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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Thanks Mr IAH...I just forgot whom I had asked this Q to and because I've been busy editing my videos and also other projects I forgot it was you.I'm sorry to bother you..Won't disturb you now. Thanks a lot for your help all these days. Hey, don't do that and your not a bother in the least. I enjoy...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Mr IAH already answered you in one of the original replies: I do have a Private License with around 1,500+ hours mostly in single engine Cessna's, Pipers, Moony, Twin Engine Cessna's, few hours in BE90 right seater and quite a few hours in CO level D MD80, B735, B738, B752 and B788 sims (very luck ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

There is no mention of 4NM in your document, but there is mention of outer marker (OM), which normally identifies the FAF, and which is normally around 4 to 7 NM final. 3.7.5 PRECISION APPROACH CRITICAL AREA ILS critical area dimensions are described in FAA Order 6750.16, Siting Criteria for Instru...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Thank you for your response, Mr IAH...I assume IAH has CAT IIIA and given the visibility conditions in USA are not as adverse as in North India during winters I reckon it would be a waste of money to have a CAT IIIB installed anyways because I believe it costs millions of dollars to install it and ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Hi FligtReporter. Winter weather can bring some very foggy morning though it usually burns off by noon. However, in the last oh week or two we've had just some drizzly foggy days where visibility has been down below a mile almost all day long. Most of the foggy mornings are found in the spring or fa...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Even though your pilot stopped on the runway, it's not that big of a deal. During CATII and III operations, spacing on final between aircraft is increased significantly, in order to protect ILS critical and sensitive areas for each landing traffic. Previous lander has to clear the runway and the IL...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

Are you a Pilot too Mr.IAH ? What AC type do you fly though BTW my flight was onboard a 321NX and the airport I landed is a single runway airport and before landing we had to be on a holding pattern which I remember it was 4 circuits before finally we landed and In my case the thick fog started app...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

On at least two occasions, we had a jumpseater for a CAT II or III approach and it was their first experience at seeing one. Both were regional airline pilots and said it was exciting to observe. There are many such stories in my logbook... Ahhh the jumpseat for low IFR weather mins, every controll...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"
Replies: 281
Views: 17418

Re: The Magic of "CAT IIIB"

CAT IIIB minimums have been around for quite some time as well as aircraft and crew authorization to fly them. Landing with an RVR of 600' is very interesting from alright. From a tower controllers perspective many times the tops would be maybe 100' and our tower at IAH is 336' tall, we'd see the ar...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:04 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Continental 2011 Flight Schedule Help
Replies: 4
Views: 4484

Re: Continental 2011 Flight Schedule Help

It would have been IAH-HNL on CO1 and HNL-IAH was CO2.....as flew on those plenty of times and yes would have been a B764. In fact we were on CO1 on the December day which I believe was the 1st of December of 2011, when their call signs changed from CO to UA as did the safety cards on the planes. Th...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 2020 Airport Passenger Counts
Replies: 14
Views: 1858

Re: 2020 Airport Passenger Counts

31,000,000 through the two Houston airports, not bad all things considered. IAH seemed to end up quite well though nothing posted showing ORD, DEN, DFW, or EWR/JFK/LGA.

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Flying on B1900D?
Replies: 24
Views: 2576

Re: Flying on B1900D?

If you're an AV Geek you'll love the 1900. As others have mentioned, window and aisle seat with hopefully the curtain open to the flight deck. I used to fly them all the time back in the early 2000's from TPA-RSW and back as well as a couple of flights TPA-EYW on Gulfstream International. Loud, fair...

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by IAHFLYR
Sat Jan 30, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3420

Re: PHL runway 8

From an air traffic perspective, increasing the length of 26 to allow more ops solves no capacity issues in the least. The issues we have are hard IFR weather landing a single runway, and running aircraft to 26 and 27R simultaneously in IFR weather is impossible (not to mention as I noted earlier t...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PHL runway 8
Replies: 25
Views: 3420

Re: PHL runway 8

No. It is a unidirectional runway. Landings on 26 and takeoffs on 8. All good until a private jet over runs and blocks 17/35 when a passenger jet is taking off or landing. I'm pretty sure that ATC won't clear traffic like that. They still have to anticipate that landing traffic on 26 might need to ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations
Replies: 103
Views: 11305

Re: 30 Years Ago Today: Eastern Air Lines Ceases Operations

Wow, 30 years ago. An Eastern B727 was my very first ATC familiarization flight were we were able to occupy the flight deck jump seat. Never forget that day or flight from IAH-EWR on Jan. 28, 1986. We arrived at EWR and found people crowded around every TV in the airport only to learn that earlier ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane
Replies: 5
Views: 4829

Re: X-Plane

After 15 years flying FS04/FSX/P3D, the keyboard commands are so second-nature to me that I don't even look at the keyboard. When I'm flying in MSFS2020, I find myself fighting the keyboard commands so much it ruins the experience. Keep it up and you'll get the feel for them. Happy flying! I used t...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 6031

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

An earlier post has mentioned that SkyWest doesn’t have a procedure for 1R. My company shows an RNAV visual for 1R, and is similar, if not identical, to what United is using. I do know that many airports started publishing RNAV visuals to keep things more organized. Silly me, didn't even remember t...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO Landing on the 01's today?
Replies: 46
Views: 6031

Re: SFO Landing on the 01's today?

