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LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:17 am

http://www.liveATC.net/





Listen to this guy work his magic in those really busy days at SFO...early 80's I'd estimate.

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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:36 am

Yes, those recordings are from the PATCO days.
 
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:42 am

That guy is SLICK. Quick, no stuttering, just right to business. Good controller!  Cool
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:42 am

Wow! There really is nothing like listening to a great controller practice his or her craft!

And to get to hear "behind the Eastern 'bus'" and "PSA"

That's something you'll never hear again between 118 and 136 MHZ

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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:43 am

Does anyone have a rough estimate, perhaps within a few years, as to when this was?
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:07 pm

Much easier to listen to than the ever-yelling, ever-angry JFK guy.

I listen to MSP sometimes when it is just starting the mass of landing around 10:00am and man it cool but I feel sorry that they have to say NWA so much. Wonder if they ever make mistakes when that random non-NWA plane comes in.
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:15 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 5):
I listen to MSP sometimes when it is just starting the mass of landing around 10:00am and man it cool but I feel sorry that they have to say NWA so much. Wonder if they ever make mistakes when that random non-NWA plane comes in.

HAHA, yeah I did an internship at the MSP tower, and those guys are really really good!!! As for Mistakes when a non-NWA aircraft arrive, nah they just get that much more excited!!!
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 12:59 pm

Nice blast from the past. Thanks for posting.

1. In Part 2, three different pilots complement the controller on the great job he is doing (at 4:24, 4:30, and 5:48). Never heard that before.

2. ATC: "Clipper 125, they got another American pushing out of the alley. They're not ready for you over there yet."
Clipper 125: "That's ok, we've only been in the seats about 10h." (Part 2, beginning at 7:50)

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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:38 pm

Quoting Centrair (Reply 5):
Much easier to listen to than the ever-yelling, ever-angry JFK guy

You beat me to it. That's exactly what I wanted to say. The ever-angry guy should either listen to this controller and learn from him, or go see a psychiatrist ASAP.
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Thu Jul 26, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 9):

You beat me to it. That's exactly what I wanted to say. The ever-angry guy should either listen to this controller and learn from him, or go see a psychiatrist ASAP.

I think one thing that makes the JFK scenario different from this one is the number of foreign carriers they have to deal with; that seems to induce a significant portion of the stress. These clips were just PSA, PSA, PSA, Pan Am, Pan Am, United, United, PSA...
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:22 am

Quoting Eyes2thesky (Reply 8):
Never heard that before.

Yes you do hear that from time to time especially dealing with thunderstorms and deviations, or a controllers brought their "A" game with them that day and did great sequencing and intercepts to final, hear it quite alot from pilots.

Thanks for the posting of the link, love hearing Eastern on the radio again.  Smile
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:53 pm

Quoting Acey (Reply 10):
I think one thing that makes the JFK scenario different from this one is the number of foreign carriers they have to deal with; that seems to induce a significant portion of the stress

I agree with you to some extent, but he also loses his temper toward American pilots/Canadian pilots. I have heard it on a Cathay flight where the pilot not in control had an American accent and towards other pilots on British Airways.
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:01 am

This guy is amazing! Top flight professional. He didn't miss a beat.
 
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RE: LiveATC.net - Great SFO Tower Controller

Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:43 am

Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 11):
I agree with you to some extent, but he also loses his temper toward American pilots/Canadian pilots. I have heard it on a Cathay flight where the pilot not in control had an American accent and towards other pilots on British Airways.

I think it's safe to say JFK in 2007 is a nastier situation than SFO in 1985, even if the latter had more aircraft movements. As was audible from the clips, this was a nice afternoon with calm wind. When SFO had some fog roll in, I'm sure the mood of a few controllers went sour, too.
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