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Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean  
User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3255 times:

So I'm curious of something; I know the FAA maintains Navaids on Puerto Rico, US V.I. and an island or two in the Bahamas.

Who maintains the Comm Radios and Nav-aids for the other airports in the caribbean? Is it a division of Caricom? ICAO?

Thanks,
Mark


ILS = It'll Land Somewhere
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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

It would be the respective aviation regulatory body of the country said navaid is in. In case of territories then it would be the regulatory agency of the parent country. Also, some countries may contract navaid flight test/certification services from another country or agency.

User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

shucks, there goes my retirement plan...lol

I want to be able to certify an ILS, and then hit a beach party...



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

Quoting mmedford (Reply 2):
I want to be able to certify an ILS, and then hit a beach party...

 

Are you working for the FAA or a private contractor? I think the FAA has done some flight test missions in Mexico IIRC.


User currently offlineLimaFoxTango From Antigua and Barbuda, joined Jun 2004, 783 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3161 times:

The oversight of NAVAIDs in the OECS namely, Antigua/Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts/Nevis, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Grenada falls under the ECCAA (Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority). NAVAID's in Barbados and Trinidad/Tobago fall under their respective CAA's. Flight Checks are probably contracted to another agency or company as none of these Authorities has any Flight Check aircraft. Hope that helps.


You are said to be a good pilot when your take-off's equal your landings.
User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3141 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 3):
Are you working for the FAA or a private contractor? I think the FAA has done some flight test missions in Mexico IIRC.

Check your PM box, but the Flightcheck division is a different unit.

LFT, I will definately look into it...I can cause plenty mischief in ALL those islands..lol



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3115 times:

Quoting mmedford (Reply 5):
I can cause plenty mischief in ALL those islands..lol

Change all the VOR's so that the 180 radial is on Geographic North instead of Magnetic North  



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):
Change all the VOR's so that the 180 radial is on Geographic North instead of Magnetic North

think more social mischief, than professional...



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 6):

Change all the VOR's so that the 180 radial is on Geographic North instead of Magnetic North

Or even more fun, rig the damned things to act like a VOT, so you always are on the north radial regardless of your true radial 


User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3072 times:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 8):
Or even more fun, rig the damned things to act like a VOT, so you always are on the north radial regardless of your true radial

I actually know how to do that, but I refuse to cut cables for that...and before it would even happen the monitors would shut the equipment down once its out of tolerance (shift of +/- 1 degree)



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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting mmedford (Reply 9):

I actually know how to do that, but I refuse to cut cables for that...

Hmmmm, I'm assuming you just get rid of the variable signal?   


User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Alittle bit goes into the transmission lines than just the variable signals...


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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Quoting mmedford (Reply 11):
Alittle bit goes into the transmission lines than just the variable signals...

Ya but that's just getting a wee bit too technical for this dumb pilot     


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