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Divert or not Divert ... Simple Question?Fog in EZE causes British Airways Boeing 777 to divert...or it least it should have. (avherald.com) More...
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10-4 on that but this one is, at least for CAT3A, but controllers said it was below that which Is 200m. You know I really never have understood all that crap; made a lot of them but at basically 600'in which to make that type decision, depending on the exact AC, you are either flaring or close to it and if visibility is that bad on the ground, I really didn't want in that mess anyway, and you get on into the B or C, that's crazy. Even if you do fly it to the ground, most airports don't have the ground radar to safely move you around anyway and it's like taking your life into your own hands. A lot of controllers have told me that they depend on the engine vortices to give the pilots a little hole to manuever in.
good to know (y), I'm not there yet, still two weeks away from my private pilot's license
I am pretty much retired now but am still very current. I flew big iron 135 my entire career; for that I was blessed and very fortunate, but it don't matter whether you pursue it as a career or just as a hobby, to me there was never anything more thrilling or satisfying that wheels up and watching the earth fall away. You just hang in there and get that licenseI remember being young and just starting out as an FE on a 707. I really hated that because on takeoffs, my eyes were glued to the panel and the Captain hoping he didn't hear a negative word out of me. Every now and then though, I'd cut my eyes to the front.lol
nothing like looking over your left shoulder when ATC call "traffic at 12 o'clock"
lol, and you hope somebody sees it.
Haha. Pretty inspirational. I'm going to college in a year and one of my requierments (like personally) are that there has to be a flight school in an accesible place. Sounds kind of crazy, so I usually don't tell anyone that lol
If the flying takes the forefront in your life, don't forsake the schooling by any means, BUT, keep that requirement as #1
And don't be ashamed to let anyone know that. You will probably find a lot more in common around a pilots group at an FBO somewhere than with those on campus anyway, and you can definitely learn from those older heads with the right attitude.
I'll keep that in mind