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Aviation Audio Clips / JBU223 Cockpit Smoke Indication
« Last post by RonR on Today at 02:30:51 PM »
On December 9, JBU223 was enroute from KJFK to KLAX  and was over eastern Ohio at FL360 when the flight crew received a smoke indication in the rear of the aircraft.  No smoke was visible but the flight crew decided to declare an emergency and divert to Columbus (KCMH).  The weather at the time of the first landing attempt was terrible (heavy precipitation over the airport).  The crew aborted the approach and came around a short time later for a safe landing on runway 28L.  Fire crews on the ground could not detect any heat signatures from the rear of the aircraft.
On December 9, Frontier Flight 3918 (FFT3918), enroute from KPBI to KISP, attempted to land at KISP at around 00:15 (Dec 10) where the weather turned out to be well below minimums.  Also the tower was closed at the time (not a 24-hour tower) which, of course didn't help the situation.  The flight crew executed a missed approach due to the 0-0 conditions and eventually decided to divert to their alternate KPHL.  The flight landed there safely a short time later.  The flight finally left KPHL the next morning and arrived KISP at around 11:15 Dec.10

The attached audio file was made up using a number of different LiveATC feeds
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / EDW34N Squawking 7700 over the UK
« Last post by RonR on December 09, 2023, 10:24:01 AM »
An Edelweiss Airbus A340 entoute from Zurich to Punta Cana was cruising over the UK when the crew squawked 7700.  The aircraft entered a holding pattern most likely to dump fuel and is currently at 8000 feet and it appears they will make an emergency landing in London UK.  The nature of the emergency is unknown at the moment...

Update: The flight appears to have landed safely at London's Heathrow Airport.
Feed Setup Pictures / New Feed
« Last post by on December 06, 2023, 12:23:07 PM »

I sent an email through the contact us form a few weeks ago, but I think it went to your junk.

I live a mile from two heliports 5TX7 and TE18 and about 6 miles from KTYR.  Because of the volume of helo traffic we have a separate Unicom freq for helo traffic on 123.075 and dispatch at one of the hospitals has their own Unicom at 123.050.  We get between 10 and 30 helo operations between these two hospitals per day.

I have a Raspberry Pi 4B with 8 Gig of ram with two SDR receivers and a D777 antenna that feeds both receivers through a splitter.  I would like to provide this feed.  I'm happy to provide any other feeds that you may need as well.


Aviation Audio Clips / Cowling and Cracked Windsheild at KIWA
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 06, 2023, 05:52:07 AM »

Red Rock ROK91, a Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, operating as National Airlines 91, reported a cranked windshield and a missing cowling during flight. The airplane landed without further incident at KIWA.
Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee
Owner/operator:   Red Rock Flying School LLC
Registration:   N9166J
MSN:   28-3226
Year of manufacture:   1966
Fatalities:   Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage:   Substantial
Category:   Accident
Location:   Phoenix, AZ -    United States of America
Phase:   En route
Nature:   Training
Departure airport:   Mesa-Falcon Field, AZ (MSC/KFFZ)
Destination airport:   Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ (AZA/KIWA)
Confidence Rating:    Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities

Aviation Audio Clips / 2 killed in plane crash near Highway 127 in Limestone County
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 05, 2023, 06:59:47 AM »
(audio attached.  Never did hear the outcome of the Papa Papa aircraft who went to search. )

Two people are dead following a plane crash in Limestone County, according to Limestone County Sheriff Joshua McLaughlin and Limestone County Coroner Mike West.

Chief Michael Carter with the Elkmont Volunteer Fire Department says crews are responding to the scene where a plane crashed in a cotton field on Highway 127 at the intersection of Witty Mill Road.

Carter says two people were on board.

Something happened, that had to have been very sudden looking at how fast he lost altitude,
thought I heard the word 'spin' in the audio

Mon 12:18:46 PM   34.9295   -87.0054   ↘ 155°   136   157   5,700    Level    FlightAware ADS-B (KCMD)
Mon 12:19:06 PM   34.9188   -86.9975   ↘ 149°   124   143   5,700    Level    FlightAware ADS-B (KLUG)
Mon 12:19:25 PM   34.9109   -86.9914   ↘ 144°   109   125   5,700    Level    FlightAware ADS-B (KCMD)
Mon 12:19:43 PM   34.9033   -86.9852   ↘ 149°   102   117   5,700   -529 Descending    FlightAware ADS-B (KCMD)
Mon 12:19:59 PM   34.9001   -86.9807   → 100°   40   46   5,400   -4,125 Descending    FlightAware ADS-B (KMSL)
Mon 12:20:15 PM   34.8997   -86.9785   → 104°   21   24   3,500   -6,727 Descending    FlightAware ADS-B (KMDQ)
Mon 12:20:32 PM   34.8997   -86.9770   → 103°   19   22   1,700   -951 Descending    FlightAware ADS-B (KMDQ)

