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Old 9th May 2015, 12:52
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triadic
 
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Capt Midnight said:

AIP ENR 1.1 para 44.1:

Quote:
Pilots of radio-equipped VFR aircraft must listen out on the appropriate VHF frequency and announce if in potential conflict. Pilots intercepting broadcasts from aircraft in their vicinity which are considered to be in potential conflict with their own aircraft must acknowledge by transmitting own call-sign and, as appropriate, aircraft type, position, actual level and intentions.

The appropriate VHF frequency stated in para 44.1 is:

a. In the vicinity of an aerodrome depicted on aeronautical charts, with a discrete frequency, the discrete CTAF shown (including Broadcast Area CTAF) or otherwise;

b. In the vicinity of an aerodrome depicted on aeronautical charts, with no discrete frequency shown, the Multicom 126.7; or

c. In all other cases, Area VHF.


These procedures have been in place for many (the last 10+?) years. For CASA to try and undo them now would in itself present a safety issue.
In fact that is an extract of the present AIP, but prior to the recent change re unmarked airfields, the AIP made no mention of marked or unmarked airfields which was in accordance with the NAS introduced over a decade ago, where the MULTICOM was introduced. Much of that, it seems, those in CASA have either forgotten or were unaware of (??).
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