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“LX92 heavy” too heavy for tailwind

July 18th, 2021 No comments

LX92 getting cleared for takeoff on runway 34, calls for a performance recalculation after indicated tailwind exceeds tolerance.

According to crew, the tripple-7 (HB-JND) is fully packed today, as yesterday’s LX92 flight was cancelled.

Here is the ATC recording and transcript
(sounds like first officer is doing voice, while captain is flying the plane)

LSZH tower 118.1 17JUL2021 2112 UTC
LSZH TWR: LX92 tower hello, your departure behind the next landing in about 4 minutes
LX92: Guete n’Abig, roger LX92

17JUL2021 2114 UTC
LSZH TWR: behind the landing A321 lineup runway 34 behind
LX92: behind the landing A321 lineup and wait 34 LX92

17JUL2021 2118 UTC
LSZH TWR: LX92 wind 090 degrees 2 knots runway 34 cleared for teakoff
LX92: runway 34 cleared takeoff LX92

LX92: LX92 (inaudible) approach(?), we have to calculate the takeoff performance new
LSZH TWR: ok LX92 ahm then takeoff clearance is cancelled hold position and report ready
LX92: hold position and we will call LX92
LSZH TWR: and just ehm say the reason – due to the wind?
LX92: affirm
LX92: (captain speaking) ahm we cannot accept for the moment any tailwind so as soon as wind is about 070 or less, then it’s ok for us.
LSZH TWR: ok, LX92 your wind south of runway 28 stays calm and about 090 2 knots
LX92: (captain speaking) ok, standby
LSZH TWR: which calculate (inaudible)
LX92: (captain speaking) give us 15 seconds then we are ready

17JUL2021 2120 UTC
LX92: LX92 ready for departure
LSZH TWR: LX92 merci wind remains 090 2 knots runway 34 cleared takeoff
LX92: cleared takeoff LX92

17JUL2021 2122 UTC
LSZH TWR: LX92 climb FL120 and report altitude
LX92: climb FL120 passing 2600 (ft) LX92
LSZH TWR: LX92 roger identified when passing FL80 proceed direct ROTOS
LX92: when passing FL80 direct ROTOS LX92
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VLG7983 go around

April 13th, 2017 No comments

ATC recording of VLG7983 going around in LSZH on 13th of April 2017 audio transcript.

VLG7983 13APR2017 1830Z

1830Z LSZH APP 118.000
APP: VLG7983 left turn heading 090
VLG7983: left 090

1832Z LSZH APP 118.000
APP: VLG7983 reduce to(!) 200kt and contact final 125.325
VLG7983: speed 200kt and 125.325 VLG7983 good night

1832Z LSZH APP 125.325
VLG7983: ahh. Final good afternoon VLG7983 FL80
APP: VLG7983 ZRH final hello descend to FL70
VLG7983: descending FL70 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983reduce speed to 180kt
VLG7983: speed 180 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 turn left heading 030
VLG7983: left heading 030 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 turn left heading 360
VLG7983: left heading 360 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 descend to 6000ft QNH 1015
VLG7983: descending to 6000ft QNH 1015 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 reduce speed to 160kt
VLG7983: speed to 160 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 turn left heading 300 descend to 5000ft cleared ILS approach rwy 28 call when established
VLG7983: left heading 300 descending 5000ft cleared ILS rwy 28 and call you when established 7983

VLG7983: VLG7983 fully established ILS rwy 28
APP: VLG7983 roger

APP: VLG7983 reduce to minimum approach speed contact tower 118.1 bye bye
VLG7983: minimum speed and 118.1 VLG7983 bye

1840Z LSZH TWR 118.100
VLG7983: Tower good evening VLG7983 fully established ILS 28
TWR: VLG7983 tower hello continue approach
VLG7983: 7983

TWR: REGA1 confirm you have your transponder on
REGA1: (…) negative sorry
TWR: käs problem
REGA1: Jetz isch on
TWR: Danke vilmal, identified
REGA1: (…)
TWR: thank you

1841Z LSZH TWR 118.100
NLY6CQ: Fly Niki 6CQ can we use rwy 34?
TWR: VLG7983 go around
VLG7983: going around VLG7983
TWR: EIN34G yes that would have been possible but the 380 has blocked the way out there
EIN34G: ok

1842Z LSZH TWR 118.100
TWR: VLG7983 climb to 5000ft
VLG7983: climbing 5000ft VLG7983

