[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Session for Tuesday night

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 01:47:30 +0100

There were a few problems tonight, some technical and some a result of
the workload. I had one lockup and Andy did too - and he didn't return.
After that the session flowed a lot better and it is a pity you didn't
stick with it.

bones

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of gwinsk@xxxxxxx
> Sent: 03 August 2004 20:56
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Session for Tuesday night
> 
> 
> Hi John,
> Sorry I didn't make it to Manchester. The machine locked up 
> but I didn't bother to re 
> boot. About 20 miles E of EGCC, still at FL 210, after having 
> had to ask Andy for a 
> descent, heading for the frozen North and no sigh of 
> directions or handover, it didn't 
> seem worth the effort. I think Mike was having a similar problem. 
> Will try when less busy.
> 
> Gerry Winskill
> gwinsk@xxxxxxx
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 2 Aug 2004 at 3:00, Bones wrote:
> 
> > The next FPI session will be on Tuesday night again from 
> 1930 - 2200 
> > local time (1830-2100Z).
> > 
> > I will open up Manchester Zone for the evening on 119.40. 
> This gives a 
> > good range of possibilities because the zone controller is 
> responsible 
> > for vectoring IFR aircraft into Manchester, Woodford, Liverpool and 
> > Hawarden. He can also provide a service for aircraft flying 
> VFR into 
> > these airports and for Barton and Woodvale. I might 
> possibly be able 
> > to stretch this list to Blackpool as well during periods of light 
> > traffic.
> > 
> > The good thing about Tuesday is that the KLM VA have 
> notified a UK fly 
> > in that evening and we may see some nice mixed traffic 
> around. Some of 
> > these pilots may possibly opt for the London airports but I 
> am hoping 
> > the choice of Manchester may persuade a few to come northbound..
> > 
> > I'd like to see you all join I the session if possible. It will be 
> > slightly different to last week if it gets busy because I won't be 
> > able to zoom around the UK - I may have to keep the screen 
> locked on 
> > to the Manchester area. That means you will probably run out of my 
> > radar cover if you are intending to venture far away and 
> so, if this 
> > happens, I may very well clear you to leave the frequency 
> as you run 
> > out of radar cover. After that, and assuming there are no other UK 
> > controllers online, you can stay tuned to my frequency if 
> you wish but 
> > just carry on with your flight plan without making any 
> further calls.
> > 
> > If you are flying into the Manchester area from elsewhere in the UK 
> > then assume I won't see you if you are more than 40nm from EGCC. 
> > Connect to the server as normal and check for other UK controllers 
> > online. If there are then call these if you think you are 
> going to fly 
> > in their area. If not then just taxi out and set course as normal. 
> > Tune to my frequency and listen out. If I see you pop up on 
> the radar 
> > screen then I WILL CALL YOU. Once you reply I'll radar identify you 
> > and give you a radar service into your destination airfield.
> > 
> > Andy may log on as London Centre but he hasn't confirmed 
> that yet. I 
> > so it should give some variety for the IFR flights as they will get 
> > proper airways control. If I hear anything more I'll let you know..
> > 
> > Any questions?
> > 
> > HC@xxxxxxxxxx
> > http://fsaviation.net
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 


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