Fleet Week Traffic

Discussion in 'Change to my Frequency...' started by Palmpilot, Oct 8, 2016.

  1. Palmpilot

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    A little after 5:30 Friday afternoon, I got handed off to one of the Bay Area's Norcal Approach sectors on my way home, and a couple of minutes went by before there was enough of a gap for me to check in. The controller was as busy as a one-armed paper hanger dealing with, among other things, Fleet Week air show traffic finishing up, including "Blue Angel 10." It was a real tour-de-force on the controller's part!
     
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    "Fat Albert" using Blue Angel 10 now? Was Blue Angel 09 when I worked them on approach years ago.
     
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    I just checked LiveATC, and it was definitely 10.

    Listening to the recording, the busy period didn't last as long as it seemed at the time.
     
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    Fat Albert was not there. There was a different C-130. Rumor was, it's in maintenance.
     
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    Someone here mentioned that it's down for a major checkup. I forget where.
     
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    I had to hold for Blue Angel 10's wake turbulence last Saturday at Mather. Big ole bird.
     
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    Yeah, I think "10" is their MX bird. It was just out here recently when they were performing in Reno, and I seem to remember them using that call sign. It was unpainted, just grey, and came to Fallon to pick up some Hornet parts.