As we rose above the clouds, it became clear we weren't going to be destroyed, it really was an aborted landing, & it was probably a near miss. Got a photo right before the abort & right after, containing the offending aircraft. The pilot announced it was a near miss but tried to play it down.
Makes you wonder what autonomous passenger planes will be like. The pilot said the panic climb was a standard maneuver in response to a computer warning & not a human call.
Suspect there would be a lot more panic aborts if a computer was unconditionally responding to radar. Maybe a computer could figure out if the near miss required a panic climb or a gradual increase in speed.
"There is a new cominuication system that is in use in comercial airlines in Europe and on the Transalantic flights but not yet in the continetal US. it is a text based system where the controler sends the information directly to a display on the lower dash. the message can also be sent to a printer normaly on the Lower dash."
Yea, back in the day it was called RADIO TELETYPE! (And you could have a one on one or one to many 'chat' w/other operators at the same time!)
My money says the "winglet" is a wingtip fence belonging to a Virgin America Airbus A319 or A320.
On a second note, not all aircraft need to have the latest and greatest gauges.
We could go thru and do a full $100,000 upgrade to the dash of our work planes but it would never get used. Working Part 137 (Agricultral) aviation we do not have much use for the new instrumentation. If we had a TCAS system in those planes the pilot would thro it out the window in about 15 min.
But yes it would be nice to have simpler comunication in airlines or even Part 135 (charter) but every time you increase minimum equipment you increase cost and make it that much harder to stay opperating.
I like that cool flag on the winglet! What airline is that?
There is a sort of P2P system. It has gone through a couple of revisions over the last few decades, from passive to active to cooperative. Commercial airliners have the highest level, small private aircraft have the lowest level (or none). Hopefully we have a few heavy iron pilots on this board who can provide operational (rather than just technical) information.
Meanwhile, wiki TCAS