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Offline PIT

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« on: February 13, 2006, 04:01:43 PM »
Does anyone  know why a QFA 744 and a CO 752 wasa in PIT toady? i also heard something about a Emirates plane here to



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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2006, 04:20:12 PM »
Could it have anything to do with all the disruption of traffic due to the snowstorm on the coast?

I was at the drive-through window at Wendy's about 15 minutes ago, and when I rolled down the window, I heard an aircraft overhead. I just caught a glimpse of what I thought was a 747 as it disappeared into the clouds. Haven't seen one of those around PIT in quite a while...

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2006, 04:24:49 PM »
I remember when the JAL charter flight for the Steelers came in(744). I loved to see it., im wondering what that emirates plane is.

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 04:25:41 PM »
You should  take a drive on over to the FBO AVCenter and see what it is.

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2006, 04:51:09 PM »
found it, emirates 9901 (744) going to JFK andn  the Quantas 744 also went to JFK

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2006, 05:22:17 PM »
Emirates just got thhere clearence delivery.

PIT diversions
COA 1959 PIT-EWR 763 (Arrived)
COA 75 PIT-EWR 752 (NOT DEPARTED)
UAE 9901 PIT-JFK 744 (Departing)
QFE 7589 PIT-JFK 744 (Departed)

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2006, 05:53:30 PM »
I saw an ATLAS B747-200 there today as well.  Man, they must have been hating life on the coast this weekend. :?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2006, 10:48:08 PM »
any Pics???, also is there a new controller at PIT? I was listing to the PIT feed at 11pm and i didnt recognize the voice

tHhey also said that they were having equimpment probs. Do you know what that was about?

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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2006, 07:28:01 AM »
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any Pics???, also is there a new controller at PIT? I was listing to the PIT feed at 11pm and i didnt recognize the voice
tHhey also said that they were having equimpment probs. Do you know what that was about?


If you're talking about the guy working in the tower last night, he's not new he's actually been there for years.  They call him Radio because he used to be a radio DJ in Pittsburgh and you can still see its influence on his radio technique.  He's extremely smart, and the nicest guy I've ever met.  Not sure about the equip problems, I'll look into that for you.

And yes, I have a couple of pics, I'll send them to you.
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2006, 03:34:35 PM »
Yes, i know that the guy in the tower has been ther for a long time. The guy on APP/DEP. back in 2000 NPR radio news did a recording about airport and they chose PIT to do it in and ther is a recording of him. I love to hear the traffice. alot more than then compared to today.

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2001/jan/010131.cfoa.html

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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2006, 08:55:32 PM »
here ya go PIT....as promised.  BTW your feed sounds great lately.



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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2006, 09:05:41 PM »
Anyone here old enough to remember a controller at PIT who would always close his conversion with "adios". I think his name was Frank.



US AIR 230 turn left heading 290, cleared for the ILS runway 28 Left approach, contact tower 119.1...adios.

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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2006, 09:08:58 PM »
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Anyone here old enough to remember a controller at PIT who would always close his conversion with "adios". I think his name was Frank.


Did he work there before the strike?
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2006, 09:17:10 PM »
Yes I believe so. It's been awhile....Back when Wiske was WARWOOD...Nesto was NEWTON...Grace was GRAHAM and Cutta was CALCUTTA.

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2006, 09:26:50 PM »
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Yes I believe so. It's been awhile....Back when Wiske was WARWOOD...Nesto was NEWTON...Grace was GRAHAM and Cutta was CALCUTTA.


Wow, that was before my time but I think I know the guy you're talking about.  He got fired in the PATCO strike then rehired at YNG in '98.  If it's the same guy I'm thinking of, he's a Sup at ERI now and is definitely one of the most exciting controllers I've ever heard.  His name isn't Frank though, it's Dan...and he does say "Adios" alot. :wink:
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« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2006, 09:34:38 PM »
I'm pretty sure his name was Frank....at least that's what many of the pilots would call him.

Somewhere I have audio cassette tapes that I would record from my scanner 30 years ago! I'll have to dig them up. Thats back when there was a runway 5-23 at PIT.

This site has rekindled my air traffic control interest!

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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2006, 10:48:06 PM »
That is the old airport, so thats like 93 and past

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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2006, 05:02:37 PM »
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Yes I believe so. It's been awhile....Back when Wiske was WARWOOD...Nesto was NEWTON...Grace was GRAHAM and Cutta was CALCUTTA.


Wow, that was before my time but I think I know the guy you're talking about.  He got fired in the PATCO strike then rehired at YNG in '98.  If it's the same guy I'm thinking of, he's a Sup at ERI now and is definitely one of the most exciting controllers I've ever heard.  His name isn't Frank though, it's Dan...and he does say "Adios" alot. :wink:


Ok, I've got the straight story--The original "adios" guy at PIT was indeed named Frank. Dan, who worked there at the same time, picked it up from him. (Source: Ed from YNG, who's also ex-PATCO, from PIT at that time, and who works with my wife...)

JD, have you ever heard Dan called "Quatro"? (Because he's completely at home working traffic landing in four different directions at once.)

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2006, 05:58:41 PM »
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JD, have you ever heard Dan called "Quatro"? (Because he's completely at home working traffic landing in four different directions at once.)


I never have yet....we call him "showtime," for the same reasons.  I'll be sure to call him that next time I see him, he'll probably get a kick out of it.  And thanks for the clarification.

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Ed from YNG, who's also ex-PATCO, from PIT at that time, and who works with my wife...)


I know Ed too...real nice guy, although I'm still a little bitter he didn't drop some of his home-grown tomatos off at the tower last summer.  :cry:  Next time you see him tell him the people over at BVI say hello and wish him well.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2006, 08:52:47 PM »
I'll pass that along.

Yes, Ed is a heckuva nice guy!

As for the tomatoes--I didn't get any either, but I did get four tomato plants. Just had to grow em myself...     :D