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15th Jul 2019, 13:59
Replies: 159
Views: 26,684
Posted By Awol57

So what do you do when ATC tells you to go around...

So what do you do when ATC tells you to go around at 1500' in VMC for not immediately ascertainable reason?
29th Mar 2019, 10:58
Replies: 26
Views: 7,253
Posted By Awol57

I don't work at Sydney so can't say for sure, but...

I don't work at Sydney so can't say for sure, but typically the towers antennae is on top of the tower or very near by. They may have a repeater in the Blue Mountains, or that may be the TCU site.
1st Mar 2019, 01:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By Awol57

Maybe the question should be reworded. How many...

Maybe the question should be reworded. How many times since lets say, 2001 have you sat, plugged in and monitoring, at an ATC position?

I agree it would be great if someone paid all ATCs to get a...
27th Feb 2019, 11:29
Replies: 12
Views: 1,870
Posted By Awol57

No. But it doesn't hurt.

No.

But it doesn't hurt.
2nd Feb 2019, 04:51
Replies: 19
Views: 5,324
Posted By Awol57

That was very much my point ;)

That was very much my point ;)
2nd Feb 2019, 02:13
Replies: 19
Views: 5,324
Posted By Awol57

I am sure the journalist that wrote the article...

I am sure the journalist that wrote the article will take note of your comments here on PPRUNE
4th Dec 2018, 04:26
Replies: 262
Views: 70,560
Posted By Awol57

I don't work for the RFDS but I do know a few...

I don't work for the RFDS but I do know a few pilots based in Hedland and Broome (and Derby when that was the base) that do occasionally go to Darwin rather than Perth. Not sure who makes that...
3rd Oct 2018, 08:59
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Awol57

I had my medical extended 2x on top of the DAME...

I had my medical extended 2x on top of the DAME extension earlier in the year, same thing, just pending sign off. I guess these things happen sometimes.
7th Jun 2018, 14:49
Replies: 53
Views: 8,995
Posted By Awol57

From what I understand there is a non ATC person...

From what I understand there is a non ATC person who monitors the cap and lets... somebody know.. what the numbers are. Not sure of the penalties but it's a legal thing so no discretion on ATC part...
7th Jun 2018, 14:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Awol57

Or more likely it was homework, and rather than...

Or more likely it was homework, and rather than wait until tomorrow to ask the instructor (or whenever) they thought someone on PPRUNE can likely help.
6th May 2018, 11:07
Replies: 298
Views: 92,088
Posted By Awol57

Fauntleroy and Gorgan roads are both still open. ...

Fauntleroy and Gorgan roads are both still open. Tonkin Hwy is just the major access point
27th Apr 2018, 10:34
Replies: 29
Views: 6,654
Posted By Awol57

Certainly aware that the ATC's and AFIS operators...

Certainly aware that the ATC's and AFIS operators are not volunteers. But unless the airways charges went up in 2013 when it opened, the cost would just be a reduced payment to the government. No...
27th Apr 2018, 08:22
Replies: 29
Views: 6,654
Posted By Awol57

Was there a point in time you a VFR couldn't put...

Was there a point in time you a VFR couldn't put in a full flight plan? We were certainly doing it when I was instructing back in the early 2000's. It then sits dormant in the FDP unless a controller...
31st Dec 2017, 01:48
Replies: 123
Views: 76,663
Posted By Awol57

We are paid TA aligned with our salary in AsA. ...

We are paid TA aligned with our salary in AsA.

https://www.ato.gov.au/law/view/document?DocID=TXD/TD201719/NAT/ATO/00001
30th Dec 2017, 09:03
Replies: 4
Views: 2,329
Posted By Awol57

The ERC(L) (and I presume High) have it. The...

The ERC(L) (and I presume High) have it. The line has blue dashes alternated with an open rectangle. OCA A on one side, and E/A on the other. I presume that's what you mean?
15th Dec 2017, 12:36
Replies: 356
Views: 158,260
Posted By Awol57

Qantas actually did tuesday and wednesday direct...

Qantas actually did tuesday and wednesday direct Brisbane. Monday was Melbourne and thursday was Sydney direct.

Port Hedland still gets a Brisbane flight on tuesday from Qantas so there must be...
14th Dec 2017, 10:10
Replies: 356
Views: 158,260
Posted By Awol57

Yep. I had friends that recently left town that...

Yep. I had friends that recently left town that would drive 500kms to LM for a flight to Perth as it was around $100pp cheaper each way. So for a $800 saving they would spend about $150 in fuel and...
19th Oct 2017, 14:41
Replies: 75
Views: 9,327
Posted By Awol57

Whilst I tend to agree about losing the data, I...

Whilst I tend to agree about losing the data, I am a bit perplexed as to how the emergency services helicopters suddenly won't be able to find a hospital.

Let's take an example of YXPD. I know...
12th Jul 2017, 08:32
Replies: 145
Views: 27,430
Posted By Awol57

I don't know what you read, but a valid ASIC can...

I don't know what you read, but a valid ASIC can be used as ID.
11th Jul 2017, 03:01
Replies: 459
Views: 157,705
Posted By Awol57

I don't work at ML so I can't say for sure why...

I don't work at ML so I can't say for sure why the stopping happens but a likely cause is the ADC being busy with something else. The SMC has to coordinate the crossing, so if the ADC is tied up...
6th Jul 2017, 06:09
Replies: 459
Views: 157,705
Posted By Awol57

Ok you are right, first to call ready at the...

Ok you are right, first to call ready at the actual holding point. And then subject to that other stuff I said.
6th Jul 2017, 03:23
Replies: 459
Views: 157,705
Posted By Awol57

Why would we care what colour tail? No company...

Why would we care what colour tail? No company gives us personally anything so there is no incentive there....
6th Jul 2017, 00:06
Replies: 459
Views: 157,705
Posted By Awol57

Generally it is the first to call ready, however...

Generally it is the first to call ready, however the ADC can choose to alter that if it will suit the traffic flow better. For example a medium before a heavy to avoid a wake turbulence delay, or...
27th Jun 2017, 23:25
Replies: 275
Views: 118,000
Posted By Awol57

I understand that. But I also said with the...

I understand that. But I also said with the information they had they obviously decided that PH was a better option.

I have yet to see anything definitive say that the vibration we saw in 2...
26th Jun 2017, 13:50
Replies: 275
Views: 118,000
Posted By Awol57

Yeah I missed the west bit in your post so...

Yeah I missed the west bit in your post so deleted it, not quick enough apparently :)
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