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Air Traffic Out Of Control

Jan 25, 2023

Ever wonder why aviators use the term 'Mayday'?

We cover that in today's episode of Air Traffic Out Of Control, and we also listen in on some pilots using it in a couple emergency situations.

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Jan 23, 2023

Bird strikes are are a common hazard for pilots as they take off from airports around the globe.

In this Air Traffic Out Of Control Fly By, a Jet Blue aircraft took off from Palm Beach Airport (PBI) on January 15, 2023 but soon had to declare an emergency and return to the airport after a bird strike.

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Jan 20, 2023

In today's Air Traffic Out Of Control Fly By we have a recent clip from a close call at JFK.

At around 8:45 p.m. last Friday evening, Delta Air Lines Flight 1943 was taking off from Runway 4L when  American Airlines flight 106 crossed the same runway. 

In this recording, you will hear the moment an air...

Jan 18, 2023

On January 11th, some corrupt files in the antiquated FAA software system caused a nationwide outage across the United States which grounded flight departures across the country.

The system which went down (NOTAM) provides advisories to pilots on safety-critical conditions at airports and other areas aircraft may...

Jan 15, 2023

On this day (January 15th) in 2009, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after the Airbus A320 serving the flight struck a flock of birds shortly after take-off from New York, losing all engine power. Unable to reach any airport for an emergency landing due to their low...