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Ronin_32
07-12-2008, 06:43 AM
To hear the actual sound in the Premier jets pilot voice that his T-cas (traffic avoidance) was going off is just crazy..The pilot ended up getting repremanded for his actions.

http://media.aopa.org/080711f16.asx

WilhelmSchulz.
07-12-2008, 09:45 AM
Lol. When did this happen?

Ronin_32
07-12-2008, 10:39 AM
April this year......

http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/avflash/1079-full.html#197487

Kielhauler1961
07-12-2008, 11:26 AM
That is simply outrageous! Any user of civilian airflights shouls be concerned about this childish "top gun" attitude. The F-16 probably came from a National Guard unit: bad enough civilians in the US having guns, now they get fighter jets too????? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

My father was in the USSR in the late 60's, carrying out airworthiness checks on a new airliner the Soviets hoped to sell to the west.

It was a time of tension between east and west and the Soviet "minder" on board repeatedly instructed my father not to deviate from the scheduled flight path, or "there will be trouble".

After about ten minutes from taking-off from Sheremetyevo airport, two MiG's formated on the aircraft, one on each wing about 100m away. They stayed for about five minutes then disappeared, but came back and repeated the inspection 30 minutes later.

The airliner (I think it was an Antonov but not sure) made it back to the field ok and was duly granted a UK certificate of airworthiness. At no time did the Soviet pilots come close enough to cause my father concern about a collision. They were just there as a "reminder"...

tuddley3
07-12-2008, 01:08 PM
Holy moly, he came within 10ft of their aircraft. What a show-off, I'm surprised he didn't kill himself pulling off such a stupid stunt.

OMG, my Winamp played the audio, and I accidentally clicked the Video tab and the Radar from the incident showed up. How cool is that.

Ronin_32
07-12-2008, 03:52 PM
Very worrying that the air traffic controller did not notice this before the T-cas went off.

tuddley3
07-12-2008, 04:08 PM
Whatcha think, the ATC needs a little remedial training http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

WilhelmSchulz.
07-12-2008, 06:39 PM
Originally posted by Ronin_32:
Very worrying that the air traffic controller did not notice this before the T-cas went off. The F-16 covered the distance in like 20 seconds. And you heard the Audio. He was also busy with other traffic.