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Offline chefnoel

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Offline Flyingnut

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Re: TWO Planes nearly collide in mid-air (watch video)
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 07:12:06 AM »
Why do they depict the two planes flying in formation and then show the graphic of the separation of 200 vertical and 1.7 miles horizontal?  :?  Typical media crap!

Offline atcman23

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Re: TWO Planes nearly collide in mid-air (watch video)
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 09:09:37 AM »
I agree the video was a bit misleading but this was an OE on the controller.  They were almost at the minimum separation requirements as it was and then a wrong heading was issued causing one aircraft to cut in front of the other... at which point 3 miles disappears pretty quickly.

Offline EdGeneer

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Re: TWO Planes nearly collide in mid-air (watch video)
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2009, 01:54:36 PM »
I didnt hear them say 'formation'. Watching the linked video, I thought they represented the story ok. They mentioned a 'pre-determined flightpath' not formation. Which would seem accurate to me. Sure, they are not controllers, but I thought they conveyed the general gist....

It shows that in tight, heavy airspace, you REALLY have to be on the darn ball!!! (both pilots AND controllers)

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Re: TWO Planes nearly collide in mid-air (watch video)
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2009, 09:50:16 AM »
At almost two miles is that even a cat A error?