TWR: VLG7983 contact arrival 118.0 good bye
VLG7983: 118.0 VLG7983 bye

1842Z LSZH APP 118.000
VLG7983: Approach good evening VLG7983 going around from rwy 28
APP: VLG7983 hello again climb to 6000ft
VLG7983: 6000 VLG7983
APP: and VLG7983 just confirm your are ready for the next approach?
VLG7983: yes, we are
APP: roger VLG7983 when passing 5000ft turn left heading 100 voctoring ILS 28 again
VLG7983: ok passing 5000 left heading 100 VLG7983
APP: VLG7983 30 track miles to touchdown fly minimum clean spead
VLG7983: we are on minimum clean speed VLG7983 how many track miles
APP: 3-0
VLG7983: 30 thats copied

1846Z LSZH APP 118.000
APP: VLG7983 turn left heading 095
VLG7983: left left heading 095 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 contact final again 125.325 good bye
VLG7983: 125.325 VLG7983 bye

1847Z LSZH APP 125.325
VLG7983: ok, final good evening again VLG7983 heading 0956000
APP: VLG7983 ZRH final hello again reduce the speed to 180kt
VLG7983: speed 180 VLG7983

1848Z LSZH APP 125.325
APP: VLG7983 turn left heading 010
VLG7983: left heading 010 VLG7983

1849Z LSZH APP 125.325
APP: VLG7983 turn left heading 300
VLG7983: left heading 300 VLG7983

APP: VLG7983 descend to 5000ft cleared ILS approach rwy 28 report established
VLG7983: descending 5000 cleared ILS 28 report established VLG7983

1850Z LSZH APP 125.325
VLG7983: VLG7983 fully established
APP: VLG7983 roger

APP: VLG7983 reduce speed to 160kt
VLG7983: speed 160 7983

APP: VLG7983 no more speed restrictions contact tower 118.1 adios
VLG7983: 118.1 VLG7983 thank you, bye

1854Z LSZH TWR 118.100
VLG7983: tower good evening VLG7983 fully established ILS 28
TWR: VLG7983 hello again. continue approach. after landing to the left rwy 16 is available as a taxiway
VLG7983: thats copied rwy 16 available for taxi VLG7983

TWR: VLG7983 300 degrees 10kt rwy 28 cleared to land
VLG7983: cleared to land rwy 28 VLG7983

1856Z LSZH TWR 118.100
TWR: VLG7983 left into rwy 16 contact APRON 121.750
VLG7983: left into 16 and 121.750 VLG7983 thanks bye

1856Z LSZH APRON 121.750
VLG7983: APRON good evening VLG7893(!) on rwy 16
APRON: VLG7983 taxi via E7 and N to to stand A42
VLG7983: E7 and N to stand A42 VLG7983

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LSZH BECMG 0214/0217 29017G35KT

March 2nd, 2016 No comments

BECMG-02MAR2016Upcoming occasion for plane spotters:

LSZH 020525Z 0206/0312 19007KT 8000 FEW005 SCT015 BKN035 TX08/0214Z TN02/0223Z TN00/0306Z TEMPO 0206/0210 4500 DZ BKN013 BECMG 0210/0213 24012G25KT TEMPO 0210/0222 4000 SHRA TEMPO 0214/0217 29017G35KT TEMPO 0220/0302 4000 SHRASN BKN012 TEMPO 0300/0312 2000 SHSN BKN008

0214/0217 29017G35KT
on 2nd day in month (today) starting 14h UTC until 17h UTC Wind from direction 290 degrees 17 knots gusting 35 knots.

webcam ZRH airport
and listen:
Live Air Traffic Control LSZH (ZRH)

Watch out for the call “go around”… 😎

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LSZH TWR ATCO signing off

October 19th, 2014 No comments

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
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

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SWR45T right gear indication LSZH

September 29th, 2014 No comments


SWR45T (HB-IXU Avro-RJ100) had a right main gear indication problem after departure in LSZH rwy 28 on 26th September 2014. Listen to the ATCO recording, how the incident was handled.


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SWR14E bird strike LSZH

September 9th, 2014 No comments

SWR14E is holding over GIPOL for fuel dump after bird strike on takeoff rwy 16 (cleared VEBIT 3 SIERRA).


During liftoff the A330 had a bird strike with some bigger bird (probably a heron), which was only reported on LSZH DEP frequency (125.950). Listen to what the first officer reported:

LSZH DEP 125.950 1118 UTC:

Due to the missing fuel dump equipment the aircraft was circling for more than 3 hours to burn some fuel before landing on rwy 16 again.

During the whole “incident” the pilots did not declare emergency (squawk 7700), nor “Pan Pan”. The co-Pilot simply reported “vibrations” caused from engine 1 and was busy to omit Cumulus buildups, not shutting down engine 1, as it seemingly has not been damaged.

