Andrew Sinclair wrote:This procedure is reproduced in part below:
I've started so I'll finish.
That last line ' -..-' aircraft has further emergency; what happens then?
The controller will launch into the 'HEFOE'code asking questions in the following order:-
Is it- H
*Always struck me as odd that these two should come so late; surely if your engine is failing due to fuel starvation, that is most important?
Anyway one day a Farnborough test pilot in a Hunter did this but not when I was on radar.
The pilot indicated he needed to get down asap and the controller vectored him for a visual approach; by the time he'd run through the HEFOE code the pilot was visual and did a quick circuit and landed.
Half an hour or so later, he phoned up and said 'just in case you're wondering, the 'further emergency' was that I was bursting for a **** and needed to land asap'!!
And he'd only come from Bedford, maybe 10-15 min flying time at the 'normal' low level cruise speed of about 450kt indicated.