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 on: May 25, 2015, 12:28:59 PM 
Started by ATC4lyfe - Last post by VictorAtienza94
Thanks for sharing, sir!

Could you please tell me what she says when contacting Tower, please?

 on: May 25, 2015, 11:08:22 AM 
Started by Kmo2486 - Last post by Kmo2486
Anyone watch this? I've recently come across episodes on YouTube it's interesting to see what likely happened on each flight. A few older ones that I remember being interesting are blown out where the cockpit window falls out in flight. The captain is blown out and flight attendants have to keep hold of his legs to stop him being sucked into engines so even when they think he's dead they keep hold. The co pilot who was a new member had to do emergency landing relying on memory and ATC to guide him. In this episode most of people were interviewed about this including the captain who did survive and was back flying in 5 month. Unfortunally the one who didn't want to take part in this was the co pilot I would of liked to hear what he had to say as he was the main one that saved everyone. It did sound like at time he was in shock and upset which is understandable but he did carry on flying and I've read somewhere he was promoted to captain not sure if it's true but he deserved to be.

Egypt air 990 likely suicide crash. Long haul flight so 2 captains and 2 co pilots. Relief co pilot wanted to take over soon after take off but co pilot wasn't happy about it so didn't swap til later on which had been original plan. After relief co pilot took over the captain left him alone a few minutes when the plane started diving down. The relief co pilot kept saying I rely on God. The captain managed to get back to cockpit and tried to stop the plane falling and asked co pilot what was happening but didn't get an answer. There was split opinion on the cause of this with Egyptians denying it was suicide but investigators saying there was no other explanation. I think it was probably suicide or why didn't relief co pilot say what was wrong or try and get plane to go up.

Silk air 185 another possible suicide but less evidence and all focused on the captain crashing the plane when it could of been either of pilots. There was some clues in the captains private life to make investigators think he might of planned a suicide I think a life insurance policy. Not totally sure but there was something. On the flight the last thing investigators knew for sure was that the captain left cockpit and co pilot made radio contact with ATC nothing was thought to be wrong and anything from then is guesswork. They don't know for sure if the captain had returned to cockpit when radio contact was made. I think it's thought the captain switched the voice recorder off as he left cockpit which adds weight to him being to blame as it seems he had something to hide. It isn't mentioned if investigators looked into details about the co pilot or not nothing is mentioned about him.

British airways 9 flys through an ash cloud causing all 4 engines to fail the captain makes the biggest understatement announcement saying we have a small problem then says all 4 engines have failed. I know pilots should try and reasure passengers and keep them calm but to say they had a small problem then explain not one but all 4 engines had failed. I hardly know anything about planes like most people but I know all 4 engines failing is not a small problem it couldn't be any bigger of a problem. But this did have a good ending and it seemed to go with the comment captain made as all engines restarted then one failed again which did turn out to be the small problem. The plane managed a safe landing and everyone was ok.

Missing over New York this is one which everyone has different opinion on who's at fault definately not a single person. The flight to New York left with enough fuel to destination and an extra 2 hours most allowed. The captain didn't know much English so the co pilot did radio contact. They were placed in 3 holding patterns and ended up running very low on fuel. The captain told co pilot to declare emergency due to low fuel the co pilot never used the word emergency but did say they were low on fuel a few times. The ATC never passed message about low fuel on. The weather also played a part in this ATC didn't warn pilots about wind so this caught them off guard and caused them to abort a landing. In the end they ran out of fuel and crashed killing some of people on board while others survived. Most surprising thing about this one is on the episode which the pilots are played by actors the co pilot sounds so desperate in his last call to ATC saying engines have failed and they need priority but in the actual recording of the flight with actual pilots the co pilot said it so calmly.

British airways 38 just before landing both engines fail co pilot flying plane captain adjusts flaps and makes mayday call. Plane lands safely with no fatalities. Good result but the poor captain has people saying he froze at controls and didn't do anything to help the plane land all because he said it was the co pilot at controls.

Hudson River landing this is the only one I remember seeing on news when it happened. The plane hit some birds (geese?) and lost engine power and was unable to get to land so had to land on the Hudson river and everyone survived. The captain was applauded and I think had reunion with passengers after. Did anyone listen to this on here when it happened in January 2009 or any of other accidents off air crash investigation? I know most are older and some like British airways 38 was in uk so wouldn't of been on.

 on: May 24, 2015, 07:58:35 PM 
Started by ATC4lyfe - Last post by ATC4lyfe
First female pilot for a major Canadian airline, Sunday's AC847 MUC-YYZ was the final flight for Capt. Judy Cameron. Couldn't get any tower audio, and the YYZ terminal feed scans so it misses some bits.


 on: May 24, 2015, 02:38:04 PM 
Started by kempboeing - Last post by VictorAtienza94

Could anyone help me with this transcriptions via PM, mail or something?? I miss some parts and I'm working on a video about it.

