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by Tol3458
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Good Practice Flight
Replies: 3
Views: 2873

Re: Good Practice Flight

It’s one thing to do it in a sim; a whole other to do it for real. Watch this:
https://www.airspacemag.com/videos/cate ... -canyon_1/
by Tol3458
Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: ATC Recordings
Topic: Auctioneer turned ATC
Replies: 0
Views: 12307

Auctioneer turned ATC

Looks like the PilotEdge controllers need to up their game:

https://youtu.be/ehDyLNlwDwI
by Tol3458
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Pilots
Topic: On IFR—When to change altimeter setting
Replies: 1
Views: 1733

On IFR—When to change altimeter setting

You’re flying IFR into an uncontrolled airport. Enroute ATC asks that you report when you have the local weather and requests what approach you’d like. Still 50 miles from the IAF you pick up the ASOS and decide on the ABC approach and note that the local altimeter is .4-.5 inches below (-400-500 fe...
by Tol3458
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Sky High Charters
Topic: SKY High 2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 14160

Re: SKY High 2 questions

Understood. But you're assuming that while on the ground at SKX you know what the tops are en route. Skew Ts may give you an educated guess but not a definite answer (unless there is a pilot report). If you may end up having to pick up an IFR route clearance over TAS anyway, why not file for the who...
by Tol3458
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Sky High Charters
Topic: SKY High 2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 14160

Re: SKY High 2 questions—Leg two filing instructions

I have an issue with the filing options for the second leg. They are as follows: File IFR from KSKX to TAS, or File IFR from KSKX to TAS and include “VFR on top” in the remarks, or Do not file IFR, simply call ATC and request a “climb to VFR on top at the Taos VOR” and let them issue the clearance. ...
by Tol3458
Tue May 16, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why say "tree" for "three" and "fife" for "five"
Replies: 3
Views: 10788

Re: Why say "tree" for "three" and "fife" for "five"

Though they are "English" words, the choices were made with the world in mind.The final choice of code words for the letters of the alphabet and for the digits was made after hundreds of thousands of comprehension tests involving 31 nationalities. They were actually made because VHF radio...
by Tol3458
Sun May 14, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why say "tree" for "three" and "fife" for "five"
Replies: 3
Views: 10788

Why say "tree" for "three" and "fife" for "five"

As English is the universal language of aviation, it may seem odd that controllers on Pilot Edge say "tree" for "three", "fower" for "four", "fife" for "five" and "niner" for "nine." After all, how would any who speaks f...
by Tol3458
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Pilots
Topic: LOC 28L procedure into KMRY
Replies: 5
Views: 5730

Re: LOC 28L procedure into KMRY

Whether in the real world or in practice, what the reported conditions are and what you experience flying the approach may be different. There are times the conditions are reported below minimums but you will pick up the runway environment in time to land. Conversely, the conditions may be reported ...
by Tol3458
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Western Expansion Drones?
Replies: 4
Views: 3007

Western Expansion Drones?

Just wondering: Have the skies over the Western US been filled with drones as in ZLA?
by Tol3458
Tue Dec 27, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Western American Expansion: Firtst Thoughts
Replies: 7
Views: 5090

Western American Expansion: Firtst Thoughts

Did two flights today in an MU-2: TTD-SEA and ASE-DEN. Busy time of day. Controllers in both cases faced heavier workload. This, along with and some expected snarls getting clearances and getting frequecy changes, the higher workload and greater chatter enhances realism. Add the vast expansion in ge...