Tonight at 21:12 UTC one of the LSZH (Zurich Airport) Tower Air Traffic Control Operators signed off after 32 years and did his last call.
Listen to what he said and what the Pilot, of SWR180 with destination VTBS (Bangkok), responded:
Transcript of LSZH TWR 118.100 Mhz SUN 19OCT2014 2112Z
LSZH TWR: SWR 1-8-0
SWR180: SWR 1-8-0
LSZH TWR: Now I will do my last radio call and then after 32 years of Tower LSZH this will be the end for me and I will put away the microphone
SWR180: You are such a badass! I am so happy that I am the one responding to your last call.
LSZH TWR: Nice! A good planem the right destination and that will be it: SWR180 wind 1-4-0 degrees 5kt runway 34 cleared for takeoff. Bye bye!
SWR180: Cleared for takeoff runway 34 SWR180. Thanks a lot all good and I want to see you on my plane one day.
LSZH TWR: Thanks a lot
SXS77U (Boeing 737) from Antalya (LTAI) seemingly had some troubles with the altimeter and therefore decided to do a “zero flap” landing, with about 191 knodts (354 km/h) on final in LSZH. SXS77U
Listen to the ATC recording from Zurich EAST approach (LSZH APP) over Zurich WEST approach (LSZH APP) until Zurich Tower (LSZH TWR).
LSZH APP: SXS77U turn left heading 170 descend to 4000ft cleared ILS approach rwy 14 report established
LSZH APP: go ahead
SXS77U: we have a ?? radar vectors for holding point
LSZH APP: SXS77U roger then climb again to 6000ft and continue on turn right heading 220
SXS77U: right 220 climb to 6000ft SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U roger and can you say again the nature of the problem
LSZH APP: I understand altimeter problem?
SXS77U: altimeter problem SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U roger expect vectors to GIPOL holding turn right heading 250
SXS77U: expect GIPOL holding (unreadable)
SXS77U: SXS77U would you please confirm the point again?
LSZH APP: it said GIPOL holding
SXS77U: confirm the point GOLF INDIA PAPA OSCAR LIMA
LSZH APP: GOLF INDIA PAPA OSCAR LIMA that is correct, the current position about 1-0 miles on heading 240
SXS77U: 10 miles thanks
LSZH APP: SXS77U contact now Zurich arrival on 118 decimal 0 he is informed about the nature of your problem
SXS77U: 118 decimal 3 thanks SXS77U
LSZH APP: 1-1-8-0
SXS77U: 118.0 SXS77U
LSZH Approach WEST Frequency 118.0
SXS77U: Arrival SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U to the arrival hello climb to FL70
SXS77U: FL70 SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U proceed GIPOL and hold be advised longest available runway in Zurich is rwy 16 ILS approach
SXS77U: Thank you very much for the information and hold over GIPOL SXS77U
SXS77U: SXS77U may we climb up to FL80 or 90
LSZH APP: SXS77U climb to FL90 join the holding keep me advised
SXS77U: climb FL90 join the holding and keep you informed SXS77U
SXS77U: Arrival SXS77U we are finished with the checklist and request radar vectoring for ILS rwy 16
LSZH APP: SXS77U roger expect radar vectoring rwy 16 we’ll give you a long lineup and confirm the status of your aircraft
SXS77U: we will make a landing with all flaps up landing SXS77U
LSZH APP: ok, this case 0 flap landing SXS77U fire brigade will be on standby then on the runway be advised surface winds 070 degrees 7kt I call call you back for the radar vectors in about two minutes
SXS77U: yes Sir, we will stay on the runway after landing and wait for radar vector SXS77U
LSZH APP: roger, you will stay on the runway, copy that SXS770 will you be later on able to taxi away or do you need a tow?
