DENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6691 times:
I do listen to it when I fly UA. Back in August 2001, a captain made an announcement telling us to listen to channel 9. He said he would tell us a little bit about aviation history. So he started out by talking about his passion for aviation and how airplanes work... he even deployed the speed brakes (is that what they are called?) over the wings, just to show us one of the ways to slow down the plane. It was great for him to do that... Everytime I fly United I hope that this captain is at the controls... maybe it was a very rare occasion.
FlyMatt2Bermud From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 563 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6665 times:
I remember flying a trip to Panama. I had the hardest time maintaining radio contact with the Central American controllers South of the Cayman Islands. I flew this route often and was very familiar with the frequencies and procedures. I suspected the radios on the aircraft needed tuning. The next day I was deadheading back home on United and so I decided to tune into Channel 9. They had the same problem. No radio contact in the exact same vicinity. All position reports were broadcast "in the blind" with no acknowledgement. I really appreciate TCAS!!
"When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward" Leonardo Da Vinci
Hoppe777 From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6611 times:
I love it ! you can learn so much about whats going on and when big turbulence hits you can hear the pilot talking to ATC's and he doesnt sound bothered at all by whats happening which in turn makes me feel alot better.
My last flight LAX-LHR i listened to Channel nine the entire time........forgot about the IFE. One of the few things i like about UA and it should be on every airliner.
DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 678 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6595 times:
I remember fly from DEN-JAC in an A319 and listening to channel 9 for the first time. It was great listening to ATC try and get the aircraft thought the various valleys before landing into Jackson Hole. I remember talking to the pilots and looking at the sectional and being astonished at the mountains surrounding the approach area to JAC and applauding the ATC and Pilots for getting us down safely. Too bad channel 9 isn't on DL or CO.