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Aviation Audio Clips / Re: PA28 engine failure at Manassas Regional
« Last post by mike_ny on December 09, 2022, 12:52:24 PM »
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According to the flight instructor, he was instructing the student pilot in maneuvers near the airport in a practice area before they flew back to the airport to practice some touch-and-go landings. They performed four touch-and-go landings without any issues. During the fifth touch-and-go landing, after they took off from runway 16L, the student pilot turned the airplane onto a crosswind leg of the traffic pattern about 950 ft above ground level.
The flight instructor then heard a loud noise come from the engine and the engine lost all power. He immediately took over the controls of the airplane and notified air traffic control of the emergency. He further stated that he turned the airplane back to the airport and tried to land on runway 34R. He knew he would not make the runway and lined up with the taxiway.
He landed the airplane hard before the taxiway, in the grass, and slid to a stop.

Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to both wings, the nose landing gear, and the left main landing gear.

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/301403
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-highway-in-covington-after-engine-failure-officials-say/ar-AA154fA9

Two clips for you, the mayday, and then the search and found safe.

Two people are safe after an airplane made an emergency landing on a Covington highway Thursday evening, a spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft A36 was able to make the successful landing on GA-Highway 36 near McCart Circle around 6 p.m. The plane suffered a reported engine failure, according to the FAA.

A spokesperson with the FAA said it will conduct a full investigation and is expected to post a preliminary accident report on Friday.
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I found both audio clips, and posted in the Audio Section

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-highway-in-covington-after-engine-failure-officials-say/ar-AA154fA9

Two people are safe after an airplane made an emergency landing on a Covington highway Thursday evening, a spokesperson with the Federal Aviation Administration said.

The pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft A36 was able to make the successful landing on GA-Highway 36 near McCart Circle around 6 p.m. The plane suffered a reported engine failure, according to the FAA.

A spokesperson with the FAA said it will conduct a full investigation and is expected to post a preliminary accident report on Friday.
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Aviation News (General) / Border Force staff at airports to strike over Christmas
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 09, 2022, 06:07:57 AM »
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-63893115

Border Force staff are going on strike for eight days over Christmas at Heathrow, Gatwick and several other airports, the PCS union has announced.

About 75% of passport control staff are PCS members - and Heathrow has warned checks may take longer on strike days.

Thousands of other civil servants - including driving test examiners - will also be taking industrial action.

PCS boss Mark Serwotka said the strikes would "escalate" unless the government "put money on the table now".

Strikes at the Department for Work and Pensions and the Highways Agency have already been announced.
Mr Serwotka said that PCS members had "no option" but to strike, because they were "currently skipping meals, not being able to put the heating on at home because of the poverty they are living in".

The PCS general secretary has had talks with government ministers, but he said they were refusing to increase a 2% pay rise.

"They keep saying their door is open, but it is a very strange door because there's nothing behind it," he told a news conference.

About 1,000 Border Force staff are expected to walk out on eight days between 23 December and New Year's Eve at Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Gatwick, Heathrow (terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5) and Manchester airports, as well as at the port of Newhaven.

Christmas is a very busy time at airports and the strikes are likely to lead to longer queues at passport control.

In all, 86% of PCS balloted members voted in favour of strike action across 124 government departments and public sector employers.

Mr Serwotka warned the government against bringing in the military to cover for the strikes, saying there was not enough time to train them properly.

And he said the PCS would escalate industrial action in the New Year unless the deadlock was broken.

The strikes were "part of a targeted and sustained programme of industrial action that is designed to escalate each week unless the government is prepared to put money on the table now to deal with the poverty of its own workforce", he added.

Traffic officers at the National Highways Agency will take part in five weeks of rolling strikes across the country, with five of the strike days co-ordinated to coincide with the RMT's planned railway strikes.

Staff at the Rural Payments Agency, which deals with farmers, are also joining the industrial action.

A Home Office spokesperson said "passengers should be prepared for potential disruption".

"We will deploy suitable resource to meet critical demand and support the flow of passengers and goods through our border."

A Heathrow spokesperson said: "Our priority is to ensure passengers get through the border safely and as quickly as possible.

"We are working closely with airlines and Border Force on mitigation plans for potential strike action by Border Force officers and these plans will now be implemented for the notified days.

"The Home Office advises that immigration and customs checks may take longer during peak times on strike days, and Heathrow will support Border Force to minimise these impacts with the aim of processing passengers through the border as efficiently as possible.

"Passengers are advised to check their flight status with their airline before travelling. We encourage all parties to resolve this dispute quickly."

The airport pointed out that the workers involved in the strikes were employed by the Home Office, not Heathrow.

A spokesperson for Gatwick said the airport was "disappointed" that Border Force staff had decided to take strike action and hoped that a settlement could be found "as quickly as possible".

"We expect that flights will operate as normal and remain in regular contact with Border Force about their mitigation plans. Additional airport staff will also be made available to help with passenger welfare on strike days," the spokesperson added.

Consumer group Which? said the Border Force strikes will be "a huge worry to travellers, with thousands now anxious as to whether their Christmas plans could be left in ruins if flights are cancelled as a result".

