Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief

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Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« on: April 03, 2019, 10:22:22 am »
Event Overview[1]

Event Period: 2300Z/22 March 2019 - 0330Z/23 March 2019
Staffing Coverage: Full (Final [KFI/2A], CAMRN [CAM/2G], ROBER [RBR/2K], Departure [KEN/2J], Tower [2W], Ground [2C], Delivery [2D], Liberty [LBE/56], Center)

Constraints: volume, weather/wind

Configuration: A ILS 31R, Visual 31L / D 31L
AAR/ADR (VATSIM rates): 48-51/28-30

Strategic Plan:
  • Utilize MIT and reroutes to keep JFK arrival delays to less than 60 minutes
  • Advise ATL/ZTL of potential reroutes via LENDY in case CAMRN arrival stream is saturated
  • Activate the New York Metro Hotline (vATCSCC) to facilitate coordination and collaborative decision making

Operational Timeline:
22/2155 NY Metro Hotline activated, briefings with ZDC, ZBW, ZOB, ZTL accomplished
  • Discussed FYI route with ATL via LENDY
  • Discussed possible call for release for all Potomac TRACON (PCT) departures to JFK directly to ZNY controller
22/2232 ZNY internal briefing accomplished
  • Set airport configuration
  • Discussed weather and traffic constraints
  • Discussed staffing and shift changes
  • Notified delivery to change MERIT#, HAPIE#, BETTE#, GREKI# departures to SKORR#.YNKEE to ensure better pilot compliance
22/2258 vATCSCC Advisory 001 published for FYI route from ATL to JFK via LENDY
[No Date/No Time (ND/NT)] ZDC to JFK via HOGGZ 10 MIT
[ND/NT] BOS to JFK 20 MIT
[ND/NT] BOS to JFK 30 MIT
22/2311 PIREP/WX: LLWS +/- 10 kts on 31R final DC86 (HAL511)
22/2320 PIREP/WX: MOD TURB on 31R final all types
[ND/NT] PHL to JFK CFR via [TMU] line
23/0015 OTHER: AAL513 B738 KMIA to KLGA divert to KEWR
23/0051 vATCSCC Advisory 001 published for JFK ground stop (KBOS only)
[ND/NT] STOP: ZNY to JFK via CAMRN U/D 0130Z
[ND/NT] STOP: ZNY to JFK via LENDY U/D 0145Z
[ND/NT] ZOB to JFK via LENDY 20 MIT
23/0115 vATCSCC Advisory 002 published for cancellation of JFK ground stop (approx. 120 total delay minutes, unknown maximum delay, average delay approx. 30 minutes)
[ND/NT] ZBW to JFK via CCC 40 MIT
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via LENDY 10 MIT
[ND/NT] STOP: ZNY to JFK via CAMRN U/D 0200Z
[ND/NT] N66LX WW24/G KJFK to KPHL engine 2 failure, SOB 1, FOB 1266 lbs.
23/0135 vATCSCC Advisory 003 published for ZNY to JFK via CAMRN reroute over ROBER
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via CAMRN 10 MIT
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via ADVZY 3 ALT:060
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via LENDY 15 MIT
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via ADVZY 3 20 MIT
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via LENDY 12 MIT
[ND/NT] PHL to JFK 20 MIT
[ND/NT] ZNY to JFK via CAMRN via ADVZY 3 EXCL:NONE
[ND/NT] STOP: ZNY to JFK via CAMRN U/D 0315Z
23/0335 Close of business


Traffic Profile:[1]
22Z: 5 (-43)
23Z: 14 (-34)
00Z: 24 (-24)
01Z: 33 (-15)
02Z: 26 (-22)
03Z: 22 (-26)
Timelapse: https://youtu.be/vG6ad8gg3fU[3]

Event Constraints:


Please respond with any questions, comments, concerns, etc. you may have! It was a great event.


