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https://cbs12.com/news/local/pbia-approved-for-vertiport-for-electric-jet-service-to-connect-florida-cities

literally in my backyard, but that will be a few years.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — As Brightline expands its highspeed rail service from South Florida to Orlando, there could be an even faster way to get around the state.

With a range of about 150 miles and top speeds around 175 miles per hour, the German-based Lilium Jet could find a home at a series of Florida’s airports, including Palm Beach International Airport.

Recently, the Palm Beach County commissioners approved a lease for about a 5-acre vacant portion of PBIA for Spanish company Ferrovial to build what’s known as a vertiport and a terminal, costing $7 million.

County mayor, Dave Kerner, a pilot himself says, it would be affordable for everyday Floridians, while saving time.

“It would really cut down on other regions of the state. Like Ft. Myers for example, Tampa, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami. You’re not going to fly to New York City in this, you’re not going to fly to Los Angeles, but to get around our very long and very large state, it could be a gamechanger,” Kerner said in an interview Monday with CBS12 News.

The six passenger jets take off like a helicopter and fly like a traditional plane, all powered with 36 all electric engines.
There are a host of contingencies in the lease that could force the deal to fall through.

The jet itself still needs approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly in the United States.

But this could be the beginning of a new era in travel.

“What we think of right now of something that could only be used as regionally, I hope to see that here as soon as possible, but I would expect this technology to bring us much further than that in the next decade as well,” Kerner said. “Ultimately I see a use and a purpose for this far beyond the fences of the airport.”

In time, theoretically you wouldn’t even need an airport since these jets take off and land vertically. So, they could take you straight to the Dolphins game or to work. While timelines vary, it could be 6-7 years before it’s available in Palm Beach County.
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Listener Forum / Relocated threshold in Palo Alto KPAO
« Last post by skyhawk408 on October 24, 2021, 07:05:21 PM »
The threshold at KPAO has remained relocated for a long time. Does anyone know the reason? Thanks.
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Listener Forum / Sluggish Win10 App
« Last post by vaguy on October 24, 2021, 11:33:00 AM »
Hi Dave:
I've been using LiveATC on my Android cell phone for quite some time.
I just purchased and installed the Windows 10 App.
Comparing Apples to Apples, both platforms are using my Ethernet WAN connection.
The Android App is much faster than the Windows 10 App
The Windows 10 App takes longer to connect (20 seconds), buffers, and is behind in streaming, lagging well over a minute from the Android App's stream.
I have no issues on my PC with other Apps that I'm aware of.
Any thoughts on how to debug this or tweak things to improve latency issues?
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Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by thowe on October 23, 2021, 04:23:09 AM »
It is done! After a long absence, the first frequencies from Geneva (GVA / LSGG) are back on LiveATC.net:
https://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=LSGG

These are mainly frequencies which can be received well from a distance: Arrival, Departure, Radar Initial Low Level and all Radar Upper Levels. The ATIS is also available.

Local frequencies like Tower, Ground, Apron etc. cannot be covered from a distance and will hopefully follow later - we are preparing with an enthusiast from the Geneva region.

As a good start I would recommend the LSGG Arrival. It's exciting to hear how the airliners are approached and separated to the ILS Localizer. On FlightAware or another online radar service, you can track the position of the airliners and see how they are lined up on the ILS.

Have fun with the LSGG frequencies, which have their own special charm. For example, part of the communication is in French, part in English.
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Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by thowe on October 22, 2021, 07:54:17 AM »
Where did you see the LSGG channels? I know the audio-in addresses. But without this "insider knowledge" I haven't found any tracks yet...?

We are currently still in the process of ramping up several streams. They should be found "officially" in the next hours. We have given the "OK".

For now we can only offer channels like Arrival, Departure, Radar etc. because we receive from relatively far away. I am in contact with another enthusiast so hopefully we will be able to offer the local frequencies like Tower, Ground etc soon.

But: After a long time without coverage, Geneva frequencies are now coming to LibeATC.net. About time, isn't it?

Feedback on the channels is welcome.
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Listener Forum / Re: Geneva frequencies missing
« Last post by Jutu87 on October 22, 2021, 06:37:55 AM »
Wow, yearly christmas present. First LSGG frequencies online!

Maybe there is still some installation inprogess because archive audio replays are only 12-15min long instead of 30min (audacity in use)

Hopefully there is TWR frequency coming online too in some period.

