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by Mark Hargrove
Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Pilots
Topic: Expect when on the LOC
Replies: 10
Views: 6659

Re: Expect when on the LOC

I don't think there is anything unusual about being asked to call 'established' on the localizer after being told to expect a visual for Rwy XX. It's really no different than being told to report when established on a VOR radial and I think it's pretty common practice for an approach controller to m...
by Mark Hargrove
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: Responsibility for Terrain Separation
Replies: 6
Views: 3843

Responsibility for Terrain Separation

Not related to PE, but a general ATC question:

You're on an IFR flight plan in IMC, flying a planned element of your route. ATC issues a heading change (i.e., a vector) and a descent. Who is responsible for terrain separation?

by Mark Hargrove
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: LAX Bravo Transition Restrictions
Replies: 1
Views: 2054

LAX Bravo Transition Restrictions

Just out of curiosity, why do the Mini-Route and SFRA transitions have a 'no turbo-jet' restrictions? With the advent of the VLJ (very light jet) category, airplanes like the Citation 510 "Mustang" have no problem meeting the maximum 140 KIAS speed limit for the SFRA and there isn't a spee...
by Mark Hargrove
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Real World Coast to Coast now available
Replies: 23
Views: 163092

Re: Real World Coast to Coast now available

I've finished watching the whole series now and enjoyed it immensely.

Now how about the return flight? And did you ever get any video of the 777 simulator you talked about?

by Mark Hargrove
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flight Following & ATC
Replies: 4
Views: 2369

Flight Following & ATC

OK, I've gotten a little fuzzy. Outside of Class B or C airspace, would the TRACON ever be issuing vectors or altitudes to a VFR aircraft (other than for traffic alert or low altitude alert situations -- I mean just normal, everyday vectors or altitude assignments like an IFR aircraft might be given...
by Mark Hargrove
Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New User Questions: SoCal App/Dep?
Replies: 12
Views: 7045

Re: New User Questions: SoCal App/Dep?

HRutila wrote:...because all that affects is the name you call them on the radio.
Which only seems fair, given all the names they call us. Usually, with the PTT switch off.... :-)

by Mark Hargrove
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: General
Topic: ATC Phraseology
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

ATC Phraseology

Two questions: (1) What is the correct ATC phraseology to give a pilot flying a DP a "shortcut" but then continue flying the DP? For example (and picking something totally random -- just the first DP I pulled up) -- say a pilot departs KLAS Rwy 7R on the BOACH6 DP. There's no traffic and A...
by Mark Hargrove
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: Pilots
Topic: Rob Holland, hold on tight
Replies: 8
Views: 2901

Re: Rob Holland, hold on tight

Deliberately induced inverted flat spins. That's just...not right.
by Mark Hargrove
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: LatinVFR KSNA released (fsx/p3d)
Replies: 3
Views: 1916

Re: LatinVFR KSNA released (fsx/p3d)

I have this scenery installed in P3D v2.4 and it's beautiful. I'm not seeing any significant impact on framerates at all. I can also say that that KSNA doesn't really look much at all like the stock scenery! I practically didn't recognize my 'regular' parking spot. Indeed, I recommend you turn off t...
by Mark Hargrove
Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Prepar3D
Topic: Best P3d Weather Engine
Replies: 9
Views: 9858

Re: Best P3d Weather Engine

The best weather engine is not exactly the same as the best weather textures . I was quite confused about this a couple of years ago when I got interested in having a better weather simulation. The weather 'engine' is responsible for pulling down current weather data for a given set of locations (ar...