Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Close calls over Newport  
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 559 times:

Hey I went for my flying lesson today. And we were talking about the flying over the beaches around john Wayne wich has lots of little planes playing over does not have an air to air frequency. Does anybody know why not? And does anybody fly over here alot and ever had a near miss? I was close to a Fed Ex MD-11 so we moved out of it's way. But not close anuff to be scared!

2 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineUnited777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 560 times:

I am not suprised this happens, Igo to Newport Beach alot. I live near Balboa Island (if you know where that is) and I see smallaircraft or helicopters flying around alot. Once in while a aircraft for Orange County-John Wayne airport flies over too.

I think this a problem all over Southern California or the Los Angels there is too many small airports with big airports. Long Beach airport isn't that far from John-Wayne. Everytime i go to work on I-405 i cross the flight path for the Orange County airport and i see small single engine aircraft flying by 737's or 757's all the time.

But Ithat is very scary to know most of them don't have radio's. I don't want a plane crashing on my house or near it.

But I think the aicraft don't have the air-to-air radio's is because they are ultra-light aircraft, but i am not sure.

The Orange County-John Wayne airport i think is one of the best in the country.


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 559 times:

We have radios to talk to tower but there is not a frequency over the water that we can advise other airplanes what we are doing and them the same to us. An ultralight is a plane that ways less then 254 pound empty and has no less then 5 gallons of fuel and cruises around 64mph. A 152 like I fly is around 1500 pounds empty has 26 gallons of fuel and cruise around 120. Another thing is that if you fly ultralights you do not need a lincense to operate them. You will see very few ultralights at John Wayne as you need a mode C transponder and a 2 way radio to fly in class C airspace. I do know were Balboa Island is my mother works at Fashion Island.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Close Formation Over Chattanooga TN posted Tue Dec 19 2006 23:55:38 by Leo8448
Two B737s In Close Formation Over Budapest. posted Mon Aug 21 2006 17:10:58 by KrisYYZ
CLT Close-Calls/Go-Arounds On 36R Sunday May 28 posted Mon May 29 2006 19:16:27 by United777ORD
Close Calls, Anyone? posted Wed Mar 15 2006 19:30:15 by Leothedog
Pilots: Any Close Calls Or Good Stories? posted Fri Jul 15 2005 18:42:33 by CHRISBA777ER
Any Airline Crash Close Calls? posted Fri Apr 8 2005 06:31:51 by Bridogger6
Radio Outage=Close Calls. posted Thu Sep 16 2004 21:00:46 by SolarWind
Video Re-creations:Close Calls-ORD & PVD Incidents posted Wed Feb 18 2004 00:58:22 by Go4EVA
Share Your "close-calls" Or "accident(s)" posted Mon Feb 9 2004 19:50:35 by Noonerlicious
Blue Angels Over Newport Beach, CA On Sunday? posted Wed Apr 2 2003 02:16:23 by FSPilot747