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Title: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on January 05, 2005, 10:51:48 AM
We'd like to get an idea of what careers or hobbies our listeners have.  What attracted you to this site and what might have caused you to be interested in listening to air traffic control communications?

We realize some of you may fall into multiple categories - just select the one you feel describes you best.

Thanks, and welcome to LiveATC.net!  I hope you enjoy the site.

Dave
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: PHL Approach on January 05, 2005, 02:55:56 PM
Wow 23% ATC's from Vatsim, etc... Figures, great learning tool. Where in the world are you 2 Real World Controllers out there..... Gotta post some  :lol:
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ChicagoORD on January 05, 2005, 04:39:12 PM
I got interested through flight sims, then a real world flight at the controls, with a pro pliot of course. Then I found liveatc.net and became extremely interested.

Who know I still might become a pilot or ATC controller, after all I got my whole life ahead of me.  :)
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Jason on January 05, 2005, 05:05:35 PM
Well I am a student pilot who runs the KBDR/NY Appr/Dep/ZBW feed so I come often.  8)  

Both my dad and grandfather are pilots so I've been learning for a long time.

Thanks for everything, Dave.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Robin Rebhan on January 05, 2005, 11:02:20 PM
I am a Student Pilot and fly at KSCH Class D airport. I live about 1 SM from KALB class C airport Runways 1/19 and 10/28. I feed KALB.
     Many Student Pilots fly at uncontrolled airports and may not even be withen listening range of a controlled airport. ATC Live is a great learning tool for them and feeding KALB is just a way for me to give back a little something to help out the aviation community.  :D

     Robin Rebhan
     Student Pilot
     Feeder for KALB
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Justin Wilcox on January 11, 2005, 09:10:39 PM
I'm a student pilot and a member of VATSIM.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: MOONEYPILOT on January 13, 2005, 09:49:21 PM
IF IT'S AVIATION RELATED, I'M INTERESTED. ALWAYS WANTING TO LEARN MORE.
Title: Poll
Post by: CntrllrATC on January 14, 2005, 01:26:02 AM
I am the Air Traffic Manager at BDR and also Private Pilot.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is yo
Post by: AeroGravy on January 15, 2005, 06:11:11 AM
Quote from: dave
I'd like to get some idea of what interests you in listening to live ATC.  I realize some of you likely fall into multiple categories, just select the one you feel is the most influencial in you listening to live ATC.
I'm a Private Pilot just a few weeks from taking my practical Instrument test... I listen to live ATC (apart from the fun it is) to become more comfortable, etc., with the language of ATC, especially since I do most of my flight training in an area that requires little ATC contact.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: AmericaWestCMH on January 15, 2005, 12:47:37 PM
I'm almost a PP-ASEL, and will start my ATC training in June.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: J. White on January 16, 2005, 11:16:41 AM
Outstanding site Dave!

I've cast my vote and am not surprised to see the number of VATSIM people here.

I'm sure you've been thanked before, but as this is my first post I'd like to thank you as well.

I'll be dropping in quite often I'm sure.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: elshpen on April 05, 2005, 04:12:21 PM
I'm new here, but this is a great site.  It replaces listening to music while I'm at work!
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ksvnramprat on April 10, 2005, 06:44:37 PM
Im a student pilot, and a ramprat at KSVN (Hunter Army Airfield) and KSAV, I dump lavs, service water, etc. for a company there. I'm working my way up the ranks in aviation. Great site.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Richard on April 23, 2005, 09:54:25 PM
Currently a student in Jamaica
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: flyboyl67 on May 05, 2005, 01:13:54 AM
I've been a private pilot for 2.5 years.  Been interested in flying all my life but never did anything about it until 4 years ago.  I love this site.  I live in SoCal so I was excited to see the feed with so many frequencies.  I got a NAV/COM for Christmas and carry it with me everywhere.  Both have helped my radio skills greatly.  Thanks for a great site!!!
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: KPryor on June 02, 2005, 10:07:05 AM
I clicked on Pilot Hobbyist and am very active with Flightsim, but the Ham Radio option also applies to me (KA9PHI).
BTW, new here.  This site is great :)
KP
Title: My ATC monitoring interest
Post by: Jonathan_tcu on June 23, 2005, 08:15:26 AM
My interest in monitoring ATC is hearing the different voices and how the different controllers instruct pilots to navigate.  I also am still trying to understand how controllers manage to combine two freq's and 2 separate sectors during off peak periods and split their operations during their local peak periods.  Plus, I don't like the response time from our local flight service guys compared to those from North Bay.  --Jon
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: rcigliano on July 07, 2005, 09:24:29 AM
Hi

I have been listening to this site for some time now and it has become an invaluable tool in my student pilot training. I am constantly listening to my home airport KFRG (Farmingdale Republic) at work and home.

Listening has helped me greatly in turning a wekaness (talking to ATC) to a strength. I also like to play back the archives to see how I sound.

I tell everyone to use this site as a great learning tool.

Keep up the great work!!
Title: Listeners
Post by: thehotshotpilot on July 14, 2005, 09:53:37 PM
I am glad to see that there are a lot of Student pilots listening. Its one good way to get good at communications. There are more students voting than Commercials and ATPs.
Title: Missing a category - Aviation Enthusiast/Plane Spotter
Post by: Galaxy9 on August 08, 2005, 08:07:08 AM
Hi Dave

I'm a plane spotter and listening to the Boston feeds enables me to id planes I haven't seen and add them to my seen log when i see them arrive/depart Boston.  


Regards

Garry
Title: Hello all...
Post by: JALTO on August 19, 2005, 08:39:01 AM
Just found the site not too long ago and fell in love with it...I live right under the PHL approach for 27R so its great to hear the guys (and ladies) overhead talking.
-J
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: keko126.5 on August 21, 2005, 06:48:49 PM
Flight Sim hobyist, Scanner Freqk(<---Like that!?), and starting after my next paycheck, student pilot
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: boubou on September 10, 2005, 02:17:11 PM
hey!
I'm a private pilot since the age of 17, and i'm a student air traffic controller in france...
i enjoy this site.. thanks :P
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: digger on September 10, 2005, 02:58:19 PM
I voted Communications hobbyist because that most closely matches the roots of my listening habit, but it's really the opposite. A long time ago I discovered a spot just beyond the end of 28R at PIT that's ideal for watching air traffic. To enhance the experience, I bought a cheapo Radio Shack radio that had AM, FM, and air band, but it had to be tuned manually. The next step was a scanner.

Along the way, I've flown as an observer with the Civil Air Patrol, done a lot of $100 hamburger flights with a friend that owns a Cessna Cardinal, and married a controller, (so now it's part of dinner table discussion every day here). Student pilot has always been one of those things that's just out of reach, and stiil is.

But truthfully, my initial interest in ATC was to actually *listen* to ATC...
Title: 28R
Post by: PIT on September 11, 2005, 09:58:47 PM
Is the spot you are talkin about right in or next to the airport buisness park on the road that moon football stadium is on?
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: digger on September 11, 2005, 10:26:42 PM
No, at the other end, off the Flaugherty Run Road exit of Bus 60, and down Moon Clinton Road. It's been a couple of years since I was there but there was always a big open space right off the road, just outside the airport fence. Watching the departures off 28R was always good for the bigger jets, but the commuters were always airborne before they got within a mile of you., If they're landing 10L you get to see everybody up close.

With all the construction that's been going on around there recently I don't know if you can still sit there or not.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Neil on October 07, 2005, 09:55:58 PM
Private pilot out Delaware. Listening to ATC has been great for getting used to the pace of class B....Appreciate it.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ozziecat35 on October 17, 2005, 09:14:26 AM
Working on my private pilots license right now. I plan on going to Delta's Jet Connect Academy when I get out of the Army. I fly online with VATSIM but mostly with WestCoastATC, where I also have an ARTCC. If you're ever around, come check out one of my sessions. I'm KZDV ARTCC Matt. Peace!
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: m50 on October 17, 2005, 09:41:59 AM
Communications hobbyist
Title: Interest
Post by: Ronski on October 18, 2005, 02:33:43 PM
PPL but grounded at the mo due to By-Pass operation.

Member of VatSim and KnightAir Virtual airlines.

Very interested in setting up as a Feeder for London HRW. I'm directly under the flight path for 09 EGLL, about 13nm.
But I need to do some studing on the set up, not being a techie. Dave has sent me all the necessary info for setting things up but I need to get a good antenna, diskcone, and another Scanner.  :?
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Old Dog Flying on October 18, 2005, 11:22:02 PM
I'm a retired Air Traffic Controller, having spent 49+ years in the Canadian Air Force/Civilian ATC system.  I've worked as a tower/terminal data assistant, GCA controller, Tower and Terminal controller, Tower Chief and other positions.

I'm also a Commercial pilot and retired flight instructor with qualification in 87 different types of aircraft including dual in the CF-104D Starfighter.

It has been a blast to say the least.

Visit my website  http://www.barneysairforce.com and take a look at my current "Toy"

Barney
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: znymz on December 01, 2005, 12:59:56 PM
New to the site... kinda neat though my freqs aren't available for anyone to hear me. I'm ATC NY Center 132.15 out of Barnegat NJ and 125.92 out of Marthas Vineyard, MA. If anyone in those areas providing feeds would add those freqs, would be appreciated. I will look into provding a feed eventually as I live near Islip Airport.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: PHL Approach on December 01, 2005, 03:23:46 PM
Good ol' JOBOC 65 and ATLANTIC 86. There was a guy in Cape Cod that ran a feed with JOBOC on it. But to my understanding he moved.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: znymz on December 02, 2005, 12:14:57 PM
Well, 65 Joboc is probably one of the slowest sectors in the northeast, 86 Atlantic would be the better one.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Phate on December 12, 2005, 06:05:14 PM
Plane Spotter at KTRI, Simmer, & Comm. Hobbyist.

Love the site.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: BMT on December 28, 2005, 10:32:18 AM
Found this site this morning. I use 4 scanners to monitor ATC traffic and miltary air traffic. I have 10+ unidentified ATC freqs that I also monitor.

BMT
FL.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: skylane on January 23, 2006, 07:59:51 PM
I am a licensed commercial pilot with instrument, multi-engine and sea-plane ratings. I am now working on a helicopter rating, and will follow that with my ATP. And yet, I still can't get enough!! Listen to LiveATC almost every night!!!
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: jhjemvick on January 27, 2006, 09:26:13 PM
CTI student at MDC.

AF Meteorologist.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: LauraH on January 29, 2006, 09:35:14 AM
I listen to MSP Approach while I am doing my flight planning to get a feel for what is going on out there  - turbulence, ice, crowded freq, etc. Also listen to my fellow flying club members, and my husband's flights on commercial airlines.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: MIAMIATC on February 04, 2006, 07:27:36 PM
ZNYMZ estimating CHAMP at 2230 Zulu
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: 6000&Airborne on February 19, 2006, 03:33:09 AM
I work at ORD in one of the ramp control towers and provide pushback clearances & clearances to enter the ramp area to taxi to the gate.  We control the "uncontrolled" non-movement area.   Moo-hoo-ha-ha-ha-ha!

Our tower controls 45 gates at terminal 2 in the "Y" concourse (shaped as the letter Y) and in the fox alley (alleyway named after the foxtrot gates).  

Went to school in Alaska for ATC and graduated May '05, so just sitting around with my thumb up my ERRRRRR, waiting to get hired.  

Fun stuff though (the ramp control you sick $@#!).
Title: New to site
Post by: staceyp413 on April 03, 2006, 10:14:16 PM
I just found the site and am a new regular.  I have developed a major fear of flying since my mid 20's and am now in my early 30's.  I have tried medication and hypnosis with minimal luck.  I love to travel and want to overcome this fear so I can enjoy my time away from work (without always riding in a car).  

By the way, I am a control freak..............my guess as to where my fear originates.  Either way I am learning a lot from this site.
Title: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: PHL Approach on April 23, 2006, 06:35:26 PM
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Title: RE:
Post by: N620AA on April 29, 2006, 07:40:00 PM
I'm a San Juan Center controller on VATSIM, will start training to become a real one in the near future.  :D

DP.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: jimvt on May 15, 2006, 10:43:24 AM
Former ATC.  Keesler 1952-53; Yontan Tower, Naha Tower Okinawa 1953-54;
Tokyo ARTCC 1954-56; NYARTCC 1957-58
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: boingonut1 on July 08, 2006, 01:21:39 AM
Fear of flying here also. Listening to ATC and watching vid's from flightlevel350.com do wonders for me before a flight. I got this link from a person at www.takingflight.com which is a FOF support network. Cool site!!! Thanks!

Jeff :-D
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: boingonut1 on July 18, 2006, 02:32:45 AM
correction= got this link from www.takingflight.us
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: phlcontroller on July 18, 2006, 09:16:12 AM
Private pilot and Air Traffic Controller at PHL.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: soapsud on July 20, 2006, 11:05:53 AM
I am an ATP pilot, type rated in the following: B737, DA 50/900, 20,200, CE650 and LJ60.  I have flown for a major airline and several fortune 500's.  I currently fly as captain on a lear 60.  I discovered this site while trying to research an accident that involved a good friend who was PIC.  If anyone knows other options for locating atc archives on specific dates and times, I would appreciate the tip. Thanksmikebailey5@bellsouth.net
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Mark_OE on August 14, 2006, 08:01:51 AM
Hello to the community  :-)

hobbyist pilot, HAM Radio operator (OE7FMI)
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: RayZor on September 06, 2006, 09:37:46 PM
Hello everybody.  I am (almost) a private pilot, a flight sim enthusiast (vatsim too), and, above all, love to fly.  I live in the KRDU area, but fly almost always out of KTTA. 
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: leonardoperezsalles on September 12, 2006, 09:13:17 AM
Hi! ]I feed MHTG, I´m a student pilot, VATSIM pilot and controller, and Air Traffic Controller at CENAMER ACC.
L.E.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Bator on September 24, 2006, 04:42:35 PM
Maybe a couple weeks from today you can add me to the Commercial Pilot list, Dave.

For now though, Private Pilot & Aircraft Owner.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Jason on September 24, 2006, 04:45:37 PM
Maybe a couple weeks from today you can add me to the Commercial Pilot list, Dave.

For now though, Private Pilot & Aircraft Owner.

Welcome to the forum and keep us informed!  Good luck on your checkride.

Regards,
Jason
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ssshoe on September 27, 2006, 10:38:00 PM
Private pilot Dave....great site!!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ordpark on September 29, 2006, 12:25:55 AM
Not quite sure where I fit in, I work for a major intl carrier at ORD (not a pilot)....Have listened to ATC communications since I was a kid....
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Aaron_06 on October 12, 2006, 12:20:34 AM
Commercial Pilot CFI,CFII .   
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: brett800 on October 15, 2006, 05:51:46 PM
commercial/ATP
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ATCgal on October 15, 2006, 08:17:36 PM
I am a real time ATC in the DC area. This is an interesting site. It's fun to listen to other towers, some with good and some with bad phraseology :lol:
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: XM DUDE on October 18, 2006, 06:11:48 PM
arm chair pilot here.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Interatc on October 26, 2006, 03:29:10 PM
Hi Listeners,

Im new but a good start is half the battle.  I have been interested in aviation oh it must be seven or eight years, got 45 hours ( very costly ) got my 10yr RT licence, got a string of aviation related exams and Im a member of AFA the virtual airline this past three years.

All in all flight simming is my hobby but one day...who knows?

Interatc...

Blue Skies
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: sussler on November 20, 2006, 01:33:40 PM
I'm a student pilot at Class D KMMU.  I've always liked listening to the interesting archive clips, and now I'm using the KCDW archive to critique my own radio work.  Thanks for the great site, and thanks to all the feeders!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: femmeduciel on December 10, 2006, 02:30:25 PM
I just got my prvate pilot license about 3 weeks ago and am working on my instrument rating right now. I'm here mostly to get myself used to listening to control towers and aprroach control while I'm learning to shoot approaches and such.

La femme du ciel
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: kanateq on December 22, 2006, 05:03:38 AM
I just recently passed my VATUSA entrance exam.

My goal is to become an ATC, though the future looks grim. So Perhaps I should fall back on my original dream of becoming a commercial pilot. I actually almost have my degree in IT right now, but my real passion consists of aviation.

I've been a virtual pilot with hundreds of hours logged. But just this year a VATSIM pilot, and soon, a VATSIM ATC hopefully out of the ZOB ARTCC at CMH. Not many fly to/from CMH, but I'd like to change that. Its a great destination straight in the heart of it all, between jfk/lax etc....
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: lmiranda727 on February 04, 2007, 06:51:18 AM
ATP
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: LHP50 on February 14, 2007, 12:28:32 PM
ATC. 5 yrs LAX Tower, 5 yrs LAX Approach , 14 yrs PHX Approach.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: jessijo on February 16, 2007, 09:17:51 AM
Am student pilot flying out of KISP. Use your site to critique my radio work.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: seagull on February 16, 2007, 11:21:12 PM
Air Traffic Controller (IFR) (real world)
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Ruff on February 26, 2007, 02:46:20 PM
Private Pilot , since 1983.. Wish this site had been around during my training. I think it would have been helpful.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: stephinextremis on February 28, 2007, 10:56:20 PM
Developmental ATC at ZDV, and a private pilot =)
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: RV1 on March 06, 2007, 03:37:46 PM
Real world ATC and private pilot, controller for 19 years, pp for 20. Came across your site from link on NATCA web  site, www.natca.org. Am enjoying listening to the clips that are located here. Unfortunetly, I do not always agree with some of the things that are said in the posts, but that's life!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: NL_SPS_twr on March 06, 2007, 03:52:29 PM
Sheppard Tower, TX KSPS
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Walters on March 06, 2007, 09:23:00 PM
CTI student at MIami Dade
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Luigi on March 13, 2007, 02:37:55 PM
Im an italian air traffic controller and id like to know more about us atc world !!! :lol:
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: jazzyrider on March 14, 2007, 11:54:39 AM
Virtual hobby pilot now a student pilot working towards my private at KBFI/KSEA, then maybe instrument or multiengine. Listening to LiveATC has helped me improve my communications by learning from others.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: KLEB_Tower on March 16, 2007, 04:51:04 PM
I am a controller at Lebanon, NH (KLEB) as well as a private pilot.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: CTI on March 24, 2007, 01:58:24 AM
I'll hopefully be heading to OK city soon, im also a private pilot
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: evilcuban on March 29, 2007, 09:48:18 PM
Armchair pilot...haha.  That's me, too.  I've been flying on VATSIM since late December/early January of this year, and been listening here since the end of Nov.  I can't believe how the numbers have increased just even since Nov when I started!  I've ALWAYS loved flying/airliners.  I should have done that in college instead of chemistry....
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: kPiLoT on March 30, 2007, 06:53:52 PM
Not really sure what category I would fall under. . . I'm a ghost pilot at the FAA Academy in OKC, soon to be student myself for ATC actually.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: EdFly on March 31, 2007, 11:17:21 PM
This one is a retired B-747 PIC with an international carrier.  Have enjoyed this web site and the various conversations...
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: edro20 on April 09, 2007, 10:10:16 PM
I am a student pilot and hopefully will have PPL this spring. My radio shyness (chickensh..t) tendencies were all crushed by using this site to listen. I was advised by a CFI at my flight school to use this site to listen. It worked! I have had to change instructors during training and the latest one told me that I "sound like a pro" when on the radio. I owe it all to LiveATC. If there are any other CFI's reading this then please advise your students to listen and learn. I would download the airport diagram from Airnav and then try and make heads or tails of the whole process. After a time or twelve, the whole thing began to make sense. BTW I am almost ready to have a new feed for KLBB up so stay tuned. I cannot stress enough that you fellow student pilots out there should use this site. Not only do you get a proper sense of the ATC environment, but you get a true "working" idea of how things happen in the real world. It is a good way to reinforce the radio phraseology you learn as a student AND to learn the ropes in the real world.  Thanks to all.

