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by Frank Miller
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: What timezone is used in the Scheduler?
Replies: 2
Views: 4506

Re: What timezone is used in the Scheduler?

It bases off your local time per your profile on the website. If you manage your profile, you can see what’s there.

Frank
by Frank Miller
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

Re: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches

That little arrow, together with the 343 notation and the shading in half of the ILS “alley” (as you call it) indicates there is a localiser backcourse on at 343 degrees. I don’t think the arrow itself is meaningful alone. See: https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/flight_info/aeronav/digital_products/aer...
by Frank Miller
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

Re: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches

You are right, you can get to WEVBE by flying as depicted from PAE on the 338 PAE radial outbound. That is a feeder route (or approach transition) and techinally isn’t part of the approach itself as PAE isn’t an IAF (as WEVBE is). But it is a great way for ATC to get you to the IAF and allow you to ...
by Frank Miller
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

Re: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches

Well you COULD do it that way too..... just seems to me that since you are already on the 343 outbound course, the simpler entry is the parallel.

Frank
by Frank Miller
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches
Replies: 7
Views: 5015

Re: Procedure Turns in Localizer Approaches

Mike, I believe you can use any method you like to enter a hold—-if I’m not mistaken, the FAA doesn’t mandate any particular way, although the holds as depicted on charts are based on protected airspace in the overall system and assume you will enter a hold following one of the three recommended ent...
by Frank Miller
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: CIRCLING
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: CIRCLING

I am going to ask that we bring this thread to a close.

Peter—-if you would like to take up your questions on this topic, or others such as this, I would suggest you put in a request for training and a member of the training staff can pick it up with you.

Frank
by Frank Miller
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: KPDX v KSEA
Replies: 6
Views: 7014

Re: KPDX v KSEA

I love that 270 left turn over SEA/BFI to get an aircraft going east on course. I’ve used that technique in other circumstances running north ops as well—-e.g. a piston or turboprop heading to NORMY or ZADON with a line of other departures behind and possibly some inbounds on the downwind descending...
by Frank Miller
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: CIRCLING
Replies: 17
Views: 14521

Re: CIRCLING

A tangential point on this exchange...... assuming I understood it right from a magazine article I read once on TERPS and how the enroute system integrates with the approach system. If you instruct an IFR aircraft “cleared direct” to a fix, you are taking responsibility for terrain and obstruction a...
by Frank Miller
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bird strike at KSEA and return
Replies: 0
Views: 11156

Bird strike at KSEA and return

Nice little video in link below of a recent bird strike on departure with vectoring and re-sequencing for return to KSEA. Unfortunately didn’t get all the radio transmissions, but you can pick up a lot from this. Excellent resource for S46 TRACON controllers (especially on use of speed control on fi...
by Frank Miller
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: ZSE Pilot Chat
Topic: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS
Replies: 71
Views: 46519

Re: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS

Peter, you are welcome to continue posting as you have, but please do continue to note where you are referencing ICAO or other non-FAA standards. VATSIM Seattle simulates US procedures and our training program and competencies are based solely on FAA procedures and standards. For aircraft operating ...
by Frank Miller
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: ZSE Pilot Chat
Topic: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS
Replies: 71
Views: 46519

Re: FLYING ON INSTRUMENTS

One more addition for US requirements for circling approaches......executing a missed approach is not a matter of judgment only (or being “comfortable”). You can, of course, execute a missed approach at any time if you believe it is necessary for the safe operation of the aircraft and conduct of the...
by Frank Miller
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PILOTS ARE WELCOME
Replies: 9
Views: 7326

Re: PILOTS ARE WELCOME

Peter, the enthusiasm to provide ATC service is absolutely appreciated. Just keep in mind SOP-010 on Events, particularly the need to consult the CIC before opening or closing a position so the CIC can coordinate the overall ATC situation for the event.

Frank
by Frank Miller
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: KPDX v KSEA
Replies: 6
Views: 7014

Re: KPDX v KSEA

I would only add that I also thought it was odd to give the "RNAV to [ initial fix ]" when the initial fix was the same for all runways. Yet, my reading of the 5-8-2 is that you give the instruction nonetheless. The reason why can be found by a close reading of the PDF of the release (linked in my o...
by Frank Miller
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General
Topic: SAMPLE COMMUNICATIONS
Replies: 15
Views: 11184

Re: SAMPLE COMMUNICATIONS

Peter, That is actually a common technique. Even in visual conditions, pilots will have the ILS dialled in to assist them in maintaining the appropriate course/heading for the final approach. Whether told to expect the ILS or a visual approach, it is pretty standard that a pilot be given an instruct...
by Frank Miller
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Training/Continuing Education
Topic: KPDX v KSEA
Replies: 6
Views: 7014

Re: KPDX v KSEA

The use of "RNAV to PEGTY/RIVVR" in the takeoff clearance is consistent with 7110.65 5-8-2, which deals with issuing an initial heading. This is from 5-8-2 (c): "When conducting simultaneous parallel runway departures utilizing RNAV SIDs, advise aircraft of the initial fix/waypoint on the RNAV route...