Transcript of Arrival Rush

Recording begins with the last two syllables of a transmission from the Center to UA728.

(ZAU indicates the controller)

00:00 ZAU: …Four five.
00:04 UA728: Twenty Eight Four Five, United 728.
00:22 AA2366: American Twenty Three Sixty Six, two four zero.
00:26 ZAU: I missed that call, who was that?
00:28 AA2366: American Twenty Three Sixty Six, two four oh.
00:30 ZAU: American Twenty Three Sixty Six, Chicago Center, roger, expedite your descent, descend and maintain one five thousand, the OíHare altimeter, two niner eight three.
00:37 AA2366: Expedite to fifteen thousand, American 2366.
00:38 PIA: Burlington, Peoria, three line, handoff. (call from Peoria to another sector)
00:40 ZAU: Eagle Flight Two Thirty Eight, intercept the Four Right localizer.
00:44 EGF238: Eagle Flight Two Thirty Eight, Four Right localizer; WILCO.
00:49 N198MA: Good evening, Chicago, Mitsubishi One Niner Eight Mike Alpha, is thirteen point four for one three, thirteen thousand.
00:54 ZAU: Mitsubishi One Nine Eight Mike Alpha, Chicago Center, roger, the OíHare altimeter two niner eight three.
00:54 PIA: Burlington, Peoria, three, handoff. (call from Peoria to another sector)
01:00 N198MA: Eighty three, thank you.
01:01 ZAU: American Sixteen Ninety Six, turn left zero six zero, intercept Four Right.
01:05 AA1696: Zero six zero, for Four Right intercept, American Sixteen Ninety Six.
01:09 ZAU: Continental Nineteen Forty Six, turn right heading zero nine zero.
01:12 CO1946: Zero nine zero, Nineteen Forty Six.
01:29 ZAU: American Fourteen Eighteen, thanks for your help, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
01:34 AA1418: Two eight four five, American Fourteen Eighteen, good day.
01:44 AA294: Chicago Center, American Two Ninety Four, passing two five zero for two four zero.
01:48 ZAU: American Two Ninety Four, Chicago Center, roger, head zero nine zero, vectors for sequencing, descend and maintain flight level one nine zero.
01:54 AA294: Zero nine zero on the heading, down to one nine zero, American Two Ninety Four.
01:56 ORD: (garbled)…west key, try American (garbled) again. (call from O’Hare to another sector)
01:59 ZAU: American Nineteen Sixteen, are you on?
02:07 ZAU: Eagle Flight Two Thirty Eight, descend and maintain one zero thousand.
02:10 EGF238: Out of one three for one zero thousand, Eagle Two Thirty Eight.
02:21 AA1916: American Nineteen Sixteen, two four oh, two hundred eighty knots assigned.
02:24 ZAU: American Nineteen Sixteen, Chicago Center, turn right heading one zero zero for sequencing, reduce speed to two five zero, then descend and maintain one five thousand, the OíHare altimeter two niner eight three.
02:35 AA1916: Okay, letís see what all I remember—one five thousand on the altitude, turning around to one zero zero on the heading, and two fifty on the speed?
02:43 ZAU: Yes sir, that is correct.
02:45 ZAU: United Five Ninety, on that heading intercept Four Right localizer.
02:47 ORD: PLANO, ORD. (call from O’Hare on landline)
02:49 (ZAU (D-controller took call from O’Hare. They wanted to bring CO1946 direct ORD to go to the other runway—9R. The conversation was recorded on the tape track assigned to the D-side)
02:50 UA590: Intercept Four Right on this heading, United Five Ninety.
02:52 ZAU: American Sixteen Ninety Six, descend and maintain one one thousand, the, uh, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
02:58 AA1696: Twenty eight forty five, down to eleven, Sixteen Ninety Six.
03:02 ZAU: Continental Nineteen Forty Six, change for, uh, plans, cleared direct O’Hare, plan Nine Right, descend and maintain one one thousand.
03:10 CO1946: Nineteen Forty Six, uh, roger, uh, direct O’Hare, down to…what was the altitude?
03:15 ZAU: Eleven, one one thousand.
03:17 CO1946: One one thousand, Nineteen Forty Six, roger
03:18 ZAU: American Two Ninety Four, turn left heading zero seven zero, vectors for sequencing, descend and maintain flight level one nine zero.
03:20 AA294: Okay, zero seven zero, descending to one nine zero, American Two Ninety Four.
03:30 SW1175: Southwest Eleven Seventy Five, one seven thousand, with India. (“India” is the code designated for the current weather conditions at the destination—normally this would be conveyed by the pilot to the approach controller)
03:34 ZAU: Southwest Eleven Seventy Five, Chicago Center, roger, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
03:38 SW1175: Nine eight three.
