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by atcdan
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX congestion getting out of control?
Replies: 58
Views: 14654

Re: LAX congestion getting out of control?

Just a comment on the original post: It's common to have multiple AA planes waiting for gates, as they over-schedule their gates. IF the arriving plane is not early AND the departure is not delayed, then you may have a seamless operation, but AA seems to be the worst just anecdotally from an ATC per...

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by atcdan
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops
Replies: 18
Views: 2342

Re: LAX simultaneous opposing direction runway ops

This procedure is one of three configurations for the airport. West flow which is almost every day, East flow dictated by strong easterly winds, and over-ocean flow done for noise abatement between 0000L and 0630L each day. Over-ocean may be suspended due to runway closures overnight, low cloud ceil...

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by atcdan
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more LAX loop on departures
Replies: 24
Views: 6585

Re: No more LAX loop on departures

As previously stated it’s the ORCKA DP, aircraft must be able to cross over LAX at 10,000 MSL within 20 flying miles of taking off. Most A321s and even some other types aren’t able to do it because of climb performance. As also previously stated it’s used for aircraft headed east and northeast, but ...

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by atcdan
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: At what phase (before pushback) are pax loaded?
Replies: 12
Views: 1838

Re: At what phase (before pushback) are pax loaded?

As an added data point, IFR or airways clearances are available in the US only 30 minutes prior to the proposed time of departure. While the pilots will have a release from the airline, they won’t have confirmation of the clearance (including and change in route or altitude) or the squawk up until t...

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by atcdan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 72
Views: 10154

Re: LAX Aviation Thread - 2019

American is "dominant" in only one thing at LAX, landing with an occupied gate!

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by atcdan
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details
Replies: 1199
Views: 46561

Re: The Shutdown Part 2 - reasons, effects and details

These ATC controllers are being forced to work without pay. all because of a lying racist.[/quote] ATC Controllers??? I never know what side of sarcasm you are on casinterest. BTY, the "lying racist" just doen't stick, no matter many times you regurgitate it.[/quote] Trump lies, often, and...

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by atcdan
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 overran runway at BUR
Replies: 233
Views: 38549

Re: Southwest 737 slides off runway at BUR

Bottom line is, ATC reports the winds and precipitation and braking action reports. It is still up to the aircraft Captain to make the decision to land or not. It seems like it would have been prudent in retrospect to break off the approach and hold for a while or divert to LAX. There's a saying we ...

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by atcdan
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Wide Turns?
Replies: 10
Views: 2959

Re: Why Wide Turns?

Regarding delay vectors, the runways can only handle a limited number of aircraft every hour. Break that down into 5 min increments and you then have airlines all scheduling their flights near the same arrival time (times that pax are purchasing those flights for) and the runways will quickly become...

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by atcdan
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying with Type 1 Diabetes
Replies: 8
Views: 1085

Re: Flying with Type 1 Diabetes

I'm an ATCs working for the FAA here in Los Angeles. Been in the agency for 8 years, T1D since age six. I am well controlled with a pump and CGM, and I do have a "special consideration" on my medical certificate. Not sure what the regs are for pilots vs. controllers, but I have to check my...

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by atcdan
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Multiple aircraft taxing across an active runway at once?
Replies: 22
Views: 2757

Re: Multiple aircraft taxing across an active runway at once?

LAHSO operations are completely safe, and are only conducted in dry VMC conditions with no tailwind component for the landing aircraft. They are also only authorized for select runways at select airports where it is necessary for the efficiency of the movement of aircraft. Also, in the USA, you will...

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by atcdan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Same flight numbers on roundtrips.
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: Same flight numbers on roundtrips.

travaz wrote:
Ok thanks for the explanation . Now that I think about it it probably is flow control going into LAX


There is almost always flow control between large airports that are in close proximity, including anywhere in the southwestern US headed to LAX.

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by atcdan
Thu May 03, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: DFW Rwy 13L/31R

The main reason you do not see a lit of traffic landing 31R or 13R (the "diagonal" runways) is because of separation rules that fall under something called Converging Runway Operations or CRO for short. The FAA has determined it is unsafe to allow an aircraft to depart 18L or 18R while an...

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by atcdan
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DFW Rwy 13L/31R
Replies: 12
Views: 1992

Re: DFW Rwy 13L/31R

Flew in to DFW over the weekend and noticed 18R/36L was closed so lots of narrow bodies were taking off on 31L. I've landed multiple times on 13R but I've noticed that 13L/31R hardly, if ever, gets used. Does anyone know the reason for this? I'm guessing because it crosses in front of 17L/35R or a ...

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by atcdan
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Altitude Question
Replies: 12
Views: 1481

Re: 737 Altitude Question

I noticed many of the westbound departures this evening from DFW were filed at 260 which seems rather low. There could be a strong jet stream or as mentioned turbulence at the higher FL's.

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by atcdan
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW
Replies: 30
Views: 3913

Re: F9 adds PHL-IND/GRR/DFW

I know from experience that AA commands a huge premium DFW-PHL, and Spirit once you add carry on fees is close to the same. it will be good to have competition in that market to drive down the pricing.

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by atcdan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Take-Off/Landing RVR equivalent?
Replies: 11
Views: 1143

Re: Take-Off/Landing RVR equivalent?

Also keep in mind that in most towers the RVR updates and is issued to pilots in real-time. I've had it before where the RVR dropped while a plane was mid-approach and they ended up going missed at about 1/2 mile because the RVR was allowing for cat III only and they were not capable.

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by atcdan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Approach and inclement weather
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Approach and inclement weather

In many cases when conducting a visual approach on a clear day, aircraft will be turned onto final 15-20 miles out and already on the glideslope sometimes even above it. During IMC aircraft will be vectored to intercept the glideslope from below, and when simultaneous parallel approaches are in use,...

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by atcdan
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most efficient US airports for departures?
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: Most efficient US airports for departures?

https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/profiles/media/Airport-Capacity-Profiles-2014.pdf DEN, DFW, ATL, and ORD lead the list with over 200 arrivals/departures per hour. Several factors contribute to this, as someone mentioned earlier when the departures are on alternating departure procedur...

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