There’s nothing proprietary about RNAV approaches. The difference you’re seeing is probably ATI flying a visual approach at 3a vs. the others flying the published RNAV approaches, which is a very good idea on windy days! All it takes is one yahoo flying a visual to screw up flow during peak traffic...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane
Replies: 5
Views: 4829

Re: X-Plane

No worries on the no response. I went and got X-Plane 11. The scenery is pretty darn good as well as the flight models though you are correct, PMDG is much more detailed than the default B737 in XP. While I did find a Zibo Mod B737 that is better I still prefer to use the PMDG NG's in MSFS 10 Deluxe...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4171

Re: “Line up and wait”

Not all controllers do, but I don't see a problem with it either. A clearance can always be cancelled and it saves the problem of a very late landing clearance in a critical phase. Exactly, last thing I want to do is have to get a readback of a landing clearance when they are almost at the threshol...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

It seems like in the US, vectoring is much more common, both for instrument and visual approaches, while in Europe most approaches are designed to flown via an entry (usually the end of the STAR). But vectoring is still happening from time to time, especially to shorten in the approach (in the area...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4171

Re: “Line up and wait”

Yes, KLGA with crossing runways does that a lot, too. Love Warsaw, spent 10 days during the Great Iceland Volcano shutdown. Great example with KLGA as there are many others. KHOU is familiar to me and they also do an outstanding job of handling crossing runways with arrival/departures....or at leas...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?
Replies: 11
Views: 1983

Re: How often do airliners perform visual approaches in good weather?

In Europe, as mentioned earlier, it is depended upon airport/airline. Some airlines has a SOP that states that an instrument approach shall be flown when available, and at some larger airports you will not get a visual approach due to traffic. While in the U.S., during a large arrival bank it is ve...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4171

Re: “Line up and wait”

but that was changed to "line up and wait" in the last decade or so. I believe that was because "position and hold" sounded too similar to "hold short" or "hold position," which is practically the opposite instruction. While that may have happened a time or t...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4171

Re: “Line up and wait”

IAHFLYR wrote:
"taking into position and hold, don't plan on stopping"


Geez, meant "taxi into position" not taxing!!! :banghead: :irked:

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: “Line up and wait”
Replies: 38
Views: 4171

Re: “Line up and wait”

If you expect to be cleared in short order, you might keep rolling slowly for a short distance instead of coming to a complete stop. (Of course, you need to know you can "waste" some runway). But you certainly won't set takeoff thrust before "cleared for takeoff". That would be ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

After Enron imploded, I sought to change the name of the ENRON intersection on an arrival into IAH (HOU, too? - don't remember). The first contact was to Houston TRACON who were very ethusiastic to have a "user" request what they themselves had been pushing. So I was given the phone numbe...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

[quote="Moosefire"One of my good friends in college passed away in an accident and was an an intern for Delta Flight Ops, delta worked to have a fix on one of the ATL arrivals named for her.[/quote] Very cool of DL to pursue that and accomplish getting her name on an arrival. I know from m...

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 105
Views: 14553

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

maps4ltd wrote:
Come to STL. We're happy to have you.


That's what my Son n Daughter-in-Law said, but I think they're not telling the truth! :lol:

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by IAHFLYR
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 105
Views: 14553

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Why? We went to Cabo in September with no issue whatsoever. Go have fun. Simply because we have no idea of the state of the different spots in April. Yes we know of a number of couples who've been to Cabo within the last few months and all say what you say, just with things escalating who knows in ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights
Replies: 105
Views: 14553

Re: Your 2021 Booked/Flown Flights

Booked flights:

April IAH-BNA E175 and BNA-IAH CRJ7
April IAH-SJD A320 and SJD-IAH A320

Tentative:

End of February/first part of March IAH-STL E175 and STL-IAH E175

Though all of these trips are in serious danger of not happening due to friggin COVID.