(22 second gap)
04:02 ZAU: Southwest Eleven Seventy Five, descend and maintain one one thousand.
04:06 SW1175: Out of seventeen for eleven thousand, Southwest Eleven Seventy Five.
04:10 AA1422: Chicago, American Fourteen Twenty Two at flight level two four zero.
04:16 ZAU: American Fourteen Twenty Two, Chicago Center, roger, descend and maintain flight level one nine zero.
04:20 AA1422: Descend to flight level one nine zero, American Fourteen Twenty Two.
04:24 UA1234: United Twelve Thirty Four, two four zero.
04:26 ZAU: United Twelve Thirty Four, Chicago Center, descend and maintain flight level one nine zero.
04:30 UA1234: Descend to one nine oh, United Twelve Thirty Four.
04:36 ZAU: Lakes Two Eighty Seven, are you on?
04:45 ZAU: United Five Ninety, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
04:46 UA590: two eight point four five, United Five Ninety.
04:50 ZAU: TWA Three Twenty Six, contact Chicago Center one two seven point zero seven.
04:52 TW326: Twenty seven oh seven, TWA Three Twenty Six, so long.
04:54 ZAU: Good day, sir.
04:57 UA114: Chicago, United One Fourteen, leveling two four oh, heading ninety.
05:00 ZAU: United One Fourteen,Chicago Center, roger, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three, descend and maintain one seven thousand.
05:05 UA114: Down to one seven thousand, United One Fourteen.
05:08 ZAU: American Nineteen Sixteen, turn left one seven zero, intercept Four Right.
05:12 AA1916: Zero seven zero, to intercept Four Right, Nineteen Sixteen.
05:22 ZAU: Eagle Flight Two Thirty Eight, descend and maintain eight thousand, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
05:27 EGF238: Eight thousand, twenty eight forty five, Eagle Two Thirty Eight switching.
05:29 ZAU: Continental Nineteen Forty Six, thanks for your help, contact Chicago Approach on one one niner point zero.
05:34 CO1946: One one nine zero, good evening sir.
05:36 ZAU: Southwest Eleven Seventy Five, contact Chicago Center on one two three point seven five.
05:41 SWA1175: Two three seven five, Eleven Seventy Five, good day.
05:44 ZAU: United Twelve Thirty Four, turn left heading zero seven zero, intercept Four Right.
05:50 UA1234: Heading zero seven zero to intercept the Four Right localizer, United Twelve Thirty Four.
05:54 ZAU: Mitsubishi One Nine Eight Mike Alpha, descend and maintain one one thousand.
05:56 N198MA: One one, eleven thousand, Eight Mike Alpha.
06:02 UA1642: United Sixteen Forty Two, two four zero.
06:05 ZAU: United Sixteen Forty Two, Chicago Center, roger.
06:10 ZAU: American Twenty Three Sixty Six, descend and maintain one one thousand.
06:14 AA2366: One one thousand, American Twenty Three Sixty Six.
06:15 ZAU: American Two Ninety Four, descend and maintain one five thousand, the O’Hare altimeter, two niner eight three.
06:20 AA294: One nine zero for one five thousand, two nine eight three, American Two Ninety Four.
06:24 ZAU: United Twelve Thirty Four, turn left heading zero six zero, intercept Four Right, descend and maintain one one thousand, the O’Hare altimeter, two niner eight three.
06:30 UA1234: Two niner eight three, descend to one one thousand, United Twelve Thirty Four, and we’re turning left zero six zero to intercept.
(34 second gap)
07:10 ZAU: American Nineteen Sixteen, hurry right on down, descend and maintain one one thousand for me, please.
07:15 AA1916: Okay, down to one one thousand, American Nineteen Sixteen.
07:21 EGF141: Center, Eagle Flight One Forty One, one two, twelve thousand, direct Peoria.
07:24 ZAU: Eagle Flight One Forty One, Chicago Center, roger, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
07:28 EGF141: Eighty three, Eagle Flight One Forty One.
07:32 ZAU: American Two Ninety Four, intercept Four Right, descend and maintain one three thousand.
07:35 AA294: Intercept Four Right, down to one three thousand, American Two Ninety Four.
07:50 ORD: BEARS, west key (call from O’Hare to another sector)
07:54 ZAU: American Twenty Three Sixty Six, indicate two five zero knots, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
08:00 AA2366: We’re doing two fifty, twenty eight forty five, American Twenty Three Sixty Six.
08:05 ZAU: Mitsubishi One Nine Eight Mike Alpha, contact Chicago Center one two seven point zero seven.
08:10 N198MA: Twenty Seven Zero Seven, Eight Mike Alpha.
08:14 ZAU: American Fourteen Twenty Two, turn left heading zero seven zero, intercept Four Right, descend and maintain one one thousand, the O’Hare altimeter, two niner eight three.
