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Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : las.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 8000|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
controller : military
controller : non radar
|Experience||controller limited radar : 2|
controller military : 4
controller non radar : 2
controller radar : 10
controller supervisory : 2
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : l30.tracon|
Here at las/L30 we constantly prove to ourselves how to flow traffic the wrong way! In this situation our tmu sets the sequence up for flow into the airport. For whatever reason; the supervisor decides to change it very late in the game. This usually causes problems. It seems the poor old controller takes it in the shorts because of the decision. You think by now our tmu/supervisors would have learned after 1000 times that this is not good 'operating practice.'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: L30 CTLR EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING FLOW CTL PROCS ESTABLISHED BY THE TMU; THEN CHANGED BY THE SUPVR.
Narrative: HERE AT LAS/L30 WE CONSTANTLY PROVE TO OURSELVES HOW TO FLOW TFC THE WRONG WAY! IN THIS SITUATION OUR TMU SETS THE SEQUENCE UP FOR FLOW INTO THE ARPT. FOR WHATEVER REASON; THE SUPVR DECIDES TO CHANGE IT VERY LATE IN THE GAME. THIS USUALLY CAUSES PROBS. IT SEEMS THE POOR OLD CTLR TAKES IT IN THE SHORTS BECAUSE OF THE DECISION. YOU THINK BY NOW OUR TMU/SUPVRS WOULD HAVE LEARNED AFTER 1000 TIMES THAT THIS IS NOT GOOD 'OPERATING PRACTICE.'
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 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.