Edro20
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: RK on April 12, 2007, 01:24:35 AM
ATC...DOD @ Altus AFB, Ok. (KLTS)

RK
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: meradio on April 19, 2007, 02:51:06 PM
Heading to Nav Canada in Cornwall for FSS training next week.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: axel on April 26, 2007, 04:51:01 PM
Active (licensed) private pilot from early student years and beginning of civilian career (i.e. during 70’s and 80’s). Nowadays ATC-listening for enjoy (and may be also to keep some knowledge).
Live ATC represent some of the best of Internet. Many thanks!
Axel
   
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Carmelo on April 28, 2007, 07:44:19 PM
Hello my name is Lino I have a commercial Pilot Licence & I work as an Air Traffic Controller and I have been in the hobby of monitoring the Aircraft Bands for 30 years and hopefully soon I will have a live stream and these are the Radios that I use to monitor the bands.

Regards Lino:ALINCO-DJX2000E,AOR-3000A,AOR-8200MK3,AOR-8600MK2,ICOM-R5,ICOM-R20,ICOM-PCR1000,ICOM-R2500,ICOM-R9000,ICOM-R9500,UNIDEN-245,UNIDEN-780,UNIDEN-397,UNIDEN-996,RADIO SHACK-PRO97,REALISTIC-PRO2035,YAESU-VX7R,YAESU-VR500,YAESU-VR5000.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: NWA ARJ on May 01, 2007, 04:15:08 PM
Private Pilot and Air Traffic Control Student. I will be going to a facility in ND or SD in the coming months.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: withorwithout on May 11, 2007, 06:08:50 PM
great site guys well worth a look & i'll be back for more...(Communications hobbyist)






Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: cessna157 on May 11, 2007, 08:00:23 PM
Commercial Pilot (Comair, JFK based) and ATC hobbiest
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Savage69 on May 14, 2007, 12:40:55 AM
Former ATC - 4 years military on East coast - 14 years FAA on West Coast - Terminal Controller PATCO Era - Commercial Pilot (IFR)
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: marklaster on May 29, 2007, 10:01:23 PM
Private Pilot Single Engine Land (almost Instrument rated)
I have always loved listening to ATC.  I am a veteran line tech of over 20 years, working at FBO's, in which listening to ATC is part of the job.  I have to talk to ground control daily when I am towing aircraft in the AOA. 
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: mag3 on June 15, 2007, 04:33:24 AM
As promissed, some more information about me.  :-)

Of your category choices, I'd have say primarily:  "Communications hobbyist" but with special emphasis on ATC. I used to enjoy it all (Police, EMS etc.) having been an EMT in a previous life but no longer have the time.   I had interest in ATC even before my EMS career as I often flew United and American back and forth btween home and College (EWR<-->ORD). This was  back in the days when American still offered ATC as a music option and even offered the "Cockpit Cam" if you recall.  My home airport  now is EWR.

Futhermore, I'm also a retired "Ham Radio Operator" - Technician Class (Never got up to "General" I  guess 13wpm scared me a bit. I am also    "Air Traffic Controller (hobbyist)" having purchased all the versions of Wesson Intl's "TRACON" software game in all it's flavors.  I even had the "voice" component working. I wonder whatever happened to it? I gather it got merged into MS Flight Simulator or something. 

I hope the last "TRACON for Windows" version will be "Vista" compatable  :-D

Anyway, see you here, and let's hope we find a brave soul to put up KEWR - Final Vector Approach (128.55)! I'd be willing to donate money or equipment (spare PC etc.) to someone who could do it. I'd love to be a feeder, but these days I live absolutely out in the sticks with no hope of covering anything worthwhile. It's to the point where I'd carry my AOR 900. scanner on the shuttle bus to me to NYC and listen as we'd pass by KEWR!  Looked kinda weird I must admit. So this website is a Godsend!

Thanks, & Regards,
mag3
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: NL_SPS_twr on June 16, 2007, 05:38:54 PM
Update on my earlier one. Sheppard Tower (KSPS) Fully Rated Controller as of June 14 07.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: PRstudent on June 21, 2007, 10:30:59 PM
Hey all of you how are you fellow pilots and listeners!


Well let me introduce myself.. My name is Guillermo and I am a student pilot here in a Cessna Pilot Center in Puerto Rico and i looveeee aviation and I want to do it as a profession in a big airlines, Most likely American Airlines.



I was going to study in Embry University in Florida but i was told to come to this Cessna pilot center.


Here they told me that I could achieve the same thing as if i was in the university only well faster, cheaper, and with alot of more acumulated hours then those coming out of the Uni.  They said that i could get all my licenses here as a pilot and that I needed some kind of Bach degree, but that it didnt require to be specifically in aviation, it could be in buisness or so but that i NEEDED one.  As i had my mind focused in a bach in aviation and I joined these people i don't know what to do now! lol i dont know if i should study buissnes or.. I don't know really.





I love aviation indeed.  I am currently practicing in a Cessna 152 with my instructor. I dont have mannnnyyy hours but i may fly soon as I am going to be 17 next month. Waow what a challenge.. flying alone at such age is just shocking to me but i am  not scared.  I am practicing stalls which i dont like much but... they are necessary to learn and avoid.



Anyways i just wanted to say that I heard this site existed from another friend of mine in the center and i was like OMG! i thought that was illegal or something!  And i came over here and i joined and i spend hours now listening to FL int or Boston, sometimes NY Tower because they speak very fast and i wana get used to it.


Sometimes when i in my airplane im contacting the tower and i say good morning this is Cessna November six three three niner mike.. and then i wait, but as there is like a mess as its 1 tower for those taxiing, departing and coming its a mess! ( for me) but i gladly have my instructor for now as its a Class C airport and its just a mess for me right now... and the flight computer thing its killing me.




But anyways thanks to those who created this awsome site and I rest here at my bed listening to it for hours!  Keep the good job and who knows! maybe il be the next pilot  to take you somewhere ;)


Cheers!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: TrixieKQ on June 24, 2007, 03:19:33 PM
I was a controller at Marine Corps New River, Albuquerque Center and Boston Center.

I lost my medical ticket in 1998 and had to work in the Airspace & Procedures office.  After September 11, I took stock of what was important in my life and decided to accept retirement so I could stay home with my kids.  I could care less about leaving my staff position behind, but I desperately miss working aircraft. 

People often assume that ATC is terribly stressful, but I have to disagree.  Telling pilots where to go was the last time I could tell someone what to do and have them actually do it. :-D
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: camrnlendy on June 26, 2007, 01:23:29 PM
I'm a controller at New York TRACON - JFK Sector and a Private Pilot.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: LockedinIMC on July 08, 2007, 04:10:10 AM
Wow, just about 50% of the users are not pilots or controllers!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ginger on July 09, 2007, 07:05:44 AM
well....i am a Communications hobbyist......a journalist from Kathmandu ( Nepal)......the land of Mt Everest.......its great to be on this site.......its amazing......its a small community we have here and its great to be a part of all of you......my fav is the JFK tower....and i log on every evening with out fail........keep on the good work guys
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: radar2425 on July 12, 2007, 02:36:21 AM
New to the site, but love it so far! I am a private pilot and ATC at ZOB.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Blocked on July 19, 2007, 11:18:31 AM
Hi all!
I'm an ATP charter pilot out of Mass. We fly all over the world. My boss turned me on to this site, he uses it to keep track of the new guys. I've been using it for my instrument students to help them learn the "lingo"lots of fun and a great site!
Thanks
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: LAPTOP GAMER on July 24, 2007, 02:09:24 AM
Aircraft/ ATC enthusiast would describe be, just ordered ATC 2 cant wait to dive into that.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: flankerd on August 11, 2007, 12:44:17 PM
either im too stupid or it simply doesnt let me vote in this poll lol

I'm not a pilote or atc controller or anything, I'm simply interested in civil aviation and whats going on in the sky. I use FS 2004 to fly around the virtual sky (unfortunately offline till end of month). Planning to connect to VATSIM next month to fly in the "real virtual world" (lol). I'm listening to atc streams to get an idea of what flying in VATSIM will be like and to learn.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: backfeed on August 15, 2007, 09:55:49 PM
I am both a Ham operator and a communications enthusiast.  Many many many hours in radio and communications. 
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: zmeatc on August 28, 2007, 08:35:49 PM
Real world Controller at Memphis Center.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: vz1 on September 01, 2007, 10:35:42 PM
age 48

i started to get into the hobby of transporation when i took the train back to school when i was 10.  the transporation bug whent from train to bus and then to planes.  i started takeing picture of planes in the early 80's at bos jfk lga ewr and my home airport of phl.  since i cannot take any picture i have found liveatc.net and i am on cloud 9.  keep up the good work dave and the liveatc.net crew.

I am a Student Pilot and fly at KSCH Class D airport. I live about 1 SM from KALB class C airport Runways 1/19 and 10/28. I feed KALB.
     Many Student Pilots fly at uncontrolled airports and may not even be withen listening range of a controlled airport. ATC Live is a great learning tool for them and feeding KALB is just a way for me to give back a little something to help out the aviation community.  :D

     Robin Rebhan
     Student Pilot
     Feeder for KALB
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: NWA ARJ on September 08, 2007, 08:50:31 AM
Update on an earlier post. I am now an Air Traffic Controller at Fargo ATCT (FAR). Its an Up/Down!!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: eclipse500 on September 10, 2007, 01:29:54 PM
I'm a 37 year old student pilot flying out of KSGR and KIWS. Unfortunately most of my hours flying are with buddies and not with CFI so I still haven't gotten my private pilots even after all this time. Also flight sim enthusiast with the purpose being honing navigation and instrument skills and with VATSIM and liveATC to hone radio skills. Have a position for an Eclipse 500 to be delivered in Q2 2008 and hope to fly it as PIC someday. Goal is to get PP then instrument rating followed with high perf. endorsement and multi followed by type rating. Also interested in flying rotary. I suppose I should get moving!
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Eva Maryam on September 13, 2007, 12:47:47 AM
I have to say that I love this forum. And I'm newbie here but thanks for all of you....
Eva Maryam
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: bibber300 on September 15, 2007, 03:23:28 PM
I am a 51 years old and have been interested in aviation since I was a teenager. I took flying lessons about 20 years ago to learn to fly ultra lights. I never got to finish my lessons nor buy an ultra light, however, I love listen to ATC. I live 6 miles from CMH (Columbus, Ohio) and have my scanner on frequently, even though my wife thinks I am crazy and does not understand how I can listen to that stuff all the time. I also fly quite frequently on commercial airlines and I wish all airlines had a "channel 9" as United Airlines does which broadcasts ATC transmissions thought the flight. I discovered LiveATC.Net last year and I really love it. I will be making a donation soon and hope to see this site up and running forever. I also listen to this site at work and helps make the day go better. Keep up the good work.

Dana
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: atcstephpilot on September 22, 2007, 03:48:51 PM
I'm an ATC in trainning at  the Quebec Tower (CYQB)
Also have a Commercial Pilot licence, but only fly for fun now.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: eagle on September 25, 2007, 03:21:13 PM
Guess I'm a communications hobbyist.. I'm a professional radio announcer who enjoys having LIVEATC.net on in the background all afternoon.. when I'm not live..

Dave
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: navypilot on October 13, 2007, 11:00:16 PM
New here as well.  I'm a Navy pilot and nearing the end of my time....or at least that's the plan.  Looking to get out and keep flying, as I'm an aviation fanatic, so I enjoy turning these feeds on in the background while I work.  Good stuff.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: FL Pilot 229 on October 14, 2007, 12:57:02 PM
I am a Private Pilot Single
Engine Land
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: arkangel06 on October 28, 2007, 07:20:07 PM


hi all
forgive me if i already posted this , its been a long time since i was last on and i forget

im jacob. and i work in a trade none of you mentioned

aircraft maintance  skins and structurs , the planes ive worked on include

my crews main project and most famous for

refurbushing a lockheed 12a ( 1937)

ive also worked on

boeing 727

astra jet spx

sea fury (ww2)

a waco bi plane

and a stemmie power glider

i have no pilots licence yet , I should have my students by next year
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: kl on October 31, 2007, 01:06:43 AM

  I am an air traffic controller at NYTRACON 127.4, 135.9, 132.4, 125.7, 118.4. I have 23 years on 11/4/07. Any of you people who are thinking of becoming an air traffic controller should rethink it. This administration illegally threw out our contract and makes up new rules every day. We will never get another raise and they cut our pay every Jan. I am working 3 times the amount of airplanes I was 3 years ago with 30 % less staffing. And it takes years off your life. This job sucks. Unless you're the ATM of BDR. Than all you have to worry about is what type of donut to have with your coffee.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: SooLineRob on October 31, 2007, 09:50:46 AM
Communications enthusiast.

15 year career as a Locomotive Engineer, running freight trains. I happened upon this site last year, and find ATC communications interesting. Quite a bit different than railroad radio. Very good website here; user friendly, many "services", and a great bunch of members.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: dorishd on October 31, 2007, 12:34:29 PM

 I have 23 years on 11/4/07.  And it takes years off your life. This job sucks.


WOW, time for you to get out. If you are that miserable, why don't you find another profession.

" By the way, I am a high school teacher, I see 180 students everyday, 40 of them who could care less about being here everyday. Every year they give us more students, sound familiar. However, I make a quarter of what you make, but I love it.  If I didn't love it, I would get out and do something else, instead of bad mouthing my profession."
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: kl on November 04, 2007, 02:13:55 PM

  Hi Dorishd,

     I'm one of the happy guys at work. I only have 1 year 1 month and 5 days left. This used to be the best job in the world, I loved controlling airplanes and management had the same goal as controllers. To move as many airplanes through the air safely, orderly, and expediously as possible. I thought I would work until I was forced to retire. Then they illegally threw out our contract. Then they cut our pay every Jan. They make up BS rules and harrass us over stupid things. The only thing holding the system together is the fine air traffic controllers I have the pleasure of working with every day. And every one of them knows exactly how may days until retirement. A new hire controller trainee makes under $9.00 an hour now. Who's gonna take that? For further info you can check out a couple of blogs: themainbang.com or faafollies.com written by controllers.

  By the way I think a high school teacher is an extremely important job and under rated and under paid. You are helping to form the future of our country. A big difference between my job and yours is time. I don't have time to ponder a decision with a closure rate of 10 miles a minute between airplanes. And I love the actual work part of my job, It's the morons who run the FAA I hate. I've spent 23 years doing every thing in my power to keep the skies safe. These idiots are going to kill people. Like the 49 people they killed last year in Lex.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: navypilot on November 11, 2007, 02:33:31 PM
A new hire controller trainee makes under $9.00 an hour now. Who's gonna take that?

Have you seen what a new hire pilot at the regionals makes? 

Spare us this mess.  This isn't the site for whining and complaining about how you feel screwed by "the man."  Especially when your complaints will fall on deaf ears....many people would be happy with $9 an hour at an entry-level job.

I'd re-evaluate your priorities sometime soon.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: maddogatc on November 22, 2007, 01:12:11 AM
I am a private pilot (20 years), skydiver (500 jumps) and a Supervisor at Chicago ARTCC.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: roSex on December 10, 2007, 02:07:04 AM
why there isnt a"student ATC"? :?
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: DashDriver on December 15, 2007, 03:24:02 AM
ATP, fly the Dash 8 for now.  Currently job hunting.

Ya'll have probably heard me in PHL a few times.  I'm the guy with the southern accent who is generally has a wise crack or two when on the air. :-D
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ZAUATC on December 20, 2007, 11:39:23 AM
Im a controller at Chicago Center and a Private Pilot. I listen mainly to Sydney and Melbourne ATC because Im from Australia...If anyone wants to help me set up a feed from my house (15 miles from ORD) let me know how and ill be happy to do it.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Seafleet on December 24, 2007, 03:43:55 AM
Wow takes me back longer than I want to admit to. :-D
My uncle worked for BOAC and on some Saturdays  my dad dropped me off at the BOAC MX hanger and I just sat and marvelled.
I also used to spend virtually everday of my summer holidays on the viewing gallery on the Queens building at LHR where they had loudspekers broadcasting the tower. I marvelled at all the exotic places these planes where flying to. [flying in those days was for the rich only]
I really wanted to become  an ATC but didnt  get my degree at university so that went down the toilet but the seed had been sown.
I  have spent many hours of my life at airport perimiter fences with a scanner and am now an avid fan and listener Of ATC Net.
Now living in Santa Cruz CA I listen to SFO mostly  but wish the UK rules could be relaxed so I could listen to LHR occasionally.
Have to say wouldnt want to be in ATC in USA right now far too much asked of  far to few, heart attacks must be a regular occurence in senior controllers because of stress.
God Bless all ATC's
Roger
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Fastattack on February 09, 2008, 01:05:23 AM
Private Pilot
mostly gliders though hehe..

about to get my single engine power rating

Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Airforceguy24 on February 10, 2008, 01:19:06 PM
I'm currently and Air Traffic Controller for the United States Air Force. Working stateside.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ChristopherT on February 13, 2008, 08:31:16 AM
I'm a pilot-hobbyist who grew up around Hancock International Airport/Air National Guard base (KSYR).  I've got experience in Flightsim from version 2.0 to FS98, as well as some non-pilot experience in actual cockpits and simulators.  (A-10 II, Piper Cub, Cessnas, etc).  I was a past president of the Aviation Explorer post at Hancock NYANG base, and I have civilian training at the base's motorpool and AGE unit (six months each.)  So I've  handled flight line equipment too.