08:22 AA1422: Zero seven zero, intercept Four Right, down to one one thousand, two nine eight three, American Fourteen Twenty Two.
08:32 ZAU: American Nineteen Sixteen, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
08:38 AA1916: Twenty eight forty five, Nineteen Sixteen. So long.
08:41 ZAU: Good day, sir.
08:43 AA1708: American Seventeen Oh Eight at two four oh.
08:45 ZAU: American Seventeen Oh Eight, Chicago Center, roger, turn left heading zero seven zero, descend and maintain one seven thousand, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
08:49 ORD: FARMM, you're at two fifty speed now, okay? (call from O’Hare to another sector)
08:54 AA1708: Two niner eight three, and one seven thousand, zero seven zero on the heading, American Seventeen Oh Eight.
09:00 ZAU: American Two Ninety Four, descend and maintain one one thousand.
09:03 AA294: Down to one one thousand, American Two Ninety Four.
09:08 ZAU: United Sixteen Forty Two descend and maintain one one thousand, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
09:08 ORD: FARMM, O’hare, on the east key, (call from O’Hare to another sector)
09:12 UA1642: Down to eleven, two nine eight three, United Sixteen Forty Two.
09:24 ZAU: United One Fourteen, turn left heading zero seven zero, intercept Four Right.
09:28 UA114: United One Fourteen, heading zero seven zero, intercept the Four Right localizer.
(20 second gap)
09:51 ZAU: United Twelve Thirty Four, I know it’s tough at this speed, but hurry right down for me, though, please.
09:56 UA1234: We can do it, United Twelve Thirty Four.
09:58 ZAU: Thank you, sir.
(27 second gap)
10:25 AA722: Chicago, American Seven Twenty Two with you, flight level two four zero, heading zero seven zero, two hundred and fifty knots.
10:31 ZAU: American Seven Twenty Two, Chicago Center, roger.
10:38 ZAU: VAINS, west key.
10:44 ZAU: VAINS, west key.
10:46 ORD: Yeah, VAINS.
10:47 ZAU: Yeah, you want Lakes Air to come up the localizer and do you want me to follow him with Fourteen Twenty Two American at two ten?
10:52 ORD: Uh, that’s fine. Yeah, sounds good.
10:54 ZAU: Alright, I’ll do that.
11:06 ZAU: American Fourteen Twenty Two, reduce speed to two one zero, please.
11:09 AA1422: Slow to two ten, American Fourteen Twenty Two.
11:13 ZAU: American Two Ninety Four, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
11:16 AA294: Twenty eight forty five, American Two Ninety Four, good day.
11:19 ZAU: American Seven Twenty Two, descend and maintain one three thousand, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
11:23 AA722: Descend to one three thousand, two nine eight three, American Seven Twenty Two.
11:31 ZAU: United One Fourteen, descend and maintain one one thousand.
11:34 UA114: United One Fourteen, descend and maintain one one thousand.
11:50 ORD: FARMM, on the east key. (call from O’Hare to another sector)
11:59 ZAU: Eagle Flight One Forty One contact Chicago Center on one two three point seven five.
12:02 ORD: PLANO, on the west key. (call to us on landline)
12:03 EGF141: Twenty three seventy five, Eagle Flight One Forty One.
12:21 ZAU: United Twelve Thirty Four, thank you for your help, indicate two five zero knots, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
12:28 UA1234: Twenty eight forty five, good evening, United Twelve Thirty Four.
12:31 ZAU: Good evening.
12:38 ZAU: United Sixteen Forty Two, turn left heading zero seven zero, intercept Four Right.
12:41 UA1642: Zero seven zero, intercept Four Right, United Sixteen Forty Two.
13:03 AA496: Chicago, American Four Ninety Six, flight level two four zero.
13:07 ZAU: American Four Ninety Six, Chicago Center, roger, descend and maintain one one thousand, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
13:14 AA496: Down to one one thousand and two niner eight three, American Four Ninety Six.
13:22 ZAU: United One Fourteen, reduce speed to two one zero, please.
13:25 UA114: United One Fourteen reducing to two hundred and ten knots.
13:31 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, are you on?
13:44 ZAU: American Seventeen Oh Eight, descend and maintain one one thousand, intercept the Four Right localizer.
13:48 AA1708: Eleven thousand, intercept the Four Right localizer, American Seventeen Oh Eight.
(33 second gap)
14:25 ZAU: American Fourteen Twenty Two, thank you for your help, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
14:31 AA1422: One two eight four five, American Fourteen Twenty Two.
14:38 VAN707: Uh, Center, good evening, Vanguard Seven Zero Seven, out of one eight for one one thousand, and, uh, we have a rate of, uh, twenty five hundred feet a minute.
