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Offline lajim

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"Things are going bad on us"
« on: April 17, 2010, 09:45:16 PM »
Although this isn't exactly air traffic control, it's an interesting recording of what can happen when there is a miscommunication over the radio.  This is a recording of two planes involved in parachute jumping in the Lake Elsinore/Murietta area of Southern California.  One of the planes is a spotter while the other holds the jumpers.  Although all ends well, it sounded a bit hairy for the jump plane.  It was recorded on 135.35 Friday afternoon.



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Re: "Things are going bad on us"
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 11:38:58 AM »
Sounds like a formation load, and a high-alt one at that since they were using O2.  Sounds like at least 3 airplanes here - jumpers in all the planes go at once to build a big formation, or 'blot' as we used to call them - they blot out the sun.   :-P

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Offline aviator_06

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Re: "Things are going bad on us"
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 09:15:32 PM »
I'd love to go skydiving....at least once