Tell you about myself....retired USAF F-4 crew chief Almost 20 years ago (God, I am old). Did 17 years working the bent wing bug sucker. Just a fan of all you folks, pilots and controllers. I am slowly going through the archives to catch up on all the different situations that have happened and find the discussions very informative. Although, I must admit, when some of you really start with the technical stuff, I am lost. which is ok with me. I will not embarrass myself by asking a dumb question unless it would be relevant
. Unfortunately, almost all of the older stuff, videos and links to the NTSB and FAA and other sites are no longer available to read or watch
I am in Las Vegas, so I listen to KLAS tower and approach and have Flight Aware set to KLAS, but with a 8 to 10 minute delay on the visual depictions and actual ATC audio sucks but I understand the need for security ie the time lag. But is great to watch the landing and departure patterns.
Back in the early 70's, when I was living in Hawaii, I wanted to get my PPL but unfortunately, money was short due to a baby. Got 9 hours on a Cessna 150. Back then it was great doing touch and goes on Ford Island. Ah well, so it goes. Now I am 60 and still have the urge to learn flying but physically can't do it. So I do little flight sims and such.
So safe flying to all and to the controllers, WOW I have a much better understanding what you do and the stress you are under. Hats off to you. Much thanks to LiveATC.net for providing such a great site.