References
[1] SimAware, Maius Wong
[2] JFK METAR, NWS/FAA
[3] Logan Waldman


METARs[2]:
METAR KJFK 222130Z AUTO 28024G29KT 10SM SCT055 10/M02 A2939
METAR KJFK 222135Z AUTO 28021G28KT 10SM SCT060 10/M02 A2939
METAR KJFK 222140Z AUTO 29020G25KT 10SM BKN060 10/M02 A2939
METAR KJFK 222145Z AUTO 29026KT 10SM BKN060 10/M02 A2939
METAR KJFK 222150Z AUTO 30018KT 10SM BKN060 10/M02 A2939
KJFK 222151Z 30018G33KT 10SM BKN055 10/M02 A2939 AO2 PK WND 29039/2052 SLP953 T01001017
METAR KJFK 222155Z AUTO 28020KT 10SM BKN055 09/M02 A2940
METAR KJFK 222200Z AUTO 29020KT 10SM BKN060 09/M02 A2940
METAR KJFK 222205Z AUTO 28020G28KT 10SM BKN060 09/M02 A2940
METAR KJFK 222210Z AUTO 28018G24KT 10SM BKN060 OVC075 09/M02 A2941
METAR KJFK 222215Z AUTO 28022G29KT 10SM BKN060 OVC075 09/M02 A2941
METAR KJFK 222220Z AUTO 28023G29KT 10SM BKN065 OVC075 09/M02 A2941
METAR KJFK 222225Z AUTO 29022KT 10SM OVC070 09/M02 A2942
METAR KJFK 222230Z AUTO 28024G31KT 10SM BKN070 09/M02 A2942
METAR KJFK 222235Z AUTO 27023G28KT 10SM BKN070 09/M02 A2942
METAR KJFK 222240Z AUTO 27022KT 10SM SCT070 09/M02 A2942
METAR KJFK 222245Z AUTO 27024G29KT 10SM FEW070 08/M02 A2942
METAR KJFK 222250Z AUTO 27020KT 10SM FEW040 SCT070 08/M02 A2943
METAR KJFK 222251Z 27021G32KT 10SM FEW040 SCT070 08/M02 A2943 AO2 PK WND 29035/2231 SLP965 VIRGA SE-SW AND NW T00831022
METAR KJFK 222255Z AUTO 28020KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2943
METAR KJFK 222300Z AUTO 28020G25KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2943
METAR KJFK 222305Z AUTO 28016KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2944
METAR KJFK 222310Z AUTO 28020G26KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2944
METAR KJFK 222315Z AUTO 29022KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2944
METAR KJFK 222320Z AUTO 27020KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2944
METAR KJFK 222325Z AUTO 28022KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2945
METAR KJFK 222330Z AUTO 28017G23KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2945
METAR KJFK 222335Z AUTO 28019KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2946
METAR KJFK 222340Z AUTO 28019KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2946
METAR KJFK 222345Z AUTO 28017KT 10SM CLR 08/M02 A2946
METAR KJFK 222350Z AUTO 28016KT 10SM FEW040 SCT070 08/M01 A2946
METAR KJFK 222351Z 28015G26KT 10SM FEW040 SCT070 08/M01 A2947 AO2 PK WND 29034/2317 SLP978 60000 T00781011 10106 20078 53028
METAR KJFK 222355Z AUTO 28016KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2947
METAR KJFK 230000Z AUTO 28018G23KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2947
METAR KJFK 230005Z AUTO 28021G28KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2947
METAR KJFK 230010Z AUTO 28017KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2948
METAR KJFK 230015Z AUTO 27019G25KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2948
METAR KJFK 230020Z AUTO 28018G23KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2948
METAR KJFK 230025Z AUTO 28016G21KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2949
METAR KJFK 230030Z AUTO 28016KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2949
METAR KJFK 230035Z AUTO 27019G28KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2949
METAR KJFK 230040Z AUTO 28019G24KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2949
METAR KJFK 230045Z AUTO 28021KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2949
METAR KJFK 230050Z AUTO 28018G25KT 10SM FEW040 FEW070 07/M01 A2950
