IFATC Ben Tyson needs to be retrained asap or punished for misuse of his ATC ghosting powers… I was flying Canberra to Bankstown when Bankstown denied entry due to heavy traffic so I decided to divert to Sydney and set auto pilot to enter right downwind 34L then contacted control who then told me enter right downwind 34R a much shorter runway that I could not land my 747 on keep in mind this and the other runway is easily around 10000 ft long so I ask for a runway change and he accepts so I’m back to 34L then on short final he says cleared to land 34R and in order to meet his demand I slipped a 747 on short final to line up with the other runway then tried to land and had to go around then he says enter right downwind 34R even though I cannot possibly land safely there so I ask him for a runway change 3 times then he ghosts me because I couldn’t land on a runway that an “advanced” controller assigned me. I’ve seen better ATCs in SOCAL Playground then this guy. Thank you staff for sorting this like I know you will
I have made the controller aware of your concern. When he is able to discuss it with you he will.
Thank you Tom
Also to clarify to everyone I was using heavy in my callsign
Bankstown can’t support a 747.
That’s why he diverted.
I have also had problems with this controller that for a minute I thought I was on PG. I was sitting at KSAN yesterday waiting for some friends to join & for Laura to land. I told ATC “stand by” that was all I said he then tells me to taxi to rwy 27. I said stand by again. He then later again tells me to taxi to rwy 27. I thought this was pretty poor for an advanced controller.
I recently also have issues with controllers ghosting way too soon.
Oh well in the main post he diverted because of heavy traffic.
Oh sorry thought it said diverted due to aircraft being too large.
At YSSY 34L is 3962m whilst 34R is 2438m. Both are perfectly adequate to land a 747, and there is no reason you shouldn’t be able to safely land on either runway.
No there not
No what is not?
I have messaged you via pm
That is what I’ve thought
It was reduced visibility high crosswinds but even on a regular day no not 34R 747s and a380s get 34L
Thank you Ben
8000 feet is way more than enough to land a 747. You would want the longer of the two runways for take off tho
Sorry about yesterday, the reason I told you to taxi, is because I was going offline, so I was giving you clearance if you were to taxi. So the next controller did not come into mayhem, as it was busy
What’s reduced vis got to do with anything?
Crosswinds do not affect landing distance. Headwinds and tailwinds do though.