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28th Nov 2019, 22:23
Replies: 19
Views: 3,893
Posted By Track Shortener

...except for the whole 'being shot at' thing, I...

...except for the whole 'being shot at' thing, I guess :bored:
But yes. A Bomber Command veteran of my acquaintance recently told me that by the time he came home from the war he'd flown and...
28th Nov 2019, 10:04
Replies: 47
Views: 10,697
Posted By Track Shortener

Adelaide, actually. Otherwise, I agree with your...

Adelaide, actually. Otherwise, I agree with your post wholeheartedly.
10th Nov 2019, 02:35
Replies: 134
Views: 74,068
Posted By Track Shortener

I suspect a good way to begin the culture change...

I suspect a good way to begin the culture change Sunfish refers to here - on an operating level - is a better mutual understanding of each others' roles. That means pilots visiting ATC facilities and...
30th Apr 2019, 07:20
Replies: 144
Views: 29,880
Posted By Track Shortener

ATC used to be able to get a red ASIC if they had...

ATC used to be able to get a red ASIC if they had an operational need as a private pilot, even if they were (for example) working in one of the centres and otherwise eligible for a grey ASIC. Five or...
31st Mar 2019, 23:51
Replies: 5
Views: 3,578
Posted By Track Shortener

Here's a fuller obit: ...

Here's a fuller obit:
https://www.smh.com.au/national/ww2-pathfinder-the-best-of-the-best-20190305-p511sw.html?fbclid=IwAR2c5QXq_xplt2R_bXyYcNhhg0OZgzOxFWVsw-Wv1JMMp4gNncjFb7xMzes
30th Mar 2019, 03:54
Replies: 101
Views: 18,265
Posted By Track Shortener

Rumour has it this is exactly what's just...

Rumour has it this is exactly what's just happened to the initial Airspace Change Proposal. Watch this space!
23rd Feb 2019, 12:10
Replies: 240
Views: 68,145
Posted By Track Shortener

https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/s...

https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/sup/a19-h06.pdf

Issued with six days notice of implementation :ugh: (https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/aip/current/sup/a19-h06.pdf)
12th Feb 2019, 02:50
Replies: 175
Views: 41,400
Posted By Track Shortener

How arrogant is that?? Emails sent, to my...

How arrogant is that??

Emails sent, to my local member and all senators in my state.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Aug 2018, 02:30
Replies: 3,934
Views: 1,505,194
Posted By Track Shortener

6. Not sure how big the courses are at the...

6. Not sure how big the courses are at the moment, but in enroute they've varied from 8-16 people over the last few years. There is usually one instructor between two students during the actual...
27th Aug 2018, 05:25
Replies: 39
Views: 5,726
Posted By Track Shortener

Ask them to show you the evidence they have that...

Ask them to show you the evidence they have that a) there is a safety risk, and b) their measures address that safety risk.

We all know it's about liability, but that is NOT the same thing as...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Aug 2018, 02:40
Replies: 3,934
Views: 1,505,194
Posted By Track Shortener

Laudable idea to meet up prior - but lay off the...

Laudable idea to meet up prior - but lay off the grog completely the night before the assessment if you can, and ensure you get good rest. Even if you're not feeling the effects of a hangover or...
10th Nov 2017, 08:05
Replies: 240
Views: 68,145
Posted By Track Shortener

Agreed. While I don't think the reasoning behind...

Agreed. While I don't think the reasoning behind the decision that an aircraft is "on" a STAR once it's been issued makes any sense (how can you be "on" a STAR when you haven't reached the first...
9th Nov 2017, 23:36
Replies: 240
Views: 68,145
Posted By Track Shortener

Without a correct readback I don't know for...

Without a correct readback I don't know for certain that you've received the instruction I gave you. The new speed phraseologies in particular have quite specific meanings, so I need to know you've...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jun 2016, 06:19
Replies: 3,934
Views: 1,505,194
Posted By Track Shortener

Bear in mind also that the ab initio tower course...

Bear in mind also that the ab initio tower course is somewhat shorter than the ab initio enroute course. Might be a longer wait to start, but you might end up coming out of the academy at the...
5th Oct 2015, 22:48
Replies: 9
Views: 3,221
Posted By Track Shortener

It is very much so - protecting restricted areas...

It is very much so - protecting restricted areas is as important a job as protecting separation.

In CTA we need to actually separate aircraft that are operating under a clearance from active...
9th Sep 2015, 00:50
Replies: 51
Views: 20,036
Posted By Track Shortener

Probably not. I believe ATC assisted with three...

Probably not. I believe ATC assisted with three unrelated VFR-in-IMC or VFR-on-top-of-cloud incidents in various parts of Victoria yesterday. THis crash is not included in those.
27th Jun 2015, 05:13
Replies: 53
Views: 6,177
Posted By Track Shortener

Yes it has. The quality of traffic information...

Yes it has. The quality of traffic information available to ATC has improved significantly:



vs



Which gives you a better idea of where to look to find the other aeroplane?
27th Jan 2015, 11:29
Replies: 22
Views: 5,972
Posted By Track Shortener

Identification should be transparent to the pilot...

Identification should be transparent to the pilot - ie ATC don't discriminate between SSR-identification or ADS-B-identification. Both are good for five miles separation and some flights will transit...
24th Jan 2015, 08:28
Replies: 169
Views: 25,598
Posted By Track Shortener

That'll be one of those locked Silos of...

That'll be one of those locked Silos of Excellence, then?

...quick, we need the Man with Large Hands!
21st Sep 2013, 02:38
Replies: 187
Views: 42,056
Posted By Track Shortener

Finally some perspective. Yes, this was a...

Finally some perspective. Yes, this was a mistake. Yes, this was a breakdown of separation. Yes, it's a serious incident. But part of high-reliability industries like aviation is the awareness that...
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