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No Power This Hour In The Tower At FLL  
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2743 times:

The commercial power at FLL has failed, as have the generators, as have the battery-powered stuff. Numerous diversions...

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User currently offlineFXRA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 708 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

We have power in the tower!!! No need to cower, you may head to FLL at this hour!

jd



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Yes, we now have power, we are not sour, we will bring flower(s)...  Wink

(Now, don't let it go out again--we don't like diverting the same flights twice...)  Wink


User currently offlineSPREE34 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2248 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Thread starter):
The commercial power at FLL has failed, as have the generators, as have the battery-powered stuff. Numerous diversions...

Once again the FAA's complete redundancy fails, and I'll bet safety was never compromised. Cough...cough...coughbullshit.



I don't understand everything I don't know about this.
User currently offlineUniuniunium From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2583 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 3):



Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 3):
Once again the FAA's complete redundancy fails, and I'll bet safety was never compromised. Cough...cough...coughbullshit.

You do, of course, realize that there are many commercial airports in the US (not to mention busy GA-only) without any ATC services? As long as the proper precautions are taken (e.g. proper spacing made by TRACON controllers and use of the CTAF/UNICOM frequency), it's not that big of a deal to operate without the Tower.


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3296 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

What's this have to do with Eddie Bauer?


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User currently onlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26605 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Quoting SPREE34 (Reply 3):
Once again the FAA's complete redundancy fails, and I'll bet safety was never compromised. Cough...cough...coughbullshit.

Oh really? How about 9/11 when a bomb threat was phoned into LAX tower and the FAA was able to safely move tower communications to the old tower using a handheld radio and cell phones? It showed that even a complete evacuation is planned for



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Quoting Uniuniunium (Reply 4):
it's not that big of a deal to operate without the Tower.

True, but with higher traffic volumes at FLL, that's alot of phone calls to ATC...


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2554 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 6):
Oh really? How about 9/11 when a bomb threat was phoned into LAX tower and the FAA was able to safely move tower communications to the old tower using a handheld radio and cell phones? It showed that even a complete evacuation is planned for

But, did FLL have (1) an old tower, and (2) a handheld radio?


User currently offlineUniuniunium From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 7):
True, but with higher traffic volumes at FLL, that's a lot of phone calls to ATC...

Quite right, I suppose I spoke from the standpoint of safety rather than operational efficiency. The extra precautions required are sure to cause delays at high traffic airports, but it's possible to still operate safely.


User currently offlineElectech6299 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 616 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Uniuniunium (Reply 9):
The extra precautions required are sure to cause delays at high traffic airports

 rotfl  I misread that at first- I thought it said

Quote:
The extra precautions are required to be sure to cause delays at high traffic airports

Now it is the hour
for an end to our
rants against those in power
about the lights on the tower
So even if you are sour
you might be content to glower
without posting your dour
comments



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

How true... Besides, resistance is futile (if less than 8 ohms...)

User currently offlineContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1464 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

I suppose that makes it the Sour Hour Power Tower.


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User currently offlineLincoln From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 3887 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2502 times:

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 8):
But, did FLL have (1) an old tower, and (2) a handheld radio?

Not knowing anything about FLL, I'm speaking off the cuff here, but I'm guessing they're far more likely to have one of these than the other  Wink

BTW - love the rhiming

Lincoln



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