SXS77U: we need a tow, Sir SXS77U most probably the speed break will be very hot
LSZH APP: roger fire brigade will be on standby next to your aircraft after the landing to cool your breaks and we will organise as well a tow to tow you then when everything is safe back to the stand
SXS77U: thank you very much SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U turn right heading 040 radar vectoring ILS approach rwy 16
SXS77U: right heading 040 degrees radar vectors for ILS rwy 16 SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U you have 37 miles to touchdown descend to FL70 no speed restrictions during the entire approach
SXS77U: descending FL70 no speed restriction thank you very much SXS77U
LSZH APP: you are welcome, you will be number one for ILS rwy 16
SXS77U: thank you
LSZH APP: SXS77U for your information fire brigade is ready on rwy 16
SXS77U: thank you, Sir SXS77U
LSZH APP: SXS77U turn right heading 060 descend 6000ft QNH 1027
SXS77U: right heading 060 degrees descending to 6000ft QNH 1027 SXS77U
LSZH APP: roger will be a lineup about 15 miles is that ok for you?
SXS77U affirm, Sir it’s ok SXS77U
OSZ: Zurich Arrival OSCAR SIERRA ZULU
LSZH APP: go ahead
OSZ: ah we are here descending 130 approaching ZULU HOTEL 625
LSZH APP: and you are a Citation XL and which ATIS do you have?
OSZ: information BRAVO OSCAR SIERRA ZULU
LSZH APP: roger please check CHARLIE
LSZH APP: SXS770 please report souls on board and any dangerous goods
SXS77U: no dangerous goods sir and just standby for souls
LSZH APP: roger
SXS77U: we have 174 souls on board SXS77U
LSZH APP: 1-7-4 souls on board turn right heading 130 intercept localiser rwy 16
SXS77U: right heading 130 degrees intercept localiser rwy 16 SXS770
LSZH APP: SXS770 descend to 4000ft cleared for the ILS approach rwy 16 report established
SXS77U: descending 4000ft cleared for the ILS approach rwy 16 will call you when establishing SXS770
LSZH APP: SXS770 are you established?
SXS77U: affirm, Sir established SXS770
LSZH APP: roger contact tower 118 decimal 1 good bye
SXS77U: 118.1 thank you very much Sir SXS770
LSZH Tower Frequency 118.1
LSZH TWR: SWR107E?
SWR107E: go ahead
LSZH TWR: There will be a slight delay for you a landing traffic on a crossing rwy is approaching 4 miles with a 0-flap landing on a very high approach speed
SWR107E: is copied SWR107E
LSZH TWR: (unreadable) in case you do abort the takeoff
SWR107E: is blocked SWR107E
SXS77U: SXS770 ILS rwy 16
LSZH TWR: hello SXS770 wind 060 degrees 5 kt rwy 16 you are cleared to land
SXS77U: cleared to land rwy 16 SXS770
LSZH TWR: and the equipment is waiting at the runway
SXS77U: excellent, thank you SXS770
LSZH TWR: Swiss 564 flight delayed due to traffic landing on the crossing runway which requires a rwy check after landing
SWR564: copied 564
LSZH TWR: wind check 070 degrees knodts for rwy 16
LSZH TWR: and Tower SXS770 hold position the fire brigade is coming out
SXS77U: holding position SXS770
LSZH TWR: do you have hot breaks do you need any break cooling?
SXS77U: affirm we need SXS770
LSZH TWR: you need break cooling do confirm
SXS77U: affirm SXS770
LSZH TWR: SXS770
SXS77U: go ahead SXS770
LSZH TWR: the fire brigade wants you to shut down your engines please
LSZH TWR: say again, please
SXS77U: we need one minute SXS770
LSZH TWR: ok, that is checked
SXS77U: Tower SXS770
LSZH TWR: yes
SXS77U: would you please give us the frequency for the fire brigade?
LSZH TWR: the problem is they only speak german
SXS77U: hehe excellent thank you
LSZH TWR: ahm very excellent (…) can I tell them what you like?
SXS77U: actually I wanted to coordinate the operation but anyways they know what to do thank you very much
LSZH TWR: SXS770
SXS77U: Go ahead SXS770
LSZH TWR: What would be the indication of your break temperature?
