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Forum: ATC Issues
4th Nov 2019, 23:27
Replies: 10
Views: 1,262
Posted By topdrop

Depends on the software that your radar data is...

Depends on the software that your radar data is fed into. Many places have multiple radar feeds to one display to cater for terrain issues. Have 3 feeds where I work. To merge the feeds, the display...
18th Aug 2019, 08:29
Replies: 101
Views: 18,251
Posted By topdrop

Been cleared "the option" 3 or 4 times in Cairns...

Been cleared "the option" 3 or 4 times in Cairns - mainly when doing flight review.
7th Aug 2019, 00:38
Replies: 25
Views: 5,053
Posted By topdrop

Did those criticising the report note this to the...

Did those criticising the report note this to the right of the investigation numberStatus: Activehttps://www.atsb.gov.au/Assets/Progress/progress_0.pngPhase: Evidence collection
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Jul 2019, 13:28
Replies: 19
Views: 7,885
Posted By topdrop

Had a member of the public ring Cairns ATC to...

Had a member of the public ring Cairns ATC to report a crashed Dash 8 on about a 2 mile final. Ascertained that the person was looking at Google Earth and the aircraft hadn't moved for over 10...
15th Apr 2019, 04:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,267
Posted By topdrop

The wing in ground effect craft in Cairns had...

The wing in ground effect craft in Cairns had both marine and aviation registration. Had a dispo for nil transponder. Test pilot was previously aero club instructor. After venture folded, he became a...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Mar 2019, 23:42
Replies: 26
Views: 6,314
Posted By topdrop

Does Bahrain recruit local female trainees for...

Does Bahrain recruit local female trainees for ATC? Are they paid the same as males? Discrimination can take many forms.
23rd Feb 2019, 00:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By topdrop

Airways NZ does training - don't know about NZ...

Airways NZ does training - don't know about NZ military. HK trains locals and expats with ATC experience, though they are reducing the number of expats as more locals qualify.
12th Feb 2019, 07:39
Replies: 25
Views: 9,709
Posted By topdrop

Thought it was QANTAS that liked old aircraft.

Thought it was QANTAS that liked old aircraft.
2nd Feb 2019, 08:55
Replies: 28
Views: 4,885
Posted By topdrop

Have a read of this -...

Have a read of this - https://www.ato.gov.au/Individuals/Tax-Return/2018/Tax-return/Deduction-questions-D1-D10/D4-Work-related-self-education-expenses-2018/?=redirected
Then talk to a taxation...
26th Jan 2019, 23:22
Replies: 64
Views: 13,378
Posted By topdrop

To anyone not sure what to do, opt out by Jan 31...

To anyone not sure what to do, opt out by Jan 31 - you can always opt back in later after further research or the privacy issues have been sorted.
26th Jan 2019, 12:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,311
Posted By topdrop

We (Enroute Controllers) took over the Amberley...

We (Enroute Controllers) took over the Amberley Approach airspace on weekends and at night back in the early 1990's. Plenty of routes through the airspace into Amberley, Brisbane and Archerfield...
23rd Dec 2018, 02:23
Replies: 34
Views: 3,023
Posted By topdrop

If he wanted to land in Darwin, it's possible...

If he wanted to land in Darwin, it's possible authorities could stop it. Elsewhere along NT coastline different story.
Many years ago, a missionary got scared for the safety of his family due to...
24th Nov 2018, 23:18
Replies: 262
Views: 79,146
Posted By topdrop

Little smiley at the end is a bit of a clue.

Little smiley at the end is a bit of a clue.
28th Oct 2018, 12:20
Replies: 66
Views: 10,754
Posted By topdrop

Never endorsed on a twin, though I have got to...

Never endorsed on a twin, though I have got to fly a few under supervision. First (at about 30 hours) was 1 circuit in a PNGDF DC3 after maintenance at East West in Tamworth - President of aero club...
25th Oct 2018, 00:54
Replies: 245
Views: 112,153
Posted By topdrop

LongLegs, I really enjoyed reading your first...

LongLegs, I really enjoyed reading your first hand account, informative and not sensationalist - well done. Enjoy the rest of your life, it's not everyone that survives a plane crash.
22nd Sep 2018, 10:42
Replies: 28
Views: 3,463
Posted By topdrop

As a local, I was told Gunny G'noo

As a local, I was told Gunny G'noo
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Sep 2018, 05:47
Replies: 28
Views: 4,816
Posted By topdrop

The figures I posted re transponder transmission...

The figures I posted re transponder transmission are reference to 1013 - I am not sure what you are trying to say.
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Sep 2018, 09:06
Replies: 28
Views: 4,816
Posted By topdrop

Three aircraft below the transition altitude, A...

Three aircraft below the transition altitude, A is 7000ft above 1013 pressure level, B is 7000ft above 1000 pressure level - the current QNH.
A's transponder will be sending 7000 to radar, B's will...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jul 2018, 23:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,778
Posted By topdrop

I used headings ending in 5 on a reasonably...

I used headings ending in 5 on a reasonably regular basis. Also continue current heading - which may be 147.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jun 2018, 14:03
Replies: 28
Views: 4,816
Posted By topdrop

Australian AIP ENR 1.7 commencing at para 2.1;...

Australian AIP ENR 1.7 commencing at para 2.1; requires 1013.2 to be set passing A100 on climb and QNH to be set just prior to entering the transition layer - normally F110.
25th Jun 2018, 12:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By topdrop

Try here...

Try here (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wvbduz47lsfo6s3/AAA9Tz_FUaesvvyWGes4R7jqa/PPruNe?dl=0) for DasUberSoldat's free excel version,
Go here...
22nd Jun 2018, 03:08
Replies: 27
Views: 9,361
Posted By topdrop

That looks like BH's photo of F28. I have seen...

That looks like BH's photo of F28. I have seen similar shot of his of an F27 at Tennant Creek with early gear up - the props are only just clear of the tarmac - a little bit of sink as gear came up!!.
Forum: ATC Issues
21st May 2018, 05:20
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By topdrop

One place I worked has ILS one end and LOC the...

One place I worked has ILS one end and LOC the other. B737 cleared for the ILS - unfortunately both pilots had tuned the wrong frequency, the localiser at the other end and did not notice that...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th May 2018, 23:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,525
Posted By topdrop

There are many back beam localiser/DME (not ILS)...

There are many back beam localiser/DME (not ILS) approaches around the world - used to be plenty in the US - don't know if that is still true.
Selecting the BC switch, gives the normal left/right...
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