Here is the full ATC recording between LSZH Controller and LX14E:

ATC transcript LX14E 09SEP2014:

SWR14E: Zurich delivery gruezi wohl das isch Swiss 14E information PAPA Airbus 343 (A330-343X) requesting clearance, negative 28
LSZH DEL: Good afternoon say again the callsign please
SWR14E: It’s Swiss 14E (SWR14E)
LSZH DEL: 14E hello cleared to JFK runway 16 VEBIT3S squawk 3036
SWR14E: copied VEBIT3S on runway 16 to JFK the squawk 3036 and we call you when we are fully ready
LSZH DEL: roger

SWR14E: Delivery the SWR14E is now fully ready
LSZH DEL: SWR14E for startup monitor APRON 121.850 good bye
SWR14E: 121 decimal 850 SWR14E

LSZH APRON NORTH: SWR14E gruezi pushback and startup approved
SWR14E: Pushback startup approved SWR14E gruezi

SWR14E: SWR14E ready for taxi
LSZH APRON NORTH: SWR14E turn left taxi via taxiway JULIET CHARLIE and ECHO to the holding position ECHO2
SWR14E: J C E to hp E2 SWR14E
LSZH APRON NORTH: SWR14E standby on tower 118 decimal 1 schöne Tag
SWR14E: Standby on tower 118.1 SWR14E uf Widerseh

LSZH TWR: SWR14E tower gruezi mitenand behind Airbus lineup runway 16 your departure in eight minutes
SWR14E: Roger SWR14E gruezi wohl behind the Airbus in front lineup 16

LSZH TWR: SWR14E the winds 330 degrees 3 knodts runway 16 cleared takeoff
SWR14E: Cleared for takeoff runway 16 SWR14E

LSZH TWR: SWR14E contact departure ade
SWR14E: to departure SR14E

SWR14E: Zuri departure the SWR14E heavy 2800ft climbing 5000ft
LSZH DEP: SWR14E heavy departure identified climb to FL120
SWR14E: Climb to FL120 SWR14E

SWR14E: Ahh departure SWR14E
LSZH DEP: go ahead
SWR14E: we had a bird strike during takeoff through the engine 1 on the left engine we have vibrations it looked like some kind of a heron rather a big bird and for the moment we are proceeding on the clearance but we might to turn back we have to contact maintainance
LSZH DEP: SWR14E roger thats copied report if you need any assistance or if you prefer to go to a holding
SWR14E: we would like to proceed according to he clearance climb to about 120 and then till then we should should be able to have an indication by maintainance
LSZH DEP: ok very good thats all copied keep me advised and continue as cleared SWR14E
SWR14E: SWR14E and it was just during lifoff maybe you have to inspect the runway
LSZH DEP: we will do the runway inspection

SWR14E: SWR14E go (ahead)
LSZH DEP: do you request to remain on the frequency or for the next one for further climb?
SWR14E: negative further climb for the moment request to maintain FL120 and stay on the frequency I call you back in a minute
LSZH DEP: ok roger

SWR14E: Departure SWR14E request initially direct GIPOL for holding
LSZH DEP: SWR14E roger turn right to GIPOL and hold
SWR14E: right GIPOL and hold SWR14E
LSZH DEP: und zu ihrer Information si haend raecht grossi Vogelteil uf dr Pischte gfunde (for your information they found pretty big remainings of birds on the runway)
SWR14E: si haend raecht grossi Vogelteil uf dr Pischte gfunde danke fuer d’Info (reading back, thanks for info) SWR14E

LSZH DEP: SWR14E contact now final please on 125.325 sind informiert (have been informed)
SWR14E: 125.325 SWR14E danke

SWR14E: Final SWR14E heavy FL120 course GIPOL
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E gruezi wohl

SWR14E: SWR14E request right turn to avoid tower cumulus
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E thats approved

SWR14E: SWR14E on course GIPOL and hold

SWR14E: and SWR14E fyi we just increased the speed for short while to check engine parameters
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E no problem

SWR14E: and Zurich Final from the SWR14E heavy
SWR14E: it looks like that we come back for Zurich the reason is that we had a bird strike after the departure what we do now is hold over GIPOL if possible and we try to get below the max landing mass which takes around an hour or more we have just started calculation and we request to reduce the speed to around 180 to get fuel off to reduce the fuel SWR14E
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E that is copied you have no speed restrictions and is FL120 still fine or would you like to descend?
SWR14E: negative request to stay on FL120 SWR14E heavy
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E roger all copied

SWR14E: Final SWR14E
LSZH FINAL APP: SWR14E go (ahead)
SWR14E: we had just background noise just thats why I called SWR14 into GIPOL hold FL120

SWR14E: Glatt he?
LSZH FINAL APP: Wie bitte?
SWR14E: Nuet nuet, mir haend wider background noise
LSZH FINAL APP: Wenn’s daenn noed gaht choemmer uf ne anderi Frequaenz waechsle
SWR14E: Nanai scho guet zwuesched dure chunnts eifach aso haemmers wider

