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Listener Forum / Re: KSFO ZOA (35) Feed ARINC
« Last post by diskus on March 22, 2019, 09:28:46 AM »
 Sounds like some of the planes on 129.9 are a pretty good ways out

Pilots transitioning to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from older 737 models were given a short, self-administered online course that made no mention of a new system now at the center of two crash investigations, pilots' unions spokesmen for two American carriers told CNN.

Pilots of Southwest Airlines and American Airlines took courses -- lasting between 56 minutes and three hours -- that highlighted differences between the Max 8 and older 737s, but did not explain the new maneuvering characteristics augmentation system, know as MCAS, the spokesmen said.
"The course was not instructor-led. It was self-administered," said Mike Trevino, a spokesman for the union that represents pilots of Southwest Airlines. The set course took pilots approximately three hours to complete, Trevino said. The 8,500 pilots of Southwest Airlines exclusively fly the 737, and it is the world's largest operator of the 737 Max 8, employing 34 of the aircraft.

"MCAS was installed in the aircraft and Boeing didn't disclose that to the pilots," said Trevino, while adding that Southwest pilots are experienced with 737s. "It's not flying a whole new aircraft. It's still a 737."

Boeing has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
Listener Forum / Re: Can a frequency be added to one of the ZOA feeds?
« Last post by LeoRod on March 22, 2019, 07:40:35 AM »
Do you think there are particular combinations of sectors that give better results?

American Airlines pilots expect to test Boeing Co's 737 MAX software fix on simulators this weekend, the pilots' union told Reuters on Thursday, a key step in restoring their confidence in the jet after two fatal crashes.Boeing has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October.

Similarities between the flight path in the Lion Air incident and a fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 have raised fresh questions about the system, and pilots want assurances that the update is solid. The two crashes killed everyone aboard both planes, a total of 346 people.

American is the second largest U.S. operator of the MAX in the United States, behind Southwest Airlines. United Airlines is the third U.S. carrier to operate the MAX.

"This airplane can be a safe airplane, and there have been great strides on getting a fix in the works, but I'll have a better feel after we can test it out," said Mike Michaelis, safety committee chairman of the Allied Pilots Association, or APA, which represent American Airlines pilots.
Listener Forum / Re: KSFO ZOA (35) Feed ARINC
« Last post by diskus on March 21, 2019, 09:39:48 PM »
I have been listening, very very busy. It would be great to gave the pacific version back
Listener Forum / Re: KSFO ZOA (35) Feed ARINC
« Last post by RonR on March 21, 2019, 09:37:03 PM »

In case you weren't aware, the NY ARINC feeds are back online.

Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Fight on Plane from Hawaii to LAX
« Last post by Chananya Freedman on March 21, 2019, 07:50:50 PM »
I didn't remember a lot of the details. I just heard a little thing about it on my local news radio station. Does anyone else have any info on this?
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Fight on Plane from Hawaii to LAX
« Last post by VASAviation on March 21, 2019, 07:08:53 PM »
Hi Chananya,

When you reported this incident to me via Twitter, I didn't think you were gonna post it here.

If you provide callsign, date and time, I can maybe go search for the audio in the Hawaiian feeds.

Aviation Audio Clips / Fight on Plane from Hawaii to LAX
« Last post by Chananya Freedman on March 21, 2019, 02:41:01 PM »
Good Dy everyone, there was a plane that was headed from Hawaii to LAX where a fight broke out onboard a plane which then turned back to Hawaii. VASAviation and I are wondering if someone can put together some audio to send to
Thanks and have a great rest of the week.
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