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    After 6 months of flying, I was ready for the check-ride. I've been ready since before Christmas, having completed my training on the 23rd. I scheduled my check-ride on the 28th. That day was quite interesting. I went to the flight school to check everything over with Josh and make sure I was ready. Then we called the examiner to schedule the check-ride. It was about 5pm, and Josh made the call, which was very fortunate for me as it interrupted the examiner's dinner. He said to have me to call

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    Runway 14 is down after 10pm in order to keep out of German Airspace and the aircraft was diverted to Runway 28. Runway 28 has less precise technology as compared to Runway 14. Runway 28 uses a less accurate navigational system which is VHF Omnidirectional Range / Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) as VOR/DME does not provide guidance on the plane’s altitude and the approach to Runway 28 was not equipped with Minimum Safe Altitude Warning (MSAW) thus the pilots are not warned about the greater

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    communications, and flight surveillance. Much of the equipment used for air traffic control today is based on fifty-year-old technology; for example, analog simplex voice links for communications and ground-based radar for surveillance, and VHF Omnidirectional Range/Distance Measuring Equipment (VOR/DME) for navigation. The lack of system automation imposes heavy workloads on human air traffic controllers and increases the risk of accidents in heavy traffic situations. Capacity limits are being reached

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