Do you guys actually have a radar room, or is the BRITE scope in the cab the only thing you use? I went up there a few years ago and saw BRITE in use, but I forgot to ask if there was an actual room downstairs with a ARTS II scope or something.
Nope, they called while I was sleeping on Friday (I work 2nd shift)... Then Sat and Sun HR is closed, and Monday is a "holiday" so HR is closed then too, so I have to wait until Tues. to find out any more info.007hamster, they still haven't told you your facility yet?
Billings just started (officially) doing ODO again this week. Visual separation can be used in certain instances.I'm not at Aspen but I was just in a meeting discussing opposite direction operations and national directives will not allow the use of visual separation at all. Places are to develop local procedures but they must still fall within the constraints of the national order.
See if you can talk to someone in the Denver district that'll let you have a copy of the Billings procedure. As far as I know, they were the first one to get a procedure approved and are the only facility besides Aspen that can do ODO. (maybe just district wide, idk.)The paperwork they gave us was an ATO document stating the criteria we had to apply provisions of the 7210.3 and it specifically said to develop cutoff points and that visual separation is not authorized. Now I've looked at the 7210.3 2-1-30 and it doesn't have the visual separation wording in there. I'm part of the council at my facility developing our new ODO procedures and would love to be able to use visual if needed but I'm not seeing anything that would explain why we can't; other than they just said no. I doubt there's anything that would qualify us for a waiver either. Ugh.