Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!

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Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!

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On to the British Virgin Islands, awesome scenery, warm waters, and great food... but a sketchy moment where on-board traffic and eye balls overruled a Tower clearance.

Controllers... if you're working a non-radar environment, why wouldn't you bring a laptop to work (or whatever) so that FlightAware/FlightRadar24 would give a boost to your awareness of traffic under your control?

Pilots, what stories and advice can you share?

Thoughts, questions, and suggestions? I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks for your insight and enjoy the video!
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Re: Flying the Caribbean (Part 5) - to Virgin Gorda -- Tower turned him right toward us!

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waynemcc999 wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:41 pm

Controllers... if you're working a non-radar environment, why wouldn't you bring a laptop to work (or whatever) so that FlightAware/FlightRadar24 would give a boost to your awareness of traffic under your control?
Almost for sure there would be major employer/government restrictions against doing that.
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Richard, agreed. We can only hope that ADS-B can be very soon implemented in all control rooms worldwide. It's a bit sad that sitting in my aircraft on an instrument approach that I have way more insight as to the traffic environment than the controller has (Tower controller, in this video).
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Another great video! It looks so familiar yet different from the air.
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Boatguy wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:02 am
Another great video! It looks so familiar yet different from the air.
Russ, very glad you enjoyed! More to come :-).
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