APG 116 – Spy Plane Snarls Computers, Smoking Bags, Malaysia 370 Update


Posted on May 9th, by Capt. Jeff in Podcast. No Comments

APG 116 – Spy Plane Snarls Computers, Smoking Bags, Malaysia 370 Update
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A cold war era U2 spy plane flying over the skies of Southern California managed to confuse and overload the new ERAM computer system installed at Los Angeles Air Route Traffic Control Center, shutting it down and snarling air traffic for hours. It seems that the computers were trying to keep the U2 from colliding with numerous aircraft in the area. Problem is, the U2 was flying miles above all of the traffic at 60,000 feet. Fail.

Smoke billowing from a checked suitcase in Melbourne prompted the evacuation of a Fiji Airways 737. Fiji Airways reports the piece of luggage in question was “found to be carrying material suspected as prohibited ‘Dangerous Goods.’” Good thing this happened before the flight.

A US Airways A330 experienced severe turbulence while climbing out of PHL, injuring six. Could this incident have been avoided?

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Feedback in this episode:
Mike – Former Air Force Penguin
Davin – Traits of a professional airline captain?
Jac – Glasses, Vision Requirements
Pilot Pip – Part 135 vs 121
Derek – A380 being configured to carry 660+ passengers?
Micah – AC Retirement: How does that affect pilots?
Bob – Side Stick Controllers
Oliver – Oxygen
Lyn – Cathay Pacific Flight
Craig – Podcast Popularity, Voting, 9/11
Zach – Flying Cars
Oli – Navaid Decommissioning
Axel – Stuttgart Door Security Code
Marion – International Flying?
Scotty – Seaplanes and Ireland
Gary – Automated Flight
Stephanie – Best of the Best $100 Hamburgers | Flying Magazine

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