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MML GA landing

Old 10th May 2020, 07:38
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Originally Posted by jonkster View Post
If I have ASSY in mine... is that going to be a problem?
......apparently to the ones hanging on too tight here making a mountain out of a molehill yes it could be a problem!...lolol
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Old 10th May 2020, 09:59
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......apparently to the ones hanging on too tight here making a mountain out of a molehill yes it could be a problem!...lolol
Not much else to talk about other than the boring topic of the Virgins collapse.
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Old 10th May 2020, 12:25
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This forum has "Professional Pilots" in it's name and one would expect that the basics of location indicators etc would be taught at some stage during the learning curve. Sadly like many other 'little' things that does not appear to be the case these days. As for ASSY, that was correct once upon a time, we are just showing our age!! The second letter back then referred to the FIR as in AMML and APPH etc. Those FIR's don't exist any more but the letters seems to have stuck as part of the location code for those places that had just a two letter identifier. eg: ML PH SY DN etc.

Thankfully, when I learn to fly there were no landing charges for GA at any locations in Oz.
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Old 10th May 2020, 19:54
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My warped brain took "MML GA landing" to be "MMA GA landing" and anticipated the thread was a Centaurus style historic safety thread about a Western Australian F-28 that had an interesting arrival somewhere.

MML- Southwest Minnesota Regional Airport.
SSY- Mbanza Congo Airport, Angola.
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Old 10th May 2020, 22:44
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Hands up those that live in Australia, are pilots and considering the nature of the original posters question don't know what/where MML & SSY stands for?? This ought to be good! -)
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Old 11th May 2020, 00:46
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the boring topic of the Virgins collapse
A gentleman never tells.
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Old 11th May 2020, 01:26
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What happened with Virgin freight ?
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Old 11th May 2020, 06:36
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Anyone managed to get a clearance for a GA landing/touch and go at MML, they seem to be approving them at SSY.
Hands up those that live in Australia, are pilots and considering the nature of the original posters question don't know what/where MML & SSY stands for?? This ought to be good! -)
If you put in a flightplan that involves a landing at a major airport and are prepared to pay the fee and be happy with being at the end of the priority line then you should get to land there.
More chance now than in what we might call normal times due to present very low traffic levels. If you are not going to do a T&G or just backtrack for departure you may be asked where you are going to park and usually must show/advise that appropriate arrangements have been made and you must have an ASIC card. If you have passengers then an escort will be required.
At the end of the day, its just another runway! If you have the time and money and still wish to feed your ego, then go for it!! Once upon a time it was easy to drop off a pax upon completion of liaison with the airline concerned, but I don't know if it is still the same today. With high traffic levels being at the end of the line might mean over an hours holding??

As said previously, the use of MML etc only shows an ignorance of the system and how it is set up. The poster should have used either YMML/YSSY or MEL/SYD and much of the discussion would not have occurred.
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Old 18th May 2020, 23:55
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Well it can be done!!
Five aircraft from YLIL flew in formation and landed at YMML on Saturday last. See it on uTube
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Old 19th May 2020, 01:18
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Fantastic, thanks for posting video
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Old 19th May 2020, 04:37
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Bet that was fun -) I must get a formation rating one day, looks good in close proximity.
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Old 19th May 2020, 05:47
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What a great video, looks like a lot of fun.

I remember heading there in my youth for radar tours and Maccas runs!
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