KJFK 230051Z 28018G26KT 10SM FEW040 FEW070 07/M01 A2950 AO2 PK WND 27029/0031 SLP989 T00671011
METAR KJFK 230055Z AUTO 27017G26KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2950
METAR KJFK 230100Z AUTO 27020KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2950
METAR KJFK 230105Z AUTO 28017KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2950
METAR KJFK 230110Z AUTO 28017G24KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2950
METAR KJFK 230115Z AUTO 27017KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2951
METAR KJFK 230120Z AUTO 27018KT 10SM CLR 07/M01 A2951
METAR KJFK 230125Z AUTO 28015G20KT 10SM CLR 07/M02 A2951
METAR KJFK 230130Z AUTO 27021G28KT 10SM CLR 07/M02 A2951
METAR KJFK 230135Z AUTO 28019KT 10SM CLR 06/M02 A2951
METAR KJFK 230140Z AUTO 28019KT 10SM CLR 06/M02 A2951
METAR KJFK 230145Z AUTO 27018KT 10SM CLR 06/M02 A2951
METAR KJFK 230150Z AUTO 27019G24KT 10SM SCT042 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230151Z 27021G28KT 10SM SCT042 06/M01 A2952 AO2 PK WND 29029/0128 SLP994 T00611011
METAR KJFK 230155Z AUTO 27021G26KT 10SM SCT044 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230200Z AUTO 27021KT 10SM SCT046 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230205Z AUTO 27020KT 10SM SCT046 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230210Z AUTO 27020G28KT 10SM FEW040 SCT049 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230215Z AUTO 28019KT 10SM SCT040 SCT049 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230220Z AUTO 27021G26KT 10SM FEW040 SCT049 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230225Z AUTO 27022KT 10SM FEW038 SCT047 06/M01 A2951
METAR KJFK 230230Z AUTO 27022G27KT 10SM SCT038 SCT047 06/M01 A2951
METAR KJFK 230235Z AUTO 27020G27KT 10SM BKN041 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230240Z AUTO 28020KT 10SM BKN039 BKN046 06/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230245Z AUTO 28021KT 10SM BKN039 06/00 A2952
METAR KJFK 230250Z AUTO 29019KT 10SM FEW034 BKN039 05/00 A2952
KJFK 230251Z 28018G30KT 10SM FEW034 BKN039 05/00 A2952 AO2 PK WND 29030/0244 SLP995 T00500000 51018
METAR KJFK 230255Z AUTO 28020G26KT 10SM BKN037 BKN044 05/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230300Z AUTO 29022G28KT 10SM BKN035 BKN044 05/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230305Z AUTO 28023KT 10SM BKN035 05/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230310Z AUTO 28017KT 10SM BKN035 BKN043 05/M01 A2952
METAR KJFK 230315Z AUTO 28026KT 10SM BKN035 BKN042 05/M01 A2953
METAR KJFK 230320Z AUTO 29021KT 10SM BKN035 BKN046 05/M01 A2953
METAR KJFK 230325Z AUTO 28023G29KT 10SM BKN035 BKN046 05/M01 A2953
METAR KJFK 230330Z AUTO 28019G25KT 10SM BKN035 BKN110 05/M01 A2953
METAR KJFK 230335Z AUTO 28023KT 10SM BKN035 BKN046 BKN110 05/M01 A2953
METAR KJFK 230340Z AUTO 28019KT 10SM SCT037 BKN080 05/M02 A2954
METAR KJFK 230345Z AUTO 28021KT 10SM SCT037 BKN080 05/M02 A2954
METAR KJFK 230350Z AUTO 28023KT 10SM BKN034 BKN080 05/M02 A2954
METAR KJFK 230351Z 28021G29KT 10SM BKN034 BKN080 BKN150 05/M02 A2954 AO2 PK WND 28032/0313 SLP002 T00501017
METAR KJFK 230355Z AUTO 29020G26KT 10SM FEW037 BKN080 BKN090 05/M02 A2954
METAR KJFK 230400Z AUTO 28022G29KT 10SM SCT037 BKN080 OVC090 05/M02 A2954
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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2019, 01:39:54 pm »
This is cool. Doing breakdowns like this and trying to smooth things out can only make for better events. Keep up the great work Jeremy!

