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Listener Forum / ADB-S Exhange FAA Charts
« Last post by AeroBill on February 11, 2024, 09:11:06 AM »
Apparently Chart Bundles which supplies the FAA charts for ADB-S exchange has stopped its service. So the FAA Charts are not
loading properly now or at all.
Anybody know if ADB-S Exchange is working on a replacement solution. The charts were great for flight tracking purposes.
I see that FlightRadar24 offers the FAA chart overlays as part of one it's subscription plans, but it does not track all flights, such
as military, or those requesting their aircraft not be tracked, etc. as does ADB-S.
Swimmingplaces translated the austrian dialect perfectly. Some minor corrections which i meant to hear:
00:14 instead of unbelievable: Hey Klausi, ... (common Austrian first name)
00:42 thats nice, (surname i dont figure out) Karl also said, maybe we will hear each other, he is outbound chicago, but I think he will be on his way a little later.
00:45 Hopefully you sleep well on the flight home, bye, Kisses, I´ll get in touch.
Thanks for the transcription. I attached what I could pick up from the APP/DEP feed, but reception is poor.

Also working on separate fire-rescue audio, which sounds very chaotic with multiple calls regarding the plane crash, and calls about a traffic accident. Which led to some confusion about being the same call or not.
Here is a more detailed transcript for those who want it:

HPJ823: Hop-A-Jet 823 is with you on a right downwind for five-mile final, Runway 23.

APF_TWR: Hop-A-Jet 823, Roger, make a right turn back towards the airport, atleast one departure ahead [of you], A challenger jet, Runway 23, cleared to land, wind 220 @ 12 Gusts 16

HPJ823: Alright, Challenger Jet departing, we're turning back towards the airport, and cleared to land Runway 23, Hop-A-Jet 823.

(comms in clip)

APF_TWR: FlexJet 574, Runway 23, turn right heading 270, cleared for takeoff, traffic three-mile final, Challenger jet.

LXJ574: FlexJet 574- (brief stepped over by HPJ823) cleared for takeoff.

HPJ823: Okay, Challenger uh- Hop-A-Jet  823.. lost both engines, emergency. I'm making an emergency landing.

APF_TWR: Whoever's.. got that emergency, cleared to land Runway 23, is that Hop-A-Jet 823?

HPJ823: Uh, we're cleared to land but we're not gonna make the runway, we've lost both engines. (Last transmission.)

(21 seconds later, keyed mic from the Tower, assumably someone saying "He's down!")

N205LE: Tower, SHADOW 5, where they at?

APF_TWR: SHADOW 5, they are two northwest right over I-75, Hop-A-Jet 823 uh..

(17s later)

APF_GND: Everybody standby, there's an Alert 3 in progress, everybody standby.

(20s later)

N205LE: Tower, SHADOW-5, rescue helicopter, request to go to the scene.

APF_TWR: SHADOW-5, proceed direct as requested.

Aviation Audio Clips / KDCA - Marine One vs. robbery call for MD police
« Last post by baldiedc on February 09, 2024, 07:13:55 PM »
Meanwhile in KDCA... MD Prince George's County Police chopper (Guardian 4) requesting clearance to track robbery suspect just before Marine One VIP movement... Tower coordinating with National Capital Region Coordination Center (NCRCC)... "we'll get the next one"...

(edited for time... in realtime this exchange was about 8 minutes, with about 3 minutes duration for VIP movement until handoff from Tower to Potomac - added original clip).
A Hop-a-Jet CL-600 Challenger jet lost both engines approaching KAPF, couldn't make runway so attempted an emergency landing on highway I-75. Seems that it collided with a pickup truck, flattening the pickup truck, spinning the aircraft 180 degrees, and igniting a large fire. Still a very new situation at the time of writing this.

Quick transcript I typed up of the ATC communications during and directly after the emergency was declared:

ATC: ...574 runway 23 turn right heading 270 clear for takeoff traffic 3-mile final Challenger Jet.

HPJ823: Okay uh, Challenger uh, Hop-a-Jet 823. Lost both engines, emergency. I'm making an emergency landing.

ATC: Whoevers... goddamn emergency cleared to land runway 23. Is that Hop-a-Jet 823?

HPJ823: Uh, we're cleared to land but we're not gonna make the runway, we've lost both engines. (last message from the challenger jet to ATC that I heard)

(32 seconds later)

ATC: ...there are two northwest right over I-75, Hop-a-Jet 823 uh...

(17 seconds later)

Woman: Everybody standby, there's an alert 3 in progress, everybody standby.

(20 seconds later)

Rescue Helicopter: (???) 5 rescue helicopter request (???)

