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Air Traffic Out Of Control

Apr 29, 2024

In this episode, Delta flight 520 has departed from JFK, but immediately radios the tower with an issue.

The pilot has received a warning that the latch on one of the escape slides is open, so they need to return back to the airport to have maintenance investigate the issue.

Apr 26, 2024

In this episode, Allegiant Air flight 2948 is preparing for takeoff at Orlando Sanford airport when the tower aborts it at the last second.

Another aircraft has entered the runway without being instructed to do so, and the Allegiant pilot pumps the brakes on their plans.

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Apr 22, 2024

In this episode, we go to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) where United flight two sixty is taking off and experiences a tail strike.

The pilot - exercising extreme caution - radios the tower to arrange a return to the airport for an emergency landing.

You will hear in this conversation, that they opt not to dump the...

Apr 16, 2024

In this episode, we fly down to Winter Haven, Florida (GIF) where an aircraft is coming in for an approach with a landing gear failure.

You will hear the tower's frantic calls for the pilot to "go around" due to the fact that the landing gear hasn't come down.

The aircraft lands without the gear deployed and the...

Apr 15, 2024

In this episode, we go to Lakeland Florida.

An aircraft is taxiing out for takeoff when an incoming plane attempts to fly over him and land on the taxi way.

The tower scrambles to figure out what is happening, and once they contact the errant pilot it turns out he misunderstood the instructions for the airport which...