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26th Oct 2022, 12:27
Replies: 91
Views: 8,180
Posted By 40years

A bit like being told by a palaeontologist in...

A bit like being told by a palaeontologist in 2007 that rainfall would become close to zero?
29th Jul 2022, 14:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,301
Posted By 40years

I’m still here, as far as I know. :ok:

I’m still here, as far as I know. :ok:
13th Jul 2022, 14:08
Replies: 266
Views: 94,314
Posted By 40years

As noted above in various posts, the issue of...

As noted above in various posts, the issue of pilots being able to maintain their situation awareness by monitoring all relevant transmissions to and from other aircraft is a significant defence in...
25th Feb 2021, 10:37
Replies: 527
Views: 68,064
Posted By 40years

Of all the countries in the world, one of the...

Of all the countries in the world, one of the most non-compliant is the USA.
Check their list of differences.
4th Feb 2021, 02:03
Replies: 527
Views: 68,064
Posted By 40years

And you asked a question quoting my post #78,...

And you asked a question quoting my post #78, which was in response to a question in post#75. All to do with Airservices control of data, not ATSB.
In reply to your ATSB question, nothing to...
3rd Feb 2021, 10:41
Replies: 527
Views: 68,064
Posted By 40years

"What provision, precisely, of the TSI Act...

"What provision, precisely, of the TSI Act prohibits the ATSB from publishing ATC/Centre recordings? There are 'live' feeds of ATC/Centre comms on the internet."

Division 3 - RESTRICTED...
2nd Feb 2021, 10:32
Replies: 527
Views: 68,064
Posted By 40years

“Why does not AsA publish their internal Safety...

“Why does not AsA publish their internal Safety Report on the accident with full voice transcripts?”
Because under the TSI Act they are ‘protected’ and under the control of ATSB, with heavy...
20th Jan 2021, 11:05
Replies: 19
Views: 4,019
Posted By 40years

Sunfish, did you not read the above explanations?...

Sunfish, did you not read the above explanations? If there is a LOSA, the controller may or may not have stuffed up. In the example given above, an unrestricted climb to a level above opposite...
20th Jan 2021, 05:34
Replies: 19
Views: 4,019
Posted By 40years

In it’s original manifestation it had two broad...

In it’s original manifestation it had two broad meanings:
1. Construction of airspace and routes such that the requirement for positive separation actions is minimised.
2. controller technique,...
24th Apr 2020, 08:59
Replies: 676
Views: 1,800,875
Posted By 40years

The ATSB Commissioner was not Safety Manager of...

The ATSB Commissioner was not Safety Manager of Melbourne Centre, he was Centre Manager. And a good one too.
26th Mar 2020, 10:27
Replies: 38
Views: 9,908
Posted By 40years

I was working in Essendon Tower then. I can see...

I was working in Essendon Tower then. I can see the rear end of my bronze Chrysler Centura in the car park. :O
16th Mar 2020, 12:51
Replies: 28
Views: 7,038
Posted By 40years

As a callow ground controller at Melbourne, I was...

As a callow ground controller at Melbourne, I was occasionally greeted by a wombat departing the runway with the words "Melbourne Ground this is Wombat (1,2,or3) snuffling and grunting to the Wombat...
1st Mar 2020, 12:24
Replies: 676
Views: 1,800,875
Posted By 40years

It's in the lap of CASA because they are the...

It's in the lap of CASA because they are the regulator - Office of Airspace REGULATION.
Airservices is a Service Provider; they should never have had the function in the first place.
16th Jan 2019, 09:31
Replies: 37
Views: 8,938
Posted By 40years

Yes, ATC is a piece of p***s. Anyone who’s flown...

Yes, ATC is a piece of p***s. Anyone who’s flown into a CTAF can do it standing on their head. And I thought that Skygods were an extinct species!
15th Jan 2019, 04:25
Replies: 37
Views: 8,938
Posted By 40years

Why is Airservices going to all the trouble of...

Why is Airservices going to all the trouble of recruiting and training Air Traffic Controllers when we have all these experts flying around who could do it with their eyes shut?
27th Apr 2018, 13:22
Replies: 103
Views: 23,450
Posted By 40years

A valid comparison, however, is comparing the...

A valid comparison, however, is comparing the amateurs in Australian ATC generally, and MEL in particular, with your vastly more competent colleagues in Europe and the USA.

Yes, if it is a...
27th Apr 2018, 13:01
Replies: 103
Views: 23,450
Posted By 40years

Obviously Airservices is wasting an enormous...

Obviously Airservices is wasting an enormous amount of cash employing all those controllers when we have such a highly skilled complement of pilots who could do the job without leaving their flight...
29th May 2017, 12:49
Replies: 528
Views: 231,959
Posted By 40years

Yes, correct! Six weeks with Mainline (TAA or...

