Author Topic: U2 Plane confused Los Angeles ARTCC in Palmdale.  (Read 10036 times)

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Re: U2 Plane confused Los Angeles ARTCC in Palmdale.
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 09:31:06 AM »
We received a mandatory face to face briefing on 5/3 before beginning the shift.  We were told not to place VFR or OTP in flight plans without an altitude.  #DontBreakTheNAS

It seems amazing that something so benign could bring the system to its knees.

Most of the briefings were met with a chuckle.

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Re: U2 Plane confused Los Angeles ARTCC in Palmdale.
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 12:19:15 PM »
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Re: U2 Plane confused Los Angeles ARTCC in Palmdale.
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 11:31:59 PM »
It seems amazing that something so benign could bring the system to its knees.
I would have gone with "startling", "sadly unsurprising", etc. ... but yeah, let's just stick with "amazing." :)

OK, I'll give you startling, if you are unfamiliar with the FAA.  Sadly unsurprising if you are familiar.