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by Leon Gibbs
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Real World Aviation
Topic: ADS-B Data into Euroscope
Replies: 0
Views: 1585

ADS-B Data into Euroscope

Hi team, While my real world aviation job keeps me busy on a day to day basis I still have time to dabble in a bit of geeky tech from time to time. For some time now I've been contributing data to the popular Flightradar24.com website using my Raspberry Pi B+, a RTL-SDR + 1090MHz antenna (mounted ex...
by Leon Gibbs
Sun May 28, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Change to ATC position callsigns RW
Replies: 4
Views: 1961

Re: Change to ATC position callsigns RW

RW controllers are taking a bit to get used to it too!
by Leon Gibbs
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Pilot Training
Topic: When to contact after departure
Replies: 4
Views: 2898

Re: When to contact after departure

Some pilots think they are fighter jocks & call me up "ABC, airbourne passing 200 feet". Yes, a bit silly, however: Depending on the SID requirement and where acceleration altitude is, you can make an educated guess when to call the controller. CLARK departure AKL - we call at 500ft in the turn tow...
by Leon Gibbs
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: AKL TMA frequencies
Replies: 5
Views: 2231

AKL TMA frequencies

Hi guys, I haven't been on here in a long time and decided to do some catching up. I've had a good break away from VATNZ but work load at work means that I should be able to dedicate some more time towards controlling again - and I'm looking forward to it! I was just reading over the NOTAMs (like al...
by Leon Gibbs
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Radar Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3089

Re: Radar Identification

Indeed, however this does not mean tower to TMA/onroute. TMA and onroute controllers still need to identity the the aircraft. Regards Just to clarify this: Example: NZAA to NZCH Aircraft departs RWY 23L and calls Auckland 124.3 who then identifies the aircraft. The aircraft will pass through NZCH-R...
by Leon Gibbs
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Radar Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3089

Re: Radar Identification

...as an IFR aircraft needs to be radar identified, before further instructions can be issued to it. eg after take off Is this correct ? No this is not correct - just because an aircraft is operating IFR does not mean it needs to be identified on radar before it can be issued instructions. The inst...
by Leon Gibbs
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: Radar Identification
Replies: 9
Views: 3089

Re: Radar Identification

Procedural Towers don't identify aircraft on the radar screen but can use the information that they see to apply procedural control techniques. Procedural Towers: Can't use the phrase 'Identified' as is typical and in line with real world procedure Can't use radar vectors or radar terrain clearance ...
by Leon Gibbs
Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: VATNZ Events Discussion
Topic: MAJOR EVENT / 06 Dec 2015 / Cross the Ditch 12
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Re: MAJOR EVENT / 06 Dec 2015 / Cross the Ditch 12

Interesting point Ethan, Over the entire AirNZ group we are tending to see less and less circling approaches being conducted these days due to higher company circling minima (particularly in IMC). Aircraft will sometimes conduct the initial part of the 07 approach as a cloud break and then continue ...
by Leon Gibbs
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Screenshots/Videos
Topic: ATR 72-600 Landing/Taxi Hamilton
Replies: 3
Views: 1756

Re: ATR 72-600 Landing/Taxi Hamilton

When was this? I haven't been up that way in a while...but I am on the -600 so the increases the chances somewhat :)
by Leon Gibbs
Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: New SID/STAR phraseology - Transitions
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: New SID/STAR phraseology - Transitions

Hi Leon, Question Two What is preferable for a plane that is following a SID all the way to the first waypoint on its filed flight plan. eg 05R PAGLA2Q.LIMES flight plan LIMES H384 KARRL Y506 TPAPA Y738 WN ....identified, climb to fl360 ....identified, track via the sid, climb to fl360 If second op...
by Leon Gibbs
Mon May 11, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: ATC Chatter
Topic: New SID/STAR phraseology - Transitions
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

New SID/STAR phraseology - Transitions

Hi team, Some of the new SIDs around NZ now contain transitions. When issuing an airways clearance you must include the transition as part of the SID instruction. Lets look at a few examples: ANZ123 departing NZCH off runway 02, Route is CH-IDARA-DUKOP-NV (CHNV3 - the standard route clearance to Inv...
by Leon Gibbs
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: 123.45 Pilot Chatter
Topic: NZQN Depature - visual segment and climb profile questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

Re: NZQN Depature - visual segment and climb profile questio

Well I can't speak for the jet guys but this is how we do it on the ATR... I am using the ANPOV 1 Delta departure for my example. You will see that it is impossible to reach the minimum set heading height at ENKUV of 4600ft from departing straight out on 23. This is why there is a visual segment. Li...
by Leon Gibbs
Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: 123.45 Pilot Chatter
Topic: RNAV G Approach to NZQN
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

Re: RNAV G Approach to NZQN

That is correct - as soon as you are 'visual' and you want to join straight in you must request a visual approach from the tower. The tower may then issue 'Join straight in runway 23' or 'Join via the visual circuit, runway 23'. Generally speaking, and traffic permitting, the tower will (at some sta...
by Leon Gibbs
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: VATNZ Events Discussion
Topic: SNO / 08 Mar 2015 / Military Operations Night
Replies: 5
Views: 1861

Re: SNO / 08 Mar 2015 / Military Operations Night

LOL nor was mine... cruising around in the PMDG B777-300... I guess I was showcasing the brilliance of the Boeing as a troop transporter? :-)
by Leon Gibbs
Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: 123.45 Pilot Chatter
Topic: RNAV G Approach to NZQN
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

Re: RNAV G Approach to NZQN

From an operational point of view... we conduct the RNAV G and RNAV F approaches into Queenstown all of the time. The visual segment should be flown if visual reference is not attained early enough down the approach. Often, we will fly the approach and hope that we get visual early enough to then lo...