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9th Oct 2020, 09:30
Replies: 25
Views: 2,721
Posted By topdrop

I thought you could fly with level 4 (expires...

I thought you could fly with level 4 (expires after 3 years), level 5 (6 year expiry) or level 6 (never expires)
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Oct 2020, 05:39
Replies: 6
Views: 2,057
Posted By topdrop

Yes, the controller is responsible for terrain...

Yes, the controller is responsible for terrain clearance in this situation - using the Radar Terrain Clearance Chart (or whatever it is called in your neck of the woods). The exception is to add the...
27th Jun 2020, 02:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,534
Posted By topdrop

When I started in FS/ATC there were 60NM wide...

When I started in FS/ATC there were 60NM wide corridors of controlled airspace over the continent and 100NM wide corridors over the ocean. I think the corridors were F250 to F450. Apart from CTR and...
27th May 2020, 09:20
Replies: 669
Views: 1,767,722
Posted By topdrop

Hoosten, I worked Approach for 21 years and we...

Hoosten,
I worked Approach for 21 years and we would regularly pass traffic info on behalf of adjoining sectors - both on our own initiative and on request of the adjoining sectors.
8th May 2020, 07:27
Replies: 70
Views: 6,930
Posted By topdrop

I have heard that a lot of operators are not...

I have heard that a lot of operators are not allowed by their insurance company to depart VFR and then change to IFR when traffic allows an ATC clearance (IFR pickup). Is it correct that some are not...
25th Apr 2020, 02:47
Replies: 43
Views: 7,589
Posted By topdrop

A new Regional Director was appointed to SA/NT...

A new Regional Director was appointed to SA/NT region, who balked at the cost of manning Gove Tower. He cancelled it. The Tower was not yet fitted out, though I think some of the console was...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Nov 2019, 23:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By topdrop

Depends on the software that your radar data is...

Depends on the software that your radar data is fed into. Many places have multiple radar feeds to one display to cater for terrain issues. Have 3 feeds where I work. To merge the feeds, the display...
18th Aug 2019, 08:29
Replies: 101
Views: 19,798
Posted By topdrop

Been cleared "the option" 3 or 4 times in Cairns...

Been cleared "the option" 3 or 4 times in Cairns - mainly when doing flight review.
7th Aug 2019, 00:38
Replies: 25
Views: 5,415
Posted By topdrop

Did those criticising the report note this to the...

Did those criticising the report note this to the right of the investigation numberStatus: Activehttps://www.atsb.gov.au/Assets/Progress/progress_0.pngPhase: Evidence collection
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jul 2019, 13:28
Replies: 17
Views: 8,170
Posted By topdrop

Had a member of the public ring Cairns ATC to...

Had a member of the public ring Cairns ATC to report a crashed Dash 8 on about a 2 mile final. Ascertained that the person was looking at Google Earth and the aircraft hadn't moved for over 10...
15th Apr 2019, 04:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,789
Posted By topdrop

The wing in ground effect craft in Cairns had...

The wing in ground effect craft in Cairns had both marine and aviation registration. Had a dispo for nil transponder. Test pilot was previously aero club instructor. After venture folded, he became a...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Mar 2019, 23:42
Replies: 22
Views: 7,051
Posted By topdrop

Does Bahrain recruit local female trainees for...

Does Bahrain recruit local female trainees for ATC? Are they paid the same as males? Discrimination can take many forms.
23rd Feb 2019, 00:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By topdrop

Airways NZ does training - don't know about NZ...

Airways NZ does training - don't know about NZ military. HK trains locals and expats with ATC experience, though they are reducing the number of expats as more locals qualify.
12th Feb 2019, 07:39
Replies: 25
Views: 9,931
Posted By topdrop

Thought it was QANTAS that liked old aircraft.

Thought it was QANTAS that liked old aircraft.
2nd Feb 2019, 08:55
Replies: 28
Views: 6,433
Posted By topdrop

Have a read of this -...

Have a read of this - https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-Return/2018/Tax-return/Deduction-questions-D1-D10/D4-Work-related-self-education-expenses-2018/?=redirected
Then talk to a taxation...
26th Jan 2019, 23:22
Replies: 64
Views: 14,259
Posted By topdrop

To anyone not sure what to do, opt out by Jan 31...

To anyone not sure what to do, opt out by Jan 31 - you can always opt back in later after further research or the privacy issues have been sorted.
26th Jan 2019, 12:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,598
Posted By topdrop

We (Enroute Controllers) took over the Amberley...

We (Enroute Controllers) took over the Amberley Approach airspace on weekends and at night back in the early 1990's. Plenty of routes through the airspace into Amberley, Brisbane and Archerfield...
23rd Dec 2018, 02:23
Replies: 34
Views: 3,259
Posted By topdrop

If he wanted to land in Darwin, it's possible...

If he wanted to land in Darwin, it's possible authorities could stop it. Elsewhere along NT coastline different story.
Many years ago, a missionary got scared for the safety of his family due to...
24th Nov 2018, 23:18
Replies: 263
Views: 88,656
Posted By topdrop

Little smiley at the end is a bit of a clue.

Little smiley at the end is a bit of a clue.
28th Oct 2018, 12:20
Replies: 66
Views: 11,520
Posted By topdrop

Never endorsed on a twin, though I have got to...

Never endorsed on a twin, though I have got to fly a few under supervision. First (at about 30 hours) was 1 circuit in a PNGDF DC3 after maintenance at East West in Tamworth - President of aero club...
25th Oct 2018, 00:54
Replies: 248
Views: 119,721
Posted By topdrop

LongLegs, I really enjoyed reading your first...

LongLegs, I really enjoyed reading your first hand account, informative and not sensationalist - well done. Enjoy the rest of your life, it's not everyone that survives a plane crash.
22nd Sep 2018, 10:42
Replies: 28
Views: 3,937
Posted By topdrop

As a local, I was told Gunny G'noo

As a local, I was told Gunny G'noo
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Sep 2018, 05:47
Replies: 27
Views: 5,367
Posted By topdrop

The figures I posted re transponder transmission...

The figures I posted re transponder transmission are reference to 1013 - I am not sure what you are trying to say.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Sep 2018, 09:06
Replies: 27
Views: 5,367
Posted By topdrop

Three aircraft below the transition altitude, A...

Three aircraft below the transition altitude, A is 7000ft above 1013 pressure level, B is 7000ft above 1000 pressure level - the current QNH.
A's transponder will be sending 7000 to radar, B's will...
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