Drone Incident over Somerville

Helicopter reporting drone coordinates

Helicopter reporting drone coordinates

Audio from LiveATC.net:

The drone in question was just within 5 miles of Boston Logan. Unmanned aerial systems are not permitted within 5 miles of US airports (except when air traffic control is notified, which seems like it was not the case given the above audio and the subsequent dispatch of Somerville Police).

FIDAE – South American Airshow

Pictures from FIDAE 2014, an international air show in Santiago. Highlights included seeing a A-380 flying and maneuvering low, watching people pose with the Air Force pilots from Gringolandia, and chatting up private pilots from Chile and Argentina.

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Night Flying

Air Traffic Control Chatter – Gear Disagree Emergency

Minor excitement on my way home from TRB – go around on short final because of a gear disagree.

Air Traffic Control Chatter – KBED Tower, Oct. 3

Some real characters were on/in the air last Thursday.

Warrior 6 November Delta (N276ND), formerly registered to the University of North Dakota, inbound to Hanscom from Fitchburg, is shown in red in the video below. It works around jet traffic including a Challenger taking off and turning behind it, a Hawker and Gulfstream taking off before it lands, a 787 from Tokyo flying over in the Logan Class B airspace, and various other pilots with questionable radio behavior.