[jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

  • From: "F FISHER" <ffisher991@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2008 19:04:52 -0000

If retaining aircraft right to my zone, should they not be at the required altitude for me to take over, 2 of them I had to drop down from FL100, at POL, it is 3500ft, the zone is 2900ft, depending on the QNH.

Alistair had to do 3 orbits to get him down, and put him on base.

Frank F
----- Original Message ----- From: "Bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2008 5:46 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

Indeed. In real life those aircraft would have passed through at least four
London sector frequencies with four separate controllers.

I wouldn't complain about handoffs within 20nm either as London can retain
control of all aircraft right up to your zone boundary. You have no
authority at all outside your CTA so if Centre give you an aircraft at POL
or BALTI he's really doing you a favour - it's his airspace..


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 04 December 2008 15:31
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: IVAO

"A bit more on the ball". sURELY YOU JEST!

Bones will know but I doubt a real life controller would have to handle
that volume single handed? Particularly over more than two hours without
a break.

Gerry Winskill

F FISHER wrote:
It was a good night for me too at Leeds.

4 UKV inbounds + a UKV trainer, 2 JHB inbound and one out.

Watching that steady stream of traffic out of Dublin for most of the
evening was good too. The only crevat I had, was that London was a bit
slow in dropping and passing over traffic to me, had to get a couple to
do orbits to get them down, to slot into downwind. Handoffs where within
20 miles.

Understanderble, with the traffic he was handling. But as the Dublin
traffic was crossing just south of Leeds! he should have been a bit more
on the ball.

I will try to log onto Leeds a bit more often, but with Christmas coming
up, and the problems with a distant relative, it is going to be a case
of as and when.

Frank F


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