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Offline joeyb747

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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #25 on: January 02, 2011, 12:50:35 PM »
Years ago I found a longer copy of the ATC communications, with extra audio before and after.  It had the same audio noise as this recording, but I ran a couple of noise filters on it so it's a lot cleaner.

Attached is that MP3, as well as the original file (in .ra format; that's how I found it) if anyone's interested.

I won't say "enjoy the recording" because that's the wrong word, but I hope others get as much out of it as I do.

Thanks for adding this...

At the 16:27 mark, the controller tries again to raise TWA 800, "TWA 800, Center..." and an aircraft (Eastwind B737, Callsign Stinger Bee 507 I think...they were the first to call it in...) responds "I think that was him..." 

There is only six seconds between the two transmissions but it feels like an eternity... :cry:
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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011, 05:14:46 PM »
Thanks for adding this...

At the 16:27 mark, the controller tries again to raise TWA 800, "TWA 800, Center..." and an aircraft (Eastwind B737, Callsign Stinger Bee 507 I think...they were the first to call it in...) responds "I think that was him..." 

There is only six seconds between the two transmissions but it feels like an eternity... :cry:

Someone must be cutting onions around here. Thanks for the posting of this one.

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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2011, 11:13:01 PM »
Thanks guys, I'm glad it's appreciated.

And just a note for any newbies (like me): you have to register for the forums and come back here to see and use the download links, but they're there.

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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2011, 08:19:50 PM »
Question...

Something I just noticed...

On Tyketto's file right off the bat and on Reptyle's Full ATC Comms recording, TWA 800 makes contact with the controller at the 5:25 mark...

"...TWA's ahhhhh... Lifeguard eight hundred Heavy, eight thousand two hundred, climbing one one thousand."  

Why would 800 make contact with the "Lifeguard" prefix? Isn't that usually used for an in-flight medical emergency to give the aircraft priority or for air ambulances, etc?  

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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2011, 09:53:50 PM »
they were carrying corneas in a donor box in the cockpit. At the time there was initial speculation that a bomb could have been put on board this way but that was later disproved.
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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2011, 10:24:17 PM »
they were carrying corneas in a donor box in the cockpit. At the time there was initial speculation that a bomb could have been put on board this way but that was later disproved.

Thanks Robert. Makes sense now.
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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #31 on: July 17, 2011, 09:31:20 AM »
15 years ago today...R.I.P. TWA 800.. :cry:
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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #32 on: July 17, 2011, 01:19:53 PM »
I remember it like it was last night.  I was at the beach kayaking and saw it.  It was like a fiery gash in the sky opened up.  It went up a little then dropped.  I could draw a picture of it with my eyes closed to this day.

And to the inevitable next question, before someone bothers asking... no I did not see a missile, asteroid, or any other shape, line, trail, etc.
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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2011, 08:43:17 PM »
Opened up Flight Simulator 2004 and did TWA 800 following the stop over in Paris then onto LIRF. In tribute to TWA 800 today :(

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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2011, 10:04:55 PM »
Opened up Flight Simulator 2004 and did TWA 800 following the stop over in Paris then onto LIRF. In tribute to TWA 800 today :(

Great minds think alike...I did the same thing. I took off at exactly 20:19 lcl KJFK in a TWA B747-257B. Twelve minutes later I was over the general location of the crash site, which is near RICED intersection, (48 miles on the JFK VOR 104 Radial, and 19 miles from Hamton VOR on the 236 Radial roughly(see chart pic below)). Flew over-night, landed at LFPG the following morning, then on to LIRF. I know N93119 was actually a B747-131, but close enough...
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Re: TWA 800, per request
« Reply #35 on: July 18, 2011, 01:59:41 AM »
Great to see other people do this flight as well. I was using the same TWA B747-131 (everything was the same thing except for the reg.)