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ATC Didn't Hand Me Over!  
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

I was on the last stages of cruise on flight FCL1471 FAO-MAN. I was viewing the aircraft from the exterior (because I fancied the change) so I wasn't looking at the guages every 2 seconds like I usually do.

I started to think that the flight was taking longer than usual and then the aircraft entered a turn which I quickly checked and it was a routine turn during the cruise so I left the room to get a refil of water, I come back and the aircraft is now turning the other way, so I look at the guage and bang I am circling at FL300 over Manchester Airport. I quickly look at the kneeboard and there was no record of London Centre handing me over so I never even got a cancelled IFR. I had to contact MAN who vectored me in (I managed to do a good fast yet steady descent) and got on the ground safley after a go-around (because of a nasy crosswind element).

My point is, does anyone know why ATC didn't hand me over?

It's the first time I've never been handed over but I've had them put me on vectors and then forget about me  Insane

Phil  Smile

Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

No, but they forgot abnout me on way to AMS, sent me almost up into the Arctic, I cancelled the bloody IFR plan and sore at them before making my own way,


Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5526 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3478 times:

Back in FS2002 they forgot me when I flew JFK-MUC, I was on New York Center when I was over Europe! Those jerks!

User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3480 times:

Happened to me recently on a flight from BWI-ATL..I don't know why they do it.
I don't think I missed a handoff. There was a string in flightsim.com recently about this phenomenon. Very strange


What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineBritPilot777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1075 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

Hey Guys,

They forgot about me approaching Heathrow, pretty much sent me onto a right downwind for the 9'ers and I never heard back, I thought maybe I'll give it some time, got to Bristol (Other side of England) before I gave up.

Moheet  Smokin cool

Forever Flight
User currently offlineKomododx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

Happened to me on final approach to intercept ILS in to BCN in from BIO. I was at 2000 over the water when I noticed I couldn't see land anymore


User currently offlineCaptainTim From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2004, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

happened to me too.. i was on Auckland to Sydney.. i flew past sydney already.. and i noticed i kept on going without ever being given directsion to change heading or decrease my altitude.. stupid ATC forgot me.. is this trying to create some realism or is it a bug??


Gulfstream Planeview Cockpit: "why have hundreds of buttons when a CCD does the same thing and more?"
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

I'm sure it's a bug. Would be interesting to try to figure out what triggers it.


What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4899 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3330 times:

I was on RTM-DUB on a Transavia 738, and I contacted Dublin tower, and they said "make straight in...". I did. Straight to the Atlantic Ocean 80 miles away from the airport!!!!!!!!!  Pissed

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
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