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Aviation News (General) / Re: KPBI back up
« Last post by sentra122 on April 26, 2017, 07:31:08 PM »
thank you to whomever for getting KPBI back up and running !!!!

Hey, that's my site!  Some technical difficulties, coupled with too many things happening in life, got in the way and it had an extended break.  Sorry for the long outage...

Thanks to Dave for helping me bring the site back online.  Should be smooth from here on out.  Glad to hear it's useful to the community.
Aviation Audio Clips / JetBlue 1056 JFK go around recording?
« Last post by daytrader456 on April 26, 2017, 04:08:41 PM »
JetBlue 1056 had to conduct a go around on landing at JFK for being too close to the aircraft in front on April 26 around 2:15pm. Anyone pickup any recording on the convo?
Aviation Audio Clips / LAX Twr Controller Scolds Jordanian Pilot
« Last post by nherring619 on April 25, 2017, 06:07:19 PM »
Captured on 4/23/17. LAX Tower Controller reminds Jordanian 950 flight about proper communication procedures.

A United Airlines plane had a 'terrifying' emergency landing after one of its engines overheated over the ocean, according to a reporter who was on board the plane.

United Flight 1516 bound for Houston, Texas, from Liberia, Costa Rica, because of the engine problem on the Boeing 737-800.

"One of my plane's engines overheated over the ocean. We about crashed in an emergency landing before the pilot quickly pulled up. So scary," Jody Genessy, one of the passengers onboard, tweeted after landing safely.

Aviation Audio Clips / Qantas pilot makes PA to passengers on ATC frequency
« Last post by tigerheavy on April 24, 2017, 09:45:04 PM »
Recorded in December 2000, a Qantas pilot operating a flight to Melbourne, Australia, inadvertently makes a public address announcement on an ATC frequency inciting some humorous responses.
American A321 at Las Vegas on 23 April: engine shut down in flight.
Aviation News (General) / KPBI back up
« Last post by kb4tez on April 24, 2017, 04:38:03 PM »
thank you to whomever for getting KPBI back up and running !!!!
Helicopter made an emergency landing from about six hundred feet, resulting in a tail boom strike.

Pilot/Controller Forum / Re: CIRCLE TO LAND
« Last post by tyketto on April 24, 2017, 01:59:48 PM »
That is my understanding as well. So, if the circling aircraft is on final approach to the landing runway (not the runway the surveillance approach is being made) and has to "wave-off". The pilot request to enter downwind and the field is VMC. Can the tower legally instruct the IFR aircraft to enter downwind? Or would the aircraft have to climb to execute the ATC (approach control) issued missed approach?

I am of the understanding that unless the pilot cancels IFR, he would have to execute missed approach.

By the way. I am the control tower chief at a military airport with over 25 years of experience.

Once again. I thank you for your input.

Good question here.. Let's throw an example up with this, and pursuant to what the .65 tells us. Assume the following setup:
  • Winds are out of the east/southeast, in excess of 15kts,
  • the airport has 2 east/west parallel runways. call them 7R/25L and 7L/25R. 25L is equipped with an ILS.
  • the airport has an operational ATC tower.
  • Runways 7 are in use. Landing 7R, departing 7L. The field is VMC.

An arrival unfamiliar with the area requests the ILS 25L approach. ATC clears him for the ILS 25L approach, circle south of the runway for a right downwind to runway 7R (7110.65, 4-8-6.b). Looking back at the chart for ILS or LOC 25L, the circle should begin upon completion of the approach, which should be at the FAF for that approach. So it would be at that point that the circle begins, or the MAP begins.

If the circle has completed, and the aircraft is on final, the approach procedure would have completed, so there wouldn't be a missed approach procedure. ATC would tell the pilot to go around and instruct them on how on their next procedure (711.65, 3-8-1), which would be to enter the downwind. As far as who issues the downwind instruction, that would be airspace dependent, as it depends on what class airspace the field is in.


From the photos, it looks like one very lucky pilot.
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