All airspace is divided up by international treaties, and then more practically by “Letter of Agreement” between adjacent controlling authority. For example, Los Angeles Center will have agreements with Oakland Center, Salt Lake Center, Albuquerque Center, Mazatlan Center, SoCal Approach, Las Vegas ...Jump to post
Isn't the point of language and communication to ensure that parties understand each other? Or do you ignore anyone who says y'all, yous guys, a'int as it is grammatically incorrect? Seems like a mountain out of a mole hill. The world keeps turning, but you sure showed them, didn't you. Are you ser...Jump to post
Probably would have caused real chaos had LAX been at normal capacity. LAX is pretty typically a ghost town at 0400, doesn’t start to pick up in normal times until about 0515 or so. Do you happen to know by what percentage traffic has decreased? In terms of aircraft movements it’s publicly availabl...Jump to post
jhsusman wrote:I read somewhere that DEN was at 200 cities which would make it #1 domestically - can anyone confirm?
I took some photos of the aircraft today. I spoke to some of the guys working the night shift and they told me that the aircraft made several very low passes over 24R, then ATC had them land on 25R. They closed 25R for the entire day, and used 25L for both take off and landings. I left work around ...Jump to post
We have Delta pilots call up ready to taxi from “Dixie nine” even at LAX.
I ignore them just to see how long before they realize they’re in the wrong part of town for that kind of nonsense. They usually get it right by the third try lol!
D is pronounced “Delta” lol A few people with questions about live ATC here. The site was founded and is maintained by an enthusiast and flight instructor out of the Boston area. Almost all ATC feeds are hosted by a volunteer near the airport or transmitter site, a few are even hosted by friendly ai...Jump to post
My only source is internal briefings we had at work re: Delta re-adjusting their gates at various points in time, both T2 and T3. The T2.5 construction notwithstanding , I believe DL wanted to start parking heavies on gate 38, which meant gate 39 would become unusable. If they are going to make 38 a...Jump to post
The headsets used by the majority of ATC’s in the US (FAA) only go in to one ear and they don’t actually cover your ear like many pilot headsets. We generally need to be able to hear the environment/ people around us just as clearly as we do the pilots. Lots of important ATC coordination occurs simp...Jump to post
The original ATC tower at DFW has all the equipment needed to run ATC ops in the event one of the two towers cannot he used. There is less equipment and it’s old, but it’s definitely still used from time to time. The original tower at LAX, while currently used by airport operations, has backup dupli...Jump to post
LAX it was common for all the morning AA and Eagle flights to be 30 min early and still have their gates occupied. Alaska and United not as much, Delta somewhere in between. Southwest was usually pretty good about changing the gate for the inbound if the original was still occupied. The foreigners w...Jump to post
The traffic (pre-Covid) on the roadways is always that bad, particularly in the evenings. My commute in for the overnight shift would be 20 min on the freeway and an hour to get to T2 lol.
I actually would come in a little early to beat the traffic and go for a run up Sepulveda before work.
