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Aviation Accidents/Incidents / Alaska Airlines, smartphone fire, Seattle.
« Last post by KB4TEZ on August 27, 2021, 06:55:35 AM »
(airportia via twitter)
https://www.airportia.com/news/alaska-b739-at-seattle-on-aug-23rd-2021-passenger-s-electronic-device-catches-fire/

(the slide evac caught my attention)

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-900, registration N479AS performing flight AS-751 from New Orleans,LA to Seattle,WA (USA) with 128 passengers and 6 crew, had safely landed on Seattle's runway 34L, had taxied towards the apron crossing both runways 34C and 34R and was on the apron waiting to move into the gate, when a passenger's smartphone caught fire. While cabin crew extinguished the fire and secured the remains of the device in a containment bag, the smoke emanating from the device forced the evacuation of the aircraft via slides.

The airport reported the Smartphone was a Samsung Galaxy A21. Two passengers were taken to a hospital for checks.

On Aug 26th 2021 the NTSB reported they rated the occurrence an accident and have opened an investigation.

The aircraft returned to service on Aug 25th 2021 after about 32 hours on the ground in Seattle.
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https://www.dpr.com/media/blog/phoenix-mesa-gateway-airport-air-traffic-control-tower-tops-off-with-prefabricated-cab

Over the course of a week, DPR Construction completed the erection of two prefabricated steel structures atop the newest air traffic control tower in Mesa, Arizona. After the initial 206,000-lb. lower “bulge” pick, the structure was topped off with the 110,000-lb. cab. The two critical crane picks signaled the topping off of the largest single project in Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA) history.
The frame for the lower-level bulge is supported by the precast concrete shaft of the tower. To successfully place the first structure, steel rods set in the concrete base had to line up with tightly fitted holes in the steel base plates of the bulge. “Aligning anchor bolts with 100 tons of steel on the crane hook required careful coordination and collaboration between trade partners,” said DPR project manager, Geoffrey Minor. “All the pieces had to align perfectly.”

The project team and trade partners developed a quality control plan to ensure the successful alignment of the anchor bolts. The DPR virtual design and construction (VDC) team used shared templates, surveying and laser scanning to verify all dimensions and identify any deviations prior to hoisting the bulge structure. Both steel structures were prefabricated onsite.
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Aviation Audio Clips / Re: N2843T (PA-32) lands on freeway in San Diego
« Last post by marekp0 on August 25, 2021, 07:26:35 PM »
Is it common to talk to KCRQ that far south, rather than SCA?
Especially when just flying between KMYF and KCRQ a lot of pilots around here won't bother with flight following. KCRQ can get rather busy sometimes, and I sometimes call the tower up to 5nmi from the class D boundary just in case if I'm not talking to Socal.

It looks like he went down near the Del Mar racetracks (VPSRT) which is ~6nmi from the class D boundary, so I don't think it's unreasonable for him to have been on KCRQ tower at the time. Another possibility is he was self-announcing on 122.75 with KCRQ tower as his standby frequency, and probably thought KCRQ tower would be more useful than a few random pilots on 122.75.
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Listener Forum / Re: New feed for EFJY
« Last post by Antibore on August 25, 2021, 02:28:33 PM »
Now it seems to be there, Thank you very much!
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Aviation Audio Clips / Re: N2843T (PA-32) lands on freeway in San Diego
« Last post by jason74 on August 25, 2021, 12:03:49 PM »
Is it common to talk to KCRQ that far south, rather than SCA?
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Aviation News (General) / Indianapolis Circles
« Last post by KB4TEZ on August 25, 2021, 12:03:36 PM »
Well it's not the Indy 500, but lots of circling !!!
Pilots chatting away with ATC, poetry in motion.
tune in to the fun.
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Listener Forum / Re: New feed for EFJY
« Last post by dave on August 25, 2021, 07:08:17 AM »
Your messages were apparently going into a spam folder...fixing that. Sorry for the delay.
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Listener Forum / New feed for EFJY
« Last post by Antibore on August 25, 2021, 07:04:40 AM »
I have set up new feed for EFJY airport at http://efjy.duckdns.org:8000/TWR.mp3

I've tried to contact the maintainers of this site since early June. It would be nice to get the feed listed and project marked as completed on the to-do list  :-D Any suggestions what to try?
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Listener Forum / Enhanced KPDX feeds
« Last post by dave on August 25, 2021, 06:42:11 AM »
Check out the enhanced KPDX audio feeds - thanks to volunteers PeteD and BradM for hosting from two locations to provide the best possible result!

Dave
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Feed Outage/Status Reports / KNUQ and ZOA 35 temporarily offline
« Last post by silagi on August 24, 2021, 08:04:27 PM »
After decades of having sharing one room in the house for my man cave/radio room with my wife's craft/scrapbooking room, I finally get my own dedicated space.  Starting today my feed will be offline while the move is in progress.  Hopefully the down time will be less than a week.  The radios driver her nuts and she needed room to expand.  :-)
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