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7th Dec 2021, 05:27
Replies: 8
Views: 1,640
Posted By CaptainMidnight

The frequency for FIA 120.0 SE of Melbourne was...

The frequency for FIA 120.0 SE of Melbourne was changed to 123.35 earlier this year, if that's the area you are referring to.

For MB Ground I don't know why they selected a frequency so far...
2nd Dec 2021, 09:02
Replies: 16
Views: 4,249
Posted By CaptainMidnight

At a country aerodrome I once saw an ag acft land...

At a country aerodrome I once saw an ag acft land immediately behind an RPT on the same runway. When the RPT turned around at the end of the runway to back track they saw the ag acft turning off to a...
19th Nov 2021, 03:51
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By CaptainMidnight

I have a newspaper photo of a RAAF pilot who was...

I have a newspaper photo of a RAAF pilot who was a friend of the family in a Vampire. It would have been taken in the late1960's I think.

In 1970 he and his navigator were KIA in VN flying a...
26th Sep 2021, 00:31
Replies: 61
Views: 12,202
Posted By CaptainMidnight

That's usually been justified by heli downwash...

That's usually been justified by heli downwash potentially presenting a bio and debris hazard and evidence disturbance to EMS personnel and others working at the sites.
14th Sep 2021, 00:58
Replies: 81
Views: 13,719
Posted By CaptainMidnight

The Airspace Act 2007 and Airspace Regulations...

The Airspace Act 2007 and Airspace Regulations 2007 make no reference to OAR, they simply state "CASA". While those are the OARs primary working legislation, they and others in CASA work with all the...
13th Sep 2021, 09:55
Replies: 81
Views: 13,719
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Re AIP GEN 3.3 - 4 para 3.3.7.1 stating "A...

Re AIP GEN 3.3 - 4 para 3.3.7.1 stating "A traffic information service is provided, depending on higher priority duties of the controller etc.".

Certainly in the days of FS when they managed...
12th Sep 2021, 06:29
Replies: 81
Views: 13,719
Posted By CaptainMidnight

JMSUAYGA Procedure? Google couldn't handle...

JMSUAYGA Procedure?

Google couldn't handle that one ....

Closest I can think up is JustMakeSh1tUpAndYouGoAhead?
12th Sep 2021, 05:21
Replies: 81
Views: 13,719
Posted By CaptainMidnight

CAR 1988 99A authorises CASA to designate an area...

CAR 1988 99A authorises CASA to designate an area in which specified broadcast requirements apply.

They've used that for many years.
18th Aug 2021, 00:30
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

For the introduction of a new service it is...

For the introduction of a new service it is probably the best time to do so for all concerned, ATC & aviators.

It would be unwise to start at a time with high traffic levels without a lot of prior...
5th Aug 2021, 06:01
Replies: 23
Views: 3,922
Posted By CaptainMidnight

With reference to DAH and I assume the relevant...

With reference to DAH and I assume the relevant determination instrument the Oakey, Williamtown etc.CTRs are legally declared as Control Zones, no reference to Military CTR.

The references and...
27th Jul 2021, 00:38
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

OT but the closure of the Briefing Offices...

OT but the closure of the Briefing Offices particularly at the GA main airports e.g. YMMB YPPF YSBK etc. were a great loss to the industry. They were places where one could walk in and ask questions...
14th Jul 2021, 00:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Great story - thank you.

Great story - thank you.
13th Jul 2021, 07:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By CaptainMidnight

True. And the reason for having to change from...

True. And the reason for having to change from the "A" to "Y" (or something else) was because of the increase in ALAs & HLSs here wanting their own 4 letter code for electronic flight planning etc....
12th Jul 2021, 05:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,530
Posted By CaptainMidnight

I agree with 1993 or 94. A lady with the...

I agree with 1993 or 94.

A lady with the initials SS in the then CAA HO had the task to implement it I recall.
2nd Jul 2021, 07:38
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Past history re the trial introduction of UNICOMs...

Past history re the trial introduction of UNICOMs indicated that AD OPRs here didn't want to pay for them - which might explain why we have so few - and I don't know if the CA/GRS we have were...
22nd Jun 2021, 10:46
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

As I said, I suspect the CASA problem is that an...

As I said, I suspect the CASA problem is that an AFIS requires the ATS operator to have displayed real-time local met info and the ability to provide this and other local operational info per the...
22nd Jun 2021, 05:10
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Probably because to comply with the ICAO...

Probably because to comply with the ICAO definition of an AFIS, more local information is required to be available to ATC and provided to aircraft than Airservices is currently able to provide, other...
16th Jun 2021, 01:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,725
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Thanks for this. A great book on the same...