Personally I have only flown out of LGB twice, despite living closer. When flying for leisure I’m looking for the cheapest fare and best product on a non-stop flight and those are usually more plentiful and cheaper out of LAX. As far as flying b6: I have been treated like absolute garbage by employe...Jump to post
But the more likely set-up is the middle one Configuration Morphée; 10 modules for "up to a dozen" (personally I'm seeing 10-for-10) heavy wounded I confess I cannot see any reason to further reduce capacity to just six, but then I'm not a medic. https://www.defense.gouv.fr/var/dicod/stor...Jump to post
I’ve had a third class FAA medical certificate since 2012, with a special consideration for type one diabetes. As a result of the FAA requiring that I monitor my blood sugar before and during my duty day, and that I have to follow up with my personal physician every three months and provide the A1c ...Jump to post
Gates 34 and 35 can hold b763 and smaller i believe, I don’t recall any 764 on those gates. 26 and 25 used to be wide body only, but they created the swing gates to allow either a heavy or two smaller planes to use those gates as well as 23. DL routinely parks a b764 on gate 31 also, where 23 is usu...Jump to post
Just a comment on the original post: It's common to have multiple AA planes waiting for gates, as they over-schedule their gates. IF the arriving plane is not early AND the departure is not delayed, then you may have a seamless operation, but AA seems to be the worst just anecdotally from an ATC per...Jump to post
This procedure is one of three configurations for the airport. West flow which is almost every day, East flow dictated by strong easterly winds, and over-ocean flow done for noise abatement between 0000L and 0630L each day. Over-ocean may be suspended due to runway closures overnight, low cloud ceil...Jump to post
As previously stated it’s the ORCKA DP, aircraft must be able to cross over LAX at 10,000 MSL within 20 flying miles of taking off. Most A321s and even some other types aren’t able to do it because of climb performance. As also previously stated it’s used for aircraft headed east and northeast, but ...Jump to post
As an added data point, IFR or airways clearances are available in the US only 30 minutes prior to the proposed time of departure. While the pilots will have a release from the airline, they won’t have confirmation of the clearance (including and change in route or altitude) or the squawk up until t...Jump to post
These ATC controllers are being forced to work without pay. all because of a lying racist.[/quote] ATC Controllers??? I never know what side of sarcasm you are on casinterest. BTY, the "lying racist" just doen't stick, no matter many times you regurgitate it.[/quote] Trump lies, often, and...Jump to post
Just remember, your ATCs aren't getting paid!Jump to post
Bottom line is, ATC reports the winds and precipitation and braking action reports. It is still up to the aircraft Captain to make the decision to land or not. It seems like it would have been prudent in retrospect to break off the approach and hold for a while or divert to LAX. There's a saying we ...Jump to post
Regarding delay vectors, the runways can only handle a limited number of aircraft every hour. Break that down into 5 min increments and you then have airlines all scheduling their flights near the same arrival time (times that pax are purchasing those flights for) and the runways will quickly become...Jump to post
I'm an ATCs working for the FAA here in Los Angeles. Been in the agency for 8 years, T1D since age six. I am well controlled with a pump and CGM, and I do have a "special consideration" on my medical certificate. Not sure what the regs are for pilots vs. controllers, but I have to check my...Jump to post
LAHSO operations are completely safe, and are only conducted in dry VMC conditions with no tailwind component for the landing aircraft. They are also only authorized for select runways at select airports where it is necessary for the efficiency of the movement of aircraft. Also, in the USA, you will...Jump to post
travaz wrote:Ok thanks for the explanation . Now that I think about it it probably is flow control going into LAX
The main reason you do not see a lit of traffic landing 31R or 13R (the "diagonal" runways) is because of separation rules that fall under something called Converging Runway Operations or CRO for short. The FAA has determined it is unsafe to allow an aircraft to depart 18L or 18R while an...Jump to post
Flew in to DFW over the weekend and noticed 18R/36L was closed so lots of narrow bodies were taking off on 31L. I've landed multiple times on 13R but I've noticed that 13L/31R hardly, if ever, gets used. Does anyone know the reason for this? I'm guessing because it crosses in front of 17L/35R or a ...Jump to post
Also keep in mind that in most towers the RVR updates and is issued to pilots in real-time. I've had it before where the RVR dropped while a plane was mid-approach and they ended up going missed at about 1/2 mile because the RVR was allowing for cat III only and they were not capable.Jump to post
In many cases when conducting a visual approach on a clear day, aircraft will be turned onto final 15-20 miles out and already on the glideslope sometimes even above it. During IMC aircraft will be vectored to intercept the glideslope from below, and when simultaneous parallel approaches are in use,...Jump to post
https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/profiles/media/Airport-Capacity-Profiles-2014.pdf DEN, DFW, ATL, and ORD lead the list with over 200 arrivals/departures per hour. Several factors contribute to this, as someone mentioned earlier when the departures are on alternating departure procedur...Jump to post