[jhb_airlines] Re: Having your hands full

  • From: Kevin Townsend <kev@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 28 Nov 2004 08:34:22 +0000

I can't say for sure on this one as a pilot Frank, but as a controller I 
only have access to your flightstrip after you have double-clicked on my 
listing in the ATOC ATC box, (this calls up the ATIS) only then do all the 
handoffs become available, however this appears a chore if all you should 
do is re-tune the Comm radio.


At 20:43 11/24/2004, you 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 
>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 
>  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 
>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 
>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
>Frank T.
>Needless to say, once on the ground and parked, I managed to get on to the
>correct channel.

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