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|Locale Reference||airport : myf.airport|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 5|
controller military : 1
controller radar : 4
controller supervisory : 2
controller time certified in position1 : 5
|Anomaly||non adherence : published procedure|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||ATC Human Performance|
|ATC Facility||other physical facility|
procedure or policy : myf.tower
Due to equipment failures, our altimeter setting indicators and wind indicators are inoperative. This forces all controllers to divert their attention from the runways to walk across the tower to obtain this information from our ASOS. The ASOS wind does not update as frequently, so out-dated wind information may be issued. Unfortunately, we have taken to 'not' issuing the wind as often now, which may affect flight conditions for the pilots. Lack of spare parts and waiting for new equipment.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: MYF CTLR IS FRUSTRATED WITH WIND, ALTIMETER EQUIP FAILURES.
Narrative: DUE TO EQUIP FAILURES, OUR ALTIMETER SETTING INDICATORS AND WIND INDICATORS ARE INOP. THIS FORCES ALL CTLRS TO DIVERT THEIR ATTN FROM THE RWYS TO WALK ACROSS THE TWR TO OBTAIN THIS INFO FROM OUR ASOS. THE ASOS WIND DOES NOT UPDATE AS FREQUENTLY, SO OUT-DATED WIND INFO MAY BE ISSUED. UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE TAKEN TO 'NOT' ISSUING THE WIND AS OFTEN NOW, WHICH MAY AFFECT FLT CONDITIONS FOR THE PLTS. LACK OF SPARE PARTS AND WAITING FOR NEW EQUIP.
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.