Old 17th Mar 2020, 07:15
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Location: QLD - where drivers are yet to realise that the left lane goes to their destination too.
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Originally Posted by Sunfish View Post
traffic, in your way of thinking, you only work out the costs AFTER THE ACCIDENT. Then you say to yourself “jeez, if we had spent $100,000 per year to prevent the accident it would have been money well spent.”.

Risk management calculations allow allow you to make the costs decision without waiting for the accident.

To put that another way. You can calculate what it’s worth to stop the accident and I assure you, you will think it’s a good deal.
Unicoms can't, by law, give traffic. Everything else they can provide is just a nice to have. Who pays the $100k per year for nice to haves? Pretty much no one in aviation. CA/GRO's provide a directed traffic service only, not separation, and they cost a sh*t load more than $100k a year. You want ATC? Put your hand in your pocket, and they better be deep.
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