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Old 26th Aug 2020, 20:59
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Originally Posted by etrust View Post

Weekdays in YBBN are running around 250-300 movements ( not counting YBCG, YBAF, YAMB, etc.etc.) Pre-COVID was around 650-700. Maybe someone else can speak for YSSY and YMML. I think YPPH is still humming along?
YSSY around 150 per day (down from 1000+).
It got back up to the mid 250s before a certain premier ‘slammed’ the border shut.

Strange to see this thread started though because there’s been multiple light aircraft getting a look in at YSSY daily since COViD began.
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Old 26th Aug 2020, 22:16
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I heard a rejection for an arrival into Sydney on 124.55 yesterday (I think - may have been 2 days ago). It may not be the same one as the OP mentions but if it was, the actual reason given was they hadn't booked an arrival slot at Sydney.
That is not an ATC requirement but a Sydney Airport requirement. (I think that is as much about the airport operators being able to invoice you as anything). I know of a multitude of GA flights into YSSY over the last few months (I have done a few myself). You have to book a slot to do it, it isn't hard. ATC have always been very accommodating. NB you cannot do a T&G. Must land and re-taxi.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 14:47
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My favorite Syd ATC clearance/ non clearance some years back.
Early morning arrival from foreign parts.

“Syd Big airways 888 FL 370, Parkes at xxx” ( local Syd radio travel info at the time, “The 888 always late!”)
”Big airways 888 Roger, expect 10 mins delay at Parkes EAT xxxx
“Roger 888, we can reduce speed and absorb the delay en route.”
“Negative, maintain speed, there will be 10 minutes delay whatever time your arrival Parkes”. ?????

Happy days though, a three month Summer Syd FC Posting at the time.
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Old 27th Aug 2020, 22:56
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Originally Posted by jonkster View Post
I heard a rejection for an arrival into Sydney on 124.55 yesterday (I think - may have been 2 days ago). It may not be the same one as the OP mentions but if it was, the actual reason given was they hadn't booked an arrival slot at Sydney.
That is not an ATC requirement but a Sydney Airport requirement. (I think that is as much about the airport operators being able to invoice you as anything). I know of a multitude of GA flights into YSSY over the last few months (I have done a few myself). You have to book a slot to do it, it isn't hard. ATC have always been very accommodating. NB you cannot do a T&G. Must land and re-taxi.
Agree with you Jonkster; I have also found the Sydney ATC to be helpful. And, I was told by pilots that you can’t do T&G, but ATC offered it, so I did. Had planned on landing, stopping, etc however Approach gave me the option so I took it.
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