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Listener Forum / Re: EINN. SHANNON H/L
« Last post by Airuser on June 25, 2020, 07:24:59 AM »
Thanks.  Looking forward to its return
Listener Forum / Re: EINN. SHANNON H/L
« Last post by dave on June 25, 2020, 06:35:04 AM »
Temporary for now until we find a new location for that receiver.
Listener Forum / EINN. SHANNON H/L
« Last post by Airuser on June 25, 2020, 06:29:44 AM »
Have noticed that EINN/ Shannon is no longer showing.  Is this temporary or permanent?

A small aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing at a busy Broward intersection Wednesday morning.

Broward Sheriff's Office Fire Rescue officials said the pilot landed the plane safely between US-27 and Griffin Road in Southwest Ranches.

No one on in the aircraft or on the ground was injured and police said the plane was kept intact.Authorities have not released any information as to why the pilot was forced to land the plane.
Pilot/Controller Forum / New Dangers of Flying Near-Empty Airplanes
« Last post by KB4TEZ on June 24, 2020, 12:18:24 PM »
Interesting Read (for those of us non-commercial flyers)

The ongoing COVID pandemic has caused a plethora of unexpected issues. Despite these setbacks, airliners are coping and adapting as quickly as possible thanks to the efforts put in by pilots as well as other aviation crew members.

One of the more perplexing challenges facing aviation relates to how pilots should fly airplanes that are nearly empty. Recently the FAA has issued over 50 warnings based on these safety concerns. Let’s take a look at why. (

Airplanes Take Off Like Rocket Ships

When commercial airplane pilots are trained to fly, the lessons typically include calculations for passenger weight. Over time, implementing these commands become second nature, almost instinctive.

Under normal circumstances, this skill would be ideal. Given the sudden severe lack of passengers, however, pilots may be way off with their calculations.

Unless pilots aptly compensate for the distinct lack of passenger weight, airplanes take off with extreme speed from the ground. If lighter than expected, a plane can climb too rapidly. As a result, the following issues are becoming more common.

Tail of airplane hitting the runway and becoming damaged

Overshooting designated altitude

Getting too close to other aircrafts while compensating for aforementioned events

Additional time required to adjust to pre-planned takeoff procedures throws airplane way off course

These issues extend to landing as well.

Crowded Runways

Damaged airplane tails and potential mid-air collisions due to lightweight aircraft are both extremely dangerous. But the safety risks of decreased passenger population don’t end there.

Because airplanes have been out of operation for an extended amount of time, the following issues are being reported more often.

Runways are crowded with parked airplanes at major airports.

Traditional flight routines are being severely disrupted.

Pilot training procedures for different aircraft are not being kept up-to-date.

There are additional issues with cabin air pressure because the pressurization system in the plane couldn’t keep up with altitude climb.

Aircraft that have been inoperable may also have contaminated fuel, unbeknownst to pilots. This type of issue may have devastating results if not addressed before takeoff.

The FAA’s recent statements come with assurances that they are tracking issues with flying nearly-empty aircraft. If you feel there are issues not being addressed, be sure to leave an anonymous tip at the NASA reporting website here.

Listener Forum / URMT Stavropol no audio
« Last post by Black2306 on June 21, 2020, 04:36:32 PM »
Hi! URMT translation active, but haven’t audio long time
Pilot/Controller Forum / Cross-coupling options
« Last post by Jonathank on June 20, 2020, 10:46:56 AM »
Here's a weirs question to IFR controllers, re: cross-coupling. Some controllers use it all the time  while others prefer not to combine 2 + frequencies. Is it a personal preference, or a timing issue while changing shifts?

I did see 2 pictures of a comm box from Toronto Centre on another forum, which helps understand how the setup works. Is it a matter of accessing a ton of menus, per sector to combine thw freqs?

Just curious, thanks.
Listener Forum / Re: Timmins feed...ATIS vs CYUL-CZUL
« Last post by Jonathank on June 20, 2020, 10:42:11 AM »
Sat June 20, 2020 It has taken me rougly one month to adjust my scanners and antennas and obtain the best clear signal as possible. One huge difference is I changed half of my BNC cables, from the thicker brand to a thinner brand. This adds more flexibility to re-locating the cables. It also somehow, improves the reception. Please keep in mind, though I am 10 miles away from the airport, the radio operators' voices csn be 5 by 5, while other times, they sound like their microphones sound so far, you can't hear them clearly.

Timmins Airport has the ATIS, MF, field maintenance, which are never cross-coupled (except for the odd occasion), 2 London radio freqs for CTAF and Flight planning, Toronto centre LOW and Montreal Centre High.

My only uncontrollable challenge is weather and occasional power outages.

Thanks for tuning in!
Listener Forum / Re: Loud Beeps on SFO NORCAL App 28L/R
« Last post by Squawk 7700 on June 19, 2020, 09:22:19 PM »
Loud beeps solved. The scanner was inadvertently bumped and the public service bands were scanned.

I think we're back in business now.

Thanks for the heads up rbriscoe!


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