SXS77U: we don’t have an indication SXS770
LSZH TWR: ok
LSZH TWR: SXS770
SXS77U: Go ahead SXS770
LSZH TWR: you don’t speak german by chance or got a co-pilot who speaks german
SXS77U: unfortunately (..) we only speak english, Sir
LSZH TWR: ok
LSZH TWR: and SXS770 for your information cooling f?? and air cooling
SXS77U: thank you that is copied, Sir SXS770
LSZH TWR: SXS770
SXS77U: Go ahead SXS770
LSZH TWR: please switch to GND 121.9
SXS77U: 121.9 SXS770 thank you
(unfortunately GND is not covered by Live ATC recordings)
ATC Transcript: [TWR]: SWR1584 departure bye bye
[SWR1584]: To departure bye bye SWR1584 and for your information we had a living Fox just on the runway
[TWR]: ok thank you
[TWR]: SWR564 you copied?
[SWR564]: Yes SWR564
[TWR]: And you're ready for departure?
[SWR564]: Affirm SWR564
[TWR]: Thank you
[SWR979]: Tower guete n'Abig Swiss 4 and a half miles 28. 979 4 and a half miles ILS 28
[TWR]: SWR979 hello
Swissradar Air Traffic Controller tries to send an Emirates Boeing 777 from Dubai to land on runway 28 in LSZH. – Watch the reaction of the Pilot. 😎
METAR: LSZH 251920Z 35006KT 320V030 5000 -SN BKN009 OVC030 M01/M03 Q1006 R88/29//// NOSIG
(The runway is wet due to snow and crosswinds blow on rwy 28, tailwind to rwy 14. A landing to rwy 32 or 34 would be optimal, but LSZH does not foresee any approach to rwy 32 and rwy34 ist politically controversial. Length of runway 28 is 8’202ft only and rwy 14 10’826ft. The runway 10/28 would be a bit “tight” to land a B777 under such conditions.)
[24032013 19:30:27 UTC]
UAE85: Good evening Emirates 85 flightlevel 220 descending flightlevel 200
LSAS CTR: Emirates 85 hello identified descend flightlevel 130, are you able for runway 28?
UAE85: Flightlevel 130 standby Emirates 85
[24032013 19:31:06 UTC]
UAE85: Emirates 85 will there be any delay for runway 14?
[24032013 19:31:42 UTC]
LSAS CTR: 85 youuuuu can expect runway 14 no delay proceed to TANGO ROMEO ALPHA vectors for 14
UAE85: Proceed TANGO ROMEO ALPHA runway 14 runway 28 is just a little bit tight
LSAS CTR: Roger you can expect 14
UAE85: Thank you TANGO ROMEO ALPHA Emirates 85
[24032013 19:52:04 UTC]
UAE85: Good evening Emirates 85 ILS runway 14
LSAS CTR: Emirates 85 Zurich tower hello you are number two for your information last taxiway, taxiway HOTEL 3 is blocked
UAE85: I copied that HOTEL three is blocked Emirates 85
(HOTEL 3 is blocked, because other aircrafts are holding short at HOTEL 3 for departure from rwy 32, as winds are now favorable for rwy 32 t/o and rwy 28 landing)
[24032013 19:53:37 UTC]
LSAS CTR: Emirates 85 tailwind 4 knots runway 14 cleared to land
UAE85: Cleared to land, Emirates 85
[1701Z] - BAW718 after final rwy 14, vacating rwy. BER338J go-around.
LSZH TWR: Speedbird 718 contact Apron 121 decimal 85
BAW718: 121.85 Speedbird 718. - Be advised we had windsheer when reaching 1800ft, - would you?
LSZH TWR: Windsheers at 1800ft QNH?
BAW718: Att 1800ft after passing 1200ft
LSZH TWR: Thank you. Break. Break. Wind 220 degrees 20kt 48Y cleared to land 14.
48Y: Cleared to land 14. 48Y thank you.
JAL330: JAT330 final 14.
LSZH TWR: Tower good evening, continue approach. We have a windsheer report 1800ft QNH speed loss.
