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Listener Forum / Re: AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Last post by RonR on March 24, 2023, 10:11:04 AM »
I'm sorry, I don't have any experience using this antenna.  I have a number of Liveatc feeds running right now (with a new ZDC feed setup coming very soon :-) ), and I use the GP126 antenna from Arrow.  It's an omnidirectional antenna and I am very happy with it's performance.  I don't know if you're looking for an indoor or outdoor antenna but the Arrow is better suited for outdoor installations in my opinion.  I hope this helps...


The fact they are all alive is amazing.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A man, woman and a dog were transported for treatment of injuries Thursday evening in a small place crash that occurred just outside Northeast Florida Regional Airport.

St. Johns County Fire Rescue, the St. Augustine Fire Department and the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene in a wooded area off U.S. Highway 1. The small place caught fire, which Fire Rescue said was quickly extinguished.The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred shortly after take off from the airport. The pilot, identified as a 61-year-old St. Johns County man, was said to have critical injuries,. The passenger, a 59-year-old St. Johns County woman, had serious injuries.

Fire Rescue said the dog was receiving treatment at a vet. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Witnesses say the plane, a Piper Malibu, barely made it off the ground after takeoff, skimming over the highway.Laura Greene and her son Dalton were driving when they noticed the plane struggling to gain altitude.

“It looked like it barely made it over the fence,” Laura Greene said.

“It almost hit the top of the trees, and then it went down,” her son said.

Lillian Romedy and her sister Delany were at home when the plane came down just feet from their house.

“We’re watching TV and then all of a sudden we hear this loud crash,” Romedy said. “We look out the window and all the trees are bursting in flames.”

Witnesses we spoke with said that right after the plane crashed, they saw multiple people getting out of their cars on U.S. 1 and then running through the wooded area, helping the people who were on board get out.

“We saw people jumping out of their cars and running towards the forest,” said Dalton Greene. “After the police came, we saw a bunch of people come out with bruises and cuts. One guy was coughing from all the smoke.”

News4JAX aviation expert Ed Booth said based on what eyewitnesses said, it appears the plane suffered an engine problem or a flight control problem.

The plane took off from Runway 2-4, which is only 2,700 feet long — making it the shortest runway at the airport. Booth says National Transportation Safety Board investigators will be looking into whether the flaps were set for a short takeoff. He also says investigators will look to see if the engine was producing enough power.

Investigators will likely return to the scene Friday to have the wreckage moved to an airplane hangar where they can continue their investigation.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: SWA6013 Pilot Incapacitation KLAS
« Last post by KB4TEZ on March 24, 2023, 06:02:17 AM »
here's the whole thing (I was editing as you posted :) )

The first officer advised ATC that the captain was complaining about stomach pain and subsequently became incapacitated. An fully licensed off-duty pilot of another airline assisted the first officer by taking over radio communication, while the first officer returned the aircraft to Las Vegas and the captain was treated in the back of the cabin. The aircraft landed safely on Las Vegas runway 26R about 65 minutes after departure.

The airline reported the aircraft returned to Las Vegas when one of the pilots needed medical attention. A licensed pilot from another airline with full credentials assisted with radio communication. A replacement crew operated the aircraft to Columbus.
Listener Forum / AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna
« Last post by rmds2000 on March 23, 2023, 11:10:16 PM »

I am thinging of getting the AirNav VHF Airband 118-136 MHz Outdoor Antenna from RadarBox. Did any one sue this and how is the performance.
Aviation Audio Clips / Bird Strike on Take Off at Napa County Airport
« Last post by KB4TEZ on March 23, 2023, 07:12:17 AM »

The Honda HA-420 HondaJet struck several birds on takeoff from Napa County Airport, CA (APC).
The aircraft returned to land back at APC safely.

Type:   Silhouette image of generic HDJT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different   
Honda HA-420 HondaJet
Owner/operator:   private
Registration:   N211PJ
MSN:   42000181
Fatalities:   Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:   0
Aircraft damage:   Minor
Location:   Napa County Airport, CA (APC/KAPC) -    United States of America
Phase:   Take off
Nature:   Unknown
Departure airport:   Napa County Airport, CA (APC/KAPC)
Destination airport:   Las Vegas-Harry Reid International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS)

One injured bird was reported :)
Listener Forum / Re: VHHH Ground/Tower
« Last post by RonR on March 22, 2023, 10:17:35 PM »
At this point there is only the one Hong Kong feed that you pointed out.  A feed with the tower and ground frequencies is currently not available.  Hopefully that will change in the near future.
Listener Forum / VHHH Ground/Tower
« Last post by Jonakwan on March 22, 2023, 04:56:15 PM »

Is there a Ground and Tower frequency for Hong Kong Airport?

It seems that there is only Approach, Departure, Director, and Zone.
(video is in the link above)  Nice !!!

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A small plane landed at Honolulu’s airport Friday without its landing gear down.

There were no injuries reported.

Video of the landing shows the plane making a slow approach to the runway and then skidding to a stop.
The state Transportation Department said there were two people onboard the plane.

It was not immediately clear what caused the problem, but it took about 15 minutes for the plane to be cleared from the runway. A spokesperson for the airport said there was no impact to operations.
(thoughts and prayers with all)

LINDENHURST, Long Island (WABC) -- One person was killed and two others were injured after a small plane crashed into a neighborhood on Long Island.

The plane crashed near 5th Street and North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst around 3 p.m. Sunday while on approach to Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

The FAA says there were three people on board the privately-owned single-engine Piper PA 28. No one on the ground was injured.The FAA says the plane took off from Republic Airport around 2:18 p.m. for sightseeing. A short time later, the pilot issued a mayday signal and said there was smoke in the cockpit. The aircraft then turned back toward the airport to make an emergency landing, but instead it crashed in the street -- approximately 300 feet south of the LIRR tracks.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two passengers on the plane were transported via helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. The names of the victims have not yet been released.

Eyewitness news spoke with neighbor Chris Baldassano, who took video of his block. He says the crash happened way too close to his home across the street. He said he not only heard the crash, but actually felt the impact inside the home.

"I ran to front of house, saw fireball and plume of smoke. Ran outside, made sure everybody down the block were out of houses," Baldassano said.

Baldassano believes the plane clipped the tree line that borders the train tracks right before crashing.
and fyi- The flight instructor had a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for airplane single-engine, multi-engine, and instrument airplane. He also had a flight instructor certificate with a rating for airplane single engine, and his most recent FAA 3rd class medical certificate was issued in August 2019. The instructor’s pilot logbook was found in the wreckage, mostly destroyed by fire, the NTSB said. An entry in the plane's maintenance logbook dated Jan. 16 showed the pilot also reported smoke in the cockpit during a Jan. 7 flight. The issue was resolved, and the plane was returned to service.

"Pilot reports smoke in cockpit during flight on 01/07/2023. After troubleshooting, flown and tested. Aircraft returned to service with no smoke," the entry said, according to the report.

The report also indicated that the most recent entry in the logbook before the accident was a 50-hour inspection completed Feb. 27.
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