ATC: (???) 5 proceed direct as requested.
Aviation Audio Clips / Spirit Airlines Lightning Strike MKE divert to ORD
« Last post by KB4TEZ on February 09, 2024, 09:38:31 AM »
This was a fun listen/put together.
In fact listen to the MKE feed and the ORD feed from this morning 01:00z-02:00z, some real nasty weather.

Spirit diverted from Milwaukee to Chicago's O'Hare because of weather, and ended up getting hit by lighting on approach to  ORD.

Here's the preliminary:

Here's the approach into and around MKE, the divert, and the approach into ORD
Enjoy !

(Found this interesting, informative, and a bit humorous, also not the first time !)

British Airways Flight Delayed After Italian Aviation Officials Discover Some of the Seat Cushions Were Too Thick… No, Really


ABritish Airways flight from Milan to London Heathrow was delayed for more than an hour on Monday after a surprise inspection by Italian aviation officials revealed that the roughly five-year-old Airbus A320neo aircraft had the wrong type of seat cushions.

More specifically, some of the seat cushions at the overwing exits were too thick and wide and they needed to be replaced with slightly smaller cushions before the plane could be allowed to takeoff.  The Airbus A320neo has two overwing exits on either side of the aisle, and the seats next to these exits are usually really popular with frequent flyers because they come with substantially more legroom than standard seat rows.

Of course, there’s more legroom at these exits to make it easier for passengers to escape the aircraft in the case of an emergency, but what you might not know is that the seat cushions are slightly thinner and smaller than standard seat cushions to make emergency egress as easy as possible.

It appears that civil aviation inspectors at Milan Linate Airport decided to conduct a spot check on British Airways flight BA575 on Monday and discovered that some of the seat cushions fitted at the emergency exit rows weren’t the correct type.  British Airways doesn’t have a maintenance base in Milan, and with a full flight, simply removing the seat cushions until the aircraft got back to Heathrow wasn’t an option. 
There was, however, a potential solution. Perhaps there were seat cushions at other seats that did meet the specifications for an emergency exit seat; it was just a case of finding them onboard the aircraft.

Luckily, the seat cushions have different serial numbers printed on the bottom, so all passengers had to do was lift up their seat cushions to see if they were in possession of an emergency exit cushion.

One TikTok user posted a video showing passengers on the aircraft peeling back their seat cushions as part of a desperate search to locate the missing cushions while the cabin crew read out the serial number over the public address system. 
Basically, they (British Airways) had standard seat cushions in emergency rows; they need to have short ones in case of an emergency,” the TikTok user explained.

“So we are checking under the seats in case they are somewhere else. If we can’t find them, if we can’t find 12, we need to disembark and we are not safe to fly”.

It appears that the passengers eventually located enough of the shorter seat cushions, and the flight eventually landed at London Heathrow just an hour later than planned.

How was this allowed to happen in the first place? Well, British Airways didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment, but this situation isn’t unheard of. Over the years, flights have been delayed for exactly the same reason.
Aviation Audio Clips / 2 Jet Blue planes clip wing tips at de iceing at Logan
« Last post by KB4TEZ on February 08, 2024, 11:51:37 AM »
(not the best audio, but it's attached)

Two JetBlue planes collided on the ground at Boston Logan International Airport in US state of Massachusetts on Thursday, February 8. The collision disrupted the travel plans of all the passengers onboard the two JetBlue planes. Fortunately, no flyer or crew was hurt in the incident. Following the collision, a JetBlue spokesperson told The Post that both planes will be taken out of service for repairs.

The Federal Aviation Administration released a statement about the collision and said: "JetBlue Flight 777, an Airbus A321neo’s left winglet struck the right horizontal stabilizer of JetBlue Flight 551, an Airbus A321, around 6:40 a.m., local time on Thursday, February 8, while on the deicing pad at Boston Logan International Airport."
(audio from take off to contact lost attached)

(Whatever happened, it was quick, he never got off a pan/mayday.  Felt for the Center Controller who was trying his best to reach him, and at the end, asked for another planes assistance, but the weather wasn't the best.  RIP)

GRAND COUNTY, Utah (KKCO) - A mix of at least a dozen members of the Grand County Sheriff’s Office and Mesa County Search and Rescue swarmed an otherwise nondescript part of the eastern Utah scrubland Wednesday afternoon searching for survivors of a plane that went down earlier in the day.  The Grand County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that the plane, a small, privately-owned passenger plane, crashed just over the Colorado-Utah border with two people on board. According to authorities, the plane was a chartered aircraft headed to Tacoma, Washington from Grand Junction. First responders said that neither have been found. The identities of the two people who were aboard the flight is also unknown.
As it stands now, there is very little information available as the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration begin their investigations. “About all I can confirm is that it was likely a small passenger jet,” Grand County Chief Deputy Michael Palmer said.

The NTSB and FAA are beginning the investigation process, which could take some time. More information is expected to be released by authorities as the investigation into the cause of the crash continues.

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