Also in regards to your point about more upstream traffic metering, that's a problem I've had with VATSIM events for a while. It seems like a lot of facilities, especially your tier 1 facilities, are more than happy to let people fly into your airspace with the minimum MIT requested or sometimes less thinking that you'll be able to create it yourself. I don't think they're necessarily doing it maliciously, I just think they aren't always aware. I think that having the metro hotline is a great step in the right direction, but I'd like for there to be more collaboration between adjacent facilities.
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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2019, 02:54:07 pm »
In regards to the coordination between ARTCCs, all facilities (including international) are welcome to utilize it. It's setup to make all information situationally available and aggregate facilities to (a) common area(s) so that one doesn't have to work their way down a lengthy chain of ATC personnel. For reference, we use this link for coordination with other ARTCCs/FIRs so that we don't have to have 3+ separate TeamSpeaks and 5+ private messages open on VRC.
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Matt Bromback

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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2019, 01:06:42 pm »
Cool stuff Jeremy!

For my 2 cents here...

Everyone LOVES to focus on MIT into events...while that is important its not the be all / end all. I watched the time-lapse video and I can tell exactly what went wrong. Start at 2:20, first 7 seconds it seems manageable...Watch what happens at 2:27 - airplanes start going through localizer, missing instructions, etc...followed by look at 2:35-2:45 arrivals keep pouring into the TRACON from the NW and S. After this point you can start seeing the holds build up, and probably happening at the center level also.

My point is nobody says anything until its to late, it usually goes "Hey im swamped hold the traffic!" but after you watch this video you can clearly see this coming. I am sure you had a dedicated TMU person, but usually because of staffing they are either working something, or trying to look at big picture. This becomes very easy to miss the small stuff, in this case the TRACON situation.

For your next event I would (if you can) have a few people working TMU, one for Center, another for TRACON. Utilizing ground stops and MIT won't fix bad pilots, or go arounds, or any of the other daily issues we all face when working event traffic. They certainly help but don't overlook what is happening or what is about to happen in the TRACON. From my experience even the best controllers won't say anything to TMU until its to late.
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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2019, 02:38:42 pm »
Yeah so the setup was this: we had 2 center controllers in a NW/SE split. I was ARTCC-wide TMU and once our second shift was in full swing, my focus went to managing throughput in the TRACON. Issues in the TRACON, definitely including pilot-side AND controller-side final techniques (intercepting localizer, maintaining a tight final, etc.) were the main constraints. The SE controller controlling the CAMRN arrival stream was very responsive and the feeder controller in N90 was too. We initiated holds when issues arose 2nd shift over CAMRN. In the NW, there was less communication; in fact, I wasn’t aware that Center was holding on IGN and LENDY until that center controller asked if we can release some holds. This lapse in situational awareness and communication certainly contributed to excessive airborne delay.

As far as improving those things, we are working on comprehensively improving our inter-sector coordination skills, knowing what to do when sector saturation occurs, realizing the benefits of coordinating with Traffic Managers, and increasing basic radar controlling across the board so that Final isn’t the chokepoint for events.

Thanks for the input, Matt.

P.S., after evaluation within the ARTCC, it’s evident that the traffic levels were manageable. The constraints came down to those things mentioned above: working the final box, understanding the coordination required between TRACON sectors (and between Center and TRACONs), and utilizing the dedicated TMU position to improve efficiency and not simply relying on one’s self to try and fix the issue.
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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 04:02:38 am »
Jeremy,

All I can say is WOW. I love these ZNY debriefs. I love the map with the problem areas. One question - what is this "simaware' by Maius that you speak of?
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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 07:01:41 am »
simaware.ca
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Re: Spring Break in the City: JFK FNO Debrief
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 01:36:21 am »
Dylan Lundberg
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