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Offline masterkeymaster

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Chicago class B Mishap?
« on: September 29, 2014, 02:13:49 PM »
Since there was a mishap over there in Chicago, what equipment was destroyed? What resources if any from an outside agency can be used? Can the military setup something temporary? What about CAP? they have some resources but not much...



Offline martyj19

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Re: Chicago class B Mishap?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2014, 03:25:26 PM »
Other centers will pick up the load.  This is planned for in advance.
I do not think a list of destroyed equipment will be published for your benefit.
Also, you need to distinguish Chicago Approach ("Class B") from Chicago Center where the fire happened.

Offline masterkeymaster

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Re: Chicago class B Mishap?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2014, 03:43:03 PM »
I wasn't looking for a list of destroyed equipment for “my Benefit” I was asking a more of a general equipment, were the radar feeds destroyed? Where the remote transmitters and/or microwaves destroyed, or the data system? Iit is geared to Center where the fie occurred.

Offline hayek

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Re: Chicago class B Mishap?
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2014, 05:51:16 PM »
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One of the biggest challenges has been the loss of the automated flight plan system, which has forced the manual input of data into the system. Airlines are faxing flight plans and "everything from that point is then being done hand-written," said NATCA.
http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/FAA-Controllers-Coping-With-Chicago-Outage222823-1.html