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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : fai|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 11|
flight time total : 80
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Primary Problem||ATC Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||Intra Facility Coordination Failure|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : unspecified|
I work at the radar approach control at fai. We routinely record temperatures of -40 degrees C and colder. We have no procedures to adjust for this problem, nor have I received any training on the phenomenon. We use the same MVA map yr around. I am concerned that we are operating with a lower margin of safety than we recognize. I do not believe this oversight is intentional. I do not believe the facility has the resources to develop a training program or procedures -- we would need technical assistance. As an alternative, a pilot education program would be good.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: TRACON APCH CTLR CONCERNED THAT HIS FACILITY DOES NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT TRAINING PROGRAM TO TRAIN CTLRS ABOUT EXTREME COLD WX ISSUES.
Narrative: I WORK AT THE RADAR APCH CTL AT FAI. WE ROUTINELY RECORD TEMPS OF -40 DEGS C AND COLDER. WE HAVE NO PROCS TO ADJUST FOR THIS PROB, NOR HAVE I RECEIVED ANY TRAINING ON THE PHENOMENON. WE USE THE SAME MVA MAP YR AROUND. I AM CONCERNED THAT WE ARE OPERATING WITH A LOWER MARGIN OF SAFETY THAN WE RECOGNIZE. I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS OVERSIGHT IS INTENTIONAL. I DO NOT BELIEVE THE FACILITY HAS THE RESOURCES TO DEVELOP A TRAINING PROGRAM OR PROCS -- WE WOULD NEED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, A PLT EDUCATION PROGRAM WOULD BE GOOD.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.