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 on: November 01, 2014, 08:20:57 AM 
Started by philip - Last post by philip
9 in about 1 hour during the storm last week at manchester

 on: October 31, 2014, 08:58:47 PM 
Started by wolfpackvf1 - Last post by svoynick
I'm aware of the loss of this vehicle (and at least one death associated), but I'm unfamiliar with your terminology.  Could you explain your meaning?

 on: October 31, 2014, 07:18:49 PM 
Started by J-LucB - Last post by J-LucB
Thank you grin

 on: October 31, 2014, 07:15:41 PM 
Started by J-LucB - Last post by dave
Very nice!

 on: October 31, 2014, 07:14:21 PM 
Started by J-LucB - Last post by J-LucB
New ADS-B antenna (F5ANN active) and night view.

 on: October 31, 2014, 04:09:02 PM 
Started by wolfpackvf1 - Last post by wolfpackvf1
is pmd 42 in charge?

 on: October 31, 2014, 02:37:47 PM 
Started by phaques - Last post by swa4678
Pilot never declared an emergency.
Almost every time I see this, I have to ask... So what?

Note that a pilot doesn't have to broadcast the words "declaring an emergency" for an emergency to be declared (e.g. by the controller on behalf of the pilot). Also note that saying those three words doesn't really change your situation or what the controller can do (other than perhaps bypass a sequence line or get information ready for SAR). It doesn't make ice fall off your wings,  it doesn't make an airport sprout up near your location, etc.

Based on the information contained in his transmissions and the urgency with which I'm guessing they were made, it's rather likely that all parties were aware of how unsafe the situation had become.

 on: October 31, 2014, 01:30:09 PM 
Started by phaques - Last post by phaques
The updated NTSB report is here:


Pireps warning of light to moderate icing down to 8,000 feet were made prior to the flight.
Airmet Zulu was out for moderate icing.
No weather briefing.
Pilot never declared an emergency.

 on: October 31, 2014, 01:20:48 PM 
Started by jbadger10 - Last post by blakepilot
I don't have a problem with it so long as the message isn't overly cryptic and there isn't an overload of traffic.  If freq is busy, be clear, concise, and get out of the way.  That's typically a given.  Nothing worse than being on a very busy freq when someone takes forever to get a message across.  It can pose a safety hazard.  However, I know plenty of people, including myself, that like to banter with ATC when time and workload permit.

Also, tower controller knew where the aircraft was, and was expecting the handoff before they called.  It's not like this guy is coming screaming into a non-radar class D airport loaded up with traffic trying to be a hotshot.  By the time he got to tower, he'd been sequenced for many miles, configured for landing, and almost certainly on a stabilized approach with airport environment in sight.  Furthermore, his readback is the most critical part of the transmission, which he repeated "cleared to land 22L."

 on: October 31, 2014, 01:05:57 PM 
Started by dave - Last post by FLLflyboy
ATC at KBJC. Just received my CPC certification there smiley

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