Thanks!
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Pilot/Controller Forum / HAPPY INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER'S DAY !
« Last post by KB4TEZ on October 20, 2021, 06:32:08 AM »
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/rest-of-the-world-news/international-day-of-the-air-traffic-controller-2021-history-and-significance.html

Every year on the 20th of October, to honour the professionals who work as Air Traffic Controllers, the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller is commemorated. It's also a day to learn more about an Air Traffic Controller's career and profession. Air Traffic Controllers aid commercial flying and looks into everything from safety to efficiency. Experts in this specialised profession raise awareness on the occasion of the International Day of the Air Traffic Controller so that others can honour their behind-the-curtain efforts.

Every day, over 100,000 planes take off and land all around the world, according to the National Day Calendar. Over 4 billion passengers fly by air in a single year. Air traffic controllers are significantly responsible for the safety of air travel. On the ground at airport runways, these specialists direct air traffic. The movement of planes through airspace is also monitored and directed by air traffic controllers. Pilots are also given landing and takeoff commands by the Air Traffic Controllers.
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https://abc13.com/plane-crash-katy-today-houston-texas/11143371/

WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An emergency response got underway mid-morning Tuesday in the wake of a plane crash in Waller County near Katy.

Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed the incident near Morton and Cardiff roads, which is not too far from the Houston Executive Airport, in the southeast corner of Waller County.Waller County Sheriff Troy Guidry said 21 people were on board and all made it out safe. One person was sent to the hospital with back injuries.

Fortunately, no one was killed, Guidry added.

Photos obtained by ABC13 show black smoke coming from a field around the scene of the crash.

BROOKSHIRE, Texas – An aircraft with 21 people onboard crashed Tuesday in a field near an airport in Brookshire, injuring one person, authorities said.

The McDonnell Douglas MD-87 rolled through a fence and caught fire in a field while attempting to depart from Houston Executive Airport in Houston in Brookshire near Katy, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

All 21 people aboard -- 18 passengers and three crew members -- were evacuated safely. One person was reported injured.

SkyEye also captured firefighters attempting douse flames of the wreckage, with the aircraft's tail still intact.
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https://www.fox46.com/news/local-news/water-outage-caused-grounded-flights-operations-issues-at-charlotte-douglas-airport/

CHARLOTTE (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Flights at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport were temporarily grounded Monday evening after a massive water main break caused the airport to lose water pressure.

The FAA lifted the temporary stop shortly after 8:00 p.m. Inside, restrooms and restaurants were closed due to the lack of water. Flight crews warned passengers to use the restroom on the planes before deboarding.

“I came in from Orlando and when we landed we were told: A) there’s no water. B) Use the restrooms before you get off. And C) they’re not allowing any more planes to land,” said Sam Lodge.Some flights were delayed, others were canceled. Specific numbers of impacted flights were not immediately available Monday evening.
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https://www.fox5dc.com/news/dc-air-traffic-disrupted-after-american-airlines-flight-stalls-near-runway?fbclid=IwAR2ESaVAroyZA8E1ECgJOWqN8BeDsnDyZ3Ye8ql7icz2K4AVAg1KY3o7yS8

Emergency crews at Ronald Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. responded to a jet that has been stopped in the middle of the airport's main runway.

The jet sat on the runway for about 10 minutes before fire and rescue crews arrived, according to a video taken of the plane and posted to social media.One witness who said he was at the airport and was delayed taking off by the plane said that the pilot of his aircraft informed passengers that the plane "had a hard landing and blew several tires."he witness later added that they were forced to to return to the gate to get off their plane while crews tend to the aircraft on the runway.

Ronald Reagan National airport advised passengers flying "to or from" the airport to check with their airline prior to coming to the airport, saying the plane has "temporarily disrupted air traffic."A spokesperson for American Airlines told Fox News that the plane was experiencing a mechanical issue and that nobody was injured in the incident.

"American Eagle flight 4965, operated by Republic Airways, with service from Memphis to Regan National Airport (DCA) experienced a mechanical issue upon landing at DCA. The flight landed safely and there were no reported injuries. All passengers were bussed to the terminal," the airline told Fox News in a statement Saturday. "There were 71 passengers and four crew on board."The pilot of the aircraft told WJLA that they were forced to used the emergency brakes to bring the aircraft to a stop.

"Yes, the tires were blown on the runway," the pilot said. "We had to use emergency breaking to get the airplane to stop. We were, we were not gonna stop."
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