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Coffs Twr cutbacks

Old 29th Jun 2020, 05:44
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Coffs Twr cutbacks

No Twr on weekends compliments of ASA.
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 07:21
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How many movements on the weekends?
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 07:50
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Don't forget the change also requires approval from CASA - the safety people!
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Old 29th Jun 2020, 11:07
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Are there still parachute operations there? Could be very frustrating with A045 CTA base and no tower controller with binoculars working tower magic
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 01:15
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Hey, you in the parachute.....I said 'MAINTAIN 4,000'......
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Old 30th Jun 2020, 03:30
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Originally Posted by TwoFiftyBelowTen View Post
Are there still parachute operations there? Could be very frustrating with A045 CTA base and no tower controller with binoculars working tower magic
Yes and they have raised concerns
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 10:21
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Originally Posted by Ex FSO GRIFFO View Post
Hey, you in the parachute.....I said 'MAINTAIN 4,000'......
Once the pilot declares “Jumpers Away” the airspace is “occupied” for 8 minutes or until the pilot confirms the aircraft and chutes are below 4,500’. A tower controller could visually separate a departure off RWY21 tracking south, the surveillance controllers can’t.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 11:13
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Meanwhile in Cairns...no staff...tower closed! Again..
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 11:23
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I wish they’d shut at Camden TWR midweek. Can not justify the ATS or associated cost.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 11:30
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Come now: Tower hours and manning are determined on the basis of objective risk and the cost of mitigating those risks. It has nothing to do with Airservices’ internal HR and personnel management problems. Absolutely nothing.
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Old 7th Jul 2020, 12:45
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Bankstown have been closing early recently, and it appears Sydney Tower will be unmanned at some point during tonights curfew.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 00:44
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Tamworth as well.
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Old 8th Jul 2020, 22:28
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Originally Posted by Maggie Island View Post
Bankstown have been closing early recently, and it appears Sydney Tower will be unmanned at some point during tonights curfew.
Bankstown also running without the third controller to control the circuit traffic - 132.8 is getting pretty crazy with a few inbound and a handful in the circuit.
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