    Christopher
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: dougsnowGSH on February 23, 2008, 01:40:06 PM

Certified 121 Aircraft Dispatcher living in Northern Indiana

Currently job hunting...
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: Airforceguy24 on June 04, 2008, 11:58:51 AM
"why there isn't a"student ATC"? huh"

I just finished my upgrade training for the Air Force.  It took 15 months from tech school to certification. Training sucks, but working the traffic is worth it. Oh and when the controller tells you your approaching active military operations area, go around/over/under. Crazy VFR.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: djmodifyd on June 16, 2008, 08:08:22 PM
Im an air traffic controller at KDSM

Im fully certified through the tower (CTO) and Im training in radar
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: cont1204 on June 27, 2008, 04:52:54 AM
I tend to listen to ATC. I do use flight sims, just not as much as I did.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: carllef on July 04, 2008, 08:53:58 PM
I am a ham radio operator. I've been licensed since 1963, when I was a junior in high school in Chicago. I am now 61 years old, and am officially retired as a school psychologist. I do some consultation to local schools on an "as needed" basis." I have lots of time to relax, listen to the radio, and ride my bike around my town, which is 2.2 miles from the ocean.

I have several scanners. I tend to monitor the local police and fire channels. I listen to 123.00 (a local unicom channel) and also 123.450 - a channel the banner planes use as they fly along the shore0. I also have an ICOM 746PRO, which is a great ham radio. It has a general coverage receiver in it. I like to listen to the HF avation channels from time to time.

I like this website because it pulls together so many radio links in one location. I also have enjoyed the "catpured" audio recordings. They show me what it is like to be a controller or pilot.

My neighbor gave me the link to this site. He is a Captain with Northwest.
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: ocurry on July 23, 2008, 08:19:02 AM
I am new on here and found the site looking for practice copying clearances for my IFR training. It is great listening in at work! Keep up the good work Dave!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Braniff-girl on July 25, 2008, 03:57:51 PM
Obsessed with airplanes and flying.

My father worked for Braniff International Airlines from 1956-1982.  It was heartbreaking for me when they went bankrupt. 

My playground was DFW airport.  Dad and I would drive out there near the runway and pack a lunch and watch airplanes take off and land.  He had a radio so we could listen to the ATC communicate with the pilots. 

I found this site and immediately forwarded it to him.  Now we both listen to it while I am at work.  I notice that I cannot access some of the places.  I am currently listening to JFK.  I just about died laughing when I heard the female controller advising the Delta heavy about birds in the area at 200 feet.  After repeating the warning several times, she shortened it to "advise incoming 200 feet birds."  The Delta heavy landed and after completing his technical jargon, he said almost under his breath..."I was kinda looking forward to seeing 200 foot birds."  I just about lost it here. 

Everyone think's I am a freak because I am so into this stuff.  It's in my "blood".. what can I say? 

Nice to find a "home" :-).

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Chananya Freedman on July 25, 2008, 05:04:40 PM
I found this site because I was going to Israel for Passover of '07 and I was trying to get atc frequencies for the local airports.  I googled atc frequencies for Israel, and somehow this site caught my eye.  I am so glad that I found this site and I've been a big fan ever since.  Thanks guys.

Chananya
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: jsapyta on July 25, 2008, 07:34:35 PM
I come from being a Ex-AF brat, my father was a pilot in the AF and being moved around all over US and overseas it was natural for me to into being aviation nut. I'm also a Ham Radio Operator (N7XLQ) since '92, and I love listening ATC links here and on my scanner as well.

And I'm armchair FS flier as well.

I would like to create a feed but I'm not sure of my Sony handheld would, I'll have investigate more on it.


Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: NY Z Pilot on July 26, 2008, 02:35:48 PM
ATC at RDU
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: cessna157 on July 30, 2008, 06:27:07 PM
I'm the only real world airline pilot on here?  That's surprising
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: NY Z Pilot on July 30, 2008, 11:09:46 PM
yah and works for commair out of all of them...damn.

j/k
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on July 30, 2008, 11:55:31 PM
I'm the only real world airline pilot on here?  That's surprising

We added some new categories recently - debated on whether to reset the stats...probably will.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on July 31, 2008, 12:08:11 AM
Captured current results and reset - I think everyone can vote again now. 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: cessna157 on July 31, 2008, 08:28:30 PM
Not sure whether I fall under Airline Employee commercial or commercial pilot.  I guess airline employee I am!   :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: sunshyne on August 08, 2008, 10:25:17 AM
new member here! 5 hours in a 172 and on hold until I can get more funds to finish :) I am an avid aviation nutcase as most of you and I also live a few short miles from IAD so i get to watch the heavies all day long :)

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: ALADINO52 on August 08, 2008, 07:46:04 PM
Outstanding Site My favorites:  TJSJ/KSJU, SKBO, MPTO
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: McDowell11 on August 12, 2008, 07:21:09 PM
Hey everybody, I am a student pilot flying out of KLNK in Lincoln Nebraska, I am within a few weeks of my checkride!  I stumbled across this website when I was supposed to be working, (not planning cross country flights and playing on the internet). 

This site has been a great learning tool even for just the few days I have used it.  Thanks to everyone on here and I cant wait to learn more!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KSYR-pjr on August 12, 2008, 10:41:44 PM
Hey everybody, I am a student pilot flying out of KLNK in Lincoln Nebraska, I am within a few weeks of my checkride!  I stumbled across this website when I was supposed to be working, (not planning cross country flights and playing on the internet). 

Good luck on your checkride!  That feeling you experience after you pass your checkride and take up the aircraft for the first time as a certificated pilot will be one of the most memorable of your life.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Yannick on August 13, 2008, 09:44:54 AM
Hi

I'm always been interested in aviation since I was a little kid, nowadays I keep busy with aircraft fotography and stuff like that, and am student prior my job in aviation.

I have a receiver device wich I use very frequently (often daily), it helps me well with doing my hobby, never a unpleasant surprise where I'm gratefull for, and maybe who knows it will one day push me in the direction of going for ATC.


Regards: Yannick ;)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: McDowell11 on August 13, 2008, 06:58:18 PM
  [/quote]
Good luck on your checkride!  That feeling you experience after you pass your checkride and take up the aircraft for the first time as a certificated pilot will be one of the most memorable of your life.  Enjoy!
[/quote]

thanks! i am excited, a little nervous, but i will be prepared
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: MoGas on August 15, 2008, 06:35:40 AM
Hello to all

I have PPL since 13 years.

greets
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: SticknRudder on August 20, 2008, 01:51:54 PM
I'm brand new to this forum--my primary interest is in getting a KBFI feed established.  I'm struck by the large number of controllers on this forum--ought to be a good place to get opinions about ATC procedures.

My background is lifetime pilot: solo on 16th birthday, Private license on 17th birthday (both in a Luscombe 8E), hold an FAA ATP with PIC type ratings on 747-400, 737, Falcon 20, Dash 8, Metroliner and Beech 1900.  10 years experience as a 737 instructor pilot, 5 as an FAA 737 pilot examiner, one 3 year hitch as a JAA (now EASA) 737 type rating examiner.

Current occupation is 737 pilot procedure author with additional duties as a support pilot.

Bill
KBFI
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KSYR-pjr on August 20, 2008, 08:47:34 PM
Current occupation is 737 pilot procedure author with additional duties as a support pilot.

Wow, sincerely impressive resume.   This single-engine GA pilot is looking forward to reading some of your posts and experiences.  I hope you have the time to chime in every so often.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: SticknRudder on August 20, 2008, 09:08:46 PM
Well, where I work my background is mid-range, the 737 is "the light twin", and the hangar containing the T-33's, T-38, Helio Courier, Cessna 206 and Caravan is "the mosquito fleet".
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: G3LMO on August 21, 2008, 12:58:47 PM
I am a retired RAF Master Aircrew. A career which started way back on Avro Lancasters. 

Most time on Maritime Command and Transport Command.

Many years in Singapore (RAF Changi) on Transport Command Far East as personal crew to the British Commander-in-Chief (Adm Sir David LUCE) in his personal VIP Handley Page Hastings Mk4 (Only four of these beauties ever made....One for London/Northolt....One for Nicosia....One for Nairobi...One for Singapore/Far east)

Finished career in Air Traffic Copntrol (DATCO).

Military Computer Specialist with Control Data in USA/Canada (Senior Multilayer Flex/Rigid PWB Production Engineer)

Ham radio Operator since 1954:

VS1GC   Singapore
VS1GZ   Off I/C RAF Changi Club
DL2ZN   Off I/C HQ RAF Germany Club
DL2XD   Germany
VK5AXD South Australia
VS9MB   RAF Gan Club
VE3MSH Canada
PA9JI     Netherlands

Daughter born in Singapore now a Senior International Flight Attendant with CONTINENTAL AIRLINES at Newark hub (NTA).  So like to listen to that wonderful Italian New Yorker in Newark Tower when she is Arriving/Departing)

73's

Nev
South Central UK
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Hollis on August 21, 2008, 01:53:23 PM
I can't say that I fit too neatly into any specific category. Sort of a mish-mash of most, plus a few extras.
My military time was spent as a radio operator, mostly working Airways, some tower time and some D/F time, plus as an occasional flight crew member.
Got a PPL, owned and flew a C140 mostly, but also flew light twins and light helicopters.
However, most of my 5000 or so hours of flight time was spent as a Flight Test Engineer, about equally split between light and heavy helicopters and twin turboprop Transport Category airplanes. In fact, I did the FAA Certification flight tests on the Fairchild FH-227, Metro III and the FH-1100 helicopter. Even wrote the AFMs for them.
Also held an FAA DER Certificate - Flight Analyst.
And last, but not least, a former Ham operator as well.

73s 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: OrbitalDynamics on August 23, 2008, 02:00:03 PM
I too am an airline brat, my father worked for Pan Am from 1960 until they shut down on 04 December 1991.

Used to go into work with my father when I was 7-8 years old and seeing the Pan Am captains doing the walk around in their white hats has always stuck with me.

I grew up living under the approach for 13 Left at JFK and over the years have learned to identify whats coming by the  noise... 8-)

I'm close enough to JFK that if I stand on the roof of my house, I can see the AA's Hangar 10.Heck, I used to walk to work when I was at JFK.

Picked up a Radio Shack portable scanner in '86 and have been listening to the PD and the tower ever since.

I work on the ramp for AA at LGA, been there since I transferred over in '01,started at JFK with Trans World Express in '95,then over to AA in '99.

Over the years I've worked on everything from 19 seat commuters to 747 400 Freighters.

Favorite plane to work on is the 767,least favorite were the old Polar Air Cargo 747-100's...nothing worse than pushing 20+ pallets around on the main deck because the inplane wasn't working...again.



Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Thomas on August 25, 2008, 06:16:20 PM
Hi, I'm From Brazil and Comercial Pilot.

Regards! :)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Switch Monkey on August 29, 2008, 04:40:05 PM
What's VATSIM?
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: goowe on August 29, 2008, 08:35:06 PM
Switch Monkey -- VATSIM stands for Virtual Air Traffic Simulation network. Pilots can login to servers using Flight Sim; they get controlled by controllers logged in using a simulated radar client. It's very realistic and fun! http://www.vatsim.net/



Hmmm, time to introduce myself :)

My name is Alton Anderson, but I usually go by Joe. I'm a 20 year old freshman at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and I'm majoring in "air traffic management" with a minor in meteorology. I've been interested in ATC for about seven years; it all started with VATSIM ;) I've been studying the FAAO 7110.65 a lot and I listen to LiveATC religiously. I've learned a lot here!

I have a couple of hours in the left seat of a Cessna 172, but it's been a long time since my last lesson. I've been fortunate enough to tour Seattle TRACON, St Louis Tower, Louisville-Standiford Tower, and Atlanta Tower.

I'd love to chat or talk with anyone, anytime.


Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: bwilson2008 on August 31, 2008, 03:27:06 PM
good day everyone ,

New listener from CYEG Alberta Canada , hobby listener and volunteer emergency communications operator.

Really love the site , JFK is one of my favorites as is Toronto Pearson.

someday hope to set up a live feed from my area , YEG has awesome webcams and sky cams but no feed ...I'll have to fix that lol

anyways happy listening and happy flying everyone !
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dispatchguy on August 31, 2008, 05:24:03 PM

I work as a Navigation Data Analyst for a major airline headquartered at the ATL Airport (gee, I wonder who that is). I live in Northern Indiana, and make the weekly commute to ATL...
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: IceWine on August 31, 2008, 11:49:49 PM
Would love a feed from YEG...that would be super. 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: IceWine on August 31, 2008, 11:52:07 PM
I'm a pilot's wife who just likes to listen when he's away.  I've also got family members who just get a kick of hearing him on the radio.  We're here just for fun...totally appreciate the work it takes to make this happen...thanks.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: MSahliger on September 04, 2008, 09:30:19 AM
Hello,
it's the first time, I am posting here, although I've been listening to LiveATCnet since two years. I found this site when I was looking for some ATC-Chatter for my Flight Simulator. I live in the Southern part of Germany (near Stuttgart) and my favorite airport to listen is JFK ground delivery and EHAM.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: zinacef on September 10, 2008, 09:55:11 AM
Student pilot from KHFD.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: carrollc99 on September 11, 2008, 03:48:34 AM
GREAT SITE!!  I'm a new private pilot and want to expose myself to as much ATC communications as possible.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: drfinal on September 16, 2008, 05:01:38 PM
Hey guys--new to this forum but I use the feeds. About 18 years ATC experience at N90.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: fopneus on September 19, 2008, 02:16:50 AM
I'm René, from Amsterdam. During military service I worked with "bandbox", the Military Ground Controlled Intercept/Control&Reporting Center (GCI/CRC) station, now called Air Operations and Control Station, thereafter I switched to civil ATC, now working with Amsterdam Aera Control Center as assistant ATCO for almost 12 years.

In the virtual world I've been flying and controlling on IVAO, GlobalSim, FSFDT and fairly new OnlineSim.
Besides that I host 4 Schiphol/Amsterdam audiostreams for www.atcbox.com where I'm forum mod as well.

Hello all.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: vicecitydriver on September 24, 2008, 10:19:44 PM
I am a recently certified private pilot who trained at a nontowered airport (KMTV) in Martinsville, VA. Live ATC is a great way for students who normally operate nowhere near a controlled airport to get a feel for the way things work in the world of ATC. This is a great site, keep it up!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: fkatc1402 on October 07, 2008, 04:46:25 PM
Controller at BOS.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Unbeliever on October 11, 2008, 11:00:33 PM
Controller at BOS.

Sorry.  Never mind the John fascination. *grin*

--Carlos V.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: pilotman1260 on October 25, 2008, 02:11:24 PM
I monitor aircraft communications via scanners currently have 8 of them former military MI spent time in Germany,Italy,Spain,England and other places which i wont mention,.I actually started out about middle school age living a few miles from an airport with an ANG base and wathcing the F-4 Phantoms fly over.Ive been hooked on watching aircraft since then.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: otto_pilot on October 28, 2008, 09:53:38 PM
i am a new pilot. i just got my ticket two months ago. i am planning to move on the be a pro pilot. i am 17 and still in high school. i fly out of kcxy and as a student pilot i found this site very helpful in learning. you can go on after you flight and listen to where you should have said something different. it helped me alot with the radio.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Glass-Cockpit.org on November 03, 2008, 08:20:44 PM
Fantastic site! I am a private pilot, a police officer (real job),  and an Extra Class amateur radio operator. I'm starting to toy with the idea of providing a feed for KDTW (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport). That will depend upon Comcast (local cable company). My father-in-law and I just started manufacturing flight training equipment. I don't know if we'll ever turn a profit, but it's a challenge and fun! Please visit our website at WWW.Glass-Cockpit.Org.

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Jacko on November 04, 2008, 08:59:45 AM
Hey,

I selected communications hobby dude in the vote ;)

Im aussie bred and born, study music at uni. My brother works in the aviation industry (he fixes planes), not flies them. Some of the stories I hear, hehe.

In November/December I hope to get my amateur radio license, so who knows maybe one day I could speak to someone on these forums over EchoLink or IRLP :)

I enjoy plane spotting from the local train station with my scanner, I get good views of the local airport, with no buildings in front of me :) Although people give me weird looks I don't care, hehe.

Anyway had better be off to bed.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Seaton Tower on November 07, 2008, 11:53:18 AM
Hey Folks, I'm a Student ATCO with NATS in the UK. Just stumbled upon this site and it looks like a good resource.  :-D
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Walters on November 20, 2008, 10:37:26 PM
developmental at Boston Center
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: goowe on November 21, 2008, 12:50:36 PM
Awesome Walters :) How is it? Any stories to pass along yet??

Hope all goes well for you. I'd love to hear any stories (good or bad) that you have there or in your OKC experience.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: mjan on December 15, 2008, 02:43:24 PM
I'm a student ATC and this site is very helpful(thanks!!!!!)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: fluglotse1 on December 21, 2008, 01:04:07 PM
I am a 27-year ATC veteren currently assigned to the JFK Area of the NY TRACON. I am planning to retire and take a job at the academy in Germany as an instructor (yes, I speak German, too). I have a background in Radar, non-radar, and tower operations.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Nikop on January 03, 2009, 03:01:13 PM
ATC and pilot in IVAO
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: EdGeneer on January 05, 2009, 10:47:28 PM
Flightsim Junky, and Communications Hobbyist, got 5 scanners... some portable, some base...

Im setting up KGFL here as soon as I get the goodies in. Ordered another Mobo for the server, the one I was setting up was an older mobo and is just too tired to keep going, so, waiting on a new one. also, built a jpole tuned for air traffic, and setting things up for two feeds out of this area, one for local unicom traffic, and the other for Boston CTR out of the Lake George, NY transmitters for the area sectors.

Should have things ready here in a week... awaiting on new mobo, and rg-8x cable and the mounting brackets for the jpole. Should be groovy....

