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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by Snitch » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:52 am

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by moosp » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:47 am

I think more likely they were running a check on any upper lobes of the Glide Path transmissions. There is a maximum amount allowed and I guess they have to measure it.

I have seen this during flight testing and most often it is done as a low pass and go around, but it the runway is long enough you can make it the last flight of the day and economise with a full stop.

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by Segg » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:14 pm

Out of curiosity, has anyone seen, or does anyone have examples of the data captured/produced during these calibration flights? It would be very interesting to see what they see, and understand how it is interpreted and then corrected on the actual hardware :)
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Re: Airport ILS calibration

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by Snitch » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:25 pm

Segg wrote:
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Out of curiosity, has anyone seen, or does anyone have examples of the data captured/produced during these calibration flights? It would be very interesting to see what they see, and understand how it is interpreted and then corrected on the actual hardware :)


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Re: Interesting visitor

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:01 pm

calibration aircraft for the ILS's
Ukranian company contracted to do so since our own SACAA aircraft was destroyed in George early this year
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Re: Interesting visitor

Unread post by southside » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:18 pm

Romeo E.T. wrote:
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calibration aircraft for the ILS's
Ukranian company contracted to do so since our own SACAA aircraft was destroyed in George early this year
Ironic that SACAA aeroplane was destroyed doing exactly what it was calibrating to prevent from happening.
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Re: Interesting visitor

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:45 pm

southside wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Romeo E.T. wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:01 pm
calibration aircraft for the ILS's
Ukranian company contracted to do so since our own SACAA aircraft was destroyed in George early this year
Ironic that SACAA aeroplane was destroyed doing exactly what it was calibrating to prevent from happening.
I still want to know who is investigating the Citation accident. More than ten years ago they claimed that an independent accident investigation bureau "was in the process of being established". Either a very slow and painful birth - or possibly just a false pregnancy?

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Re: Interesting visitor

Unread post by Jean Crous » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:48 pm

jimdavis wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:45 pm
southside wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Romeo E.T. wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:01 pm
calibration aircraft for the ILS's
Ukranian company contracted to do so since our own SACAA aircraft was destroyed in George early this year
Ironic that SACAA aeroplane was destroyed doing exactly what it was calibrating to prevent from happening.
I still want to know who is investigating the Citation accident. More than ten years ago they claimed that an independent accident investigation bureau "was in the process of being established". Either a very slow and painful birth - or possibly just a false pregnancy?

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Re: Interesting visitor

Unread post by southside » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:01 pm

jimdavis wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:45 pm
southside wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:18 pm
Romeo E.T. wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:01 pm
calibration aircraft for the ILS's
Ukranian company contracted to do so since our own SACAA aircraft was destroyed in George early this year
Ironic that SACAA aeroplane was destroyed doing exactly what it was calibrating to prevent from happening.
I still want to know who is investigating the Citation accident. More than ten years ago they claimed that an independent accident investigation bureau "was in the process of being established". Either a very slow and painful birth - or possibly just a false pregnancy?

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:13 pm

Thanks Snitch - the first of those three clips was really interesting and informative. That looks like serious hard work flying.

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by Snitch » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 pm

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Re: Airport ILS calibration

Unread post by Snitch » Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:42 pm

Today they went from Overberg to Langebaan via VOR's CDV, SLV and SVV
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