Yes, correct!
Six weeks with Mainline (TAA or Ansett), and two weeks with a minor? Airline (EWA, ANSw, MMA). About 80 -100 hours flight deck exposure. Invaluable.
8th Mar 2017, 11:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,136
Posted By 40years

One track, we've tried Americans - Leroy Keith...

One track, we've tried Americans - Leroy Keith and Bill Pollard spring to mind. Came and went like ripples on the pond.
7th Mar 2017, 23:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,931
Posted By 40years

Missy, re Uberlingen: there were two controllers...

Missy, re Uberlingen: there were two controllers rostered for the doggo, so there should have been no problems performing both functions. Under the practice current at the time, one went to sleep, a...
28th Aug 2016, 14:14
Replies: 88
Views: 26,116
Posted By 40years

fujii: As I said, "Interesting how memory can...

fujii: As I said, "Interesting how memory can play tricks"
Even I can get things wrong.
I stand by the fact that there was no 250 below 10 at that time. As for the rest?
28th Aug 2016, 10:52
Replies: 88
Views: 26,116
Posted By 40years

Interesting how memory can play tricks. I'm...

Interesting how memory can play tricks. I'm pretty sure that 250 below 10 wasn't mandated in Oz until much later after this event. Also much of the initial controlling would have been by RAAF...
27th Mar 2016, 10:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,457
Posted By 40years

Re using New Zealanders: We tried that in the...

Re using New Zealanders:
We tried that in the nineties - Baldwin and his mates. That worked well... Not.
3rd Jan 2016, 11:39
Replies: 476
Views: 121,788
Posted By 40years

Did any of you gents have the experience in the...

Did any of you gents have the experience in the 70's and 80's of being rosterd 'out of the blue' to fly your F27 on a real or practice SAR drop?
In other words, as a line crew, being told that your...
9th Apr 2015, 13:29
Replies: 26
Views: 4,300
Posted By 40years

TAAATS (EUROCAT) was optioned with an on-screen...

TAAATS (EUROCAT) was optioned with an on-screen weather radar overlay, but it was a bit kludgy and tended to hide the aircraft returns. It was shown to us in the SIM and the Centre in the early days....
9th Apr 2015, 13:22
Replies: 26
Views: 4,300
Posted By 40years

Centaurus: Surveillance Radar Approaches were...

Centaurus: Surveillance Radar Approaches were part of the tool set until sometime in the late eighties (or perhaps earlier). They were intended mainly for emergency use. My memory is failing, but I...
9th Oct 2014, 11:47
Replies: 44
Views: 8,115
Posted By 40years

Dead cut, TT to you. If you want to lie back...

Dead cut,
TT to you.
If you want to lie back and pretend you're in a bed, pay for it. Go business class.
19th Jun 2014, 14:25
Replies: 57
Views: 12,154
Posted By 40years

Unhappy VHF. DF

There was a VHF DF unit "on trial" in Essendon Tower late 70's. One intrepid controller used it as a pseudo radar for separation :eek:
27th Mar 2014, 11:16
Replies: 447
Views: 93,110
Posted By 40years

Ben's post

Sarcs, Ben has removed his post, quote "...because it was wrong":eek:
23rd Aug 2013, 02:23
Replies: 31
Views: 8,264
Posted By 40years

SRA

In the 70's and early 80's controllers practised SRA'S - sometimes live, sometimes on (primitive) simulation. A dedicated radar map was required, and if memory serves, ML had one for only one runway...
11th Aug 2013, 10:49
Replies: 140
Views: 42,952
Posted By 40years

Push back and ATC

Around about 1984 'clear pushback' was changed to 'pushback approved'.
The reasons were:
1. ATC has no authority on the apron
2. ICAO did it that way
3. ATC could no longer see all the apron...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Nov 2012, 06:03
Replies: 32
Views: 7,427
Posted By 40years

In my day we used 'Turn right 10 degrees and...

In my day we used 'Turn right 10 degrees and report new heading'. Nothing ambiguous in that.
11th Mar 2012, 14:41
Replies: 384
Views: 95,133
Posted By 40years

PADS was not a great system. It was a commercial...

PADS was not a great system. It was a commercial SAR system which Laurie Gruzman tried to impose on the SAR organisation,(which had existing effective systems). It had its faults, sufficient that it...
19th Mar 2011, 13:34
Replies: 2,631
Views: 965,524
Posted By 40years

Re the CASA audit: Jetstar is correct that...

Re the CASA audit:

Jetstar is correct that the 12 observations are merely that and do not require action or compliance. HOWEVER, as all good managers know 9or should know) This audit's...
27th Dec 2009, 13:35
Replies: 54
Views: 13,655
Posted By 40years

The introduction of RVSM in Australian airspace...

The introduction of RVSM in Australian airspace has produced a parcel of "convenient" levels above F290 that were not an option in prior times. The natural tendency has been to make use of these...
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