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Old 8th Nov 2002, 22:45
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Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Sydney
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Qantas Speed Restrictions

Apologies to Mel ATC last night who told me to descend at best speed for as long as possible.

Due to the actions of a few guys who seem to have their heads buried in the sand for the last couple of year and insist on pushing and exceeding the limits for stable approaches, QF have instigated speed restrictions on it's pilots that are going to make it very difficult to accomodate ATC who are trying to establish an orderly and efficient sequence.

250 by 5k and 210 by 12 miles. Thats it.

I regarded this as micro-management until I heard one or two of the stories. I guess managements hands are tied...sigh goodbye 320 to 20 miles... the lowest common denominators rule..
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