:)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KSYR-pjr on January 16, 2009, 12:18:34 PM
Im setting up KGFL here as soon as I get the goodies in. Ordered another Mobo for the server, the one I was setting up was an older mobo and is just too tired to keep going, so, waiting on a new one. also, built a jpole tuned for air traffic, and setting things up for two feeds out of this area, one for local unicom traffic, and the other for Boston CTR out of the Lake George, NY transmitters for the area sectors.

Very cool.  Looking forward to that feed.   Thanks for doing that.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Clipperman on January 17, 2009, 03:06:35 AM
Hello everyone. I'm a student pilot out of CYCC . I was also a member of the Cornwall Flying Club, but unfortunately haven't had the time to participate over the last year or two. I haven't had a lesson in what seems like ages as well, but hopefully will have the time to continue in the not too distant future.  I'm also an administrator at Simviation.com, a flight sim website out of the UK. Great site here and i'm looking forward to participating.
Title: Learning from Listening !!!
Post by: gstream on January 25, 2009, 09:01:58 AM
Hi,
    I am working as Aircraft Maintenance Technician on Mid-size Jets. I am very particular about safety concerns and every time I look for things which i can prevent accidents happening. I number this site as #01 in my list as I find lot of things to learn from this.
Thank You Very Much,
Ahmed
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: kalakji on January 26, 2009, 08:51:14 AM
Hi every one
Im air traffic controller (Approach Controller) and i need the official takeover sheet contents to be used at our work such as starting duty time , end duty time , signature , and the initial.. if any one has an idea about this sheet or form please advice me and i will be thankful.

my email kalakji1000@yahoo.com


thanks
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: djmodifyd on January 26, 2009, 10:10:25 AM
Hi every one
Im air traffic controller (Approach Controller) and i need the official takeover sheet contents to be used at our work such as starting duty time , end duty time , signature , and the initial.. if any one has an idea about this sheet or form please advice me and i will be thankful.

my email kalakji1000@yahoo.com


thanks

are you talking about the dash 10 log?
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KSYR-pjr on January 26, 2009, 10:27:47 AM
Im air traffic controller (Approach Controller) and i need the official takeover sheet contents to be used at our work such as starting duty time , end duty time , signature , and the initial.. if any one has an idea about this sheet or form please advice me and i will be thankful.

Are times that tight in the FAA that they are not providing you with the paperwork needed for day-to-day job duties?  What's next, you have to buy your own pencils?
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: djmodifyd on January 26, 2009, 12:04:57 PM
Im air traffic controller (Approach Controller) and i need the official takeover sheet contents to be used at our work such as starting duty time , end duty time , signature , and the initial.. if any one has an idea about this sheet or form please advice me and i will be thankful.

Are times that tight in the FAA that they are not providing you with the paperwork needed for day-to-day job duties?  What's next, you have to buy your own pencils?

i have a feeling hes not a controller....it sounds like hes talking about the dash 10 long...which is no longer used, basically anywhere
its all electronic with the CRU-ART software
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: geoflyer on January 28, 2009, 09:13:58 PM
Hey all,  I'm a geologist and student pilot out of OAK, I fly with Alameda Aero Club.  Been listening to the OAK, SFO and Norcal feeds for a while now, it's a super great education in its own right.  I also like to use the archives to listen to my own (sometimes terrible) radio work.  Humbling for sure. 

I have family in NY state right next to ELM and I have plans to get out there and set up a feed eventually.  We'll see if that works out.

Love this site, hopefully I'll have something great to post eventually. 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Steelrman on February 13, 2009, 10:06:15 AM
It occurred to me that I never introduced myself, even though I've posted once or twice.  I live near ILG and used to be  a radio hobbyist about 25 years ago.  I did the scanner thing when I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT.  I got out of the hobby and, within the past few months, wanted to get back into it.  Slowly. I still haven't decided to make the investment due to an uncertain employment situation but hope  to get back to it soon. In the meantime, I enjoy listening on this website.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: xerox227 on February 13, 2009, 08:27:22 PM
Hi. I flew a total of 24 hours in PA 28-140 in the 70's. Quit after lost in snow storm on first solo cross country. I landed back at BUF safely and went bck to my real world. Am a medical doctor and ham operator. Thanks for this website. Really intersting stuff. Live 4 miles from KLUMP
Tim
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: monerda on February 15, 2009, 10:21:15 PM
I had a really bad flight (a violent TCAS avoidance maneuver that went all wrong, on a commercial flight - but we didn't know what was happening till it was all over) and now I am terrified of  flying. I'm trying to learn what really goes on so I can gain some confidence again.

I used to love to travel - now I need xanax for days before a flight (if I even get on the plane at all)!!!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: thejackal37 on February 16, 2009, 03:41:00 AM
Hello to all. I'm a scanner/CB follower. I found this web site in connection with the  Flight 3407 crash near Buffalo, a terrible way to find this site. Very interesting information and now I find myself on it every night. I hope to be able to contribute at some point. For now I will listen, read and learn. Thanks for the venue.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Nos10 on February 17, 2009, 02:24:10 AM
Hi, Found your site, I am a PPL logged 400+Hrs  Great Feeds!! Well Done My hats off to all the hard work.
It is Great to see all the ATC guys here also. Most of these Guys and Gals do a Great job.
I just moved to this area and found LiveATC and attended a Safety Meeting in the Local area Using the live feeds and Airport info gave a Great insight to Traffic in these area Local Airports.

It Seems that KILM is now A Training Center of sorts, So you might want to tune in to them some.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: N89842 on February 17, 2009, 03:08:20 PM
Hello All.
I'm a Private Pilot and I own a 1946 Cessna 140. I built an experimental Zenith 701 STOL also.  My occupation is a Flight Dispatcher for an International Air Ambulance operation.
Soon, hopefully, I will be suppling the audio feeds for KBHM.  I live about 16 miles from the airport in hilly terrain so I'm having trouble with both sides of the transmission.  I built a J-pole antenna then went to a long wire about 30' up in a tree with no luck.   :?
I'm going to ask the boss if I can set the equipment up at the hangar.  (2 ways to skin a cat)
I maintain a couple of weather stations: http://www.weather1.n701rr.com  and http://www.wx25a.n701rr.com. 
Please feel free to visit http://www.ricksplace.info

My name is Rick and I approve this message!    :wink:
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Railrodder on February 17, 2009, 05:21:14 PM
Hi,
    I'm not employed in the aviation field,but have an intrest in it. I live in Kingston Ontario which is located centrally between Toronto,Ottawa and Montreal. I enjoy listening in on aviation comms using one of my scanners and/or LIVEATC.net. Occasionally I will pick out an airline and flight number to track with Google Earth. Last March,I tracked my daughters SkyService flight to and from Punta Cana DM. She flew out of CYOW before sunrise,and I was on line to watch her flight. I also was listening in on the aircrafts crew using LiveATC while it was still in contact with Ottawa.
  Sorry to ramble on,long story short,I enjoy listening in on aviation activity. I also enjoy train spotting.
  Thanks for having me....have a great day!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: joeyb747 on February 19, 2009, 06:59:08 PM
Hello all. I am new to this site as of the Colgan crash. I am an aircraft mechanic, trained in airframe and powerplant systems. I am an avid flight simmer and airplane spotter. I'll go out to the big airports in my area (KDTW, KYIP) with my scanner and camera and just watch. I love avaition and all things connected with it. This site is great! Thanks to all who make these fourms a good time!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: byoungblood on February 23, 2009, 01:08:44 PM
Private pilot out of KRYY, soon to be air traffic controller at ZME in 6-7 months.

I also run the Atlanta Approach/Center feed. 121.0 covers KRYY, KFTY, KMGE and a few of the other outlying GA airports NW of Atlanta. Now I can come home and listen to myself trip over my own tongue after talking to A80.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: cabarchitect on February 25, 2009, 12:02:55 PM
Howdy All -

First a few apologies for never involving myself before, let's just say it never occurred to me that it would matter  :oops:.  As for the rest, I am a part-time ATC monitoring enthusiast near KSAT.  Been signed up and receiving feeds since Summer 2006 after I stumbled upon the site accidentally while searching for online Fire/EMS feeds (former volly firefighter).  Last year we relocated our office directly in the immediate path of normal KSAT 12R depatures, so I have self-delegated myself the duty of announcing them prior to their "interrupting" our daily work exercises.  I can also say the KSAT feed is very helpful to alleviating tensions that arise on those few occasions when the wind changes and we are in the approach pattern for 30L - the first time I saw a SW 737 500 feet off the deck outside my window was a little unsettling to say the least. So now I welcome all of it as I settle in at my desk everyday, passing the day with ATC chatter as my soothing background music.  Thanks again for the site and I hope the future has me being more involved  :-D.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: nec62280 on February 26, 2009, 06:43:43 PM
I came across this site after the Colgan crash. I have always loved flying but never have gotten around to getting my pilots license.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: captray on February 28, 2009, 12:53:12 PM
Hi all, A G4 Captain with 9000 hrs experence. International ops included. CFII on my days off. Found this site years ago, helping some students with ATC communication. I am here to learn and offer my opinion.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KSYR-pjr on February 28, 2009, 01:19:59 PM
Hi all, A G4 Captain with 9000 hrs experence. International ops included. CFII on my days off.

Now, that is the type of CFII from whom all instrument students should be learning.   9,000 hours and probably 95% of those IFR?  I'll bet you have some excellent experiences to share.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: suwiiittt on March 03, 2009, 02:11:30 AM
i want to know more about atc and will attend an interview for this job.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: skyhawk172 on March 03, 2009, 11:30:26 AM
Licensed pilot here in Ottawa Ontario Canada,since 1975.Really enjoy to listen in on ATC live while I am surfing the net,better than watching American Idol,lol.. Interests are travelling,kayaking golf and hockey,lots of hockey both playing and watching.Black Hawks are my team ever since 1965
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Robert Larson on March 03, 2009, 12:51:50 PM
I'm a FSX simmer (been doing that since the product first came out way back when). Now also getting into VatSim. My dad got his private when I was a teenager. I'm 41 now and am giving serious thoughts to following in his footsteps as I remember how much fun it was flying around with him. In recent weeks I've become a LiveATC junkie. I listen to KRDU feed to drown out my fellow cube dwellers at work.

I've been looking for a place to take my first lesson around central NC. Found a flying club based at KTTA that looks promising. If anyone has suggestions I'm all ears.

This is an amazing site. I've been up into the wee hours listening to ATC highlight recordings. Amazing stuff going on in the air that the public never ears about. I love this stuff. Can't get enough.

Oh, I'm in Apex NC, about 10 miles S of KRDU. Any point in me getting a scanner and trying to add Tower & Ground feeds here? I see only Approach. Not sure why that is. If I could help I would. Not sure if I'm close enough to pick up ground though. At my office I'm just over 5000' S of KRDU 5R threshold. But I don't think my employer would go for me setting up a scanner here. Maybe someday. :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: LauraB on March 04, 2009, 01:11:25 AM
Hi, I am just an ordinary traveler who is interested in aviation. I'm flying from JFK to LAX on Thursday and hoping that United still lets people listen to Channel 9. I Googled "United channel 9," and that's how I found this site! I'm very excited to explore the forums and listen and learn!  :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Robert Larson on March 04, 2009, 12:28:26 PM
I never knew about United Channel 9. But I frequent Microsoft's insider blog, Channel 9. I always wondered why it was called that. Now I know. :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: thedude on March 09, 2009, 05:29:09 PM
I've been a long time reader / listener..don't think I've posted in this thread though before.

I'm currently a 200 hour private pilot (C-172 / B-19 Sport, and a little Citation CJ2 time)..had to throw in the citation :)

However, I also work in the industry somewhat...I don't work at an FBO / airport / airline, but rather for a company that tears down / sells / leases commercial aircraft.

www.uaminc.com

That is our website. We actually tore down the first B777-200 and sold it for parts a couple years ago.

We have a tear down facility in Walnut Ridge Arkansas (KARG) where we land the planes to be disassembled, and a parts storage facility in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Administrative offices are in Memphis, TN.

Anyway..just wanted to say hey.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: starlook124 on March 17, 2009, 06:10:37 PM
Well I fly on VATSIM and control on it as well in my spare time. Right now I'm looking into a future of either controlling or flying, and what better way to learn than to sit and listen to how it actually goes. This site is awesome, and I'm glad I was able to come across it a couple of months ago.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: SJ30 on March 18, 2009, 06:59:56 PM
Getting ready to start flight training on a full-time basis from Private through some kind of Jet Type Rating.  There will be high-performance aircraft [turbine] in my future, so want to be as prepared for them when they come as possible.  After my initial flight training (private and instrument), I plan to start a 1,500 hour cross-country IFR time & experience building phase.  I have no intention of flying commercially, but I do plan on owning 2-3 aircraft and just want to be sure that I have the right level of experience before hand.

I found this site doing a "pilot forums" search after having several bad false starts on other forums.  I was hoping that in the world of aviation, that I'd eventually meet nice people online.  What I found was that in the world of aviation [online], some of the biggest egos will emerge.  I found this on other "jet" sites that were supposed to have professional pilots among their ranks.  Seeing threads constantly degrade into wee wee matches got old, quick.  I hope to never meet those kinds of people (or their attitudes) once I start my flight training.

I found this site to be different, however.  Most of the people I see here are respectful of others and the conversation and dialog seems to remain on topic without a lot of blown-up threads filled with ego and posturing.  So, as long as this community remains that way, I'll stay on-board.

Thanks for putting up this site!  And, I look forward to learning some things and hopefully contribute some things as well.

Good job!
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Post by: captain_salman on March 29, 2009, 03:28:35 PM
Hello flyboys,

this is Captain Salman from Virtual Pakistan International Airlines! Glad to be here, I am a true aviation enthousiast and I just love everything related to Aeroplane! I am here to learn ATC/Pilot language!

Fly to live! Live to Fly.....Aces High  :wink:
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Post by: yankeewhisky on April 04, 2009, 07:05:44 PM
I have been flying since 1953 when I soloed a glider with the Dutch Airforce Gliding Club. Since that time I  held (and still hold) a power and gliding licence and instructed on gliders for many years. I am pushing 80.
I have flown gliders on cross country flights on a distance accumulation of more that three times around the globe. Problem solving during these flights ranged from easy to
high pressure and, sometimes, resulted in outlandings with the associated retrieve stories
that can occur when landing in difficult to access areas !
The rewards and the many experiences leading to completion of successful flights have been, and still are, a rewarding part of my life's flying experience.
My suggestion is that we take on the task of enticing young people away from computer simulators and invite them to the world of realism inherent in aviation of all kinds.
It might be the turning point in an otherwise dull life ! :wink:
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Post by: yankeewhisky on April 04, 2009, 07:33:30 PM
I just found the site and am a new regular. I have developed a major fear of flying since my mid 20's and am now in my early 30's.  I have tried medication and hypnosis with minimal luck.  I love to travel and want to overcome this fear so I can enjoy my time away from work (without always riding in a car).  

By the way, I am a control freak..............my guess as to where my fear originates.  Either way I am learning a lot from this site.

   You'd be surprised how many pilots are afraid of heights ! Not when in flight, because they have learned to accept the logical reasoning that instills confidence in one's own flying skills and the serviceability of the flying equipment etc., but when on land in a tall building, or structure such as a look-out it becomes a concern manifested by anxiety and that certain feeling in one's crotch ! I am one of those and found out I am not the only pilot through discussions with many fellow pilots. I suggest you place your trust in a person that can take you step by step through the flying learning process. Note the qualification "trust and step by step". Like everything else in life we need to trust something or someone to keep a lid on disasters! :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Post by: Jettsetter on April 13, 2009, 10:58:29 AM
I have wanted to be a pilot since I was 5!I am 11 know,Everything that has to do with flying I want to know!
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Post by: jrsx on April 22, 2009, 12:01:21 AM
Just changed my vote from student pilot to private pilot !!!  :-D
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Post by: derg on April 24, 2009, 11:16:18 AM
interesting cause of technology/culture interface....nice internet surf listen
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Post by: JasenWFO on April 28, 2009, 02:04:51 AM
Was a Comm officer in the Civil Air Patrol years ago. I've always been fascinated with aircraft and telecommunications. This site is a shoe in for me.

Most of the way through an engineering degree. Probably wind up in the aerospace industry.
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Post by: Baseleg on May 11, 2009, 01:36:57 PM
I work as ATCO at EHAM TWR/APP
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Post by: The_Duke on May 27, 2009, 01:22:57 PM
I just discovered this website, and literally spent ALL day listening; thanks for the entertainment.

I am a former Army Air Traffic Controller (Hub Radio, Ft Rucker, AL), and current UH60M Blackhawk pilot in Afghanistan.  I like running, flying kites, and drinking beer. 

Although my internet sucks here, I still look forward to frequenting this site.  So, hello to you all, and thanks again for all the great content.
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Post by: Steelrman on June 01, 2009, 11:41:12 AM
I just discovered this website, and literally spent ALL day listening; thanks for the entertainment.

I am a former Army Air Traffic Controller (Hub Radio, Ft Rucker, AL), and current UH60M Blackhawk pilot in Afghanistan.  I like running, flying kites, and drinking beer. 

Although my internet sucks here, I still look forward to frequenting this site.  So, hello to you all, and thanks again for all the great content.

The_Duke,
Thank you for your service to the country. The same goes for any other veterans who may be on the board.  Best wishes for a safe return.
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Post by: aviator_06 on June 05, 2009, 02:52:37 PM
I'm a Private Pilot flying since I was 14 and I am 21 now. Love going flying, then coming on here to the archives and listening to my ATC communications. Helps me a lot on good phraseology on the radio.
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Post by: highwire on June 13, 2009, 07:16:52 PM
I am a nurse and I always like action and fast moving things. I worked in trauma ICU so I got my adrenalin rush that way. I also sail a single hull sloop, 30 foot racer/cruiser sailboat. So, sailing, in a way is similar to flying as you are working with wind. But certainly, that's about all there is in common.

I am amazed at what air traffic controllers and pilots have to do. Thank you for keeping people safe and alive! I just like listening to ATC.

I do wish I knew what some of the terms were, like "heavy". So, I will go search for that.

