airtraffic

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]
91
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/article/teen-flying-around-the-country-solo-to-learn-about-black-world-war-ii-pilots/ar-AAX5aRq?li=BBnb7Kz

Found this really neat and inspiring

Zaire Horton is attempting to reconnect to the generations who came before him. According to CBS News, the Chicago teen has plans to fly across the country by himself to visit seven HBCUs that taught Black pilots how to fly during World War II.

He wants also wants to pay homage to the schools that fought against civilian pilot training programs during the time that excluded Black pilots, WDTN reports.According to WDTN, Horton was introduced to flying when he was a freshman in the College Preparation and Placement Program at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in Chicago. He got his start flying Cessna planes and Taildaggers at the age of 14, and at 16, he earned his glider pilot license before flying his first solo flight.

“My freshman year high school at Dunbar,” he told CBS News of when he found his love for flying. “I guess there was an aviation program that started the same year I was a freshman and I never even heard about aviation, never knew that it was a thing.”

He continued, saying he was initially hesitant of learning how to fly.

“At first, I didn’t actually think I would learn this stuff because I thought it was going to be complicated,” he said.

After his third class, he was hooked. His instructor took him flying and his dream of becoming a cargo or commercial pilot was ignited. Now, barely two years later, he’s traveling to seven HBCU’s involved in teaching Black pilots how to fly during World War II.

“The seven states that my instructor and I have selected for my tour all house a historically Black university that played an instrumental role in the history of aviation,” Zaire said, WDTN reports.

He explained to CBS News that many people think that Tuskegee University was the only HBCU to train budding Black pilots, but other institutions were involved as well.

“Most people don’t realize that Tuskegee wasn’t the only university or HBCU that was training pilots for World War II,” he said.

According to WDTN, the teen’s first stop was Lewis Jackson Airport in Xenia, Ohio.

Horton not only wants to honor the past, but he also wants to inspire future young pilots curious about aviation.

“I want to encourage teens who would be interested to learn to fly without encountering some of the socio-economic barriers typically associated with careers in aviation,” he said to WDTN. “Flying is another way to open doors and I want to inspire them to experience that.”
92
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Unable to listen to archives
« Last post by Rick108 on May 09, 2022, 07:32:30 PM »
In the meantime... it would be helpful if everyone could stop posting new threads with single or double quotes in the titles, since that keeps most people from being able to read those threads!  There may even be a way to change the title of those recent threads to remove the problem punctuation.  Thanks!
93
https://www.foxla.com/news/plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-new-mexico-highway?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2Li2OCfHq6rJVP6YufD5MwaW84PXk-n_Y8y2yU9Hd-5Qgp1OuHicRQnnU

CHAVES COUNTY, N.M. - Authorities in Chaves County, New Mexico, said a pilot made an emergency landing on a highway Sunday morning.

Deputies said dispatchers were notified around 9:47 a.m. local time by the Roswell Air Center saying a small engine plane had made a request to land on highway 285.

Deputies quickly arrived and closed lanes of traffic to allow the aircraft to land.

The plane landed safety and all occupants were safe, according to authorities who posted about the incident on their Facebook page. Damage to one of the wings was reported, but authorities haven't said what caused the pilot to make the emergency landing.

The Federal Aviation Administration is en route to begin its investigation
94
Listener Forum / ZKC Salinas Kansas feed
« Last post by MIAMIATC on May 08, 2022, 05:11:39 PM »
It has been silent for 2 days so ffar
95
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Alaska A320 at Portland on May 4th 2022, bird strike
« Last post by tyketto on May 06, 2022, 06:22:55 PM »
(Story from AVH, Thanks !)
I've attached the audio

An Alaska Airlines Airbus A320-200, registration N639VA performing flight AS-317 from Portland,OR to Burbank,CA (USA), was climbing out of Portland's runway 28L when the crew reported they had a bird strike at about 2800 feet MSL, it was a large bird directly onto the nose. They wanted to return for an inspection. The aircraft stopped the climb at 6000 feet and landed safely on Portland's runway 28L about 15 minutes after departure.

A replacement A320-200 registration N848VA reached Burbank with a delay of 3.5 hours.

The occurrence aircraft is still on the ground in Portland about 20 hours after landing back.

On May 5th 2022 the FAA reported: "AIRCRAFT STRUCK A BIRD ON DEPARTURE DAMAGING RADOME, PORTLAND, OR.", the damage was "UNKNOWN" and the occurrence was rated an incident.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA317/history/20220504/1410Z/KPDX/KBUR

Try as hard as they might, ASA still can't get over their mid-air collision with a fish. No bird strike can top that. :P

Great clip, by the way. This may have been caught on the KPDX livestream on the PDX youtube channel.

BL.
96
Aviation Audio Clips / Hobby Field Crash
« Last post by KB4TEZ on May 06, 2022, 04:47:19 PM »
https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2022/05/06/airplane-crashes-near-hobby-airport-flames-seen-behind-homes/

HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department says four people have escaped alive after an airplane crashed near Hobby Airport Friday afternoon.It appears the plane crashed directly behind residents’ homes, even slamming into someone’s backyard fence.

The crashed aircraft was found feet away from Dobie 9th Grade Center.

The aircraft was named a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle.
Modify message
Everyone aboard reported alive and ok
97
Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Plane crash near Hobby Airport
« Last post by KB4TEZ on May 06, 2022, 04:10:18 PM »
https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2022/05/06/airplane-crashes-near-hobby-airport-flames-seen-behind-homes/

HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department says four people have escaped alive after an airplane crashed near Hobby Airport Friday afternoon.It appears the plane crashed directly behind residents’ homes, even slamming into someone’s backyard fence.

The crashed aircraft was found feet away from Dobie 9th Grade Center.

The aircraft was named a Cessna 421C Golden Eagle.
99
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Unable to listen to archives
« Last post by KB4TEZ on May 06, 2022, 09:09:10 AM »
All, Dave is well aware of the issue, here's what he's found:

The issue lies in the SEO-friendly URL rewriting we do. Only affects articles with a ' or " in the title. It will be fixed once the upgrade happens...some time after next week.
100
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Unable to listen to archives
« Last post by diskus on May 06, 2022, 08:34:15 AM »
Im having an issue with the "riding bike faster" post. When i click it it simply takes me to the forum listing not the post. This has happened a number of time recently.

Thanks for the site
Pages: 1 ... 8 9 [10]