Regulations Violation An AOC helicopter requests to change the flight plan while airborne and the request is denied multiple times:  TMA 2019 06 20190610 1403 (11 downloads)

 

The controller cannot find the flight plan of a VFR flight and demands the pilot to land. The pilot is so frustrated that forgets the name of the old Athens airport Hellinikon: TMA 2019 06 20190610 1349 (3 downloads)

 

Regulations violation Pilot’s request to transition at 500′ is denied while 1000′ AGL and below is class G, uncontrolled airspace and of course NOT controlled by Athinai TMA information. TMA 2016 01 20160111 1503 (2 downloads)

 

Lack of knowledge The controller does not have knowledge of the NOTAM area boundaries and rather than checking requests the pilot to avoid an area that is more that 15NM away of the NOTAM area. When the pilot asks if she is aware of the NOTAM boundaries she returns with attitude saying “…it is forbidden sir. stand by”. After that another controller takes the microphone and grands the pilots request. TMA 2019 03 20190325 1024 (5 downloads)

 

Flight safety The pilot advises that he experiences strong turbulence and requests to remain at 6000′ for a little longer while abeam Elefsina en route to Megara airport flying VFR. The controller gets angry at the end and with an attitude tells the pilot: “…proceed on your own responsibility then” (!!!) as if there was a time in VFR aviation history when it
wasn’t. TMA 2017 08 20170806 1650 (3 downloads)