flight following


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flight following

The task of maintaining contact with specified aircraft for the purpose of determining en route progress and/or flight termination.
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Except, she asked ATC to confirm if we had IFR flight following.
[USA], Oct 16 ( ANI ): American actor Tara Reid was recently asked to leave from a Delta flight following disturbance caused by her onboard.
When you call for taxi clearance, ask them to give you a transponder code for flight following. Ground is usually the least busy frequency, and your chair is not yet moving, so an "unable" is much harder to justify for ATC.
ANA was forced to scrap a Boeing 787 flight following a Rolls-Royce engine problem Rolls-Royce said it was working with Japan's All Nippon Airways after the airline was forced to scrap a Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight following an engine problem.
If I had established flight following and received a discrete squawk, I would have been in compliance for flight and landing within the TFR's outer ring.
Based on the location of the tear in the fuel cell bladder, the leak condition would only occur in flight following aerial refueling operations when the fuel cell bladders were at max capacity.
Flight following continues 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by FAA approved flight operations control centers.
AFIRS is designed to allow real-time flight following and 24/7 connectivity between the aircraft and operations through the Iridium satellite communications system.
MANAMA: Bahrain has not seen any major capital flight following unrest and a planned $1 billion (BD377 million) bond issue will go ahead when costs are reasonable, Central Bank of Bahrain Governor Rasheed Al Maraj said yesterday.
The Hawks missed out on their first one-day title since 1986 after finishing runners-up to Sussex Sharks last season, while Carnegie earned promotion to the top flight following their runners-up finish behind Essex Eagles in Division Two.
Former champs Glasgow Hawks now face a real struggle to survive in the top flight following a 22-18 defeat at Melrose.
The 25-year-old from Whitestone, who began his career in the NIC Nuneaton Sunday League back in the 90s, enters English football's top flight following successful promotions via the Midland Combination, Southern League and the Conference.