[jhb_airlines] Re: Having your hands full

  • From: gwinsk@xxxxxxx
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 22:01:06 -0000

Apart from Glasgow takeoff, all went reasonably according to plan. Leaving 
raised the temperature a bit. Mty filed plan had a DCS 6 Alpha departure, which 
accepted in my clearance. On being handed over to London Centre it was assumed 
was on a Galloway departure, which called for a bit of a rapid rethink. Still, 
there's no 
hard ground and it's all a harless challenge. Hope you enjoyed it, Frank, and 
turn out 

Gerry Winskill


On 24 Nov 2004 at 15:43, FrankTurley@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Hi All,
> I have recently been chewing over Gerry's e-mail regarding "we" doing
> the  flying, and Bones comments on having your hands full when things
> go off  plan.
> Tonight I thought I would try my hand at IFR flying on FPI, instead of
> the  usual VFR. There were controllers along my chosen route of
> Glasgow to Bristol,  and I had downloaded the charts for both
> airfields. I had also mentally  rehearsed the Glasgow SID, so it
> should be a piece of cake, getting the  autopilot to do most of the
> flying.
> All went well until being switched from London Centre to Bristol
> Approach,  as I just could not get the EGGD_APP to arrive in my ATC
> selection box. I tried 
>  entering it into the ATOC voice connection box, but when I checked
>  the VOX  
> window I was there on my own. Meanwhile, because I had also tuned into
> the UK  channel, I could hear the controllers having a conversation
> about my failure to  tune to EGGD_APP. Using my initiative I spoke to
> Brian on the UK channel and we  used it to get me down, but you can
> imagine the flap as I was wrestling with the  comms, taking
> instructions on course changes and the descent, and trying to keep 
> cool! 
> One of the things I tried was to tune the aircraft com radio to the 
> required frequency, but this didn't appear to work. Does anyone know a
> sure fire  way to manually tune the ATOC radios? I really would like
> to avoid this  happening again!
> Frank T.
> Needless to say, once on the ground and parked, I managed to get on to
> the  correct channel.

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