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Feed Outage/Status Reports / Re: CYHZ down... {now back up} {now back down}
« Last post by blacktop on November 30, 2023, 07:37:09 PM »
Exactly !!   :-D
Aviation Audio Clips / United B737 at Newark on Nov 28th 2023 nose gear door issue
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 30, 2023, 02:05:31 PM »

Bit of a lengthy listen, but what great interaction between ATC and the Flight Deck.
some amazing vectoring with the other aircraft, and a snow squall about to roll in, and a runway change.

A United Boeing 737-700, registration N21723 performing flight UA-2144 from Newark,NJ to Saint Louis,MO (USA), was climbing out of Newark's runway 22R when the crew reported an issue with their nose wheel door and stopped the climb at 5000 feet. While working the checklists and communicating with dispatch and maintenance the crew updated they were having a problem with the nose gear doors, it was very noisy and they needed to return, no emergency was declared. The aircraft maintained 5000 feet for about 90 minutes before returning to Newark for a safe landing on runway 22L about 105 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-700 registration N39726 reached Saint Louis with a delay of about 3.5 hours.
Feed Outage/Status Reports / Re: CYHZ down... {now back up} {now back down}
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 30, 2023, 11:13:36 AM »
Stages of Angst.  We have new Technical Term now !!(aka Dave-ism)
glad to hear the set up is "progressing"

Aviation Audio Clips / 1 dead after plane crash in Etowah County identified
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 30, 2023, 08:10:44 AM »

Can only hear the ATC side, really felt for this controller, did everything possible for the pilot.

UPDATE: According to Etowah County Coroner London Pearce, the pilot was Charles Walker Pickering Jr., 65, from Fairhope, Alabama.

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Etowah County authorities responded to the scene of a reported plane crash that left one dead near Attalla Monday evening.

According to Etowah County Sheriff Jonathon Horton, 911 dispatchers received calls at around 6 p.m. Monday regarding a plane crash in Etowah County. The crash landing occurred in the area of Lemons Hollow Road and Rocky Hollow Road, near the St. Clair County border.

First responders attempted to climb the mountainside near Rocky Hollow Road when they were stopped by fire. They have accessed the scene by using drone shots to work around the “difficult terrain,” according to Sheriff Horton. The fire is contained in the wooded area and is not expected to spread.
At this time, Sheriff Horton stated the crash is believed to involve a small aircraft with only the pilot onboard the plane. ECSO deputies and other authorities are expected to patrol the area throughout the night.

Sheriff Horton stated that investigators currently have no idea what caused or led up to the crash. He also advised locals to avoid the area of Lemons Hollow Road until further notice.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the scene further in the morning and provide additional updates.
Aviation Audio Clips / Plane veers off Stuart airport runway causing fuel spill
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 29, 2023, 02:56:44 PM »

STUART, Fla. (CBS12) — A plane drove off a runway causing 15 gallons of fuel to spill, the Martin County Fire Rescue (MCFR) says.
The incident occurred at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday night at the Witham Field airport. Units say the aircraft's landing gear collapsed while the plane was landing which caused it to veer off the runway.
No one was injured.
The incident is under investigation.
Aviation News (General) / Commercial jet powered by fat and sugar crosses the Atlantic
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 29, 2023, 02:09:51 PM »

LONDON — The first commercial airliner to cross the Atlantic on a purely high-fat, low-emissions fuel flew Tuesday from London to New York in a step toward achieving what supporters called “jet zero.”

The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 flight was powered without using fossil fuels, relying on so-called sustainable aviation fuel made up largely of tallow and other waste fats and plant sugars.

“The world will always assume something can’t be done, until you do it,” said Virgin founder Richard Branson, who was aboard the flight with others including corporate and government officials, engineers and journalists.

The U.K. Transport Department, which provided 1 million pounds ($1.27 million) to plan and operate the flight, called the test a “huge step towards jet zero” to make air travel more environmentally friendly, though large hurdles remain in making the fuel widely available.

While governments have long talked about decarbonizing air travel, the transition has been moving at the pace of a dirigible.
Sustainable aviation fuel, which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by about 70%, is the best near-term way for the international aviation industry to achieve its net zero target by 2050, the U.S. Energy Department said, though it called the goal aspirational.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office said that while domestic production of the fuel had jumped from about 2 million gallons in 2016 to 15.8 million gallons in 2022, it accounted for less than 0.1% of the jet fuel used by major U.S. airlines. It was also a drop in the bucket compared to the goal of producing 1 billion gallons a year set in 2018 by the Federal Aviation Administration.
The White House, meanwhile, set a goal two years ago to produce 3 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel per year by 2030 and 100% of domestic commercial jet fuel by 2050.

The U.K. has set a goal that 10% of jet fuel will come from sustainable sources by 2030.

Holly Boyd-Boland, vice president of corporate development at Virgin Atlantic, said the flight shows that the fuel can power existing aircraft but said the challenge is ramping up production to “get to enough volume so that we’re flying more sustainable aviation fuel every day.”

But the group Aviation Environment Federation said the aviation industry was making misleading claims about the impact of sustainable fuel on carbon emissions.

“The idea that this flight somehow gets us closer to guilt-free flying is a joke,” said policy director Cait Hewitt. Sustainable aviation fuel represents “around 0.1% of aviation fuel globally and will be very hard to scale up sustainably.”

While this is the first jetliner to make the trans-Atlantic journey using only the sustainable fuel, it was not a commercial flight and not the first jet to do so.

Gulfstream Aerospace was the first to make the crossing earlier this month with a business jet powered only by the eco-fuel. Air France-KLM flew from Paris to Montreal two years ago using a mix of petroleum-based jet fuel and a synthetic derived from waste cooking oils.

Feed Outage/Status Reports / Re: CYHZ down... {now back up}
« Last post by blacktop on November 29, 2023, 07:18:26 AM »
Hi John,
    No, we don't have a UPS in place just yet. The single scanner feed up right now is just the beginning. Will be throwing one of those on later. Possibly would have prevented the issue that arose yesterday. The ISP-supplied router was doling out an IP, but the connectivity was not there. We had the final LAN configuration that finally worked set up the exact same way several times but there was no connectivity. Dave graciously helped us in the final stages of angst, after we could get nothing, and suddenly the Pi was showing up for him. So it's back up for now. There will be a small interruption or two as the site gets straightened up today.

...good call on the UPS.
Listener Forum / Re: Donations welcome
« Last post by texx on November 28, 2023, 10:14:06 PM »
Thanks for creating and continuing to keep this site operational!
Listener Forum / Re: KBWI Tower feed
« Last post by texx on November 28, 2023, 09:58:20 PM »
Still not hearing anything from the KBWI tower feed.
Aviation Audio Clips / Small plane crash lands on Brooklyn Park highway
« Last post by KB4TEZ on November 28, 2023, 01:23:11 PM »

All ok, still amazed how a local aviation community comes together.
what started as a normal approach in the pattern, went south quick.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — A small plane crash-landed Tuesday morning on a busy north metro highway.

It happened in Brooklyn Park near the intersection of West Broadway Avenue and Bottineau Boulevard, which is about 2.5 miles northwest of Crystal Airport. Brooklyn Park police say the crash resulted in minor injuries. Thunderbird Aviation, which owns the plane, tells WCCO "everyone on board is safe."
According to the website FlightAware, the Piper Cherokee took off from Crystal Airport at about 7:13 a.m. and was scheduled to return at 10:31 a.m.
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