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8th Oct 2019, 02:36
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

Congestion is a function of both traffic and...

Congestion is a function of both traffic and airspace volume/complexity, making movement numbers just as relevant to any discussion that tries to compare levels of congestion. Not sure why those who...
7th Oct 2019, 19:58
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

He wasn't originally at a speed of 160, which is...

He wasn't originally at a speed of 160, which is why the terms "maintaining 180" and "slow to 160" and "reducing to 160" are being used by both. BA was already talking to this Controller before the...
7th Oct 2019, 08:29
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

After his statement that amounted to "unable" and...

After his statement that amounted to "unable" and what he able to do at 5.0, her question to him was simply how long he could maintain the speed assignment of 180/when he was going to slow to 160. He...
7th Oct 2019, 06:40
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

There was nothing non-standard about the...

There was nothing non-standard about the Controller's phraseology nor were her transmissions garbled. Responding to her instruction with a simple "Unable" followed by an answer to her question would...
7th Oct 2019, 03:14
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

That puts it into even greater perspective. LHR -...

That puts it into even greater perspective. LHR - LGW is 25 nm, LHR - STN is 36 nm, and GTW - LTN is 44 nm.

The closest proximity between any of the 4 busiest London airports is between the 2...
6th Oct 2019, 16:29
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

Pretty rich, considering the only display of...

Pretty rich, considering the only display of arrogance (with a dose of condescension) in the clip came from the cockpit, not the controller.

The controller spoke concisely, didn't use slang, and...
6th Oct 2019, 03:24
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

Comparing just the 4 busiest (by aircraft...

Comparing just the 4 busiest (by aircraft movement) airports in each area last year...
New York
JFK - 456,000
EWR - 453,000
LGA - 372,000
TEB - 175,000
Total - 1,456,000

London
LHR - 475,000
5th Oct 2019, 05:06
Replies: 270
Views: 340,376
Posted By PukinDog

Unlike, say, the B-29, the B-17 FE position...

Unlike, say, the B-29, the B-17 FE position wasn't/isn't necessary to fly the aircraft around the patch in Hometown USA.

On the other hand, in wartime flying through fields or flak and attacking...
5th Oct 2019, 04:43
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

Every place around the world has it's own...

Every place around the world has it's own "special challenges" that need adapting-to whether it be procedural or communications or lack of infrastructure, whatever. Any pilot not knowing this hasn't...
5th Oct 2019, 03:45
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

ATC meeting with Operators to discuss aircraft...

ATC meeting with Operators to discuss aircraft performance/procedures/etc: Not a new idea, happening for ages in the US at airports large and small. Certainly not a concept limited to the other side...
4th Oct 2019, 20:28
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

So to sum up; NY/JFK needs education on widebody...

So to sum up; NY/JFK needs education on widebody operations and everyone else must be doing it wrong. Therefore, some BA fleet manager is just the guy to ride in and set it all straight.

Got it.
4th Oct 2019, 20:09
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

What's important is that he took the time on the...

What's important is that he took the time on the frequency to announce that he was flying a 747, that his company has criteria that must be maintained, and that he didn't believe the controller...
4th Oct 2019, 10:21
Replies: 158
Views: 96,056
Posted By PukinDog

Rumor has it he was last spotted somewhere east...

Rumor has it he was last spotted somewhere east of Recife on a 130 heading, still not answering the question.
4th Oct 2019, 05:21
Replies: 270
Views: 340,376
Posted By PukinDog

More details from the news.. The FE...

More details from the news..



The FE survived. If he remembers the minutes leading up to the accident no doubt his statements will shed light for the investigators to determine probable cause...
4th Oct 2019, 01:03
Replies: 15
Views: 7,374
Posted By PukinDog

Your beef is with Noah Webster. He died in 1843,...

Your beef is with Noah Webster. He died in 1843, but not before publishing his 70 thousand-word dictionary in 1828, learning 26 languages and, as a young anti-Royalist man that fervently supported...
22nd Sep 2019, 22:03
Replies: 95
Views: 70,774
Posted By PukinDog

The post I was responding to stated the motives...

The post I was responding to stated the motives and reasons why not to call traffic in sight, and don't apply to this incident. As was seen, doing so did not prompt the issuance of a visual approach...
22nd Sep 2019, 20:13
Replies: 95
Views: 70,774
Posted By PukinDog

Those motives (to shift responsibility) don't...

Those motives (to shift responsibility) don't apply to this case. The issuance of a visual approach by ATC if traffic ahead is reported in sight is true if that traffic is on approach to the same...
22nd Sep 2019, 05:05
Replies: 95
Views: 70,774
Posted By PukinDog

LHR doesn't even fall into the top 10 busiest...

LHR doesn't even fall into the top 10 busiest airports in terms of aircraft movements. On the other hand, 7 of the top 8 busiest are U.S. airports (Beijing ranking #5). So what will the those...
22nd Sep 2019, 01:15
Replies: 103
Views: 114,767
Posted By PukinDog

The controller was perfectly clear and they...

The controller was perfectly clear and they weren't being sequenced for the same runway. Cathay was being vectored and was cleared to intercept the localizer for 28L. On the other hand, UAL 1515 (the...
22nd Sep 2019, 00:01
Replies: 103
Views: 114,767
Posted By PukinDog

Predictable anti-Yank snark doesn't change the...

Predictable anti-Yank snark doesn't change the fact that this Cathay crew had a loss of SA, was well behind their own aircraft, and didn't comply with clearances/instructions they acknowledged. The...
15th Jul 2019, 01:20
Replies: 79
Views: 67,820
Posted By PukinDog

Re runway analysis: It would indeed be...

Re runway analysis: It would indeed be interesting to know if the the potential can of worms that is Departing VFR expecting an IFR clearance issued airborne was opened unnecessarily, especially in...
26th Sep 2018, 16:01
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By PukinDog

Of course you do. In my experience those who...

Of course you do. In my experience those who learn and operate elsewhere, upon their first exposure to FAA regs, believe just about every one of them is open their their own interpretation if it...
26th Sep 2018, 15:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,293
Posted By PukinDog

Your personal interpretation of FAA regs...

Your personal interpretation of FAA regs notwithstanding, not correct if you're logging by FAA criteria for the purposes for FAA record-keeping. Just in case you had trouble reading it before, again,...
23rd Sep 2018, 13:50
Replies: 21
Views: 13,395
Posted By PukinDog

It's a given nothing has been proven yet. That's...

It's a given nothing has been proven yet. That's what a trial is for.



Surely it hasn't.
23rd Sep 2018, 04:31
Replies: 25
Views: 10,662
Posted By PukinDog

You mean water salutes for Saudia aircraft on...

You mean water salutes for Saudia aircraft on Saudi National Day?....I agree. Talk about a suck-up move by the Emiratis gone wrong. Obviously, someone wasn't paying attention during the firehouse...
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