Recent content by central5

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    Proper Resignation

    We had someone resign thinking they had a better opportunity waiting for them in the private sector and now they want back in. They may get back in, but will lose time and seniority. It’s only been a little over a year but that can add up in the long run. It’s your life so do with it as you...
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    Level Difficulty (TRACON/Tower)

    Forgot to mention they were here on a supe bid(12 to 8) and had no clue what to do without the structure they had at their prior higher levels. And absolutely no idea how to separate vfrs from anything, almost as if they were an anomaly or don't exist. Now everyone here thinks we should send...
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    Level Difficulty (TRACON/Tower)

    We recently had someone from a level 12 wash out at our level 8. They were also certified at a 10 and 11 prior to the 12.
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    Tower Vectors and VFR Departures

    Are there any stand alone class C or D towers out there that issue vectors to ensure separation, and if so how do you get around the requirements in 7210.3 10-5-3? Also does anyone tag all their departing vfrs for radar service just to keep them out of the flow of arrivals even if the pilot...
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    Traffic Count for Point Outs/overflights

    Thanks, I was also wondering how do they get the busiest 1830 hours for figuring out the traffic complexity. Surely there is a program out there for that, and if so what is it and who checks it for accuracy?
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    Traffic Count for Point Outs/overflights

    The photo mission, police, news helicopters are the real issue here too. The way I read it you should get a count each time they enter your airspace. What's the difference in that and just handing the aircraft off back and forth over and over again between tower and radar. Would that be one...
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    Traffic Count for Point Outs/overflights

    Does anyone know what it means in the 7210.3 12-4-1 where it talks about overflights, it says one count for each segment, so what exactly is a "segment" in this case? Some think it's one count when the aircraft enters and one count when they exit but others say only 1 count. I know for approach...
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    Touch and go behind a small+/large departure

    Yeah they're trying to say that you can't use visual in that situation and either hold the larger aircraft or clear the small for low approach only but without any real reason. Also trying to say the successive part refers only to closed traffic but I had to point out once again that successive...
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    Touch and go behind a small+/large departure

    Anyone have any thoughts on 3-9-7 b4. How can you reduce separation then apply appropriate separation? Would that be considered using visual? We have another massive debate going on at my facility. I.e. IFR small on Circling (instrument)approach and large departing. I have always said use...
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    Up/down Traffic Count

    Just wondering about traffic count. Up/down, STARS,have automated count except in tower where certain counts need to be entered(local ops). Not sure it's being done right, for instance, police,news, etc, helicopters that Radar points out to tower ONE time and then they go in and out of towers'...
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    J and M Aircraft Classifications?

    Thanks that's what I needed.
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    J and M Aircraft Classifications?

    Just wondering if anyone has heard about Jet's and turboprops being classified as J and M's mainly the M's as turboprops that have a cruise speed greater than 190kts. If so where would it be published? Thanks
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    What is an LRAC?

    Thanks beacon. And really what the main issue is, the Vfr FAA tower which has certified STARS TDW, used to send Vfr departures that were set up for radar service(which would be class C service) either by assigning headings or on course through a gate depicted on the radar and IFRs had their own...
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    What is an LRAC?

    Thank you very much, tho this seems very dated as it is from 1978 and talks about using BRITE(we have TDW where I'm at now with STARS) and GS is AT for FAA. I haven't done the research yet but when did airspace begin to be classified a,b,c,d,e,g. Has it always been that way. Ive heard for years...
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    What is an LRAC?

    I know this is kinda old but it's an issue that has come up. Does anyone know where the definition of an Lrac can be found? We are redoing our loa with satellite FAA tower because it has become so mucked up over time and need to know what type they are. They used to be the old Lrac term but...