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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : a80.tracon|
|Altitude||msl single value : 13000|
|Flight Phase||ground : maintenance|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : approach|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 6|
controller time certified in position1 : 3
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||aircraft equipment other aircraft equipment : 1|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Airspace Structure|
|ATC Facility||procedure or policy : a80.tracon|
Atl is on an east operation; triple visual approachs advertised; VMC conditions. We are being handed off aircraft from ZTL 5 mi apart laterally and 7 mi in trail on dual RNAV stars. All aircraft are being sequenced to 1 runway with 15 mi to blend the 2 streams of traffic together. ZTL has hundreds of mi to do this; we have 15 mi. Many aircraft are slowing to 250 KTS rather than being at a manageable speed when the handoff is accomplished. This flow of traffic is not safe and leaves no room for pilot or ATC controller readback/hearback errors. Dual RNAV stars should not be allowed in the northwest quadrant of A80 when atl is on an east operation and the northeast quadrant of A80 airspace when atl is on a west operation.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A80 CTLR EXPRESSED CONCERN REGARDING ARR FLOW PROCS FROM ZTL; ALLEGING SPACING/AIRSPACE IS NOT ADEQUATE FOR A80 TO SAFELY SEQUENCE ACFT.
Narrative: ATL IS ON AN E OP; TRIPLE VISUAL APCHS ADVERTISED; VMC CONDITIONS. WE ARE BEING HANDED OFF ACFT FROM ZTL 5 MI APART LATERALLY AND 7 MI IN TRAIL ON DUAL RNAV STARS. ALL ACFT ARE BEING SEQUENCED TO 1 RWY WITH 15 MI TO BLEND THE 2 STREAMS OF TFC TOGETHER. ZTL HAS HUNDREDS OF MI TO DO THIS; WE HAVE 15 MI. MANY ACFT ARE SLOWING TO 250 KTS RATHER THAN BEING AT A MANAGEABLE SPD WHEN THE HDOF IS ACCOMPLISHED. THIS FLOW OF TFC IS NOT SAFE AND LEAVES NO ROOM FOR PLT OR ATC CTLR READBACK/HEARBACK ERRORS. DUAL RNAV STARS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE NW QUADRANT OF A80 WHEN ATL IS ON AN E OP AND THE NE QUADRANT OF A80 AIRSPACE WHEN ATL IS ON A W OP.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of May 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.