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https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/southwest-declares-operations-emergency-amid-labor-dispute-with-mechanics/ar-BBTEL4P?li=BBnbklE

Southwest Airlines has had to remove an unusually high number of aircraft from service at the last minute this week, forcing the airline to declare an "operational emergency'' in a strongly worded memo to mechanics Friday.The airline, which has been in prolonged and often contentious contract talks with its mechanics, ordered all hands on deck to get the planes back in the air. Mechanics who call in sick while the emergency status is in place will need a detailed doctor's note upon return, the memo says. Without it, they are subject to firing. Vacation requests and shift trades are also on hold unless already approved.

"This is not the type of communication I (or any leader) want to issue, but it is necessary to get our aircraft back in service in order to serve our customers,'' the memo from Lonnie Warren, senior director of technical operations, said.

The situation is not as ominous as it sounds for travelers – the airline plans for about 20 planes a day to be unexpectedly taken out of service, so a doubling would take that to 40 planes out of 750 in its fleet. So far, there have not been widespread flight cancellations as the long holiday weekend and February school vacations begin.
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Listener Forum / KAUS feed?
« Last post by Rush4flyer on February 17, 2019, 06:39:35 PM »
Anyone know what has happened to the Austin Bergstrom feeds?  Being local this was my favourite, especially on the drive to the airport

It’s been down quite a while now ...
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If you thougt the last clip I posted was long this one is even longer. JFK had windshear on approach to 04 and nobody could land. The wind were jumping around and they first decided to change to 22s but with the tailwind on that one they changed it again to 31 this time. I believe that this was also after the night shift had started so they were only two controllers in the Tower and two controllers in the TRACON. They were busy.
In the middle of all that JetBlue 445 came in as an emergency reporting that the bleed system in both engines wasn't working properly.
A couple examples from flightaware:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU445/history/20190212/2233Z/KSWF/KJFK
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL2638/history/20190212/2318Z/KCLT/KPHL
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU190/history/20190212/2042Z/KSAN/KJFK
From flightradar24:
https://www.flightradar24.com/2019-02-13/04:10/12x/40.52,-73.72/9




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Windshear and microburst alert at Las Vegas resulted in one aborted takeoff, multiple go-arounds, multiple diversions, multiple minimum fuel and AA671 emergency fuel and diversion to Nellis Air Force Base.
This clip only includes audio from LAS tower and from the approach frequency AA671 was on. It is still 28 minutes long. No audio from LSV.

Here is audio from Departure that includes several diversion:
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/klas/KLAS4-Dep-1926-Feb-16-2019-2130Z.mp3
Here is audio from Approach when they decide to go to runway 19: 
http://archive-server.liveatc.net/klas/KLAS4-App-SW-Feb-16-2019-2130Z.mp3

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL671/history/20190216/1850Z/KDFW/KLAS
https://www.dailyherald.com/amp-article/20190216/news/302169910/
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Listener Forum / Best VHF antenna and booster
« Last post by lou1981 on February 17, 2019, 11:20:11 AM »
I'd really like to get my home airport, PIE, on LiveATC. I currently live 6 miles north of the airport and I don't have anywhere on my property that has complete line of site to the tower. I have a handheld YAESU FTA-550 radio. I've gone outside to find the best spot possible and I can barely make out the ATIS over the static.

PIE is a great airport for LiveATC. It has a decent amount of commercial and GA travel. Both the tower and ground are constantly busy, there's almost never any dead time. I'd like to set up a Raspberry Pi to volunteer for a feed so that I can listen to it for flight training (and to help the other students at my school). The school said they might be willing to host the box, but I'm concerned it will be difficult for me to maintain remotely.

I know that in general VHF has to be line of site, but is there some really good antenna, booster, etc. I can try to help pick up the signal from home?
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Listener Forum / Re: KGSB Feed
« Last post by sdouglas on February 16, 2019, 09:27:38 PM »
Thanks ZackC25 !  Will do.  I have had extended family serve in the 366th FS at SJ.

Fryy- KSUU is coming back ??  Awesome !  I listened to that feed several times a week, but then it disappeared  :|

Great News !
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Listener Forum / Re: KGSB Feed
« Last post by ZackC25 on February 16, 2019, 07:15:32 PM »
I prefer military listening so was excited to see KGSB added this week.  I'm not sure everything is quire right with the feed though.  I tried listening Friday and today.  There is mostly silence, and some things I have heard don't sound like ATC.  I actually heard a voice say "Hello ?".  Thursday night it seemed like it was working, but I only had time for a 10 minute try out.

Thanks to the provider for adding this feed, looking forward to listening to it.
I'm the feed provider for the GSB feed. The silence most likely is due to very little general avaiation traffic this weekend due to poor weather.  Seymour Johnson lights up during the week but doesnt do much on the weekends.  I did not have any UHF hits on my ARTCC scanner since Friday afternoon.  The "hello" was most likely on vhf guard which has been remove from the feed. 

When the F15's are up you will hear short random transmissions of them yelling out numbers so keep that in mind when listening.  I'm off Monday/Tuesday and will monitor the feed both days to ensure everything is 100%.  Prior to the feed going live it was nearly constant radio traffic from the KC135's and F15 being rather training heavy this past week.

If you notice any other problems please let me know.  Glad to see people are actually listening to it.
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Listener Forum / LOWL Linz
« Last post by Shanno on February 16, 2019, 02:51:27 PM »
Yesterday (Feb 15) I had excellent reception in LOWL Linz Radar / App.  Most of the time there is practically nothing to receive, or the signal is extremely disturbed, what is the problem there?
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Listener Forum / Re: KGSB Feed
« Last post by Fryy on February 16, 2019, 02:49:32 PM »
Glad to see more military feeds being added as well. I'm running another KSUU - Travis AFB feed that hasn't been officially added to the site just yet. But the test link should work if you want to check it out d.liveatc.net/ksuu
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Listener Forum / KGSB Feed
« Last post by sdouglas on February 16, 2019, 11:34:41 AM »
I prefer military listening so was excited to see KGSB added this week.  I'm not sure everything is quire right with the feed though.  I tried listening Friday and today.  There is mostly silence, and some things I have heard don't sound like ATC.  I actually heard a voice say "Hello ?".  Thursday night it seemed like it was working, but I only had time for a 10 minute try out.

Thanks to the provider for adding this feed, looking forward to listening to it.
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