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Listener Forum / Re: Central Virginia ATC Communications
« Last post by JetScan1 on March 13, 2019, 08:24:47 AM »

Attached is a high altitude chart for Washington in that area, shows the sector boundaries and frequencies.


curious if there are any 737Max pilots who would like to comment.

WASHINGTON/ADDIS ABABA, March 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation regulator said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing 737 MAX planes after a crash in Ethiopia which killed 157 people, bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

The Federal Aviation Administration's acting administrator Dan Elwell said a review by the body "shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft."

The European Union's aviation safety regulator on Tuesday suspended all flights in the bloc by the 737 MAX and a U.S. Senator who chairs a panel overseeing aviation suggested the United States take similar action following Sunday's fatal crash, the second since October involving that type of plane.Of the top 10 countries by air passenger travel, all but the United States and Japan have halted flights of the 737 MAX. China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia and others have temporarily suspended the 737 MAX.

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican who chairs the Senate subcommittee on aviation and space, said on Tuesday it would be "prudent" for the United States "to temporarily ground 737 Max aircraft until the FAA confirms the safety of these aircraft and their passengers."

Cruz said he intends to convene a hearing to investigate the crashes.

Two other senators, Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Elizabeth Warren, called on the FAA to temporarily ground the 737 MAX.

U.S. President Donald Trump also fretted over modern airplane design.

"Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT," Trump tweeted, lamenting that product developers always sought to go an unnecessary step further when "old and simpler" was superior.

"I don't know about you, but I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!" he added.
thoughts and prayers for all affected.

At least one person is dead after a small plane crashed into a home in Madeira, Ohio, fire officials said Tuesday.

The plane went down around 3:18 p.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Kaywood Drive and Rollymeade Avenue, just a few blocks from Kenwood Country Club.

According to emergency crews, a twin-engine aircraft crashed into the upper extension of a home on Rollymeade.

According to Madeira-Indian Hill Fire Chief Steve Ashbrock, the plane was inbound to Lunken Airport. Ashbrock said the plane was tasked with taking aerial photos in the area when it went down.

No one inside the home was injured, Ashbrock said, and every living being inside – including two dogs – is accounted for.

Everyone onboard the plane was killed, Ashbrock said. Officials clarified that the pilot is dead. Crews are currently investigating to make sure no one else was onboard.


Video of the landing posted by Alan Wright on YouTube:

Listener Forum / Re: Denver radio.
« Last post by RonR on March 12, 2019, 01:11:49 PM »
Ive been listening to the ZOA Oakland Center (35) feed KSFO recently which lists  ARINC San Francisco Radio   131.950. While I do hear controllers sending planes to "San Francisco Radio" I have yet to hear anyone come up on it

Hi diskus,

San Francisco ARINC "Radio" is not the same as the Flight Service Station "Radio".  San Fran ARINC handles westbound over-the ocean flights (New York ARINC on the east coast).  These flights get handed off to ARINC Radio when they are just about beyond the range of ground-based radar and VHF communications as these are both limited to line-of-sight.  Maybe the distance they are already over the ocean has something to do with you not hearing them on 131.95...

Listener Forum / Re: Central Virginia ATC Communications
« Last post by MIAMIATC on March 12, 2019, 09:54:16 AM »
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