THE" KISS" METHOD

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Peter Armstrong
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THE" KISS" METHOD

Post by Peter Armstrong » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:48 am

My friend is always referring to the “KISS” methodology. He says if you apply this to everything your life is simpler and stress less.

Well, I have decided to apply this method to controlling via text.

Example:- A pilot sends me a FP to join an airway as his 1st departure point. I keep it simple as follows – [dot] J70ne

That [dot] command sends the following instruction to the pilot:-

Cleared to ---- airport via the Seattle6 departure radar vectors to join J70 via Normy, then as filed, fly rwy hdg, maintain 9000, expect ---- 10 mins after departure, departure frequency 125.600. squawk ----

The other [dot] command I have associated with J70 is [dot]J70sw. Which sends the following instruction to the pilot:-

Cleared to ---- airport via the Seattle6 departure radar vectors to join J70 via Elmaa, then as filed, fly rwy hdg, maintain 9000, expect ---- 10 mins after departure, departure frequency 125.600. squawk ----

The simple fact here is that the command is the same except for the direction of departure. [J70]ne is North East and [dot]J70sw is for the South West departure route.

I use the “KISS” method here.

Oh, by the way “KISS” means “keep it simple stupid”

Don’t take it personally

Peter
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