International Ops 2017

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The NOTAM Goat Show

We’re on the hunt for prize Notams. 

In every definition of a Notam that exists, including the ICAO one, it includes these words: “the timely knowledge of which is essential“. Unfortunately, many Notam-creators’ sense of the essential shows a clear failure to understand the term . This is CNN’s version of fake news at it’s worst.

Now, we recently found one that listed peak goat-grazing times near the airport, so we thought we’d run a NOTAM Goat Show. And there will be prizes. We’re looking for the worst: the most irrelevant, the most useless, the most boring, the most unreadable. All those crappy Notams that are part of the 100 page print out you get in your flight briefing.

Send us your worst! goatams@fsbureau.org

 

5 Comments

  1. “This is CNN’s version of fake news at it’s worst.”
    Shouldn’t this be: “This is CNN’s version of fake news at its worst.” instead?

  2. Valder, you’re our first entry in the goat show!

  3. Here’s one that says Chennai (India) airspace has two new control frequencies:

    VOMF A0413/17 27FEB0800-29JUN1230 EST
    REF E-AIP INDIA, ENR-2 AIR TFC SERVICES AIRSPACE ENR 2.1

    FLT INFORMATION REGION (FIR), TERMINAL AREA (TMA)-UNDER CHENNAI
    CONTROL AREA-SECTOR UMM (.)
    1.DURG HIGH DENSITY TFC DYNAMIC BIFURCATION OF UMM SECTOR INTO
    UMM-NORTH AND UMM-SOUTH ON TRIAL BASIS WILL BE IN PROGRESS
    2.UMM – SOUTH AREA BOUNDED BY -140100N 0791600E-THEN ALONG
    ANTICLOCKWISE ARC OF 80NM RADIUS CENTERED AT CHENNAI VOR (MMV)
    (125936.1N 0801014.5E) TO 130000N0784800E 130000N0782500E
    124500N0782500E 122800N0791700E THEN ALONG CLOCKWISE ARC OF
    100NM
    RADIUS CENTERED AT 125705.1N 0773955.7E TO 112130N0780745E
    11400N0781200E 110300N0781700E 100000N0794000E 100000N0800000E
    100006N0814654E THEN ALONG THE ANTICLOCKWISE ARC OF 200NM
    CENTERED
    AT CHENNAI VOR (MMV) (125936.1N 0801014.5E) TO
    123935N0833323E 125308N 0834557E 134411N 0821108E 131746N
    0803544E
    131926N 0802640E 131542N 0800853E 133716N 0795532E TO 140100N
    0791600E
    FL460/FL145
    FREQ-125.3 MHZ
    3.UMM – NORTH AREA BOUNDED BY COORDS- 140100N 0791600E 133716N
    0795532E 131542N 0800853E 131926N 0802640E 131746N 0803544E
    134411N
    0821108E 125608N0834557E 154200N0855400E 171500N0820000E
    184100N0824900E 184250N0820000E 155900N0791300E 155800N0784500E
    142300N0785400E 140100N 0791600E
    FL460/FL145
    FREQ-134.25 MHZ
    FL145 / FL460

  4. Brilliant! Just Brilliant! Dynamic Bifurcation, what a word.

  5. What about Slaughter Boars?!

    MAY 2017:06-13-20-27 -JUN 2017:03 SLAUGHTER BOARS OPERATION BY NIGHT WITHIN THE AIRPORT(GMMB)

    Or Perturbation?

    DBBB/CARD C0054/17 20MAR 1616Z – RISK OF PERTURBATION IN BENIN-TOGO AIRSPACE DUE TO COTONOU APPROACH DEPORTED FREQUENCY VHF 125.9 MHZ WITHDRAWN FOR MAINTENANCE. 22 MAR 00:00 2017 UNTIL 22 APR 23:59 2017 ESTIMATED.

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