Heidi
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Post by: Zackrampage on June 17, 2009, 01:34:27 AM
I have been into flying, travelling, cruising, and Playing flight simulator for a long time. Love everything about ATC and flying. I'm going to Law school if I get in (Wish me luck), but am a big flying enthusiast none the less!
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Post by: pinhead on June 17, 2009, 02:10:05 PM
I'm a PhD student studying psychiatric genetics in Dublin, Ireland. I listen to JFK tower via this web-site a couple of times a week because its the busiest and most cosmopolitan. I'm from London, England. My grand-father used to be a mechanic for bombers during the second world war and my father spent a short period of time as a test flight engineer. I was brought up 5 miles from the end of LHR 9R/L. My interest in this web-site is in air traffic control dynamics and air accident investigation neither of which I follow with much conviction. I like working, beer, wine, schnapps, whiskey pool, chess, football, fishing, rugby, my family, friends and girlfriend who always says the right thing. I was saddened recently by the Air France tragedy although impressed by the amount of knowledge and wisdom brought together by this community.


"The real conquests, the ones that leave no regrets, are those wrested from ignorance" - Napoleon Bonaparte
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Post by: propwash on June 21, 2009, 03:32:30 PM
With the help of a pilot-friend, I have revived my interest in general aviation monitoring.

I guess I was always interested in it since my childhood.  My Grandfather was a pilot for American Airlines way back when,  and has photos of himself when he was delivering mail in bi-planes back when he was alive in the early 70's.

My parents arranged for me to be on his last AA flight just before being forced into retirement on a LAX - NY - LAX round trip in a 747.  I don't know if this is family-legend, but I was told that he "took the stick" the whole flight back to LAX, and upon landing all the passengers went nuts clapping and cheering because we were on the ground so smoothly that most didn't even realize it.  I sure don't remember the wheels touching the ground - again being told that all the automation was allowed to be overriden by himself.

What I do remember is how melancholy the moment was for him - I couldn't understand why he was so sad, and I didn't know what melencholy even was until that moment being so young myself.

When we used to visit him afterwards, I remember my Grandmother telling me not to touch anything in his "den" which had all the memorobilia, photos, and a few really cool wooden models of DC-3's, 707,s and the 747.  I REALLY wanted to play with those, but man, they were off limits to me. :)

At any rate, here's to you Grandpa!  Maybe he's listening with me over my shoulder somewhere...

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Post by: Aeromexico687 on June 23, 2009, 02:11:57 AM
Hi Everyone,

 My name is Jose, I enjoy reading the stories and reasons you have posted for listening to Live ATC,
I have loved aviation eaver since I can remember, and I guess I also fall into several of the categories as you will see.

1-Airplane spotter since I was 8 years old ( 1973 ) in Mexico City.

2-Radio enthusiast since 1981 when I assembled my first Aircraft band reciever from a Radio shack sience fair kit, have owned several Air band recievers, and scannerrs since, (By the way I just found one of those old since fair kits unopenned on e-bay and bought it for old sake).

3-Aircraft Mechanic, Attended Sierra Academy of Aeronautics in Oakland CA, got My A&P Licence in 1987.

4-Pilot since 1991 (traded A&P work for flying and instruction from instructor with airplane that was building time so it worked out great for both of us I got my PPL for next to nothing except the labor for 100 hr inspections, tire and oil changes LOL) Flew all over the state of CA lots of fun memories.

5-Flight Simulation, I purchased my first computer in 1994, and loved it, have owned every version of Microsoft flight simulator since., being a fan of Airplanes and computers I have built my own home flight simulator which has 6 monitors, works great and I regulary fly it on Line using VATSIM and VATMEX and when not online I fly it while monitoring Live ATC.net.

With respect to my carrier in aviation I went on to get my Inspection Authorisation as well as my Commercial Instrument and multi engine ratings, worked as an aerial photography pilot where I built lots of multi engine time flying a Piper Aztec photographing Airports and roads on contract with several goverment agencies, I Currently fly a Citation 560XL and a King Air as a Corporate pilot. I fly to Mexico often and love comunicating with ATC in my native language as soon as I cross the southern border, not because I dont like comunicating in eanglish but because I grew up in Mexico city and my first experiences listening to ATC were in spanish, I learned to fly in the US and took 20 years before I flew in my native country as a pilot, now I fly south regulary and enjoy it very much.

I really like  listening to Live ATC.net, and now with the IPhone app and an fm transmiter I listen to it while I'm driving by myself, (other people would think Im Nuts LOL) this past weekend I drove for four hours in my way to San Antonio while listening to the Mexico City feed, clear as a bell, dosent get any better than that.

And by the way thanks to  listening live atc.net by the time I flew to mexico for the first time my aviation terminology in spanish was flawless.
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Post by: fodbuster on July 16, 2009, 04:38:46 AM
I am an Airport Duty Manager at a good size airport in the Rocky Mountains.  I love listening to ATC from various airports since I get to talk to ours every day on the radio.  Interesting to see how other airports do it...
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Post by: braganza on August 09, 2009, 12:17:43 PM
     Hi my name is nelson I've living 5km from Pearson my whole life so naturally developed a huge interest in aviation, despite being warned lol.
    I did a co-op term in high school as an mechanic and loved it and did a good job, which they appreciated and gave me full time job as an N.D.T tech. I was and apprenticing N.D.T inspector with 1 year and a half of experience under my belt and had  a love hate relationship due to the extream stress and ungodly hours.
   I deiced to take a break from airplanes and thought that experience had rid the aviation bug outta mt system outta my system, and went to school for mechanical engineering.
   I couldn't have been more wrong, i hated mechanical engineering no planes.
So now here i am havng no money for school and leaving for canadore college for aircraft mechanics (eventually as helicopter pilot) and still  have still that stupid fixation with aviation and can't get rid of it.


 
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Post by: domin752 on August 09, 2009, 12:42:45 PM
Furloughed Waterskier
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Post by: ALICIA on August 10, 2009, 02:17:56 AM
Hello All,

I currently work at JFK as an AOA. One of my coworkers advised me that I can actually hear all
my transmissions to ATC on this website...what a GREAT idea!!

Thanks -

Alicia :-D
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Post by: iflyhi on August 10, 2009, 10:04:00 AM
what is an  AOA  ?
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Post by: erikz on August 10, 2009, 10:51:02 AM
I live directly under Schiphol's Kaagbaan (Runway 06) approach path and therefore I love to hear what planes fly over my house and so on and so on :)
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Post by: ConnorD on August 10, 2009, 10:50:40 PM
My name is Connor and I run the KABQ/KAEG/ABQ Approach feed.

I am a VATSIM controller and DATM of vZAB (Albuquerque) ARTCC within VATUSA. Last summer at age 14, I soloed in a schweiser 2-33 glider.

Thanks for the site, Dave, it is great!
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Post by: cpxxx on September 07, 2009, 05:47:26 AM
I'm a skydive pilot but like to listen in the ATC around the world. I also used the archives to hear what I sounded like on the radio when I'm working. I'm afraid I was disappointed to hear I sounded like a teenager on the radio despite imagining a much deeper voice than that.  :-o

Oh well, I should practice a bit more :-D
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Post by: Kaveros on September 23, 2009, 11:15:11 AM
I'm a flight simmer that would like to take some flight instruction at my local FBO but the wife won't let me fly.  I've tried to show her how barreling down I-81 in her 89 Nissan POS with god knows how many unlicensed, uninsured, and drunk motorists sharing the road with her is much more dangerous than getting into a much better maintained (relatively, at least) aircraft with an extensively trained and highly regulated pilot is.  But she has a fear of heights and doesn't listen.  Looks like FSX and LiveATC.net is as close as I can get to actually flying.   :-(
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Post by: marsvia on October 02, 2009, 12:54:07 AM
 8-)  I'm not new here, but this is a great site.
Been interested in flying.
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Post by: magic1085 on October 02, 2009, 01:04:11 AM
Wow....am proud to represent the least represented class on this list! 

I am an A&P Mechanic (proud alum of the prestigious Pitt. Institute of Aeronautics!) working on corporate aircraft, and every once in a while an airliner at KBUF....

Why do I frequent this site?  I guess it is because I am a glutton for punishment and can never leave work at the office!
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Post by: OhioNomad on October 07, 2009, 05:29:18 PM
New here to this site, I have been a long time mil-com listener, My Dad was in the Army air corp. as a navigator and an older brother is retired Air Force.
I am about 45 miles from Wright-Patt and between Hilltoo-12 Mile MOA and Brush Creek-Buckeye MOA.
I can remember going to Wright-Patt to watch aircraft since I was old enough to walk.
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Post by: dishfan on October 27, 2009, 02:21:07 AM
I just have a general interest in aviation and I love to watch the planes at LAX (tho I'm not a planespotter). I am a little bit of a nervous flyer, and I'm loyal to United primarily because of Channel 9. I wish more airlines had that option ... and actually, I've noticed in recent years that fewer United pilots seem to be making air traffic communications available on their flights.  :-(

Anyway ... I love this site! I enjoy listening to the audio clips and learning about ATC from people in the know. And I definitely think air traffic controllers are underappreciated. I have a lot of admiration for all you who help keep the skies safe for all of us!
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Post by: TheRichLife on November 06, 2009, 01:52:13 AM
Been licensed as a ham operator since 2006 was KI4RFD and now I'm N4CYA gotta love what my last three call letters stand for  :-D...I always enjoyed listen to live air traffic controllers talking to the pilots coming in and taking off
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Camcanfly on November 08, 2009, 02:55:47 PM
I'm a ham radio operator, Ive been licensed since 2007.  I always had a scanner growing up and listened to aviation since I live near Tampa and KPIE.  I'm the feed provider of KTPA which will improve.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rpellicciotti on November 09, 2009, 10:59:49 AM
Probably should be able to click more than one.  In my case, I am a pilot but I am also a ham radio operator and a scanner enthusiast.
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Post by: UNATCAZ on November 17, 2009, 10:28:30 PM
Good evening.  I am an ATCS in AZ.  Been doing it for about 8 years now.  Wouldnt trade it for anything.  Just joined the site, so far so good.  thanks!
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Post by: bak17 on December 06, 2009, 06:45:52 PM
Good evening/day

I'm 18 years old male from Iceland and I'm a Vatsim controller but I really want to become real life ATC in the future. This site is so great and the first time I heard of it (probably about 1 year ago) I couldn't believe it  :-o . Only one thing that I would appreciate : Live feed from the international airport in Iceland = BIKF= Keflavik. So if there is anyone out there with enough power,please  :-P.
Anyway I love this site and enjoy listening to both the life feed and the audio clips.

Bjarki  :-)
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Post by: KHAOS on December 09, 2009, 12:35:55 AM
I am the son of a retired military pilot that is currently flying for the airlines.  I've spent many a night using liveATC.net to listen to my dad crossing the Atlantic and landing at JFK or BWI.  Quite amazing.

I am also a ramp agent at Salt Lake Int'l for UPS, and have always had an interest in aviation, ever since I could have a coherent thought.

Right now I am a student pilot at 32 hours looking to finish my PPL by 45 hours, with goals of eventually flying for a career.

I've got clips from my dad's flights, as well as my own.   Like father, like son.  It's great.  Thanks for the service, liveatc.net. :)

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Post by: flyingtoohigh on December 09, 2009, 10:11:17 PM
Hello

I'm a licensed amateur radio operator and communications enthusiast in general. My brother has his pilots license and flies smaller planes in the Ventura county CA area. My buddy Chananya got me posting on here.

Long time reader but new poster...
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Post by: Hanwool on December 18, 2009, 11:15:14 PM
I'm the student pilot from Korea that taking flight training in Hillsboro, Oregon.
I don't know how Americans feel when they make a radio call but I'd say that
for most of foreigner student pilot(especially when they are pretty new), radio communication
is one of the most difficult part in their training.

I feel really lucky to find LiveATC and appreciate AJ who's working as a helicopter flight instructor
at HAI.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Navyflyer on December 22, 2009, 01:32:17 AM
Do pilots in the military not get a button?  :lol:

I'm a Navy pilot in Corpus Christi, TX. I enjoy the site.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Daphne3620 on December 23, 2009, 06:26:06 PM
I picked "none." I am an aviation freak, frankly.  :-) Grew up between two flight paths into and out of KORD and KMDW. Had grandparents with a house under the glidepath of Runway 22 (about a mile from the threshold) at KMSP and live up here in Minneapolis now.

Planes fascinate me - love the way they look on the ground, taking off, land, in the air. Love hearing the ins and out of how they come in and take off .. been blessed with the ability to listen to them thanks to you! Still trying to catch on to the "lingo" so I can envision what is happening as I hear it.

And .. not that you asked .. but the worst day of my life was 9/11/01 when not only were these beautiful beasts of the air used to murder people but when many, many flights were landed in at KMSP and I - as much as I wanted to - I could not go out to the airport to see them. Not because I couldn't physically .. I could. I just couldn't emotionally.  It took me about 5 years to regain my love of all things aviation .. which was a really long time since I live about 2 miles - as the crow flies - from KMSP. 

I thank Dave for this site because being able to listen to the planes and ATC really grew my love tenfold from what it had been before that fateful day.

Thank you for asking the question! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!
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Post by: highflyyer on December 30, 2009, 05:36:33 PM
Hey guys, I'm Pat. I'd say that anything having to do with aviation in general interests me and gets my attention. I'm currently only in high school (I know, I'm a baby :roll:) and I really want to go to UND for becoming a commercial pilot. But I just love listening to ATC because you never know what you might hear. I've heard some pretty cool stuff!
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Post by: qburke on December 31, 2009, 11:40:23 AM
I'm more of an all-round geek/nerd/anorak to be honest, and I found a fantastic new hobby. I mainly listen in on Kennedy Final Approach at peak hours, which seems to be from about 7pm GMT. I use the traffic map on

http://www.panynj.gov/airports/flight-status.html?view=AIRTRAFFICMAP&apt=JFK

which isn't as detailed as

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KJFK

but is a bit easier for my amateur eye to follow.

I'm getting to know some of the regular flights, and it's always nice to hear a speedbird or shamrock, as I'm from Scotland. And speaking of Scotland, the clips of Edinburgh EDI/EGPH are nice. Scanning is somewhat legally dubious here, so I don't fancy doing it myself, so thanks to ect76 who has done a great job.

"Speedbird one-seventy-five, turn right heading zero-three-zero, reduce speed to one-six-zero, descend to two thousand and maintain until intercept localizer on three one right"

"Speedbird one-seventy-five, contact tower on one-one-niner point one, good day"
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Post by: Comms on January 12, 2010, 07:22:46 AM
Hi all I'm from Australia I am I am a licensed Pilot and new to this forum but not to Aviation and ATC comms I have been heavily involved in the communications area for over 30 years.

Hope to add to as well as learn from this forum and look forward to contributing and helping out where I can.

Rgs
Mav.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: kc135dood on January 17, 2010, 10:17:36 PM
This is too hard, haha...

Aircraft Deicer
A&P graduate, though I am in the process of getting licensed.
Student Pilot
Pilot hobbyist
Communications hobbyist
Air Traffic Controller hobbyist

Also, I am a member of Civil Air Patrol, and I've operated various HF, UHF, VHF, Commercial, and 2-way radios every now and then.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: jlynn on January 24, 2010, 06:45:49 PM
Farmer by trade, but really enjoy most anything aviation related, including Flight Sim, flying powered parachute ultralight,  rc planes, and scanning local atc.  Just haven't been able to justify the time and expense of becoming a real pilot yet.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: VibraTek on January 25, 2010, 04:41:35 PM
I am a mechanical engineer specialized in noise and vibrations. My hobbies are shortwave listening, model airplanes and aviation. Too late (56) to be  a pilot, I enjoy myself by analyzing flights during my very frequents flights on airliners. In the process if I hear any noise or feel any vibration that is out of the ordinary for the particular type of aircraft, I get nervous. But listening to LTBA is sheer fun! I know most ATCs by their voices by now.
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Post by: Chananya Freedman on March 03, 2010, 11:53:59 PM
In addition to my other post on this topic, I'll say that this site sometimes is a very informative site and I thank Dave, Jason, and everyone else who works on this site. For this site to cease being in existence would make it very tough surging the internet.  Thanks again guys. You're all great!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Robert Larson on March 17, 2010, 08:05:23 PM
Today I'm pleased to change my vote from "pilot hobbyist" to "student pilot". With luck, in a few months I'll change again to "licensed pilot".  :-D
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Carmelo on March 20, 2010, 06:16:25 AM
Hi been monitoring the airbands for over 30 years lately started to get back monitoring hf aero but have to get use to staying up late.

Regards Lino.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: JonEU19 on March 20, 2010, 10:07:41 AM
Been a aviation enthusiast since 1972 in the Marines when I saw my first Harrier jet at MCAS Beafort, SC. and wondered how a jet could do that.   :-o
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: VibraTek on March 29, 2010, 05:18:33 PM
I am a communications hobbyist from Istanbul, Turkey
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Hernan1 on March 31, 2010, 03:43:21 PM
I am a pilot. now retired from a major airline. I enjoy making flight sim videos and occasionally include ATC talk to make them more realistic.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: coolsan on April 05, 2010, 01:48:10 PM

Hi everyone!

Today I changed my vote to Licensed Private Pilot and very soon to be Commercial Pilot. Also an avid virtual pilot and Air Traffic Controller in VATSIM.

Thanks Dave, this site is truly truly great.

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Post by: dave on April 06, 2010, 08:09:40 AM
Congrats on your ticket!  And best of luck in all your flying endeavors.  Fly safe.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: k1ur on April 14, 2010, 10:36:17 AM
Interesting poll, but a shame you can only check one box. It would be interesting to have another poll where you could check all the categories you fit into.

For myself:

Amateur Radio operator (K1UR)
Licensed pilot (N8439T)
Pilot hobbyist (flight sim)

And isn't everyone here a communications hobbyist?

--Nels Anderson
  www.flightsim.com

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: WECpoker on May 13, 2010, 04:43:15 AM
I am just a frequent flyer who has frequently visited the site over the years to listen to ATC, sometimes trying to follow a friends flight across the country, or just random ATC banter.  I have also been a lurker reading the forums often, but just decided to register.

Thank You for the great site...
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: empirestate on May 14, 2010, 02:22:26 PM
100% civilian myself...I always enjoyed listening in on ch. 9 when flying United (if they have it switched on, which seems to be getting rarer); it's comforting as a passenger to compare the ATC instructions with the movement of the plane and so forth. (I thought about putting "nervous flyer" but I'm not really any more nervous than most, I'm guessing...especially when I can follow along!)

