[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 10:18:47 +0100

Mike L -

It was a cracking evening! My thanks to you and Alistair for the relays
& full marks to Kev for his stirling efforts.  The earlier one way only
comms with Kev disappeared later and I was able to talk to him briefly
on Box 2 once the traffic had died down.

Right then, I'm now off to drive to Devon to a spot on the north  edge
of Dartmoor where they had two inches of rain last night...

Squelch, squelch.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2005 9:47 AM
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI
> A good evening in general.  I didn't suffer any of the voice problems
> which others clearly did - I found myself acting as R/T
> go-between for
> MikeB a couple of times.  Kev did brilliantly - I counted six inbound
> and 3 outbound at EGSS as I departed.  I didn't have the heart to
> mention my airprox with EFP046 (2 miles at same altitude;
> blue warning
> on TCAS) under the circumstances, particularly since he said nothing
> about my running out of runway on landing at EGSS a little earlier.
> (Reverse thrust and autobraking failed on my CRJ - and again
> at EGNS).
> Kev was kind enough to send AA Roadside Rescue to find me
> (and provide a
> clean pair of trousers ....)
> Mike L
> Bones wrote:
> > Grrr indeed - and you have my sympathy. Despite any
> announcement on FPI it
> > was a very busy evening. Lost count of the total number of
> flights but I
> > think we had 12 pilots and many flew two or more legs.
> >
> > My hat goes off to Kevin who plugged in at Stansted, did
> little for maybe an
> > hour and then got a right gaggle of inbounds from all
> directions. Very
> > nicely handled too. Oddly enough, reminiscent of a few
> weeks ago when Mike
> > had total engine failure, I got another one tonight. I felt
> sorry for the
> > pilot having flogged right across from Hamburg in a Cessna
> 411 as he never
> > got anywhere near his destination at EGNS. He lost an
> engine over the North
> > Sea and I had to take him into Coningsby.
> >
> > We hit slight voice problems during the session - it
> started to break up
> > about halfway through the evening - but this cleared
> towards the end of the
> > session. Can't really be server load as there was zilch
> traffic outside the
> > UK and we've seen lots more aircraft online in the past.
> >
> > I'd also like to take my hat off to everyone who flew into
> Stansted with its
> > lousy weather. 3300m vis and OVC400 wasn't nice at all!
> >
> > bones

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