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Aviation News (General) / The 10th anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson'
« Last post by kb4tez on January 15, 2019, 06:56:57 AM »

Can you believe it's been 10 years ?!?!?

It has been 10 years since the "Miracle on the Hudson," when US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger successfully landed his disabled plane on the Hudson River. All 155 on board the flight were rescued before the plane sank. Here are some images from that memorable event and its aftermath.
Pilot/Controller Forum / Air traffic controllers warn of possible staffing shortage
« Last post by kb4tez on January 15, 2019, 06:52:54 AM »

DENVER — The president of Denver's National Air Traffic Controllers Association warns that flyers could be waiting in longer lines for fewer flights at the city's airport if the U.S. government shutdown continues.

The Denver Post reports that association president Josh Waggener says staff shortages could develop at the Denver International Airport if air traffic controllers and Transportation Security Administration screeners seek other jobs or retire.

These federal employees are currently working without paychecks as the shutdown enters week four, the longest in U.S. history.

Waggener says about 20 percent of air traffic controllers are eligible to retire, and they were already at a 30-year low before the shutdown.

He says the majority of his members could reach a crisis point if they miss another paycheck.
Feed Outage/Status Reports / CYHU Feed Status Down
« Last post by AirHighway on January 14, 2019, 10:23:02 AM »
Looking into the situation asap.

Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you. Will advise when feed is back.


 " Lion Air's operational director has accused Boeing of withholding information from pilots in the manuals about the feature that automatically lowers the airplane's nose to
   prevent or exit a stall.
   Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg told Fox Business Network in November that information was available as part of the training manual."

   It seems to me like Boeing should make it VERY CLEAR when a feature like this has been added/modified ?
(can't look for the audio, don't know if it would be Ground or Company)

It stinks when your flight hits turd-bulence before it even gets off the ground.
A JetBlue flight about to leave for Denver was stalled Saturday night when a truck carrying toilet waste crashed into it at Kennedy Airport.

Pictures show the truck wedged under the belly of the Airbus A321 jet after the collision around 8 p.m. in front of Gate 17 at Terminal 5, said Port Authority cops.Passengers were forced to get off the plane as workers dislodged the truck from beneath it, authorities said.

The male truck driver was taken to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries.

No passengers were injured and the cross-country flight was moved to a different aircraft, a JetBlue spokesperson said.
(it is a brotherhood, isn't it)

Canadian air traffic controllers have been sending more than just radio signals across the border this weekend. They ordered hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts working without pay due to the ongoing US government shutdown.Peter Duffey, president of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said the controllers were looking for a way to help the American controllers as they faced their first payday with no pay on Friday. On Thursday, one of CATCA's control centers in Edmonton, Alberta, had the idea of sending pizzas to the controllers in Anchorage, Alaska. The units are so close that they regularly interact and the Canadian controllers thought it would be a nice gesture of solidarity.

The idea took hold, and other units along the border sent pizza to the controllers with whom they share airspace. But now, Duffey said, units have been randomly selecting other units to send pizza to, sometimes based on similarities they think they share. Fort McMurray, for example, a unit in Alberta, chose to buy pizzas for a unit in El Paso, Texas, because it is also an oil town. Since Thursday, more than 350 pizzas have been sent to 49 FAA units across the United States and Duffey said the number is likely to grow.
Listener Forum / Re: KALB request
« Last post by wiedehopf on January 11, 2019, 02:30:22 PM »
Well you could just listen to the Tower and the Approach feed in separate browser windows/tabs.

How would that work for you?
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: DCA: late takeoff & go-around due to radio interference
« Last post by eboelter on January 11, 2019, 01:46:55 PM »
I wasn't clear what the tower meant by his reference to working a helicopter and it being an issue at "local control".  I wonder if light guns were used at any point? 

Also, unrelated, it seems to me KDCA is using runway 4 more frequently.  I'd be curious to find out how its use is determined if anyone knows.
Listener Forum / KALB request
« Last post by SmAlbany on January 11, 2019, 12:22:51 PM »
I’m a frequent listener in the Albany NY area.  I appreciate the obvious time and effort that went into splitting the feed into individual components.  Any chance on changing the combined tower/ground feed to one that combines tower with approach?  Ground and tower frequencies are operated by the same controller more than 90% of the time.  Having the controllers voice coming through separate channels not quite synched is almost unbearable.  I would much prefer to be able to hear approach and tower on the same feed in ‘scanner’ mode rather than having to choose one or the other.

Thank you so much for this wonderful resource.  You have made my scanner all but useless.

Aviation Audio Clips / Re: DCA: late takeoff & go-around due to radio interference
« Last post by flyflyfly on January 11, 2019, 11:57:28 AM »
Certainly sounded like a hot mike. You can hear the usual humming sound of two transmitters interfering. Also, there's some background noise suggesting it's a hot mike.

The hot mike could have been in 5512, the aircraft sitting on the runway waiting for its takeoff clearance: after the event they said "5512, we never heard *any* transmission...". Well, when there's a hot mike, there's usually only exactly one aircraft which did not hearing anything... :-) Everyone else would at least have heard some humming and garbled comms...
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