APG 118 – Near Miss Over Pacific, TCAS, Female Pilots
An alleged “near miss” between to Boeing 757s over the Pacific Ocean 200 miles northeast of the island of Hawaii is being investigated by the NTSB, based on a sensational report by a writer onboard one of the jets. While it’s true that evasive action was taken by at least one of the jets, the real story here is that the Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) installed on both aircraft did its job. Click here to learn more about TCAS II.
A Sun Country B-737-800 experienced an engine failure departing JFK. The LiveATC.net recording of the event is discussed. Great job by the crew and ATC. Click here to download the entire audio file from LiveATC.net.
Amongst the feedback discussed in this episode is what Captain Jeff thinks about female pilots, the respect or lack thereof of cabin crew members from passengers, the decline of respect and dignity of jobs in the flying profession in general, and much more.
Feedback in this episode:
Kimmie – Female Pilots
Jim – thrust vectoring, loss of all electrical power
George – Respect for Cabin Crew
Dari – Iran Fokker partial gear landing
Simon – Thunderstorm Season
Sport Pilot David – CALLBACK 412 – May 2014
NASA ASRS Callback Subscription Info
CJ – Inflight Fires
Tim – Greetings from Sendai, Japan
Beautiful Turkish Airlines Spot
Tim – Vanished US Airlines
Sarah – Hijacking Questions
Wikipedia – Hijacking
Federal Express Flight 705
Tom – Dean Martin & The Tipsy Pilot (video, hilarious)
Chris – United’s Channel Nine
Vernon – Captain’s salute
Mike C. – Pneumatic Air (Bleed Air)
Chris – Seniority
Mark – “Pilot’s view of Wizz Air’s low pass over the Danube’
Mike – Check Your Gauges
William – MD-90 Cockpit Noises
James – Career Advice
Liz – Lompoc Fires
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ATC audio from http://LiveATC.net
Intro/Outro music by Tim Brown, BrownHouseMedia, iStockphoto.com
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