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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:28 pm    Post subject: Monitoring Radio Frequencies Reply with quote

Saw this on Pprune and obviously relates to the mountain flying course that Catwoman and co went on so thought this might be worth addressing.

Something mysterious in Snowdonia

There were lots of chaps (and I presume chapesses) having a great time in Robinsons various in Snowdonia today. We got airborne from Valley to a walker with a broken ankle/leg at the back of Snowdon and made a blind call on 121.5 to alert them to our presence. As a precaution we asked the ARCC to establish a TDA around the area and this was broadcast on 121.5 also. After we had landed back at Valley we talked to someone from the mountain flying party who asked what mysterious thing was happening at Snowdon. He also said that probably only one of the instructors was sharp enough to listen out on 121.5 - one out of 5 or 6!

A Temporary Danger Area is an airspace control measure used to protect situations from unwanted aerial activity and they are almost always established for overland SAROPs.

None of the helis in the area were any problem and I hope they enjoyed their flying (and probably a few beers afterwards), but I was surprised at the lack of understanding of TDAs and lack of monitoring of an emergency frequency. Please tell me this is not normal amongst GA pilots.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heli-Ops,

If you had read this websites Mountain Flying thread, you would have seen this;



Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:36 pm

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From the other site;

http://www.pprune.com/forums/showthread.php?s=c6fc7cfb2243e80c4cb74f8b8e188bd3&threadid=179907

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There were lots of chaps (and I presume chapesses) having a great time in Robinsons various in Snowdonia today. We got airborne from Valley to a walker with a broken ankle/leg at the back of Snowdon and made a blind call on 121.5 to alert them to our presence. As a precaution we asked the ARCC to establish a TDA around the area and this was broadcast on 121.5 also. After we had landed back at Valley we talked to someone from the mountain flying party who asked what mysterious thing was happening at Snowdon. He also said that probably only one of the instructors was sharp enough to listen out on 121.5 - one out of 5 or 6!
A Temporary Danger Area is an airspace control measure used to protect situations from unwanted aerial activity and they are almost always established for overland SAROPs.
None of the helis in the area were any problem and I hope they enjoyed their flying (and probably a few beers afterwards), but I was surprised at the lack of understanding of TDAs and lack of monitoring of an emergency frequency. Please tell me this is not normal amongst GA pilots.


Just incase you missed it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that after I had posted it but there is no option to delete your post once you have made it so couldnt get rid of it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Strange that you can edit but not delete.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can delete - the little "x" icon, top right of your posts.

Although, I think it may only apply to the last post in a thread...?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are the writer of the thread and you delete your original message it should delete the whole thread by pressing on the "X"

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would wager that if they were enjoying themselves in robbies that they wer on another frequency . one com box - one freq, not everyone has the luxury of more than 1 box to be able to monitor 121.5 even if they want to...........
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

northernhero wrote:
i would wager that if they were enjoying themselves in robbies that they wer on another frequency . one com box - one freq, not everyone has the luxury of more than 1 box to be able to monitor 121.5 even if they want to...........


Good point. Certainly none of the R22s at the school I'm with have a radio capable of monitoring more than one channel. I suspect that is normal for R22s in the UK.

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