JAT330: Thank you.
JAT330: Cleared to land rwy 14. Just confirm, ya?
LSZH TWR: Not yet. Just continue approach preceeding is mid runway.
JAT330: Ok, thanks.
BER338J: Tower good day Air Berlin 338J on the ILS 14
LSZH TWR: JAT330 cleared to land rwy 14 wind 220 20kt
JAT330: Cleared to land 14. JAT330
LSZH TWR: Air Berlin 338 JULIET Tower grüezi, continue approach. Wind check 220 degrees 20kt we have a windsheer warning 1800ft QNH speed loss.
BER338J: 338 JULIET
BER338J: AirBerlin 338 JULIET going around 14. Standard
LSZH TWR: BER338J continue missed approach
LSZH TWR: BER338J contact arrival 131.15
BER338J: 131.15 there was a windsheer warning. - Thank you
LSZH TWR: Thank you.
[1718Z] SWR125M go-around
SWR125M: Swiss 125M in a go-around.
LSZH TWR: Roger
SWR125M: And Swiss 125M is reaching 5000ft
LSZH TWR: Swiss 125M roger, contact Arrival 131.15
SWR125M: 131.15 SWR125M
[1718Z] IBE34KV go-around
IBE34KV: Zurich Tower. Good afternoon Iberia 34 KILO VICTOR runway 14
LSZH TWR: IBE34KV LSQH TWR good evening. Wind 270 degrees 20kt, runway 14 cleared to land.
IBE34KV: Cleared to land IBE34KV
IBE34KV: Tower for your information we are performing a ???
LSZH TWR: IBE34KV standard missed approach
IBE34KV: Standard missed approach IBE34KV
LSZH TWR: Iberia 34 VIC... correction 34KILO VICTOR contact Arrival 131.15
IBE34KV: 31.15 IBE34KV
[1722Z] Departure cancellation SWR032U
LSZH TWR: Swiss 032 UNIFORM
SWR032U: SWR032U listen we can accept 15kt crosswind maximum.
LSZH TWR: Yeah it's 26kt from 260 degrees and it doesn't look like its gonna get better within the next minutes. - Would you like runway 28 for departure?
SWR032U: We're too heavy for 28 that's the problem. SWR032U
LSZH TWR: And SWR33U how about 32? - From the wind, well with the wind of 260 degrees at 27?
SWR032U: Ahh, negative. - 32 UNIFORM
LSZH TWR: Ok.
SWISS032U: SWR032U we have a new calculation and we are able 28 right now
LSZH TWR: SWR032U taxi down the runway and I call for the left turn to exit
CALLSIGN: Ok, let's copy taxiing down the long runway 16 and standing by for a left turnout SWR032U
LSZH TWR: SWR032U vacate ECHO 3. You're ready copy new plan?
SWR032U: Vacate ECHO 3 and standby for the clearance SWR032U
LSZH TWR: SWR032U Report when you're ready to copy
SWR032U: Will call when ready to copy SWR032U
LSZH TWR: SWR032U ready to copy clearance for 28?
SWR032U: 5 seconds standby shortly SWR032U
LSZH TWR: Danke
SWR032U: SWR032U ready to copy
LSZH TWR: SWR032U recleared runway 28 VEBIT 3 WHISKEY departure
SWR032U: Runway 28 VEBIT 3 whiskey departure SWR032U
LSZH TWR: SWR032U right on ECHO 121.85 bis nachher
CALLSIGN: Right E, 121.85 jawohl bis gleich SWR032U
[1733Z] SWR125M second approach
]SWR125M: SWR125M on ILS 28
LSZH TWR: SWR125M your number one for 28. Wind check 270 degrees 40kt.
SWR125M: Say again the wind for the Swiss 125 MIKE
LSZH TWR: The wind for landing 28 270 degrees 38
SWR125M: OK. That's copied.
LSZH TWR: SWR125M current winds 270 degrees 37kt runway 28 cleared to land, runway 16 is available for taxi
SWR125M: Cleared to land SWR125M