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Pilot/Controller Forum / Re: CIRCLE TO LAND
« Last post by Roodbwoye on May 01, 2017, 07:43:08 PM »
Thanks for your reply and thanks for the references. they were insightful.

We had an aircraft, on a circling maneuver,  wave off over the landing runway and requested from the tower to enter the downwind. The local controller put him in the downwind but the radar facility complained that the aircraft should've executed missed approach. The radar chief and myself (tower chief) presented our boss with references to support our cases which of course left our boss undecided. We are reaching our deadline to revisit the situation with our boss. 

I think I have enough information to advise my boss how to proceed with this issue.

Thank you for taking the time to help in this matter.
Aviation Audio Clips / 1 May: Fire in cargo diversion for Skywest flight 2936
« Last post by GeoffSM1 on May 01, 2017, 06:24:32 PM »
Skywest CRJ2 flight from Chicago O'Hare to Cedar Rapids diverts to Chicago DuPage airport.
Aviation Audio Clips / Re: Qantas pilot makes PA to passengers on ATC frequency
« Last post by JTS97Z28 on May 01, 2017, 04:40:29 PM »
Happens all the time. The best is waiting for all the other pilots responses lol. In my experience it actually usually happens on the guard frequency.
Hi all, newbie here, I never know planes had radios until I saw the Indianapolis Center scene in Close Encounters....Duh. Anywho I am getting back into aviation monitoring with a Uniden BC92XLT & a generic RTL stick since the mega bucks super scanners are reaching close to $500 with Florida pretty much 90% P2 blending with the more exotic digital modes jacking the prices up even more with the "Big E" close behind so time to move on :cry:. I searched the net & cannot find a decent commercial grade UHF aviation receiver that scans, any help would be greatly appreciated. Secondly is anybody aware of a decent quality raster scan ATC radar screensaver? Love the site. Thanks all & have a blessed weekend. :wink:
How about the Uniden Bearcat 895XLT? It has UHF Airband and scans...
Is there an aviation organization or authority that tracks incidences of wake turbulence in order to reduce the occurrence of the future?

I have tried to see if JetBlue learns from or passes on information like what happened on flight 2401 but so far I get only polite and generic answers (see below) when I inquire and ask whether it was wake turbulence and how reporting is handled:

"We're sorry to learn of the uneasiness you felt during your flight. We recognize that turbulence
can  be unnerving and we regret any anxiety you felt. We use state-of-the-art technology to prepare flight plans that navigate around paths of known turbulence. While we do our best to avoid patches of weather along flight paths, certain forms of  turbulence cannot be detected in advance.

The added bumpiness, "roll" you felt, while unsettling, was simply a change in the direction of
air you were flying through. Rest assured our aircraft are designed to withstand even the most severe turbulence.

 If you'd like more information about turbulence, visit"

Date:   25-APR-17
Time:   16:51:00Z
Regis#:   N51EM
Aircraft Make:   CESSNA
Aircraft Model:   C525B
Event Type:   INCIDENT
Highest Injury:   NONE
Damage:   NONE
Description: Aircraft on landing went off the end of the runway into the grass and struck the threshold lights.

This aircraft was involved in a landing phase incident on 12 June last year.
Aircraft on landing, wheel separated from gear.

Feed Setup Pictures / Re: Dongle location benefit
« Last post by dave on April 30, 2017, 06:49:20 AM »
The issue might end up being USB stability and noise pickup. I have not tried it on a USB repeater cable - how long a USB cable do you need to put the dongle outside? USB 2.0 is limited to 10-15 feet before needing a repeater (active extension). I have not done a test on a long USB cable yet and not aware of anyone who we'd be interested in your findings.

Feed Setup Pictures / Re: Feed HOWTO
« Last post by dave on April 30, 2017, 06:46:23 AM »

I live near an airport and can set up a device to make a feed. Please point me to howto or just explain what should I buy and how to set up it?
I understand it can be SDR device with a sort of Raspberry PI, but is there any step-by-step manual or ready-to-use device which I just can buy and install on the roof?

Just contact us here to coordinate your feed:

and we can send you all the information you will need.

Aviation Audio Clips / Re: JetBlue 1056 JFK go around recording?
« Last post by GeoffSM1 on April 29, 2017, 04:08:21 PM »
Nothing especially noteworthy to be heard but here it is.
Date:   20-APR-17 (19 Apr local)
Time:   00:22:00Z
Regis#:   N7969C
Aircraft Make:   NORTH AMERICAN
Aircraft Model:   SNJ5

Aircraft on landing, ground looped and went into the field. Thankfully no injury.

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