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Old 26th Jul 2005, 21:20
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Close Call

Is this cause for concern or should we be reassured that this seems to be happening less.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4717547.stm

"It said the cause was the non-sighting of the Hawks by the Dash 8 pilots"

Surely these type of Aircraft by their very nature are supposed to be hard to detect.
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Old 26th Jul 2005, 22:42
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Neither, it's just one of those things that will happen from time to time.

Happens to civilian/civilian too thank goodness for TCAS (provided everyone follows the RA instructions)
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Old 28th Jul 2005, 09:03
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I was not aware that fast jet military aircraft had TCAS, well, not one that would talk to civil units.
Can anybody comment?
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Old 28th Jul 2005, 09:43
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All being dealt with at length in another thread........
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Old 1st Aug 2005, 00:37
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I had a near miss the other day.

On the motorway i must have come within metres of the other car....
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An incident report showed the Tornado bomber and a Sea King rescue helicopter from Lossiemouth were just 980ft apart at one stage on 8 December.
Is that vertically?

If so, is it an airprox?
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Old 1st Aug 2005, 08:08
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On the motorway i must have come within metres of the other car

It's not the mid-air fender-bender which does the real damage, it's the expanse of non-solid matter between the parties and the ground - or, more accurately, the sudden emergence of solid matter at the downwards end.

If we kept air traffic down at a reasonable height, like rooftop level, there'd be fewer mid-air collision casualties.
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