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Aviation Audio Clips / Pilot was told to standby couldn't wait SFO
« Last post by Ariffraff on Today at 02:48:46 AM »
Pilot tried multiple times to get ATC attention... ATC replied "I don't care you're still 2nd and need to standby." Made me laugh.
Edit:  added the notation re: Delta Connection

Normally I'd be posting this in the Audio thread with a clip, but since I can't find any usable audio from ZMP/ZOB sectors, KCLE approach was unreadable for the most part, and nothing useful except a normal landing on KCLE tower....  *shrug*

Approximately 1830Z today, GJS6197, scheduled passenger service KDTW-CYYZ under the Delta Connection livery, reportedly lost cabin pressure and wing anti-ice while enroute.  According to telemetry from LiveATC, emergency descent was made, and the stricken aircraft diverted to Cleveland, where it landed without incident and taxied normally to the terminal.  As of this writing, the aircraft in question (N669CA) is still on the ground at KCLE, along with its entire passenger compliment.  FlightAware and FlightRadar24 currently anticipate the flight to continue to CYYZ with the same hull.

Details come from my friend @troutman on Twitter, who relayed what the flight crew and gate staff advised him.
Listener Forum / German Telecommunication Laws
« Last post by Jonakwan on May 18, 2019, 05:10:33 PM »
NOT declaring an emergency? Okayyyyyyy

I wonder how much altitude he lost with his slowwwwww initial radio call. Then again, I suppose that was better that an overly frantic call.

He ran out of fuel on approach to Orlando Executive Airport and landed on I-4. He hit a car on landing but no injuries.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Eurowings 1170 Returns to Dusseldorf
« Last post by VASAviation on May 17, 2019, 11:31:05 AM »
Imagine how important the issue must be when returning half-way there on a 9 hour flight, compensate those passengers and put them on a new airplane, compensate the passengers at the original destination that were supossed to get on the aircraft that will never get there and help them get on any family/codeshare flight is cheaper than having the aircraft continue the trip and have it stuck at destination...

A friend of mine works as a Flight Dispatcher for a major airline and he says they have to take very difficult decisions sometimes. Bad weather leading to diversions is their biggest fear :-( :-(
Pilot/Controller Forum / VIP Movement - May 20th, Jacksonville, FL
« Last post by kb4tez on May 17, 2019, 08:57:41 AM »
VIP Notice - Jacksonville, FL.
Notice Number: NOTC8476

Notice: Expect VIP movement May 20, 2019 in the vicinity of Jacksonville, FL.  Pilots can expect airspace restrictions in conjunction with this VIP movement.  The FAA recommends that all aircraft operators check NOTAMs OFTEN for  mandatory airspace restrictions prior to operations within this region.

Specific instructions and restrictions are available at once the NOTAM has been issued.

*Depicted TFR data may not be a complete listing. Pilots should not use the information on this website for flight planning purposes. For the latest information, call your local Flight Service Station at 1-800-WX-BRIEF.

MORENO VALLEY, Calif. — An F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse west of March Air Reserve Base in Southern California on Thursday.

The pilot was able to walk after ejecting from the jet, according to reports from the scene. A dozen people were hosed off for exposure to debris before being taken to hospitals for evaluation and treatment of minor injuries, state fire Capt. Fernando Herrera said.

The crash happened as the pilot was landing following a routine training mission, March Air Reserve Base Deputy Fire Chief Timothy Holliday said. Witnesses reported seeing the jet shutter and roll moments before it plummeted to the ground.“The pilot was having hydraulic problems,” Holliday said. “He started losing control of the aircraft.”

The armed Fighting Falcon, a part of the 114th Fighter Wing based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, went down about 3:45 p.m. and crashed into the See Water Inc. warehouse near Interstate 215.The F-16 pancaked onto the roof of the 500,000-square-foot building, causing a fire that triggered the on-site sprinkler system, containing the flames, according to reports from the scene.

March is home to the 452nd Air Mobility Wing, an Air Force Reserve component that utilizes mammoth C-17 transports, KC-135 refueling aircraft and C-130 transports. The base is home to the Air Force Reserve Command's Fourth Air Force Headquarters and various units of the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, California Air National Guard and California Army National Guard.

Television news showed a large hole in the roof and sprinklers on inside the building about 65 miles east of Los Angeles.

The jet's cockpit canopy was on a runway and a parachute had settled in a nearby field.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Eurowings 1170 Returns to Dusseldorf
« Last post by wiedehopf on May 16, 2019, 03:36:15 PM »
Anything that would prevent them from taking off at the destination will often lead to a return to base.
Cheaper for the airline.

Could well be something that doesn't warrant an immediate landing.

Not long ago a Lufthansa A380 on its way to Delhi turned around basically half way.

Also once the aircraft is repaired you'll likely have to fly the plane back empty, so lots of extra fuel for that trip.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Eurowings 1170 Returns to Dusseldorf
« Last post by RonR on May 16, 2019, 11:00:37 AM »
Sorry, don't know what the technical issue was.  The only thing that comes to mind is that it was a technical problem that could not be handled in Cancun forcing the decision to return to Dusseldorf.  I'm sure the passengers were thrilled with that plan...

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