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nar1224
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« on: February 18, 2008, 09:35:16 AM »

I am new to this board, and this is my first post.  However, I wasted no time when it came to discovering some of the old posts of Boston John.  I love him! He has such a great sense of humor! I don't see any current postings of him lately, does anyone have anything current?

MOCHA HAGoTDI...CCCCCCYA!
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008, 02:40:58 PM »

from what i understand, people heard him last around november, iirc.  strange that he has disappeared since then.  i have listened to many boston feeds at many times of day/night looking for him but haven't found him.

if anyone has any info, i'd be interested to hear it.  btw, wouldn't it be odd for him just to disappear for so long?
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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008, 02:44:47 PM »

from what i understand, people heard him last around november, iirc.  strange that he has disappeared since then.  i have listened to many boston feeds at many times of day/night looking for him but haven't found him.

if anyone has any info, i'd be interested to hear it.  btw, wouldn't it be odd for him just to disappear for so long?

As we "officially" don't know much, if anything about him, how do we know he hasn't retired? I mean, we have seen newspaper clips and news footage of who we think he may be, but we honestly don't know anything about him. If he decided to opt for retirement, we would never know.

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008, 03:07:08 PM »

According to the FAA database, he is still at Boston tower.  That doesn't necessarily mean he is working as a CPC, he could be in operations now.  Anything beyond what is listed in the FAA database is pure speculation.  I sure do miss hearing him on the frequency.  I'm sure we'll hear him again sometime soon (hopefully!).
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008, 08:53:19 PM »

I heard him in January, working some afternoons.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 07:55:23 AM »

I heard him in January, working some afternoons.
Good to hear that he's still around. Hopefully we'll catch him this month as well.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 09:02:41 AM »

His ears must have been burning, he's working Tower (132.22) this morning.

It's actually soothing to hear his voice again.   smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 01:32:46 PM »

His ears must have been burning, he's working Tower (132.22) this morning.

It's actually soothing to hear his voice again.   smiley

indeed it is him!
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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 02:23:48 PM »

Sheesh, I wish you guys got this excited when you hear me on there.    cry

Ha, actually I haven't had the pleasure of working with our very own "Boston John" up there.  Unfortunately I'm not scheduled to hit Boston this month or next.  But that's always subject to change at the whim of crew scheduling
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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 02:27:37 PM »

Sheesh, I wish you guys got this excited when you hear me on there.    cry

Ha, actually I haven't had the pleasure of working with our very own "Boston John" up there.  Unfortunately I'm not scheduled to hit Boston this month or next.  But that's always subject to change at the whim of crew scheduling
i'm not sure what his name is, but i also really like the JFK tower guy who sounds like alan alda.  he has been on at night, as of late.  very little accent, usually really calm.
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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 02:39:22 PM »

Nice to hear his voice on the air again!  grin
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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 03:05:31 PM »

Sheesh, I wish you guys got this excited when you hear me on there.    cry

Ha, actually I haven't had the pleasure of working with our very own "Boston John" up there.  Unfortunately I'm not scheduled to hit Boston this month or next.  But that's always subject to change at the whim of crew scheduling
i'm not sure what his name is, but i also really like the JFK tower guy who sounds like alan alda.  he has been on at night, as of late.  very little accent, usually really calm.

the guy that sounds like alan alda is working the JFK tower now, as of 3pm ET, 2/19.  [Mod: posting or soliciting names of controllers is no longer permitted.]
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008, 02:55:46 PM »

Hey all, I'm new here, but this thread caught my eye.  John is definitely still around, I talked to him last week:

http://journeyinflight.blogspot.com/2008/03/boston-john.html

Best I can tell he works Thus-Sun ish, mostly in the evenings. 
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2008, 05:07:09 PM »

Interesting blog:)
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2008, 09:06:18 PM »

Hey all, I'm new here, but this thread caught my eye.  John is definitely still around, I talked to him last week:

http://journeyinflight.blogspot.com/2008/03/boston-john.html

Best I can tell he works Thus-Sun ish, mostly in the evenings. 

Great article...Boston John is the best!
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2008, 02:23:19 PM »

Hey all, I'm new here, but this thread caught my eye.  John is definitely still around, I talked to him last week:

http://journeyinflight.blogspot.com/2008/03/boston-john.html

Best I can tell he works Thus-Sun ish, mostly in the evenings. 

I think there has been a mix-up somewhere. The blog links to this article:
http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/nextmove/metaphor/airtraf.html

However, if you listen to the clip on that page, it doesn't sound like 'Boston John' at all. The 'John' on that page has a distinct Hispanic accent, which I have never heard from 'our' Boston John.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.


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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2008, 04:11:56 PM »

I pulled the audio from that blog site and edited it down for your listening pleasure!
THAT is Boston John for sure!

* BJ snips.mp3 (3298 KB - downloaded 1614 times.)
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2008, 01:16:38 AM »

Hey all, I'm new here, but this thread caught my eye.  John is definitely still around, I talked to him last week:

http://journeyinflight.blogspot.com/2008/03/boston-john.html

Best I can tell he works Thus-Sun ish, mostly in the evenings. 

I think there has been a mix-up somewhere. The blog links to this article:
http://www.learner.org/channel/workshops/nextmove/metaphor/airtraf.html

However, if you listen to the clip on that page, it doesn't sound like 'Boston John' at all. The 'John' on that page has a distinct Hispanic accent, which I have never heard from 'our' Boston John.

Your thoughts would be appreciated.

I don't know what to tell you.  I was just going by the name.  If it's not him, I certainly do apologize for getting it wrong, but I thought it sounded like the same voice...just a little quieter and more subdued (possibly letting his accent come out more) than he does on the Air Traffic radio.  I could be completely wrong, though; it's been known to happen...often. 
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2008, 01:20:41 AM »

I pulled the audio from that blog site and edited it down for your listening pleasure!
THAT is Boston John for sure!

Hey cool!  I need to figure out how to do that...  grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2008, 02:20:47 AM »

That is definitely John. This has been discussed before in this forum. Smiley
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