I knew about this site prior to the Colgan crash at Buffalo, but the event re-kindled my interest as it was in my hometown area.

I've shown my iPhone app to a friend who is a retired pilot...he thought it was pretty neat!
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Post by: jmrtlara on May 25, 2010, 03:55:15 AM
I'm an engineering student in Manila, Philippines and soon to be an Air Traffic Controller in RPHI. :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: johnr64 on May 25, 2010, 03:46:45 PM
i took flight school lots of years ago, and never had the wherewithall to finish with getting the actual license. I was too busy doing useless things. I'm still interested though, and the fast pace of the conversations keep the brain limber.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KHAOS on May 28, 2010, 08:37:31 PM
I am the son of a retired military pilot that is currently flying for the airlines.  I've spent many a night using liveATC.net to listen to my dad crossing the Atlantic and landing at JFK or BWI.  Quite amazing.

I am also a ramp agent at Salt Lake Int'l for UPS, and have always had an interest in aviation, ever since I could have a coherent thought.

Right now I am a student pilot at 32 hours looking to finish my PPL by 45 hours, with goals of eventually flying for a career.

I've got clips from my dad's flights, as well as my own.   Like father, like son.  It's great.  Thanks for the service, liveatc.net. :)


Update: After 6 months, I finally got my license 2 days ago, with a total of 58 hours so far. 

Also, left my job on the ramp so I could further my education.
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Post by: Bricktop on May 31, 2010, 01:18:24 PM
Live near JFK approaches for 4 and 13, fun to listen.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: carterman on June 04, 2010, 11:52:30 AM
I grew up around airplanes. Our current baby is a Cessna 180 J.  I have held a VFR ticket for about 15 years.  I listen mostly at work to my local airport KOXC.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: gunny1952 on July 20, 2010, 06:12:47 PM
Hi
I am a medical gounded commercial pilot been that way for about 12 years now.
Heart condition. Two open heart surgery's.
The only way any more for me to fly is flight Sim's and since I am on a small fixed income its a free one. So there are not to many bells and whistles.
Ysflight if anyone is familiar with it?
And yes I know its a really bad consolation to the real thing.Sim>>real.
Absolutely no feeling of flight.No procedures no contacts. No adrenaline although I tried to avoid that as much as possable :wink:.
I used to fly out of KSYR,Hancock. But now live in West Virginia (Not covered here BTW).
So basically I am trying to get some sort of feeling of being back in the right seat again.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: bigjuliechc on July 27, 2010, 03:09:27 PM
 :-) Hi, my name is Julius. I have been interested in aviation for most of my life(55 years old). My first flighrt was CHC-WLG In a Vickers Viscuont in 1964; my last flight was last week in a B733 CHC-AKL return. I have had about 50 International flights & innumerable domestic flights. The whole family is interested in aviation; at the moment, I have 2 brothers overseas, they will be back in CHC on Friday morning after being away for 4 weeks. So you can see I have a healthy interest in all things aviation for quite some time, although, I guess, not as long as some people on this site!  :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: blucenturion on September 05, 2010, 12:34:21 PM
I began using HF communications in the AF to receive and relay position reports to ATC from aircraft flying over the Caribbean, my next assignment took me to a new squadron where the comm. equipment hadn't fully been implemented before I left for Panama, where I ran phone patches to S. American capitals to U.S. Consulates and military missions. Next, to England for more HF air/ground communications, three years at that, then one year of MARS station work in GA, followed by UHF communications in Vietnam near the end of the conflict. At this point I re-trained into ATC, and worked a RAPCON in CA for eighteen months before going to work at an FAA tower, where I remained for twenty-one years. At the end of my AF career I began flight instructing, and recommended several students for their instrument check rides, as well as numerous private pilot recommendations. ATCs working as flight instructors was frowned upon by FAA, so I gave that interesting job up to concentrate on my new career. At present I am a daily user of X-Plane and I keep up my instrument skills in the B-787, a wonderfully maneuverable aircraft.

Glad to be here with such a diverse crowd. I learned about this place from my subscription to FlightAware newsletter.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: slack_plane on September 08, 2010, 12:38:10 AM
Dad was Army Air Corps, taught night instrument B-24 to lady ferry pilots, and primary in Ryan aircraft. I was eight when I could reach the rudder pedals and have been flying as I could afford it since. This site helps me a lot to slake that interest that just won't go away (are you gonig to play ball or just look at planes)

We'd like to get an idea of what careers or hobbies our listeners have.  What attracted you to this site and what might have caused you to be interested in listening to air traffic control communications?

We realize some of you may fall into multiple categories - just select the one you feel describes you best.

Thanks, and welcome to LiveATC.net!  I hope you enjoy the site.

Dave

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: ClayNCT on September 13, 2010, 07:41:06 PM
I'm an air traffic controller at NorCal Tracon located in Mather, CA.  This is an awesome site.  I had no idea so many people were interested in atc pilot communications.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: NoughtiSquiRRel on October 03, 2010, 07:35:47 AM
Hi everyone, I am a keen Flight Sim person and anything connected to aviation, i recently got an iphone and been mad downloading Apps, and seen this site last night so i thought join up and hopefully learn from others.

Thats me, nice to meet you all :-D
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Post by: prwnkl on October 07, 2010, 11:50:37 AM
Hello,
I'm a computer programmer by trade but flying is in my blood. Both my mom and dad were WWII era
pilots and I grew up among Flying magazines, gatherings of pilots, and hours at the airport
from as far back into the 50s as I can remember. Mom taught me alot about flying in the right
seat, she taught the cadets at Embry-Riddle so she is a natural.
I really enjoy listening to ATC Live and all the activity around KBOS. Thanks to all who
contribute the feeds and help me remember those special times in our little Cessna "Two To Tango".

Lance (aka prwnkl)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: swampdog on October 07, 2010, 04:52:36 PM
I'm a Private Pilot, and have been since 1976. I like listening to atc, and find it is also a great learning tool 8-)I also enjoy the posts from young student pilots, before they go solo. brings it all back.my first solo was almost my last.I landed on a grass runway that crosses a paved runway(which is a little higher)and as I hit the bump from the paved rwy,I pushed the throttle in again .. got it stopped about ten feet from a fence.. took awhile for the leg to stop shaking..
Title: Re: Listener demographics...which one of the following is you?
Post by: rayahead on October 13, 2010, 02:03:08 PM
 
First time here.  I'm going to do lots of listening.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: blake30 on October 13, 2010, 05:13:14 PM
I am a student pilot working on finishing up my PL and then keep moving up in the Aviation world flying commercial Jets for my uncle or Airlines eventually.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rthompsonmdog on October 15, 2010, 08:50:01 PM
I am a commercial SEL and MEL instrument pilot.  Fly only recreationally (at least for now).
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: taskatan on November 14, 2010, 07:14:31 PM
I'm a rational non-violent student of the universe, currently pre-occupied with this chemtrail/contrail broohaha.  I was doing some surfing today and came accross this forum.  I also came accross http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KSLC which as some of you might be aware of.  I figured on days when I see a lot of "trails", I might try and identify some of the aircraft over me - whether they are truly commercial flights, or something more "sinister".  The above flight tracking sight is delayed by 5 or 10 minutes, so I was wondering if this is the best available ATC monitoring system for your armchair conspiracy buff, or is there something better? 
Any contrail comments are welcome as well.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: pnwchief22 on November 18, 2010, 09:33:06 PM
Commercial Pilot - thinking about setting up a feed site, my antenna site is with 75 miles of Seattle, in a blind area in Eastern Washington..... feeding 127.050; 126.100; 132.600; 128.450 for Seattle Inbound and Outbound traffic;

126.400 for Grant County Approach

doug
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: t28pilot on November 18, 2010, 10:05:13 PM
Love this place!

I hold Commercial/Multi/Instrument and A&P and currently own and fly a North American T-28 and Piper Geronimo twin. I enjoy teaching students on our ATC 610 flight simulator using the ATC LIVE.net feeds as a way to spark /keep interest in flying. I am writing new instrument approaches for Mexico and the MMUN feeds are very critical to the approaches in a sense they make it all seem real! Thanks for the website! 8-

Scott
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dozing4dollars on November 30, 2010, 12:16:37 PM
I occasionally listen to the audio site to track my  family's airline movements in real time (assuming their DEPT/ARR airports are online).

I retired last year as an Airline Pilot after 25 years of service and flew jets for almost 33 years. I have flown or am type rated in most of the modern Boeing and Airbus family of jets both internationally and domestically. I was a USAF/ANG pilot for about 10 years as well.

Nice site overall!
Title: Joanna from poland
Post by: joannamaria1973 on December 21, 2010, 05:01:51 PM
I'm just a nervous flyer but also curious to know things. I love to watch Watch Air traffic live and listen Live Atc.net commands from Warsaw tower. Sometimes I listen other airports. Anyway it is fun and let me realize that all this flying is as normal as going on the bus or so. Regards to all.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: ridejumpfly on December 21, 2010, 08:54:39 PM
Should add one more option, ATC and Commerical Pilot. +1  :wink:
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: SteveDJ on January 05, 2011, 04:26:28 PM
Was very pleasantly surprised to find this site! I've been listening to ATC radio since 25 years now and never thought to check it out on the Internet until recently. I travelled a lot through Europe back then and picked up a pocket FM/Air radio locally. I found myself listening to the airband almost as much as the local jazz and rock FM, maybe because of the laid back English chatter that reminded me of home and was somehow relaxing. It's great to hear this stuff now on the Internet too and to know there's a whole lot of other folk from all walks who appreciate it as well!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: sever on January 15, 2011, 03:35:57 AM
Hello, I am air traffic controller from Russia, from  Siberia.  liveatc.net is excellent site.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: bromster on January 15, 2011, 01:04:24 PM
Hi All,

I'm ATC based in South Africa. It's great to listen and discover how things are done in different corners of the world. Awesome site.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Crapal on January 27, 2011, 07:02:47 AM
Hi everyone,
I'm a professional pilot and need to perform the European FCL 1.028 ranking test. So this site is very useful to train myself listening to American and Canadian traffics (mainly, European ones are easier to understand...)
Thanks for this very good experience sharing site.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on February 01, 2011, 06:29:41 AM
Hi everyone,
I'm a professional pilot and need to perform the European FCL 1.028 ranking test. So this site is very useful to train myself listening to American and Canadian traffics (mainly, European ones are easier to understand...)
Thanks for this very good experience sharing site.

Great to hear - this is one of the key purposes for the site so glad to hear it's being put to good use.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rebel66 on February 02, 2011, 01:35:34 AM
I was a computer tech (AFSC 30554) in the Air Force. My first assignment out of tech school in 1975 was at Cody Hall, maintaining the ATC RAPCON simulator when it was brand new and totally a "one of".  I'd always been interested in science and was a ham radio enthusiast as a child during the 50's and 60's. I retired from the computer industry in 1998 and live in a hi-rise just west of downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The final to CLE is visible from my window. It's addictive!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: map47 on February 06, 2011, 01:50:20 PM
hi,
i am recently retired from NAV CANADA,i was an ATOS(AIR TRAFFIC OPS SPECIALIST) dealing with flight plans,notams ,weather.miss the job and the people.just found this site quite enjoyable,good to hear from people in and out of the aviation field from all over the world! regards map47

p.s.looking for an aviation documentary called FLYING HEAVY METAL hosted by BRUCE DICKINSON,lead singer with IRON MAIDEN and qualified b757 pilot.any help appreciated in finding this,has not been released in NORTH AMERICA.it is a history of jet travel.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Spedz on February 21, 2011, 02:08:12 PM
Hey everybody,

            I am a emt and my wife is also in the medical field (BS in MA)...Hoping to get all the training to be a Flight Medic/Nurse...My Wife and I have listened to this site for a very long time and we now are putting KBAK on line just waiting on Dave to make it live. My wife and I are getting ready to get our Tech Ham radio license (we hope wish us luck for March 9th 2011) I am wanting to go and get my private Pilots license and I am pretty sure that I am going to take next semester off to do some flight training (figure if I have a pilots license with Helicopter and Comm. endorsements after I get my RN I will be more likely to be pulled into a flight Medic/RN position). I also love to work with my hands so I might get my A&P cert since it doesnt take to long at a local college and I can do it at night. So I guess I am one of those people who have a lot of things on there plate if I get it all great if not its good to have dreams right.  I mean what can you expect from a family who is getting ready to have there first child (besides my daughter from a previous marriage) and naming him Joshua Royce Allen ****. Hey Royce makes the best engines IMO.... LOL.  But all and all I love the site. I had to change partners on the rig because he got tired of listening to live atc on the computer in the rig when we was waiting on runs!!!!!! Well I have ran my mouth long enough....Thanks everyone who has made this site possible!!!!!! :evil:
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: TVNewsChopper on April 06, 2011, 09:06:47 PM
I am a student pilot and lifelong aviation enthusiast.  In the poll I checked the box for News Media because I am an Aerial Photojournalist based in Detroit.  I operate a FLIR HD camera nose-mounted on a Eurocopter A-350BII.  We provide the aerial footage for the three network affiliates in Detroit.  I would say that I use this site mainly for personal use.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Trinity2774 on April 16, 2011, 12:26:15 PM
I am a wannabe pilot...and I enjoy listening to the ATC communications.  I find it a great learning tool.  I wish I had the money to enroll in flight training, but alas, I don't  :(  But I like listening to and reading what all you real pilots and controllers have to say!!  Speaking of which, is there anyone living near the Canadian north that might be able to pick up a feed from Yellowknife, NWT?  There is a show on the Canadian History Channel (I am A canuck) called "Ice Pilots:NWT" and its about Buffalo Airlines who fly supply lines to the remote Northern communities in the Canadian North.  Its REALLY interesting and I would love to be able to hear the pilot communications...Let me know if anyone has or knows of a feed up there!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: TIGA31328 on April 20, 2011, 02:15:17 AM
I have always been interested in airplanes, grew up on the coast and always saw airlines and Coast Guard flying over.  I eventually joined the Coast Guard, and now I travel for work A LOT and flight, ATC, etc. all interests me a great deal.  :)

-Patrick
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Gedit on April 22, 2011, 07:57:21 PM
Been listening to scanners since I was a teenager ... had scanner ntennas on my first car which got me pulled over more than once by the local cops (I already had a questionable reputation in town). I live next to a small muncipal airport and am under one of the approach paths.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: eltors0 on June 08, 2011, 01:40:48 PM
I have always had a great interest in aviation. My first word was airplane. Forward ahead a few years, joined the military to be an air traffic controller. I've been doing ATC now for about 2 and a half years.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: smokey0458 on June 13, 2011, 02:05:22 PM
student LSA pilot about a week away from my checkride, I've been listening to Live ATC to catch on to transmissions from the first day. My flight school is now telling all incoming students to listen in. It really helps pick up the transmission style and helps make it not that intimidating the first time you push the transmit button.   I've been able to listen so often I even recognised some of the local C approach controllers by voice. Great site!!!!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rapxxiitor on June 17, 2011, 09:53:27 PM
Dad was a B-24 pilot and post war instructor. Got my private in 1971, but haven't flown since the late '80's. In the '50's, we kids rode our tricycles on the 3 runways at Salinas, which was our playground. Our airshows consisted of flour bombing, upwind deadstick spot landing competition, and drunk acts. Have to say it. Those were the days.
    Great site. Glad I found it.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: masterkeymaster on June 21, 2011, 05:31:13 PM
I am a Ham Radio Operator, with a private Pilot license-instrument, I also work for a cargo company out of Philadelphia International airport.

Only a hope skip and a jump away from a commercial and I am out of there!
Required
- BFR
-Instrument Current
-Wrtien commercial
-Complex check out
-Commercial man.

Floowed by Multi engine
Requirment
Oral
3 hours of Flight for prep.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Mandy on June 21, 2011, 06:52:52 PM
Hi! I actually feel like an intruder here as I'm neither a pilot nor an ATC. I'm an English teacher specializing in aviation English radiotelephone communication and I must thank LiveATC for the opportunity to gain insight into the aviation world. I have always loved airplanes and flying and maybe one day I will have my own license :wink:

My father and other members of my family always showed a passion for everything related to aircraft, so I decided to focus my teaching in that direction.

All the best to those who make flying the safest way to travel...

Mandy

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Delta741 on July 11, 2011, 11:30:43 PM
I'm really none of the options. I'm just someone who hopes one day to become a pilot, but listen to ATC while I save up money.

This is a fantastic site. I especially like Kennedy airport, because I'm a Brit living in Australia, and American accents are practically unheard of.

Besides, of course, one man in Sydney Approach who is quite obviously some sort of American, he has the accent and says "descend and maintain".
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: a lex on July 19, 2011, 10:13:37 AM
Area controller at Maastricht UAC, Eurocontrol.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Robert Larson on July 22, 2011, 03:55:05 PM
Just changed my vote from Student to Private Pilot as I just passed my checkride today!   This site was an invaluable resource. I actually got praise from the examiner who about my radio work. She said I did an excellent job and I think a lot of that is due to listening to ATC here for hours and hours. I can't wait to start hearing my own voice on recordings here as I start doing longer flights to airports beyond my own backyard.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Chadan on July 22, 2011, 06:20:04 PM
Congratulations Bob!! I'm hoping to get mine later this summer. But not too much later!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: t3hwookie90 on August 15, 2011, 04:50:08 PM
Commercial MEL/SEL rated pilot at WMU.
Working on my CFI and AT/CTI ratings.
Navy hopeful, if not, commercial aviation is a close second.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: janava on August 19, 2011, 05:53:31 PM
Anything to do with airliners and flying fascinates me. I was in my youth years an airline photo/postcard collector. I am an airline spotter, use to take pictures and hear air traffic communications. I wanted to be a pilot but in those days wearing glasses where not allowed.