SWR14E: SWR14E go ahead
LSZH FINAL APP: Laufet bi oi no beidi Triber oder haend ihr jetz dr eint abgstellt?
SWR14E: Nanai es laufet no beid Triber aso ganz normal mir haend eifach em Engine 1 e höcheri Vibration
LSZH FINAL APP: Ok, danke fuer d’Info
SWR14E: Wie gseit hr haend en Vogel gfunde gaellet uf dr Pischte oder Teili?
LSZH FINAL APP: Mehreri Teili vo Voegel!
SWR14E: Ok, danke
LSZH FINAL APP: Die sind sicher 10 Minute no am putze gsy mit 5 Putzmaschine also ich glaub ihr haend oeppis raechts vewuetscht
SWR14E: Ok, danke fuer d’Info

Swiss Aero space under military surveillance

August 21st, 2014 2 comments

Since monday night (18th August 2014) ADS95 Ranger Drones are flying within TMA (traffic manoevering area) LSZH (ICAO code for ZRH, Zurich), using callsigns such as FOCUS1 and FOCUS2, seemingly equipped with ADS-B, as they are now visible on Flightradar24 and other platforms.

(Note that the stupid military operator does not know that the transition level for TMA LSZH is FL70 and therefore asks for clearance for FL60 instead of 6000ft!)

The virtual pilot navigating the drone applied for respective flightplans (LSME ZUE ROMIR KLO LSME) with Skyguide, – according to my call with them, – from LSME (Emmen) to LSME, without further explanation, intention nor defined route.

As there is no comprehensible reason, such as WEF Davos or Swiss political revolution for such an operation, I hereby propose to install a selfshot system equipped with ADS-B receiver to take these surveillance systems down smash into ground!




Further I should say that the Swiss Military in Emmen was very surprised by my call (01:30 a.m. CEST) to learn hat the drones are visible for anyone, as they seemingly are equipped with ADS-B. – Grotesque!

The responsible person for the operation told me on the phone that the Ranger Drones by Ruag have been in a mission to secure the Swiss-Germano border for the whole week already.


[Update 0130 UTC]
Mr. Röthlisberger, military police sergeant from VBS, was not only surprised to learn that the drones are visible for anyone through secondary radar, but, – surprisingly, – was not aware that drones from the swiss military were in operation at all, though his office is in charge for military operations within swiss aerospace!


RUAG AD95 drones by Swiss Military use callsigns FOCUS1, FOCUS2 etc., whereas the registration numbers vary from D-113, D-138, D-8 etc. (*not* HB-XXX, as usual for registered a/c for Switzerland).


July 28th, 2014 2 comments

US of A, aka Yankee-Land once more coming up with “evidence” for “crimes on humankind”, this time, – and once more, – with some bogus satellite images of MH17 crash site.



moar yankee-lulz:
Russia cashing out US$ 50 bio for Yukos shareholders – OMFG!1!!
NSA seeking for Spin-Doc – WTF!1!!


July 13th, 2014 No comments

LX138 Airbus 340-313X (HB-JMD) stand E35 outbound LSZH DEGES2F departure RWY 34 to VHHH (Hong Kong)
METAR 12JUL2014 2050Z:
LSZH 122050Z 19003KT 9999 VCSH FEW015 FEW020TCU SCT025 BKN048 16/16 Q1015 RERA TEMPO 5000 SHRA

Source: my Uniden Bearcat 780 XLT

12JUL2014 2058Z pushback
12JUL2014 2059Z ready taxi
12JUL2014 2103Z cross rwy 28 (121.925)
12JUL2014 2103Z taxi inner link 3 to holding point rwy 34
12JUL2014 2107Z contact TWR 118.1
12JUL2014 2111Z lineup rwy 34
12JUL2014 2113Z cleared for t/o
12JUL2014 2114Z contact departure 125.950
12JUL2014 2115Z climb FL120 possible right rurn?
12JUL2014 2115Z SID left turn
12JUL2014 2119Z right 100 to avoid
12JUL2014 2120Z contact CTR 133.900
12JUL2014 2120Z climb FL240
12JUL2014 2123Z expedite passing level 160
12JUL2014 2124Z dct OSDOV contact EDDM CTR 134.150
12JUL2014 2126Z dct BIRGI climb FL310
12JUL2014 2124Z ciao Lx
12JUL2014 2131Z BIRGI at FL310
12JUL2014 2132Z BIRGI at FL290

“Niner” vs. “Nine”

July 7th, 2014 No comments

In ATC (Air Traffic Control) phraseology some numbers are spoken particularly, such as number 3 is pronounced “tree” instead of “three” and number 9 as “niner”. – Here is a short example why:

Source: LiveATC


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