atcsundevil wrote:ZDC to go ATC zero tonight for COVID cleaning per FAA OIS.
LAX is a huge market, but its split and its expensive to operate in; the US3 + WN have stations that are much more cheaper to operate in. The chance for LAX being dehubbed is very much a possibility; possibly being a focus city or a simple outstation, with TATL, TPAC, and Latin American services be...Jump to post
Wallypark EXPRESS does not. Usually quite reasonable prices, and it's on 1st-come 1st-served, but even during Christmas I've never had issues finding a space there (unlike the old econo lot!) Again, emphasis on the latter word; it's not the same operation as regular WallyPark (at least in terms of ...Jump to post
Could the Air Force be brought in to be temporary staff to handle flights at a very reduced capacity? Best case would be airborne E-3 AWACS for the busiest sectors. The Navy had E-2s which could also be tasked if needed. This would never work. Non radar procedures from an adjacent facility would be...Jump to post
Looks like New York Center might be the next ATC facility to join the party. Interesting to see what the FAA does here.Jump to post
Enough with the sensationalism and personal attacks (yes, you did, by insinuating I didn't know what the ATC system does, which is ignorant to suggest). Statistically speaking, everyone is going to get this virus. Statistically speaking, everyone is going to recover from this virus. Embrace it. The...Jump to post
So what? They'll be fine in about 2 weeks. The virus is here, it isn't going anywhere, welcome to the new reality. Are we really going to shut down the global economy over this? Yeah! Controllers are forced to work without pay during a shutdown, so they may as well be forced to work through an illn...Jump to post
Would it not be possible to have retired controllers fill in, or perhaps Air Force reservist in that MOS? No, controllers have to go through training to be certified in a specific spot. If you certify on LAX ground you have to go through training and recertify on LAS ground if you switch facilities...Jump to post
Very exciting that WN is willing to give HDN a try - from DEN. If this experiment goes well, I suspect destinations like ASE, BZN, DRO, EGE, GUC, JAC and/or MTJ could follow suit. HDN could set a very interesting precedent for WN and its DEN hub/focus city/whatever WN calls it... No 737 into Aspen.Jump to post
Absolutely telling. I'm completely against jumping to conclusions, but I will not bat an eye if it's revealed to be CFIT. Truly awful. Don't think so.....no towers in the area they went down, terrain raises to 800 ft, but they were flying above when the fall began. The terrain goes higher than 800....Jump to post
What do you mean SVFR? He wasn’t transmitting a surface area. He could have requested VFR flight following or IFR but not just special VFR in the middle of enroute class E/G airspace. I’m high altitude only, but I at least here him say he’s either SVFR and requesting a transition or he’s VFR reques...Jump to post
Looks like the pilot requested SVFR and got lost in the cloud and tried to get out. This is speculation, but would be a poor mistake by the pilot. Here is the audio from the pilot and ATC painting the picture. https://forums.liveatc.net/atcaviation-audio-clips/26-jan-kobe-bryant-fatal-helicopter-cr...Jump to post
Looks like the pilot requested SVFR and got lost in the cloud and tried to get out. This is speculation, but would be a poor mistake by the pilot. Here is the audio from the pilot and ATC painting the picture. https://forums.liveatc.net/atcaviation-audio-clips/26-jan-kobe-bryant-fatal-helicopter-cra...Jump to post
airboss787 wrote:Seems the new flight flew at just 26 or 28,000 ft the whole time
To be more accurate, ATC asked if they needed to HOLD for dumping fuel. The pilot's only answer to that question was "Negative". The question from ATC was ambiguous. Does this situation get investigated by the FAA to the point that data on the CVR would be analysed? That would be very int...Jump to post
If the flight never got above 8,000 and some emergency caused them to immediately return to field, how the heck did the crew have time to ask for, get permission to, and execute a fuel dump? According to AVHerald , "The crew did not request fuel dump." I wonder how big of a violation that...Jump to post
Just for reference, ATC only requires 2000 ft above the highest obstacle for fuel dumping.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica ... ion_4.html
Aspen on days like today. Ground stops because they run out of pavement.Jump to post
Arion640 wrote:Perhaps it’s just the angle but that looks like it’s pushing it.
https://www.faa.gov/air_traffic/publica ... on_10.html
Here’s the specific rule regarding separation on the same runway. Looks good to me.
Nope, there’s nothing to worry about. These routes are inactive 90% of the time, at least in my airspace. If you filed an IFR flight plan ATC will keep you separated. If you are flying VFR, they may advise you. If the IR routes go near an approach that you are flying, it may not be legally separated...Jump to post