Janava

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: sokromo on September 05, 2011, 09:03:56 AM
I'm someone that lives on a hope to be a pilot someday  :|
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: ramelito on September 06, 2011, 08:45:26 AM
Hi, my name is Anton and i am providing UUWW feed for you.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: sever on September 09, 2011, 01:07:37 AM
thanks a lot Anton
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: notaperfectpilot on September 09, 2011, 07:18:11 AM
I found this site while looking for some information on a local plane crash. I never dreamed about having a recording of the crash much less let alone a web site that had LIVEATC!!! This site, among several, has really fueled my interest to fly and in ATC. THANKS SO MUCH DAVE!!!!!!!
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Post by: dave on September 09, 2011, 07:19:44 AM
Glad to hear it - you can thank the many volunteers as well for providing feeds in many parts of the world.  Good luck with your flying!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: notaperfectpilot on September 09, 2011, 07:23:03 AM
Glad to hear it - you can thank the many volunteers as well for providing feeds in many parts of the world.  Good luck with your flying!
Thanks Dave...I hope to begin flying lessons in about a year and a half. A BIG thank you to everyone else that has contributed to this site...It means so much to me...
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: N4CYA on October 14, 2011, 10:25:21 AM
I'm Jamie -waves-. Currently a Amateur Radio operator that likes to travel either by airplane, helicopter, train or by boat. I've been listening to LiveATC for a year now I enjoy using it when I am traveling from one airport to another and listen on to pilots talking to the flight tower. My dad served in the US Marines for 22 1/2 almost 23 years so I got to see the states never went over seas I was too young to go. Thank you LiveATC staff for brining this great site to us!

- Jamie (N4CYA)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: metalmike on November 08, 2011, 04:34:49 PM
As of now I'm a student pilot, but I voted Pilot hobbyist (Flight Sim) cause I do that more frequently, obviously.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: gotigersgo on November 21, 2011, 09:01:40 PM
Real world controller at ZJX.  They did a briefing the other day at work, and this website was included.  The basic gist of the briefing is that people are listening.  Well, nobody outside of the FAA is listening to me because none of the sectors I work are currently on this site.  And the center is in the middle of NOWHERE.

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Jhamblett on November 27, 2011, 10:45:33 AM
  I am a CPC at Boston Center.   Always have loved listening to ATC conversation and decided to control over fly.  Best decision i ever made     Message for "Jason"  If you are the liaison for the HPN area, how come we are not able to get the Boston center frequencies for the New York area.  134.0, 134.3, 128.1, 125.57.  Most of those are broadcast out of BDR.  Would be a great tool for the trainees at Boston center, I am a newly checkout CPC and would have loved to hear myself going through training.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: kdrive23 on November 28, 2011, 09:07:41 PM
Hi y'all....I'm one of the few who checked "nervous flyer" on the poll.  :-D

Despite my fear of flying (I do still fly occasionally), I have always been interested in big, loud machines such as airplanes.  I live in Alexandria, VA and am around DCA frequently (riding bike, returning rental cars, etc.) and I have always enjoyed watching the traffic, especially from Gravelly Point.  My next goal is to get a look at the A380, but IAD is a really crappy place for plane spotting, so I'm hoping an airline will start service into BWI at some point.  The other option is to catch the Emirates service into Manchester, UK, next time I'm there visiting friends.

I love listening to ATC and watching trackers on flightstats, flightaware and Casper at the same time (although the delay is annoying).  My favorite ATC feeds are generally DCA, JFK and AMS (those Dutch controllers are so pleasant and calm!).

Thanks for having me on your site!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Edinburgh Tower on November 29, 2011, 10:49:08 AM
Hey guys, I'm an ATCO at Edinburgh in Scotland (EGPH). Joined up to have a listen to my collegues around the globe :)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: pvaughan on December 05, 2011, 03:19:12 PM
I'm an architect in California who went to air shows with my family while growing up.  My father and brothers were avid fans of military aviation.  I guess it rubbed off on me.  Anyway, from time to time I like to stream a feed while simultaneously streaming classical music via Pandora or Rhapsody.  Makes for a nice 'white noise' while I work.  I also like to track relatives progress as the travel around.

Thanks for all your work.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: peterroscoe on December 25, 2011, 10:28:53 PM
Hi all I'm Peter, I work for a large worldwide air freight handler in Perth Western Australia

One of my long time loves in life is aviation so when i recently landed ;-) my current job many of my wishes came true
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: geodementia on January 03, 2012, 07:39:46 AM
Hi there,

My name is Geoff and I fit into a few categories...  I'm an Amateur Radio operator / scanner enthusiast currently living in Alice Springs, Australia. I currently hold a Student Pilot's license (SPL - Passed GFPT) and am working my way towards my PPL.

I worked in the RAAF for several years as a Comms Tech, mainly on HF Air/Ground/Air systems, so have been around both aviation and 'monitoring' for some time.

Since there isn't much to listen to here in the Alice, I've dedicated one of my scanners to provide the YBAS feed.

Cheers,
Geoff 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: DEN 777 on January 07, 2012, 04:03:13 PM
I listen to Live ATC because I enjoy the sound from Kona International Airport.  As a triathlete, it is my goal to get back to Kona for the Ironman World Championships, and listening to the feed from Kona brings back great memories of The Big Island.
In the past my jobs have had me travel to all corners of the contiguous 48 states, and I enjoy hearing the ATC from the places I have been.  For me, the flying was always the fun part. 
I also like to listen to places I haven't been, such as Australia. 
All in all, this is a great site!
Cheers!
Chris
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: aalifk357 on January 08, 2012, 05:55:10 PM
Does anyone know what happened to the KATL feeds and where can I find them live online for FREE?
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: TomCat4680 on January 10, 2012, 01:30:15 AM
Hi I'm Tom. Here's some info about me.

I've been listening to scanners for almost 13 years. Mostly public safety, utilities and railroads and of course ATC. I became interested in ATC monitoring back in 1999 when I'd listen to KFNT from my parents' house which is 5 miles from it with their 40' AGL high gain amplified directional TV antenna. Now I got my own place 15 miles from it and I've recently been visiting it and other major airports in the state in the car while monitoring their ATC. I'm here to learn more about ATC monitoring and equipment that'll improve my reception; and meet some new friends too.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Solent Radar on January 20, 2012, 05:55:01 AM
I put myself as a Ham Radio operator, although my licence has lapsed .

Got my first 'airband' radio in the early 1980's. It was an Amstrad thing that had an extended FM broadcast band to allow 'slope' detection of the AM aircraft signals.

A red tuning light would light up on strong aircraft signals - that would always cause great excitement as a kid, as I lived 40 miles from an airport at the time and away from usual flight paths. I remember receiving the Queens Flight 'Kitty' on that at one time as I lived near Sandringham.

Most notable RX transmissions;

Final transatlantic flight of Concorde coming over Bristol Filton . Managed to receive the BBC News interview with the Pilot.

Receiving the M.I.R. Russian space craft as it passed overhead - actually, this was quite common, but the 'doppler' shift was interesting to hear on RX.

Listening to the Red Arrows 9 display at Bournemouth UK last Summer, then hearing the first report of the downed Arrow (and sad loss of pilot), whilst watching 'Shipfinder' to see progress of both Coastguard rescue helicopter on route to the scene from Portland and Lee-on-Solent.

Local airport is Bournemouth International (Hurn) airport UK.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Zau_Lew on February 15, 2012, 04:49:39 PM
My wife and I like to listen to the folks at C90 while we're barbequing in the backyard. 

ZAU here.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: w7psk on February 16, 2012, 12:12:57 PM
Good Day
I'm an avid user of Live ATC for couple years now and figured Id join in and see about giving back by providing the local airport. I use
live ATC at Boeing Field in Seattle (KBFI) when I'm down there testing and I like to set at the runway end and listen to the
tower on Live ATC.

My work is currently as a Boeing Avionics Systems Engineer at Paine Field (KPAE) and Ham Radio operator for 35 years. 

I am trying to garner enough info to provide Paine Field to Live ATC as its the home of the Boeing Large
Aircraft Division( 747, 767, 777 and 787)

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: DaisyUK on February 19, 2012, 03:11:28 PM
Hello!

Well I couldn't tick any of the choices listed and  I'm not in anyway associated with the work of aviation (manager for a financial services company)

But I do love flying (both for work and for pleasure)  I *was* a nervous passenger but after completing a course I'm not bothered by turbulence etc anymore so I can now fly all over the world which is great.  I'm really interested in most aspects of civil aviation and I stumbled upon this site from Flyer Talk. 

I especially like listening to the traffic at Eham - the controllers are so calm and pleasant - the KLM pilots too.  Infact I just got back from AMS today and decided to log on and listen only to find the link broken  :-(

Hope its back soon! 

MANY thanks to everyone who gives their time so generously to provide the services on this web site - its much appreciated!

Daisy
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: C1202 on February 28, 2012, 03:52:45 AM
HI I am a ham radio operator (for 7 years) who got interested in ATC listening in the last year. I started listening to ATC frequencies  on a remote radio receiver website and then came over here to LiveATC. I like listening to LSZH and LSGG .
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: squawkzip42 on April 09, 2012, 12:47:11 PM
Hey all!
Long time listener of the airwaves, favorites include JFK, PIT, and DCA. I am a student pilot and I am starting ATC school this May.

Love the site!

Steve
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Delta741 on April 15, 2012, 06:39:18 AM

I especially like listening to the traffic at Eham - the controllers are so calm and pleasant - the KLM pilots too. 

I love KLM pilots. There's often a few at JFK.
I still find the time to drop in on one of the approach frequencies at JFK, quite entertaining.

Considering training to become an air traffic controller. Have given up on my goal of saving enough money to get a pilot license for the time being, so my previous post on this thread can be discounted.  :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: RonR on May 04, 2012, 10:31:30 AM
Hi everyone,

I've been feeding the ZBW/ZNY/ZDC (JFK Area) NY Feed for several months now and am very happy to be providing it.

I've been a private pilot for over 20 years and have been listening to aviation communications on scanners and HF radios for decades.  I grew up in NYC and would, on occasion, travel to JFK by local buses just to watch the planes take off and land from the parking lot atop the PanAm terminal (now Delta).  It provided a great view of the airport.  Sadly, you can't go up there anymore.  I even once rode my bicycle to JFK and sat under one of the runway 13R approach light towers about 200 yds from the runway threshold.  Now that was an experience...

Now I live out on Long Island just out of range of JFK so I can only hear the pilot's side of communications on my scanner.  Thanks to this site I can hear it all!

Regards, Ron
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: swampdog on May 15, 2012, 06:23:18 PM
Private Pilot since 1976
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: denverpilot on June 23, 2012, 02:53:47 AM
KAPA Tower feed guy.

Fly a 182.

Have (or had?) an aviation podcast. Trying to decide.

Hi. Nice to meet ya. ;)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: LadyFlyer on August 01, 2012, 05:21:07 PM
Private Pilot.  Recently purchased my first airplane and am returning to aviation after 10 years on the ground.  Need to dust off the cobwebs a little.

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: WilliamJSS on September 17, 2012, 04:11:11 PM
PPL, Vatsim, Family man.

Father of two and one more on the way. As life has happened and kids are growing at the speed of light, I find that the money that used to go to my local 72 is now going to the family.

After searching YouTube one day for ATC chatter I ran across VatSim videos and the rest was history. Vatsim in turn led me here.

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: muzyck on September 23, 2012, 03:40:02 PM
I live on the path for the flights coming into JFK from Europe. Many moons ago I used to listen to the communications coming out of Ronkonkoma on my multi band while watching the traffic stacked up over eastern Long Island. Times have changed. The days of watching all of those 747s at the same time are long gone. My career path took me into the industry briefly, but I am now in the Financial services industry. I still live in the same area and can look out the window from my home office and see the flights come in while listening here and using FlightAware as a rference. Last few days have been interesting. Seems as if the ROBER frequency 125.7 has been compromised by interference in the form of music and a bunch of flights that would normally come in west of JFK have been sent east for a 180 in front of my office. I have never seen this before today. Cool stuff.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: bikergeek on October 10, 2012, 02:09:23 PM
I have been using MS Flight Sim for probably 20 years. Never took any real flying lessons but find flight very exciting. Have been up in small aircraft several times and really enjoy it. No fear for me!

Been listening to airport frequencies for several decades. I'm on my third or fourth scanner, starting with a Bearcat 110; probably one of the first programmable scanners. It was great.

Now using a Radio Shack Pro-160 digital handheld and I just signed up and in test mode as a "backup" feed for KFRG Republic in Farmingdale, NY USA.

BTW, I have no idea what a VATSIM is. Help!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Safe T. on December 28, 2012, 05:53:59 PM
Hello, everyone! I'm an ATCO in Lviv ACC,  :mrgreen:Ukraine. I do enjoy aviation spotting much. Also I passionately dedicate some time to MFS using b737 classic, trying to make it by the book(in my eyes, it does make a good sense even for my profession). Thank you, The "LiveATC.net" Founders and Managers!You have a splendid idea came true years ago with this kind of source! No doubt you have lots of thanx from the likes of me, but could anyone promote the idea of the iPhone LiveATC App being free :evil:?
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: FLLflyboy on January 08, 2013, 12:51:18 AM
Hello

I am a real-world ATC at an airport in the Caribbean. I have been an avid Flight Simmer for years, started getting involved with FSX communities, and eventually found my way onto LiveATC. I graduated CTI a few years after I received my Bachelors, got picked up as a controller over the summer and would love to eventually earn my PPL. Until then, I am excited to see where my new career will take me.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: CaptainChris on January 23, 2013, 01:27:17 PM
Airplane enthusiast - many models as a kid in the 60s.  Now a large boat driver.
My son drives a C-17 & teaches T-1s for USAF - he turned me onto this iApp - lovin it !
GREAT STUPH!

BTW: Any idea where the feed for Del Rio INTL went ?

Thanks for bein here !

C/Chris
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: KeithB on January 23, 2013, 11:41:09 PM
Hi Folks

I am a Brit living in Dubai, where I gained a PPL in 1998. Haven't flown for a long time but hopefully will revalidate everything sometime this year. Normally fly a PA-28-161 out of OMDB.

All the best

Keith
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: GauzeGuy on February 02, 2013, 01:35:27 AM
'twas nice to reset my vote from student pilot to private pilot. However, just started on the instrument rating so it feels like I'm back to student pilot

AKA: clearedtoXZYairportviaWhaever4departuredirectXZYVORthenasfiledClimbAndMaintain8000expect10000,10minutesAfterDepartureDpeartureFrequency123.45squawk1234 -- or so it sounds like!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: N90-EWR-TX on April 16, 2013, 03:41:50 AM
22+ years as a controller at the New York Tracon. I've been lurking for a while, though only registered recently.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: MugRootbeerdude#7 on April 19, 2013, 09:31:47 PM
We'd like to get an idea of what careers or hobbies our listeners have.  What attracted you to this site and what might have caused you to be interested in listening to air traffic control communications?

We realize some of you may fall into multiple categories - just select the one you feel describes you best.

Thanks, and welcome to LiveATC.net!  I hope you enjoy the site.

Dave

me well i love to fly and i know live atc can put me on my toes to learn Weather reports and so on and so fourth!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: bugalou on May 28, 2013, 10:06:55 AM
I play a little Flight Simulator X, and just enjoy aviation in general.  I would like to try and get my pilot's license at some point when my life calms down some.  I host the LiveATC feeds for Memphis (KMEM) and Atlantic City (KACY).  Otherwise professionally, am an IT architect for a fortune 500 company with about 12 years experience in the IT field.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: yastheprince on June 29, 2013, 05:07:04 PM
Hello Every one My name is Yas and i come From Uk. I have Got nothing To do with the aviation, I was listening ATC Conversation on Youtube And From there i got here, As well as i am introducing myself i kinda got a question To ask as well Live Atc is on Android Market As well How many countries Control Tower Conversations We can Listen To. I wanna listen to middle east side india pakistan side are they available too as well thank you.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on June 29, 2013, 05:12:55 PM
Hello Every one My name is Yas and i come From Uk. I have Got nothing To do with the aviation, I was listening ATC Conversation on Youtube And From there i got here, As well as i am introducing myself i kinda got a question To ask as well Live Atc is on Android Market As well How many countries Control Tower Conversations We can Listen To. I wanna listen to middle east side india pakistan side are they available too as well thank you.

Hi Yas-

There are over 800 streams to listen to.  We have a little intermittent coverage in Pakistan but no coverage in India due to regulations there prohibiting listening to ATC.  We also have no coverage in UK, Italy, and Germany.

Dave

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: ATCzero on July 07, 2013, 11:44:28 AM
I'm a controller at Los Angeles Center. Been listening for awhile, I also send my family here to listen to me on the radio, to get a small clue of what I'm doing! [ie: NOT in a tower, etc]
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: WomanOfHeart on July 10, 2013, 04:06:01 PM
I'm a communications hobbyist. I'm also the daughter of a retired Air Traffic Controller who was a private pilot and flight instructor. We used sit outside the airport watching the planes take off and land, and listen to the chatter between the tower and the pilots for fun! I knew more about planes and ATC than any 7 year-old-girl should have known back then. LOL!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dbaoracel on July 23, 2013, 02:16:31 PM
How about adding one for a private pilot with instrument rating?

I'm a 47 year old private pilot with my instrument rating. Probably will work on my commercial ticket in the next year (I'm always working on SOMETHING - this seems like a good next project!). Live in near KLAS, land of impossible density altitude in the high afternoons of July and August. I write books, work on databases and other like things. Been flying all my life, grew up flying with my father and just carried on.  :-D
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: spades on July 23, 2013, 03:16:11 PM
Controller at Memphis Center
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: B6BusDriver on July 23, 2013, 10:49:36 PM
I've been listening to ATC here for many years. As a student pilot I used the site to learn how to effectively communicate with ATC. I'm now an Airbus A320 pilot for a major US airline. It's still fun for me to listen to the live feed during major weather events.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Jet-A Jedi on July 24, 2013, 04:34:16 PM
I pump Jet-A for a living, hence the name. Worked the ramp at KIND for almost nine years now, currently with Skytanking USA. I've been around aviation all my life.

My Dad retired from Indy Center back in 2003 after 34 years. Making his way up to Manager of Training when he retired.


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Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Jet-A Jedi on July 24, 2013, 04:38:50 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/25/dusuve5e.jpg)My view at work today....


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Title: You asked for an introduction, well here it is (not very exciting, I'm sorry!)
Post by: RocketScienceBooks on July 31, 2013, 10:23:46 AM
Moving to Mojave, CA within the next month.

A friend suggested that I look into listening to some radio traffic, which I know very little about.

I used to work for 911 (as in "911, what is your emergency?) currently with an ambulance company, and sell books about rocket science as a hobby.

