- Jun 1, 2014
Who makes the call on how much fuel you upload beyond the company issued flight plan? Is it the captain, or the pilot flying the sector?Sorry it’s taken a couple of days but it’s all about planned alternates. Geraldton and Kalgoorlie are suitable for the 737. With typical payloads that can be almost max fuel. So no definitely can’t even hold Adelaide let alone an east coast port.
I think people distrust PER weather because they’ve been caught out on unforecast weather before. The alternates themselves can get choked up pretty quick with aircraft before they can no longer be an alternate for other aircraft.
Similar thing happens for CNS. I’ll always carry TSV even if the weather doesn’t require it.
Are there any ports where fuel isn’t available or you don’t fuel for operational reasons (I’m thinking small ports with limited infrastructure and quick turnarounds). If so, who decided on fuel upload if you’re flying one sector each?