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: How to get an Nav Aid Name Changed

You should start with the Air Traffic Control Facility where the fix is used, whether TRACON or Center and get to their Airspace/Procedures Department to explain the desire to change the name of the fix. Should they agree to start the process it will not be a swift change for certain. It's not as si...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: X-Plane
Replies: 5
Views: 4829

X-Plane

X-Plane from what I've read has incredible scenery though some of the aircraft systems such as the auto-pilot on some of the base aircraft is less than realistic and the B738 FMS has much to be desired of when you are unable to get V speeds nor input fuel and gross weight numbers. I have PDMG and lo...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 7976

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

The proper document to call would be ICAO 4444. Depending on place, it says 30deg or 45deg final approach are acceptable. By general rule, controllers will try to go below 30degs, depending on local conditions and traffic of course. However, there should be no problem with intercepting localizer up...

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues
Replies: 52
Views: 7976

Re: FAA order addresses Boeing 787 localizer capture issues

The maximum intercept angle the FAA has in the controller handbook is 30 degrees. Any word of this issue happening in the U.S.?

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by IAHFLYR
Mon Nov 30, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4511

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

LH658 wrote:
IAH Terminal B, C, and D check in area, and Terminal D post security gates D1 - D12.


When was the last time you were in those mentioned terminals? North side of both Terminal B and C are wonderful and fresh with C north having been built from the ground up within the last six years or so.

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 29, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4511

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

The IAH B-is-for-banjo gates. I don't know how many are still in use, however, like EWR, tiny terminals need to go the way of the Edsel. IAH Terminal B northside has about 16 of the "bango gates" in the rotunda style. A good number more than the old five gate per bango when all you have p...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: San Diego (SAN) Runway touchdown zone lights on 27
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

Re: San Diego (SAN) Runway touchdown zone lights on 27

2 of those are very busy airports that have regular operations to those runways. KBTR gets a decent number of air carriers and plenty of GA. KHOU Rwy 22 actually does not get very many arrivals unless the wind is howling from the southwest and then a reduce arrival rate due to the final controller ...

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by IAHFLYR
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most dated concourse areas in the US?
Replies: 46
Views: 4511

Re: Most dated concourse areas in the US?

IAH Terminal B north still the same rotunda style gates from when the airport opened in 1969.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 27961

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

[quote="flight152"Except none of them are weather cancels.[/quote]

Maybe not yet!

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta mass cancellations over Thanksgiving week
Replies: 170
Views: 27961

Re: Delta 83 Cancellations 11/25 What Happened?

Calm down people, stuff happens and some of these cancelled flights also may be due to something called storms that will be rolling through ATL this afternoon. :banghead: Planning ahead to limit the disruption to passengers knowing that crews that are flying could very well be out of place creating ...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

Oh totally get it, having a large fleet of say NG's certified and putting pilots through recurrent training in large numbers the airlines to reap the benefits of it, though it may take a while to recover the associated costs.

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

As a corporate pilot, G6500 and 7500, the FAA has made the AR process prohibitively difficult for GA. Allthe equipment is installed, but it’s near impossible to get approval unless you very frequently use an airport where RNP AR approaches are the norm. That is crazy, though totally FAA like to do ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

As a corporate pilot, G6500 and 7500, the FAA has made the AR process prohibitively difficult for GA. Allthe equipment is installed, but it’s near impossible to get approval unless you very frequently use an airport where RNP AR approaches are the norm. That is crazy, though totally FAA like to do ...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

I work at the ACY tech center, albeit in navigation. I should have guessed you were a Fed by the screen name, an ole FLC bird that I think was a CV580 based at ACY! Hey stop by "Cristi's and have a cold one for the holidays, if Jill is still there tell her that her friends in Houston miss her....

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

IIRC LHR director has some fancy gimmickry to help sequence with time based separation and not distance based, using the transmitted wind data from each arrival via Mode S, they can ascertain exactly which way the wake will dissipate and adjust the spacing on final accordingly. A 30 knot 45 degree ...

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by IAHFLYR
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations
Replies: 9
Views: 1947

Re: Charlotte - KCLT - runway 36C operations

Finally, with regard to local procedures being more restrictive, I have departed from several airports in the U.S. where the "line up and wait" procedure is not used. At those airports, aircraft approaching the end of the runway are either directed to "hold short" or they are cl...

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by IAHFLYR
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

[quote="IFlyVeryLittle"][Are controllers' instructions informed by computer assistance such as speed and vectors./quote] Not certain I understand your question, but if I'm on the right track the answer is yes, there are some keyboard entries one can make to give the exact distance you have...

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by IAHFLYR
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?
Replies: 54
Views: 6135

Re: How does the ATC keep such precise seperations between aircraft during approach?

mxaxai wrote:
The way it's been described in this thread, maintaining separation seems to create significant workload for both pilots and ATC.


That's what we signed up for being pilot/controller! :checkmark:

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