I told you it wasn't very exciting! :p

Marlena
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Vitor De Simone on August 02, 2013, 09:38:41 PM
My name is Vitor im from Brazil im 24 and im already a comercial pilot mlte ifr i have done the jet treinner in a boing 737-800 and now im learning English to do the ICAO test.I hope to be in a international Arline company soon.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: eco27 on August 11, 2013, 05:16:25 AM
I'm new here I'm radioamateur since 45 yrs ago I like to listen all kind of communications I think  this is a great site., I can colaborate to feed Air Traffic of my area.
Congratulations people is working in this great project .
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Matt M on October 22, 2013, 07:04:13 PM
I work as a Conductor for BNSF Railway
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: falstro on October 26, 2013, 12:54:08 PM
Been lurking for quite a while now, but I just recently got my ticket (PPL), hoping to get an instrument rating as well eventually. I've considered working towards going pro, but I figured I'm too old (31) by now.
I grew up in Sweden, but I'm currently living in Germany (license is german, too). And I'm a computer programmer by day.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: solip on October 27, 2013, 05:00:46 AM
ha , I am a new and a real world ATC  :evil:
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Plane Whisperer on November 18, 2013, 12:10:48 AM
Not trying to split hairs on you Dave, but seeing "Air Traffic Controller (hobbyist, VATSIM, IVAO, etc.)" makes my skin crawl. It's like a guy who plays a lot of Call of Duty calling himself a soldier.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on November 18, 2013, 10:10:37 AM
Not trying to split hairs on you Dave, but seeing "Air Traffic Controller (hobbyist, VATSIM, IVAO, etc.)" makes my skin crawl. It's like a guy who plays a lot of Call of Duty calling himself a soldier.

I would agree that it's splitting hairs.  :)

Especially since the next line clearly says: Air Traffic Controller (real world)

There are "pretend" controllers who put a lot of time in to learn the 7110.65 and a lot more (in-depth real-world procedures).  And I've stood right next to real-world controllers who would hire some of these pretend controllers in a heartbeat.

Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Jahace on November 28, 2013, 07:52:09 AM
I'm an air traffic controller in the Portuguese Air Force, and in future, i hope to join the civilian control in europe:D
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rwerner1701 on January 04, 2014, 08:44:34 PM
Hi from a newbie in upstate NY near KALB. I've always enjoyed listening to ATC as I can see many jets flying overheard on a clear day. These folks talk faster then I can think most days. Especially some of the busier airports. I really used this site when I was flying into and out of KLAX. It was fun being able to listen in on my flight when we got close to the airport before the 10K "turn off all electronics" alert. When I'm in an airport during an extended layover or when I'm waiting to leave I'll tune in the local ATC so I can hear what's going on.
BTW> I am a ham call sign KC4URW

Bob Werner
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Tamiola on January 09, 2014, 06:41:31 AM
 Hello, I just could not sleep and went in the back yard and looked up in the sky and saw a plane just cruising around and thought to myself... hmm, that would be so nice to be able to just go flying in the clear sky (if it was possible).  Especially when I could not sleep.  Unfortunately I do not have an air vehicle so that is not an option. 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: mperry on January 18, 2014, 09:23:59 PM
I have the same dream when I gaze into the sky.


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Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: roeljamil on March 11, 2014, 03:38:46 PM
Helo guys!

My name is Roël. Born on the sweet caribbean island of Aruba! 26 years of age and I am finishing my Bachelors in Structural engineering. I have obtained my Private Pilot License Theoritical exam a few years back. I was also a member of the Red Cross Aruba where I first started  working with radio telecommunication and I got to learn a whole different world. When I was a child I had a bigger cousin who worked as an F16 Technician, Dutch Air Force. I got fascinated by the idea of flying. So there is where it all began. Every Saturday or Sunday I go Plane spotting, with my scanner of course. And now after years of using LiveATC.net I want to give back to others what I had in my time.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: LHR2/3 on March 12, 2014, 06:53:47 PM

Hi All: Just came across this site as I was checking on my Mum's flight arrival into Toronto from LAX today. I am (more so was) a 'spotter' living a few miles from London Heathrow until age 16 when we moved to Canada. Until then, I lived and breathed airliners and airlines. In addition to being a spotter and making weekly trips to LHR for that purpose, I was able to travel extensively by plane and collect everything airline related ... mostly postcards and playing cards (not many airlines do those anymore).  I used to live right next to the approach for LHR's runway 23, just beyond the outer marker. It was the old cross-wind runway and is now abandoned, but watching the planes come in and hear the pilots sometimes struggle with the approach got me hooked to ATC transmissions .. great to know this site exists. Cheers!
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Post by: life877 on March 13, 2014, 09:43:24 AM
When I was a kid, to stop me from doing stupid things,  my dad would offer me 10 cents every time I could spot a plane. it became a healthy obsession until now except my dad stopped paying me after couple of yrs hehe

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Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: kaycekwon on March 13, 2014, 08:28:16 PM
I'm currently attending Korea Aerospace University to be a Korean air traffic controller. Im hoping to learn and take a lot of knowledge and skills that I lack from Live ATC and its users.
Excited to be here. :-D
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Twocky61 on March 21, 2014, 04:37:43 AM
Live ATC Net is probably the best airband streaming site on line

There are many interesting ATC audio files including the whole fifteen minute audio from the Hudson River landing whereas elsewhere you only hear the main audio from Captain Sully to ATC

One file I have yet to find is the 1hr 30min audio from 9-11 where Cleveland Centre lose contact with the American Airlines flight which subsequently strikes WTC - The entire audio is available on YouTube and the typed transcript running to 45 A4 sheets is available on another site - also on YT is FDNY's audio but obviously that is not ATC related

So a big cheer for LiveATC Net - Thankyou for such a briiliant site

Not to forget the live ATC feeds, I notice Shannon & Dublin Eire are available to stream but no airport in the uk such as London Heathrow or London Gatwick for example - Is the reason this that uk ATC do not release their feeds for online streaming?

Thankyou again for providing Live ATC Net for aviation geeks such as me :-D

Nick Attwell (Twocky61)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: LHR2/3 on March 25, 2014, 05:38:20 PM
It is technically illegal to listen to UK ATC. However, it is one of those laws rarely or perhaps never enforced judging by the hundreds of spotters who use their airband scanners for personal use. Of course, the authorities would take action if there was a single entity live-streaming transmissions over the 'net.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: RNC on April 28, 2014, 12:13:05 AM
Pilot here.  Not for a living, just privately for my own enjoyment (and money pit...)

This is by far the best site out there for students to learn ATC comm procedures with.  I used it extensively when I was a student.  I listened to Houston approach and Houston Hobby tower if I remember correctly, for hours and hours and hours when I was working on my PPL a few years back.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: mlucido on May 02, 2014, 04:20:22 PM


I am a pilot's son - couldn't become a pilot as I am colorblind and can not pass the tests but I am interested in ATC. I listen to KLAS mostly  because I am also interested in Vegas  8-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: jrpop1 on June 28, 2014, 02:36:02 AM
 Hello to all. I'm Jim and new to the site. I'm not involved in the Aviation Industry but have always been interested in it. I've flown quite a bit commercial and military as a passenger when I was younger. I have a brother that has his private pilot's license and a cousin who is a retired Navy pilot.
 I live in the Memphis, TN area and am a casual scanner listener to air traffic control, public safety and some others. I'm a retired stationary engineer of 35 years.
 I look forward to reading here and learning. I probably won't have much to offer or to say unless I have a question, eyes and ears open, mouth shut  :-). Thanks for having me and y'all take care.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Jonathank on July 16, 2014, 11:00:03 AM
I have been an FSS for 19 years now, partially an IFR fan. It always interests me to know how IFR controllers do their shift changes, manage, split/combine their workloads. Also, different FSS stations with varied levels of service and the meteorology aspect too. Once a year if possible, I listen to my own feeds from visiting the adjacent sector and follow the controllers' rotations. That's all for now.


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Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: trichorse on July 30, 2014, 03:56:04 PM
I'm the relative of a former (retired) employee at the NTSB.  I find the different ways pilots verbally deal with the stress of emergency situations interesting.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Lynch_Christopher on August 01, 2014, 02:22:23 AM
Currently a Operations Coordinator for Jetblue airways at their Station Operations Control Center at John F Kennedy International Airport in Terminal 5.  Majored in Aviation/Air Traffic Management.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rustybugs11 on August 12, 2014, 10:17:38 PM
Hi all!
Tell you about myself....retired USAF F-4 crew chief Almost 20 years ago (God, I am old). Did 17 years working the bent wing bug sucker. Just a fan of all you folks, pilots and controllers. I am slowly going through the archives to catch up on all the different situations that have happened and find the discussions very informative. Although, I must admit, when some of you really start with the technical stuff, I am lost. which is ok with me. I will not embarrass myself by asking a dumb question unless it would be relevant :oops:. Unfortunately, almost all of the older stuff, videos and links to the NTSB and FAA and other sites are no longer available to read or watch  :cry:
I am in Las Vegas, so I listen to KLAS tower and approach and have Flight Aware set to KLAS, but with a 8 to 10 minute delay on the visual depictions and actual ATC audio sucks but I understand the need for security ie the time lag. But is great to watch the landing and departure patterns.
Back in the early 70's, when I was living in Hawaii, I wanted to get my PPL but unfortunately, money was short due to a baby. Got 9 hours on a Cessna 150. Back then it was great doing touch and goes on Ford Island. Ah well, so it goes. Now I am 60 and still have the urge to learn flying but physically can't do it. So I do little flight sims and such.
So safe flying to all and to the controllers, WOW I have a much better understanding what you do and the stress you are under. Hats off to you. Much thanks to LiveATC.net for providing such a great site.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: trichorse on August 27, 2014, 01:06:05 PM
I was looking back at the voting options and saw "nervous flyer" and I thought "...the only thing I'm nervous about is missing my flight...and getting airsick."  I'm never getting on plane with rear-mounted engines again...especially if my seat is in the back of the plane.  Sorry, had to say it.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: danoriginie on October 09, 2014, 07:37:25 PM
I am a retired watchmaker. I solo'ed age 16 and had my SEL since 1976. The Vagabond Club in KDEC was great. As an EAA affiliated club we did our maintenance (mostly). The club had a 1947 Clipper, as I remember 125hp in cub yellow with VFR radios. I enjoyed many cross country trips in the USA in this aircraft. The club also had a 1946 Vagabond, no electric system in cub yellow. It was a real treat to hand prop and fly to a grass strip for lunch. The Vagabond was $11/hr-wet, and the Clipper was $18/hr-wet in 2005. I never got a fright or embarrassed myself, although once I was with someone that ground looped the Vagabond.
I have since retired and moved to Australia; YBSU on the Sunshine Coast. Currently I am wrapping my thoughts toward building an aircraft on a budget (plans built). I have an airframe and power plant license. It's now in the planning stage so I can start with confidence when I know what will take place. Once I start it will be just to build it, and not worry about flying so much because I love building things. I also had an electronics interest and want to build my own radios, nav/com, GPS, and engine instruments. Gliding is of interest and I fly out of Caboulture Aeorodrome, but mostly just plane watch at YBSU, Maroochydore.
The site was interesting me to me because I was always interested in radios, and as a kid I had a shortwave radio to listen to HF aircraft over the Pacific. Flying and electronics are at the top of my play days.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: brittanyp on October 14, 2014, 09:08:33 PM
I got into virtual airlines, listening to the virtual airline news flash.  I realized that my destiny lay in Georgia, so to enjoy the Georgia life, I started flying on FS2002 and eventually FSX.  In 2006, I moved to Georgia, landing a dream job that well, wasn't as dreamy as I imagined, but still exciting sometimes. 

Liveatc.net is great, because I can enjoy it with LiveATC chatter and my new VRInsight MCP panel.  Finally a good radio panel for my PMDG plane!  Once I figure out the program, I'll be enjoying FS more. 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: forensicgeek on October 27, 2014, 12:21:27 PM
I'm currently a COM student but I've always had a love for aviation. When I was a kid I was fortunate enough to participate in the Wright Flight program in Tucson. At the end of the program we got to sit in the co-pilot seat of a Cessna and fly from TUS on tiny hops to various rural airports. Typically they took two kids in one plane, one flying out and the other in. Lucky for me (but unlucky for my classmate) the other kid on my flight got sick and didn't want to sit up front on the way back so I got to be up front both ways! It was super cool and definitely cemented my love of flying. I even had dreams of going into the air force after high school, but health complications sort of "grounded" me as it were. I still like to tinker around in flight sims though!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: FLLflyboy on October 31, 2014, 01:05:57 PM
ATC at KBJC. Just received my CPC certification there :-)
Title: Re: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: bugalou on December 21, 2014, 04:01:29 PM
Controller at Memphis Center
You may have made an appearance on my feed depending on your sector. :)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Silvercrystal77 on January 24, 2015, 01:08:58 PM
I just discovered LiveATC (much to the dismay of my family since I now listen to feed practically non-stop. LOL) but started out plane spotting at NAS Fort Worth JRB aka Carswell Airfield.  I have also worked at an aviation museum giving tours and helping out with maintenance on WWII bombers (B-17G and B-25) at Meacham and frequented Alliance Airport Fort Worth on the weekends to watch the military birds fly in from around the state.  I grew up about 15 minutes from IAH so that airport is like my home and have always loved watching the planes fly over our house.  I am excited to join the community:)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: mperry on February 08, 2015, 09:17:25 PM
Welcome to LiveATC, where we are all airplane geeks, so you will feel at home.


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Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: mperry on February 08, 2015, 09:30:51 PM
Not sure if I ever introduced myself, so allow me.
I'm a video producer which I've been doing for about 15 years.
My love for aviation can be linked to a very young age, I've always live to watch airplanes, and love gazing into the sky and dream about being in the clouds. One day I would love to take my video production skills and combine it with aviation.
Also just started using a  DJI Phantom 2 Vision+  in my video production.


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Title: Re: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: spades on March 02, 2015, 09:52:52 AM
Controller at Memphis Center
You may have made an appearance on my feed depending on your sector. :)

I don't think any of the sectors I work are on this site.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: spades on March 02, 2015, 02:32:50 PM
Not trying to split hairs on you Dave, but seeing "Air Traffic Controller (hobbyist, VATSIM, IVAO, etc.)" makes my skin crawl. It's like a guy who plays a lot of Call of Duty calling himself a soldier.

That makes your skin crawl? If they walk into a facility as a trainee and say they're ATC's because of VATSIM then they are going to get made fun of.  However,  this is a site that mostly has enthusiasts so it's no big deal. As is said time after time in real facilities, grow thicker skin.

I used to do VATSIM when I was a teenager. Looking back on it, I don't think it is particularly useful for real world application but it was fun and to try to belittle someone because they identify on this website as being a virtual controller is childish.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: dave on March 02, 2015, 06:51:49 PM
Not trying to split hairs on you Dave, but seeing "Air Traffic Controller (hobbyist, VATSIM, IVAO, etc.)" makes my skin crawl. It's like a guy who plays a lot of Call of Duty calling himself a soldier.

That makes your skin crawl? If they walk into a facility as a trainee and say they're ATC's because of VATSIM then they are going to get made fun of.  However,  this is a site that mostly has enthusiasts so it's no big deal. As is said time after time in real facilities, grow thicker skin.

I used to do VATSIM when I was a teenager. Looking back on it, I don't think it is particularly useful for real world application but it was fun and to try to belittle someone because they identify on this website as being a virtual controller is childish.

As I recall, the comment got all the attention it earned.  :-)
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Habibi on May 08, 2015, 06:50:44 PM
Good evening, I wanted to ask myself what happens to your feed is down 1 LROP the day? I am a loyal listener the true and only can you listen to that feed can help me somehow related to that feed? Or you can do something again be above that feed? Have a great evening and I still answer from you.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: rtcapo on June 23, 2015, 04:48:01 PM
Work in TV Commercial Production..been an aviation nut since I can remember. My uncle was a pilot, he use to fly us around the north east and Florida.

Took a flght from Hanscom to Boca Raton Florida one winter, great flight!

Re-starting my ppl journey, started in 1987. A lot of starts and stops. But the Lord informed it's a go...so who am I to argue with Him!

rtc
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: GQSOUSA on June 30, 2015, 02:13:33 AM
Hello!

I am new here :) from Montreal!... I often go watch them big jets land at the airport when I have chance!... anyone else here from Montreal?? :) talk soon!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Twocky61 on July 24, 2015, 08:57:07 AM
Just to say LiveATC Forum is totally brilliant with live streaming & interesting recordings. Two that stand out are the Hudson River Landing & the JFK Cream of Controllers recording where the controller transmits quickly without tripping up. I have 100 hours of 9-11 ATC/NORAD/NEATS recorded audio which is availble to download from a forum of the same name. Just Google 9-11 Forum and it should pop up
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: sdouglas on December 13, 2015, 03:45:50 PM
20+ year listener of military air comms here in SE Michigan - mostly Selfridge ANGB, Toledo Express Airport (180th FW),  110th FW at Battle Creek (when it existed), and the local air refueling tracks, restricted air space, and MOA's.  Love listening at work via the mobile app. which I just discovered around Nov 15th.

Favorite sites so far - KBTV and KGUS

Sites most desired that don't exist:
1- KCHS, Charleston Intl Airport and AFB
2- KMTC, (Selfridge ANGB).

I would love to furnish the feed for MTC, but I live about 45 miles west as the crow flies. 

Keep up the good work !!
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Sus_pilot on December 13, 2015, 05:40:50 PM
Old gray-haired instructor, ASEL, AMEL, instrument.  I use the site to help new pilots get used to talking to ATC. 
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: Doug222 on February 28, 2016, 01:00:00 PM
well i was attracted to the sight to track my favorite band flying from Tulsa to Las Vegas, the band being Iron Maiden. The singer Bruce Dickinson pilots the plane a 747. learned about the live act app, i use it on iPhone. Don't know how to listen on here . seems everyone says u can but i haven't been able to figure it out on my mac. anyway i watch the flight on flight radar and listen on live act app.  I've tracked family flying overseas before on other sites, but anyway I plan to try to track flight 666 on their tour  .  Im a ham radio operator (extra class). love scanner listening and such. was almost a aircraft mechanic, but quit the school to make money in the okla oilfield. and I have also worked at an FBO refueling aircraft.
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: ccat70541 on March 16, 2016, 12:34:58 AM
I'm new here But this is a great site It replaces the music while I'm at work! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Which one of the following is you? Tell us about yourself!
Post by: namtan on March 18, 2016, 12:43:05 PM
Well I am a student pilot who runs the KBDR/NY Appr/Dep/ZBW feed so I come often.  Cool 

Both my dad and grandfather are pilots so I've been learning for a long time.

Thanks for everything.
Fun Fun blog here.
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