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Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jun 2011, 12:23
Replies: 41
Views: 7,337
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

I don't have any approach plates in front of me,...

I don't have any approach plates in front of me, but I'm pretty sure that the LOC procedure starts from 2500'. The ILS clearance procedure disliked by pilots at Heathrow was (I believe) brought in to...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jun 2011, 07:30
Replies: 41
Views: 7,337
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

For Heathrow, when we are TEAMing onto 27L using...

For Heathrow, when we are TEAMing onto 27L using the LOC only approach how is the clearance given and how is separation against the helicopters proved?

G W-H
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Dec 2009, 09:06
Replies: 86
Views: 10,417
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

possibleconsequences HEATHROW DIRECTOR has...

possibleconsequences

HEATHROW DIRECTOR has pointed out that EGLL no longer has an Aldis lamp and therefore cannot give a clearance to land if the aircraft has suffered a comm failure. We can't...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Dec 2009, 06:44
Replies: 86
Views: 10,417
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

I think it is worth reminding ourselves that the...

I think it is worth reminding ourselves that the original post effectively contained 2 questions. One concerned a blocked frequency and the other alluded to a communication failure. The answers to...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Dec 2009, 17:11
Replies: 86
Views: 10,417
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

But Loubylou, we've already established from a...

But Loubylou, we've already established from a previous poster that the airport at which I conduct almost 50% of my landings is not equipped to give any visual signals.

Perhaps better references...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Dec 2009, 08:40
Replies: 86
Views: 10,417
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

EastCoaster As an aside, not all airlines...

EastCoaster

As an aside, not all airlines require a clearance to land by DH/MDA. A point may be specified for AWOPs though.

G W-H
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Dec 2009, 08:35
Replies: 86
Views: 10,417
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

From the UK AIP: ENR 1.1.3 GENERAL FLIGHT...

From the UK AIP:

ENR 1.1.3 GENERAL FLIGHT PROCEDURES

4.2.4.1 A flight experiencing communication failure in IMC shall:

(f)...When practical, pilots should take account of visual landing...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Dec 2009, 10:42
Replies: 86
Views: 10,417
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

Whilst I think most people would accept that the...

Whilst I think most people would accept that the "book answer" is to go-around, in the real World the scenario is not always straightforward.

Would the answer be the same if a flight had been...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Oct 2009, 17:57
Replies: 67
Views: 13,327
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

tc_atco In defence of the guys who get it...

tc_atco

In defence of the guys who get it wrong, I think that there are some easily solved (free, by NATS) human factors issues here.

Firstly the ATIS says to give the information on "first...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Apr 2009, 08:59
Replies: 41
Views: 7,630
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

Kiltie I wouldn't call considering Stansted...

Kiltie

I wouldn't call considering Stansted Director to be en route "bizarre", my dictionary defines en route as "on or along the way". In my view it is more bizarre the Scottish Control do not...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Apr 2009, 11:31
Replies: 41
Views: 7,630
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

If I had to guess at reasons for that, the prime...

If I had to guess at reasons for that, the prime one would be that the ATIS says to give all this information "on first contact with Heathrow" rather than "on first contact with Heathrow DIRECTOR". I...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Dec 2008, 21:23
Replies: 14
Views: 2,274
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

Ballstroker NATS may say their controllers...

Ballstroker

NATS may say their controllers have to do it, but I certainly wouldn't call it "best practice"!

How many bits of information are in:

"After the departing Pan Am 727 on your...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Dec 2008, 17:18
Replies: 70
Views: 9,783
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

rab-k I wouldn't say that the Gander ident...

rab-k

I wouldn't say that the Gander ident for 2 different units works very well. If I had a pound for every time I've heard someone check in with Gander Centre with a full position report or...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Nov 2008, 11:29
Replies: 8
Views: 2,087
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

In the interests of having this kind of useful...

In the interests of having this kind of useful information on one thread, the turbulence speed for the 757/767s that I fly is M0.78/290kts.

G W-H
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Nov 2008, 10:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

westinghouse I don't have the chart in front...

westinghouse

I don't have the chart in front of me, but from memory:

When all doors are closed and the tug is connected call Operator and tell them you are "ready to move". He/she will...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jul 2008, 07:48
Replies: 76
Views: 8,554
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

I've been subjected to this 270kts trial a few...

I've been subjected to this 270kts trial a few times now and frankly I wish it would be withdrawn immediately. Some observations:

1. The trial is costing fuel. When we were allowed to use our own...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th May 2008, 08:31
Replies: 10
Views: 1,134
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

RheinControl Is there a particular reason...

RheinControl

Is there a particular reason why you guys specify rates of climb and descent rather than specifying a position at which we must reach a level (eg "descend FL150 level TIGER)?

G W-H
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2007, 17:18
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

Now a 3 runway Heathrow operation operating as...

Now a 3 runway Heathrow operation operating as you suggest is something I could really get behind. I do realise that there will be a lot of understandable local opposition, but to my mind it is the...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Dec 2007, 15:52
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

.4 I think I understand what you are getting...

.4

I think I understand what you are getting at. My concern is for traffic that has been established, THEN blunders. Not a frequent occurance I grant you, but on a clear day, we can often see who...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Dec 2007, 07:29
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

According to the AIP (chart AD 2-EGLL-8-10) the...

According to the AIP (chart AD 2-EGLL-8-10) the LLZ/DME procedure starts from 2500'. Since this is the case, you guys in the Tower would only have to guard the glidepath from 7.5dme if we used 2500'...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Dec 2007, 11:02
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

Gonzo I know how awkward TEAMing can be for...

Gonzo

I know how awkward TEAMing can be for you, but there are better solutions than the LLZ only approach. One solution would be for Radar could clear the inbounds to 27L to 2000' then to follow...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Dec 2007, 08:19
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

I am very disappointed indeed to read that the...

I am very disappointed indeed to read that the use of simultaneous approaches into Heathrow with a monitoring controller is being considered.

I will be perfectly honest and admit that I have never...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Dec 2007, 08:30
Replies: 44
Views: 4,950
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

.4 What is the difference between a PRM and...

.4

What is the difference between a PRM and having a monitoring controller? Is it effectively the same thing from the pilot's point of view, but without requiring the extra radar kit?

G W-H
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Dec 2007, 19:25
Replies: 34
Views: 5,494
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

The only guidance I have read recently tells me...

The only guidance I have read recently tells me that "Resume own navigation..." means that "ATC expect the crew to regain the flight planned/cleared route as soon as possible, NOT BYPASSING ANY...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Nov 2007, 16:07
Replies: 18
Views: 3,625
Posted By Giles Wembley-Hogg

Any chance of some more paint to mark the place...

Any chance of some more paint to mark the place where taxiway B becomes link 29 if you continue straight ahead and a jink to the right is required to stay on B? The paint has worked really well in...
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