"Airlines affected should work quickly to inform passengers of any potential changes to their booking because of strike action, and must not fail in their legal responsibility to offer travellers a refund or the option to be rebooked, including with other airlines if necessary," said Guy Hobbs.
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Aviation News (General) / Thousand of Airport Workers Across the Country Strike
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 09, 2022, 06:06:21 AM »
https://newrepublic.com/post/169408/thousand-airport-workers-across-country-strike

On Thursday, thousands of airport workers from at least 15 American airports rallied to call for better working conditions. In three airports—Boston Logan International, Chicago’s O’Hare International, and Newark Liberty International—workers went on a full strike, calling attention to unfair labor practices by their employer Swissport USA and Swissport Cargo, including poor working conditions and improper payment and wage theft.
The workers are pushing Congress to pass the Good Jobs for Good Airports Act. The bill would introduce national wage and benefit standards, setting a $15 minimum wage for all airport service workers (including those working at vendors like restaurants or retail stores), and baseline benefit standards for paid time off and health care.

Introduced in June by Representative Jesús “Chuy” Garcia and Senator Ed Markey, the bill holds 15 Senate and 89 House co-sponsors. There has been little Republican support for the bill, even as Republicans last week pretended to care about America’s rail workers.

Senators Markey, Blumenthal, Schumer, as well as Representative Garcia and D.C. House Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton appeared alongside workers on Thursday in Washington, D.C., lobbying for the bill’s passage.

Resonance with the rail workers’ struggle can’t be missed. “We don’t get enough paid time off. We’re supposed to get a week of paid sick days. But we’re so short staffed they make it almost impossible for you to take a sick day,” said Omar Rodriguez, a ramp agent and cabin cleaner employed by Swissport USA, in a statement provided by the SEIU. “We get blamed for delays, but we’re only given a few minutes to clean and don’t have enough people to do the work.”.

“No one wants to stay because the pay and benefits are not enough for what we do,” he added.
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Listener Forum / KBGR No Transmissions Again
« Last post by BoxhillBob on December 08, 2022, 12:48:07 PM »
Hi Dave Sorry to keep going on about this

The KBGR Feed Del/Gnd/Twr Feed shows up but the are no transmissions also the App/Dep is very intermittent
Has the antenna been blown down again  :-(

Bob
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The Queen of the skys
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Listener Forum / Re: New Potomac SFRA feed
« Last post by JetScan1 on December 07, 2022, 10:28:18 AM »
So we'll try to see if we can hear Tyson, Ensue and Andrews Final but Deale would not be possible dueto lack of frequency coverage.

Thanks for checking. My mistake on the sector name, 119.850 is the Ojaay sector, not Tyson.
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https://www.airlive.net/breaking-the-last-boeing-747-ever-built-has-rolled-out-of-the-everett-factory/

I very rarely cross post, but this is history.  Cool news Youtube story in the link.
She was a beauty.

The last ever built Boeing 747 has rolled out from the Everett factory in Washington state.
This Boeing 747-8F will be the last produced by Boeing, 54 years after the first, at same plant, same building.

The 1,574th — and last — 747 will later be flown by a Boeing test pilot, painted and handed over to cargo and charter carrier Atlas early next year.

The lone 747, covered in a green protective coating, had been sitting inside the company’s massive assembly plant in Everett — the largest building in the world by volume, according to Boeing. The building was constructed specifically for the jumbo jet’s start of production in 1967.

Boeing 747 aircraft become rare in commercial fleets. United and Delta said goodbye to theirs years before the Covid pandemic, while Qantas and British Airways landed their 747s for good in 2020 during a worldwide travel slump.

The first flight took place on February 9, 1969, and the 747 was certified in December of that year. It entered service with Pan Am on January 22, 1970. The 747 was the first airplane dubbed “Jumbo Jet”, the first wide-body airliner.

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Listener Forum / Re: New Potomac SFRA feed
« Last post by dave on December 06, 2022, 11:16:11 AM »
Thanks for the new Potomac SFRA South Feed. Good coverage of the Mount Vernon Sectors. Not trying to be greedy but all you are missing coverage of now is 119.850 Tyson, 124.200 Ensue, 128.350 Deale, 128.000 Andrews Final. I know these missing ones are often combined with ones covered already, but if you could only add one, 119.850 would fill in a big gap. I presume this is an SDR feed ?

The SFRA South receiver is an SDR receiver very close to DCA. Some of the feeds at that site are on a scanner which is difficult to change due to the host traveling a lot.

The SDR's there (only 4) have the following center frequencies:

    centerfreq = 121.5;
    centerfreq = 119.0;
    centerfreq = 125.0;
    centerfreq = 133.5;

This means we can only add feeds for:

121.5 +/- 1.2 MHz
119.0 +/- 1.2 MHz
125.0 +/- 1.2 MHz
133.5 +/- 1.2 MHz

and that's assuming the transmitter for those feeds are at DCA. If any are at Andrews (like Andres Final) that is too far.

So we'll try to see if we can hear Tyson, Ensue and Andrews Final but Deale would not be possible dueto lack of frequency coverage.


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