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Offline rekno13

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2009, 04:43:04 AM »
Sorry to resurrect old posts : )

What does Mocha mean?

Offline mrhahn

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #51 on: August 07, 2009, 04:05:07 PM »
I think it's a shortened version of Cape Air's slogan "MOCHA HAGoTDI", meaning Make Our Customers Happy And Have A Good Time Doing It.

Offline rekno13

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #52 on: August 07, 2009, 05:01:40 PM »
oooo..... I totally thought he was speaking some foreign language when he does that.

Offline jc2354

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2009, 12:24:16 AM »
Does he know of the following that he has?

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #54 on: August 24, 2009, 07:38:05 AM »
Due respect for John (I admit that I appreciate his professionalism and style)... but when I am on a NWA flight to Boston I'ld prefer John concentrating on managing the traffic instead of pleasing his LiveAtc fanclub.

Offline nilviod45

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #55 on: March 18, 2010, 02:36:19 AM »
Boston John was controlling Boston Tower today, Wed. March 17th at around 22:20z to 23:3z doing departures on Rwy 22R/// "jet blue!"

Offline jmx53

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #56 on: March 18, 2010, 08:20:49 PM »
Not sure how old this is, but here is a pic of "Boston John" Melecio:

http://www.learner.org/workshops/nextmove/metaphor/airtraf.html



Offline w5pda

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #57 on: May 09, 2011, 10:51:27 PM »
Boston John rules.  He's very deliberate and concise, and he genuinely seems to enjoy his job.  Interestingly enough, he doesn't just bid departures "seyahh" or "auf wiedersehen," he actually waves at the airplanes as he's handing them off!  Genuine guy who does a damned fine job.

You have a gift for understatement  :-)

Offline krull

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2012, 09:58:32 AM »
John leaving?.....Just heard of a party for a John.
He will be missed if it is true.

Offline joeyb747

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #59 on: February 29, 2012, 08:36:26 PM »
John leaving?.....Just heard of a party for a John.
He will be missed if it is true.

He is going to San Juan...
See here:
http://www.liveatc.net/forums/listener-forum/boston-john-t9742/
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Offline e-pilot

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Re: What do you think of Boston John?
« Reply #60 on: April 05, 2012, 03:14:46 AM »
As a student pilot, I spend lots of time on LiveATC.net just listening and learning. Boston John has advanced the art/science of ATC like no other. Most people are talking about the humor aspect, but don't realize that his methods drastically increase situational awareness and actually free up time for pilots to concentrate on what they need to at the time. Think about it. If I am a JetBlue, Colgan or Air Canada pilot there is not a chance in the world that I will miss a radio call from John. More importantly, if I'm NOT a JetBlue, Colgan or Air Canada pilot, the moment my headset crackles and I hear 'JetBlooooooo!' I know that I can immediately tune out that call as its definitely not for me and I can go right back to doing whatever I was doing. Say the following carrier call signs in a monotone to yourself and see how similar they all sound (especially over VHF)... Alaska, Aloha, SpeedBuggy, SpeedAir, SpeedBird, BlueBird, SwissBird, Sunbird,  Eastern, Estex, Eastflight, Virgin, Colgan, KLM, Cotam, get the idea? "Air Can-A-Da" sung to the Canadian national Anthem will  NEVER be mistaken for anything. Period.  LAHSO is another area in which John increases situational awareness and safety. Croooosss! and Hooooollld SHORT! intructions are blatantly blatant and could not be spoken in any other manner which could possibly result in a more effective transmission of that information. The FAA should require every student controller to listen to John as part of their training. I can think of more than a handful of accidents that unfortunately occurred because FAA procedure was followed to the letter, but never would have happened on John's watch. I say John should get the controller of the decade award.