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says the crash occurred in Elkmont about 11:57 a.m. Monday.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified and is responding. The FAA says the plane was a twin engine Beech E-95.
Aviation Audio Clips / Runway Taxiway lighting issues at KPBI
« Last post by KB4TEZ on December 04, 2023, 12:07:19 PM »
Well, time to "lighten" things up.
I caught this early Saturday morning, all sorts of light issues at PBI.
The ground/maintenance teams don't get enough credit sometimes.
There have been issues before, and after updating the ATIS and NOTAM,
it was time to start another normal Saturday morning for them.

Enter in a very understanding Southwest Pilot.
and during this time of year, his prognosis seemed to fit at the very end !



One of Canada’s largest privately-owned airports gives way to land redevelopment.
The final echoes of engines roaring, propellers whirring, and the sight of planes ascending into the skies have faded away from Toronto Buttonville Municipal Airport.

After six decades of service, Buttonville Airport, one of Canada's largest privately-owned airports, officially ceased operations on Nov. 30, marking the end of an era in aviation. Situated at the intersection of Highway 404 and 16th Avenue in Markham, the airport's closure was foreseen, attributed to the expiration of a land lease agreement between Cadillac Fairview, the airport's owner, and TorontAir Limited, the airport's operating entity.
The future holds a transformation for the land, with Cadillac Fairview envisioning its redevelopment into an expansive industrial complex, signalling a significant change for the area's landscape.

Derek Sifton, president of TorontAir Limited, could not be reached for comments via phone or email on Nov. 30. However, Vince Faust, assistant line manager for flight line services, confirmed that Nov. 30 was the last day of the airport’s operations without giving further comments.

Amid the closure, traces of activity could still be observed on the airport's final day. An isolated plane lingered on the otherwise vacant premises while employees were witnessed evacuating furniture and personal belongings from the site.
Runway decommissioning had already started, commencing with the smaller runway (21/03) on Nov. 20, followed by the closure of runway 15/33 shortly after, according to staff members.

Reflecting on the closure, City of Markham Ward 2 Coun. Ritch Lau, a former student pilot at Buttonville Airport, acknowledged the nostalgic sentiments shared by fellow pilots. However, Lau highlighted safety concerns raised by local residents following recent mishaps involving crash landings, indicating that the closure was not entirely

For many aviation enthusiasts and professionals, Buttonville Airport held a special place in their hearts. Robert Cohen, who obtained his pilot license at Buttonville in 1981 and subsequently embarked on a career as a charter pilot, expressed profound gratitude to the Sifton family for nurturing his childhood dream of flying.
Recalling the airport's humble origins as a grass airstrip in 1953, Cohen reminisced about the Sifton family's vision, particularly that of Heather and Michael Sifton, who transformed the farmland into a thriving private airport facility.

"It turned out to be a gem for any aviation enthusiast. Many of us in the industry ... will miss Buttonville Airport.”

"Buttonville Airport was my roots in aviation," Cohen remarked. "It turned out to be a gem for any aviation enthusiast. Many of us in the industry, be it professionally or privately, currently flying or retired, will miss Buttonville Airport and all the services it had to offer.”

The airport's closure marks the end of an era for those who found solace and inspiration amid its runways and hangars, leaving a legacy that will endure in the memories of the aviation community.

(Pieced the audio together, but the set up at Indy for APP/DEP are shared, so don't actually hear the aircraft from the declaration.
they did land safely, but the ground freq must have changed, Tower said 121.8, yet on the freq page for KIND is shows 121.9, so never heard any of that convo)

By Simon Hradecky, created Sunday, Dec 3rd 2023 14:53Z, last updated Sunday, Dec 3rd 2023 14:53Z

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-800, registration N8630B performing flight WN-2399 from Indianapolis,IN to Las Vegas,NV (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Indianapolis' runway 23R when tower already queried the number of souls on board. The aircraft climbed out, the crew declared Mayday reporting they had just lost their left hand engine (CFM56), needed to return and work some checklists prior to landing back. The crew shut the engine down and returned to Indianapolis for a safe landing on runway 23R about 22 minutes after departure.

A replacement Boeing 737-800 registration N8604K reached Las Vegas with a delay of about 3 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Indianapolis about 50 hours after landing back.

The airline reported a mechanical issue with the #1 engine.
Listener Forum / Re: KBWI Tower feed
« Last post by texx on December 02, 2023, 11:18:06 AM »
It's back! Thanks.
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