Thank you very much for sharing this!! wink wink

 on: May 24, 2015, 02:07:55 PM 
Started by captkel - Last post by captkel
I need to replace a computer power supply, sooooo these feeds will be down for a few minutes while I do that
starting at 2:15 pm est

 on: May 24, 2015, 09:22:03 AM 
Started by usernil - Last post by usernil
its the kite which is stuck on the high tension cable ..Making it therefore in the way of MEA ..Transmission towers in Mauritius are quite High .

 on: May 24, 2015, 08:21:57 AM 
Started by usernil - Last post by svoynick
What is a high tension cable doing at the MEA?

 on: May 23, 2015, 08:50:40 PM 
Started by w0x0f - Last post by jermscentral
I'll bite.

As a trainer of both CTI and non-CTI developmentals in the tower environment, I can't say anything good about this article. The implication is that CTI grads are the best and most qualified candidates to become air traffic controllers, which is simply not true. Sure, they've done simulator training and took courses, but what reporters don't understand is that the ability to work live traffic is an ability, not something that can be taught. Think of it like professional athletes. Some people can train their whole lives and play on varsity teams, but they'll never play for the pros because they just don't have the natural talent/ability.

The article says that some students were given the "answers" to the BQ. No one has been told what the correct answers are to that test. It's based on some kind of scientific research that we don't know a whole lot about, and it was recently revised based on how actual controllers responded to the same types of questions. As it is, someone had already taken screenshots of the questions and posted them on StuckMic, so it's nothing new. The BQ doesn't help people get jobs with the FAA; it's merely the first qualifier in the application process. You can still be disqualified at any point based on your application, failing a security/background check, failing the AT-SAT, failing the MMPI (the REAL biographical questionnaire that'll make you want to shoot yourself), or even bombing an interview; then there's washing out at OKC or even failing at your facility.

The ones complaining are the ones that believed these CTI schools when they were told that they were guaranteed a job if they paid lots of money and got a degree in the program, regardless of their abilities upon graduating. "And until last year, the FAA WEB page advised people like Douglas that the CTI program was the way to become an air traffic controller." No, it was listed as one of the ways to become an air traffic controller. The site has contended since (at least) 2008 that the FAA has multiple hiring sources, and they can determine at any time which method of hiring is used. Sure, preference used to be given to CTI grads, but that was when there wasn't a hiring spree where multiple types of candidats were requested. Ask any OG controller how it was as late as the 90s, when they were put through "the screen" in OKC where they were sat in an auditorium and told to look to their right and left; that two of the three of you would wash out before you ever left Oklahoma. With the retirement spree that started due to the post-PATCO hires hitting age 56, the FAA needed lots more candidates than what the CTI program could adequately provide. Off-the-street hiring was brought back (this was not the first time OTS hiring was used), and many people were found to be qualified than just those that went through a CTI school.

In the new off-the-street application process, college degrees and military experience weren't thrown out, as the article states. All work experience and education counts toward hiring. The FAA did multiple job bids, including one for CTO license holders and previous controllers with at least 1 year of experience, and this was simply another bid that also allowed the general public to apply. "CTI advocates say CTI graduates are more likely to achieve certified professional controller (CPC) status." Well, duh, of course a CTI school will say their program is successful.

tl;dr - Kids that paid for a CTI degree were promised by a school that they'd be hired as ATCs if they graduated. The FAA never promised that, and now the entitled kids are wanting to get a class-action lawsuit against the FAA for believing the wrong thing.

 on: May 23, 2015, 03:05:46 PM 
Started by kc97chief - Last post by kc97chief
Hi fellow aviators. I am retired and living in Palm Desert and follow socal tracon on my Uniden analog receiver. I stay with 126.7 for two way listening or at least I was. I noticed a few weeks back that I was only hearing the controller on 126.7 and I could no longer hear the calling aircraft. Anyone know why the change? Are there any other repeater frequencies that are within the Palm Desert area? Thanks

 on: May 23, 2015, 03:43:01 AM 
Started by woohookitty - Last post by Fryy
Cockpit footage of the incident with comms. Jeeez..


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