mmedford
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Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Thu May 20, 2010 7:54 pm

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?

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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Thu May 20, 2010 9:17 pm

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.
 
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Thu May 20, 2010 9:30 pm

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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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Thu May 20, 2010 10:44 pm

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.
 
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Thu May 20, 2010 11:20 pm

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.
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Thu May 20, 2010 11:59 pm

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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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 1:42 am

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  
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 2:48 am

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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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 3:13 am

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 
 
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 3:17 am

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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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 3:23 am

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?   
 
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 3:29 am

Alittle bit goes into the transmission lines than just the variable signals...
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RE: Maintenance Of Navaids & Comm In The Caribbean

Fri May 21, 2010 6:02 am

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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