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Wow. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
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From aviation:


It's a VFR-into-IMC. It's disturbing.

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ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: September 15th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've heard it before, but yeah, it's disturbing. It's amazing that the pilot let go of the mike to hear the controller, it's amazing that the controller knew what to do, and it's amazing that the pilot managed to do it inspite of his obvious panic.

The controllers union is trying to use this to make some point about tower privatization, but I don't see how. Most controllers, whether contract or union, are not pilots. I haven't seen any evidence that union pilots are more likely to be pilots than contract pilots.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: September 16th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. I didn't really understand the point of that myself. They seemed to be implying that a private controller would have just let the guy die.
From: ben_smith_etc Date: September 18th, 2004 05:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah that was posted to usenet a few months ago. I can't even listen to it anymore. By the tone of his voice, I'm sure he thought he was literally seconds from death.
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