloon
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Originally Posted by andrewr View Post
If Mangalore had class E down to 1200' it would benefit IFR because they would get ATC separation and this accident would likely have been prevented. But I don't see the benefits you are claiming for VFR aircraft?

"IFR need ATC" is basically the argument in favor of Class E.
The Cap’n considers that E is designated in lieu of what should be D or C, and thus E is for the benefit of VFR aircraft alone because VFR aircraft do not need a clearance to operate in E. He’s better placed to explain why he considers a change from G to E would not be a net positive for IFR aircraft in Australia (noting that, in Australian E, VFR aircraft have to be fitted with a serviceable transponder and monitor the Centre VHF frequency).
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