[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Drama

  • From: "Phil Reynolds" <phil.reynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Oct 2005 15:09:06 +0100

Hi Kev,

Well, I certainly can't see anything in the rules and regulations
documentation at http://www.fpi-net.net/home/rules.html although I believe
these have changed recently (they seem to contain far less info than what I

I vaguely recall not being allowed to simulate hijack scenarios, but not
emergencies (as long as the controller was happy to accept it?).

Hope this helps some.....

Phil Reynolds

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Kev Townsend
Sent: 08 October 2005 14:39
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Drama


Whilst controlling Sydney approach he other morning the pilot of a 747
dialled 7500 onto his transponder.
He was about 80miles south of Sydney. I vectored him blind to an AAF Base
26 miles to the North.
I felt this was an exciting and demanding exercise.
FPI did not.
They have banned from the Network the offending Pilot, and I have been
suspended pending enquiry.
It appears that as in the real world I must make a full and detailed
account (which I have now done).
The pilot (Australian) declared this emergency as he needed to curtail the
flight as his wife had discovered a mouse in the bedroom. Well, what other
course of action would you take if the cabin crew began screaming!!!

Just a word of caution to anyone who may consider a simulated emergency!

Has anyone ever seen a rule within FPI about this rule? If so, I would
appreciate a pointer!

Best wishes

Kev T
JHB175 (sus)

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