Thanks for this.

A great book on the same activity is Da Nang Diary by Col. Tom Yarborough.

Also The Rescue of Bat 21 by Darrel Whitcomb. The movie with Gene Hackman only told a relatively...
12th Jun 2021, 02:16
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Have heard that for BNA at least, delayed till...

Have heard that for BNA at least, delayed till mid August AIRAC date at this stage.

Much to be done by Airservices before then.
8th Jun 2021, 09:41
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Perhaps atcnews is referring to MNG. There...

Perhaps atcnews is referring to MNG.

There is already a BA in place at BNA.
14th May 2021, 03:52
Replies: 135
Views: 18,651
Posted By CaptainMidnight

And at least the CA/GROs can see the BNA movement...

And at least the CA/GROs can see the BNA movement area and immediate area, a.k.a. the AFIS guys at Hedland.
5th May 2021, 07:58
Replies: 1,885
Views: 912,335
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Various state and federal Acts apply. ...

Various state and federal Acts apply.

Suggest you get direct legal advice on the specific situation rather than rely on bush lawyers, lest you get yourself in beaucoup do do ....
15th Apr 2021, 10:03
Replies: 81
Views: 13,719
Posted By CaptainMidnight

An "Advanced Search" on this site's "PPRuNe...

An "Advanced Search" on this site's "PPRuNe Worldwide" forum for the keyword "Gwydir" might turn up some interesting threads around the early 2004 period.
6th Apr 2021, 00:57
Replies: 331
Views: 104,484
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Thanks for the insight Marc :ok: Welcome.

Thanks for the insight Marc :ok:

Welcome.
5th Apr 2021, 03:08
Replies: 331
Views: 104,484
Posted By CaptainMidnight

My recollection is that this directive was issued...

My recollection is that this directive was issued to Airservices a couple of hours prior to the commencement of the caretaker period prior to an election. I also recall that after the election...
28th Mar 2021, 06:51
Replies: 21
Views: 3,639
Posted By CaptainMidnight

I seem to remember an ATC or FSO at Albury owning...

I seem to remember an ATC or FSO at Albury owning one in the late 70's early 80's?
4th Mar 2021, 00:07
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Not sure I interpret you correctly, but to...

Not sure I interpret you correctly, but to clarify ....

It was the airspace regulation and design experience in CASA OAR LB and I were referring to, not Airservices.

A couple of people...
3rd Mar 2021, 23:06
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Actually the couple of experts retired after a...

Actually the couple of experts retired after a few years, leaving those left to their own devices :)

It is interesting how Canada treats Class F. So we are not the only country in the world that...
3rd Mar 2021, 08:50
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

I think I can answer this to a degree. Not...

I think I can answer this to a degree.

Not sure but it may have been an AMATS proposal element in 1991 that when Flight Service ceased and functions transferred to ATC, directed traffic info to...
1st Mar 2021, 23:13
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

While they are not specifically shown on the org...

While they are not specifically shown on the org chart, I assume they exist under the National Operations and Standards branch, Air Navigation, Airspace & Aerodromes section.

Last I dealt with the...
1st Mar 2021, 07:59
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

From what I've seen in their airspace reviews (if...

From what I've seen in their airspace reviews (if they conduct one), they will "recommend" a party "should" do something they say and submit an ACP (for airspace usually Airservices or Defence as...
1st Mar 2021, 05:28
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

Interesting that this below turned up as an alert...

Interesting that this below turned up as an alert from CASA today. Perhaps the OAR is subtly telling Airservices what their process should have been or should be?

National - Information: Update to...
24th Feb 2021, 23:09
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

OK I didn't spot the year difference. I do...

OK I didn't spot the year difference.

I do recall in 2007 that when airspace regulatory moved from Airservices to CASA that the parties directly involved wanted minimal regulatory changes e.g....
24th Feb 2021, 22:18
Replies: 527
Views: 62,453
Posted By CaptainMidnight

The Airservices Act 1985 predates 1995 when the...

The Airservices Act 1985 predates 1995 when the Civil Aviation Authority split into Airservices Australia, CASA and the Federal Airports Corporation.

At that time Airservices Australia retained...
21st Feb 2021, 06:20
Replies: 23
Views: 3,593
Posted By CaptainMidnight

You might contact the Civil Aviation Historical...

You might contact the Civil Aviation Historical Society. They have records going back to the early days of aviation in Australia, are very helpful and a mine of information..

The Civil Aviation...
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