Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:19 am #1787164
We are not the military or a derivative thereof, and just because the military use something that does not make it fabulous.
Respect to the people in blue for what they do but some of their practises are not suitable for civilian flying.
Their colour codes are very different and not quite logic.
Their use of QFE might be good for them as they have bang seats that use QFE but for civilian use the QNH is better and their insistance on using the RPS a recipe for infringements.
You are assessing a possible flight safety hazard from the point of view of civil GA pilots, I am seeing it from the point of view of all airspace users (nothing to do with QFE/QNH where I entriely agree with you) both civil and military.
Military colour codes have been in use since the '50s; I wish the CAA would adopt them as it would make the job of FISOs/ATCOs at those place without ATIS far easier.
By the way has this system actually been approved by the CAA for use at places where the pilot needs to decide if an iap is necessary?
Last edited by chevvron on Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:54 pm, edited 1 time in total.
There's only one 'F' in Fulham