Accepting a handoff

Screaming_Emu

Joe Conventional
Can somebody tell us what happens when one controller hands a plane over to another one? The other day I heard a controller say "just waiting for the next guy to accept the handoff" and was wondering.
 

Juliet Lima

New Member
nothing special. u just "flash" your aircraft radar data block at the next guy down the line. when they see the flash and accept the aircraft by suppressing the flash, then you can have the pilot change to the next guys frequency and they will now be responsible for you.

there's many reasons the guys was waiting for the next controller to accept the handoff.

-maybe the next guy had the range on his radar dialed way in so he just physically was unable to see your target on his scope yet.
-too busy to accept the next airplane
-too slow to accept the next airplane (talking to neighbor)
-previous guy started flashing your aircraft 100 miles too early, next guy just doesn't want to be responsible for you that far away from his airspace
-those two controllers pissed at each other for something

the list could go on and on...usually it cuz the next guy is too busy at the moment though.
 

Screaming_Emu

Joe Conventional
Your UND education failed you.
haha, I did take an intro to ATC course and here's a list of things that I did

1) make the Olympic rings with traffic advisories on the enroute scope
2) find out that when you were the pseudo pilot it was possible to take control of other people's planes and turn them 180 degrees from where they're going...or just speed them up
3) read a fictional book that involved an air traffic controller
4) got an A in the class because I could read an approach clearance for the final exam.

It was a lot of fun.
 

Screaming_Emu

Joe Conventional
nothing special. u just "flash" your aircraft radar data block at the next guy down the line. when they see the flash and accept the aircraft by suppressing the flash, then you can have the pilot change to the next guys frequency and they will now be responsible for you.

there's many reasons the guys was waiting for the next controller to accept the handoff.

-maybe the next guy had the range on his radar dialed way in so he just physically was unable to see your target on his scope yet.
-too busy to accept the next airplane
-too slow to accept the next airplane (talking to neighbor)
-previous guy started flashing your aircraft 100 miles too early, next guy just doesn't want to be responsible for you that far away from his airspace
-those two controllers pissed at each other for something

the list could go on and on...usually it cuz the next guy is too busy at the moment though.
Awesome, thanks!
 

DPApilot

GUYSH! GUYSH! GUYSH!
haha, I did take an intro to ATC course and here's a list of things that I did

1) make the Olympic rings with traffic advisories on the enroute scope
2) find out that when you were the pseudo pilot it was possible to take control of other people's planes and turn them 180 degrees from where they're going...or just speed them up
3) read a fictional book that involved an air traffic controller
4) got an A in the class because I could read an approach clearance for the final exam.

It was a lot of fun.

haha, that seems VERY hard!
 
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