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====== Uncontrolled Airspace Episode #173 "15 Knots of Tail" ====== [[ucap172|previous episode]] | [[http://www.uncontrolledairspace.com/|main]] | [[ucap174|next episode]] {{ http://uncontrolledairspace.com/img/2009/ZZ2A3844C3.jpg}}Buzzards in the cockpit... inflight breakup... and singing the praise of pireps... All this and more on Uncontrolled Airspace, Episode #173 "15 Knots of Tail" Recorded: Feb 23, 2010 [[http://jeburnside.com|Jeb Burnside]], [[http://davehigdon.biz|Dave Higdon]], [[http://jackhodgson.com|Jack Hodgson]] [[http://uncontrolledairspace.com/eps/UCAP173.mp3|Direct link]] to mp3 audio file of show (right-click to download/save). ===== Show Notes ===== * **Intruder Alert!** Turkey Buzzard an uninvited passenger in R22 Helicopter * [[http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid35031947001?bctid=65922473001|Video Link]] * [[http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/02/11/2010-02-11_helicopter_pilots_crash_encounter_turkey_vulture_hits_chopper_lands_on_his_lap.html|Daily News story]] * **//Intros and Chit-Chat//** * Differences in Bravo Tops - whassup widdat? * **Trip Report:** Jack in Michigan * Meetup with [[http://www.airspeedonline.com|Steve Tupper of Airspeed Online]] * Road trip to [[http://www.airnav.com/airport/kptk|Pontiac-KPTK]] * Met Don Weaver ( of Sutton Aviation and [[http://www.acrocamp.com|Acrocamp instructor]]) * **OFLOTW:** Reno Fire official and pax land on I-80 * [[http://www.rgj.com/article/20100222/NEWS/100222018/1321/NEWS/Reno-fire-official-three-passengers-unharmed-after-landing-plane-on-I-80|Reno Gazette-Journal story]] * Wonder what //really// happened? * **NJ Airport Crash** kills 5 after in-flight breakup * [[http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/02/nj_airport_crash_kills_five_pe.html|NJ.com story]] * **Suicide by Airplane** in Austin TX * [[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,586581,00.html|Fox News story]] * **PIREPS:** Becoming a lost art? * [[http://blog.aopa.org/blog/?p=950|AOPA Blog post]] * **If...** you owned your own airport - how would you run it? * [[http://twitter.com/HIAairport/status/9456107796|Twitter post]] * **Bring your kid** to the tower day! * [[http://liveatc-archive.s3.amazonaws.com/new-kjfk-controller.mp3|LiveATC Archive]] * **Zodiac Aircraft:** [[http://www.eaa.org/news/2010/2010-02-22_zodiac.asp|FAA report]] sets future direction * **Off-their-heads** Landing of the Week: Knucklehead buzzes car, rips off main gear. * [[http://www.lvrj.com/news/pilot-lands-safely-after-buzzing-striking-car-83191972.html|Las Vegas Review-Journal story]] * **//Shout Outs//** * Northeast UCAP Meetup March 6, rain or shine at [[http://www.airnav.com/airport/kash|KASH]] * 10 a.m. at the Midfield Cafe, 83 Perimeter Rd., Nashua NH 03063 * Paper Airman Certificate Replacement: Mandatory! * [[http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/airmen_certification/certificate_replacement/|FAA site]] * Great Southeast UCAP Meetup 2.0: In April - keep an eye on the website and forums for details * Guest Disclaimer: Royce Ehrle * UCAP Theme: "Sledgeflattener", Thomas Dolby