Author Topic: JFK Ground, "Chuck is that you?"-style  (Read 8557 times)

Offline Baradium

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Re: JFK Ground, "Chuck is that you?"-style
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2007, 08:32:36 PM »

The only thing I could think of, and ive heard the tapes, is that the controller thought he was declaring Min Fuel, which is a lot different than a fuel emergency.  If you declare Min Fuel, we dont have to give you direct routing etc.  It just means that you cannot accept any undue delay.  Thats the only thing that would makes sense at least to me.

It seems that it should be fairly cut and dried.  Either he used the E word or not.   
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Re: JFK Ground, "Chuck is that you?"-style
« Reply #31 on: March 21, 2007, 12:22:40 AM »
Yea, the pilot said he wanted to declare a fuel emergency, but i think the controller misunderstood him, or didnt hear him, coulda been on the phone with someone else
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Re: JFK Ground, "Chuck is that you?"-style
« Reply #32 on: March 21, 2007, 01:43:42 AM »
Yea, the pilot said he wanted to declare a fuel emergency, but i think the controller misunderstood him, or didnt hear him, coulda been on the phone with someone else

Usually just the E word will get the attention.   Guess it'd be a good idea to just declare an emergency and *then* tell them it was for fuel so they start thinking emergency before anything else.
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Re: JFK Ground, "Chuck is that you?"-style
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2007, 07:37:41 PM »
just now saw the thread!!

WHAT A CLASSIC!!

I used to listen in on Channel 9 (I think) whenever I fly United. I am waiting to hear something similar live!!

HA HA!

Thanks for posting this. I already passed it on to all my friends!
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