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What's A "flightchecker"?  
User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Dear all,

While I am listening to EHAM tower ATC I am following a long story about a "flightchecker 611" flight what is landing on the "general aviation" runway and doing some circuits without ILS. Is this a technical check of an aircraft or so?

Thanks!


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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Is the "flight checker" on the same flight. Sounds like a "check airman" flying with a student pilot and they are doing a "check" ride befoe an upgrade on someone's license.


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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:



Quoting Schreiner (Thread starter):
Is this a technical check of an aircraft

Sounds like one. Over here in the USA, the FAA has a small fleet that does flight checks of various navaids. Sounds like your country does too..


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21677 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

In the US, "flight check" refers to FAA-owned airplanes used to test navigational equipment. They'll show up at an airport, fly a bunch of approaches, and make sure that the navaids are within tolerances and such. So perhaps it's something like that.

-Mir



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User currently offlineXJET From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 492 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

In the US, we have a callsign "Flight Check". That is the big bad FAA. They fly around testing elements of the National Airspace System. They shoot ILS approaches, check VORs, all sorts of stuff. Often they are even kind of enough to show up in EWR during the afternoon rush and shut down the airport doing opposite direction ILS approaches. Not cool.

Anyway, I don't know if it is the same thing over in AMS, but it could be.


User currently offlineSchreiner From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

We have this kind of guys here also (NLR) but I dont think that this was what I heard. He was also not sure if he would make another run after a circuit when he was on base-leg. Hmmm... just wondering.


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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4703 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1433 times:



Quoting Schreiner (Reply 5):
We have this kind of guys here also (NLR) but I dont think that this was what I heard. He was also not sure if he would make another run after a circuit when he was on base-leg. Hmmm... just wondering.

I don't think that the NLR bird does that. As far as I'm aware it's done by private companies.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1390 times:



Quoting Schreiner (Thread starter):
While I am listening to EHAM tower ATC I am following a long story about a "flightchecker 611" flight what is landing on the "general aviation" runway and doing some circuits without ILS. Is this a technical check of an aircraft or so?

It most probably was an aircraft doing ILS and/or NAVAID checks. Was a Beech 200? If so, probably something like D-ICFI, ex-GFPLA, Flight Precision.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 953 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1329 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 2):
Sounds like one. Over here in the USA, the FAA has a small fleet that does flight checks of various navaids. Sounds like your country does too..

This is starting to sound real familiar when I was stationed at MHZ. They flew by in I want to say Sabreliners, and then eventually landed after a few fly-by's. Luckily they did it during "down" times and not on Sundays during regular "quiet hours". Either way it was sort of a pain in the butt for our ACC guys and some of our flight we were trying to "sneak" out early.



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