[jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Wednesday

  • From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 19:19:37 +0100

Current EGNJ weather is awful.. <vbg>

bones

-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Brook
Sent: 02 August 2006 19:11
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Wednesday


Unless it all goes t*ts up, I'm going to try and fly at least one sector
tonight.  EGBB-EGMC at 1845Z followed by EGMC to EGNJ sometime later. I'll
be in my trusty JHB F-100 and plan to use real weather (ASv6). Don't all
hold your collective breaths tho'... <G>

MikeB
JHB193

> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 2:01 AM
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Wednesday
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> As weather isn't automatic within FPI the controllers have no idea if
> pilots are using real weather or not. We can only assume that some
> are - and set
> our ATIS accordingly. Pilots using real weather can therefore get the
> correct values from us but pilots with no weather set can
> ignore our wind
> and pressure readouts.
>
> I see the awful forecast so it may make for some interesting flying.
> Some pilots will be battling strong winds and low cloud to fight
> down the ILS
> whilst mixing it with VFR pilots in perfectly clear skies!
>
> Because FPI isn't operational with weather it can lead to tricky
> moments for controllers when vectoring. Those pilots who have strong
> winds dialled in
> will drift significantly and require different headings to
> those using nil
> wind. In the real world once you've worked out the drift for
> your first
> inbound it acts as a template for all subsequent arrivals. We
> can't do this
> in FPI and each aircraft must be treated separately - not a
> good system..
>
> bones
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Paul
> Sent: 01 August 2006 22:20
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: FPI Wednesday
>
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> Just to add to the mix, weather forecast here for tomorrow evening is
> abysmal.  Heavy Rain so VFR is a no go unless your ditching real
> weather.
>
> Paul
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bones
> Sent: 01 August 2006 12:27
> To: JHB Email List
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] FPI Wednesday
>
>
> Dave has chosen Humberside, Birmingham and Southend for tomorrow's
> session - a good choice as they are not that frequently used.
>
> Birmingham to Humberside is only 83nm as the crow flies so is ideal
> for VFR traffic. Add to that the fact that EGNJ has no controlled
> airspace other
> than an ATZ and it makes for interesting flying - even IFR
> traffic has to
> keep a good lookout for bandits - the same applies to the new
> Doncaster (ex
> Finningley)airport.
>
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>
> bones
> bones@xxxxxxx
> http://fsaviation.net
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