14:46 ZAU: Vanguard Seven Oh Seven, Chicago Center, roger, direct Joliet, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
14:51 VAN707: Two nine eight three, direct Joliet, thank you very much, Vanguard Seven Zero Seven.
14:58 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, are you on?
15:01 AA2026: American Twenty Twenty Six just came up, at uh, two four zero.
15:04 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, Chicago Center, roger, fly heading three four zero for sequencing, descend and maintain one one thousand, the O’Hare altimeter two niner eight three.
15:12 AA2026: Nine eight three, one one thousand, three forty for sequencing, American Twenty Twenty Six.
15:19 ZAU: United One Fourteen, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five, thanks for your help.
15:24 UA114: One two eight point four five, United One Fourteen, good day.
15:28 ZAU: United Sixteen Forty Two, reduce speed to two one zero.
15:30 UA1642: Two ten on the speed, United Sixteen Forty Two
15:34 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, operate at two five zero knots if you had other than that.
15:38 AA2026: Slowing to two fifty, American Twenty Twenty Six.
15:41 TW254: TWA Two Fifty Four, checking in, two one zero.
15:44 ZAU: TWA Two Fifty Four, Chicago Center, roger, Fly heading zero two zero, vectors for sequencing, indicate two five zero knots.
15:50 TW254: Roger zero two zero, two hundred fifty knots, TWA Two Fifty Four.
15:53 ZAU: American Seventeen Oh Eight, turn left heading zero six zero for the intercept.
15:56 AA1708: Sixty degrees for the intercept, American Seventeen Oh Eight.
16:00 AA2268: Chicago, American Twenty Two Sixty Eight leveling flight level two four zero.
16:04 ZAU: American Twenty Two Sixty Eight, Chicago Center, roger
16:11 CO1605: Center, it’s Continental Sixteen Oh Five, two zero zero.
16:13 ZAU: Continental Sixteen Oh Five, Chicago Center, roger
16:20 ORD: FARMM, it only should be less than about five minutes. (call from O’Hare to another sector)
16:21 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, this will probably be a vector across the localizer, runway Four Right. I’ll try to turn you in on it if I can, but I might go across.
16:44 ZAU: United Sixteen Forty Two, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
16:48 UA1642: Twenty eight forty five, United Sixteen Forty Two.
16:53 ZAU: American Twenty Two Sixty Eight, descend and maintain one one thousand, the O’Hare altimeter is two niner eight three.
16:58 AA2268: Nine eight three, descend and maintain one one thousand, American Twenty Two Sixty Eight. We’re at two hundred and fifty knots.
17:03 ZAU: Yes sir, that’ll be perfect. Thank you very much.
17:08 ZAU: TWA Two Fifty Four, turn right heading zero seven zero.
17:11 TW254: Zero seven zero, Two Fifty Four.
17:14 ORD: Farmm, O’Hare on the east key. (call from O’Hare to another sector)
17:15 ZAU: Vanguard Seven Oh Seven, contact Chicago Center on one two three point seven five.
17:18 VAN707: Twenty three seventy five, Vanguard Seven Oh Seven.
17:23 ZAU: American Seventeen Oh Eight, reduce speed to two one zero knots.
17:25 ORD: Farmm, O’Hare on the east key. (call from O’Hare to another sector)
17:26 AA1708: Two hundred and ten knots, American Seventeen Oh Eight.
17:29 ZAU: American Seven Twenty Two, reduce speed to two one zero, then descend and maintain one one thousand.
17:33 AA722: Two ten then down to one one thousand, American Seven Twenty Two.
17:37 ZAU: American Seven Twenty Two, intercept Four Right.
17:39 AA722: Intercept Four Right, American Seven Twenty Two.
17:46 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, expedite your descent through one six thousand, please.
17:50 AA2026: Okay, expedite through one six, American Twenty Twenty Six.
17:54 ZAU: TWA Two Fifty Four, descend and maintain one seven thousand, the O’Hare altimeter is two niner eight three.
17:47 TW254: Two niner eight three, down to seventeen thousand, TWA Two Fifty Four.
17:59 ZAU: American Twenty Twenty Six, turn right heading zero seven zero, intercept Four Right.
18:20 AA2026: Zero seven zero, and intercept Four Right localizer.
18:27 ZAU: American Seventeen Oh Eight, contact Chicago Approach on one two eight point four five.
18:31 AA1708: Twenty eight forty five, American Seventeen Oh Eight.
(25 second gap)
18:58 ZAU: TWA Two Fifty Four, hurry through flight level one nine zero for me, please; intercept Four Right on that heading.
19:04 TW254: We’ll hurry through nineteen, and intercept the localizer, Four Right, TWA Two Fifty Four.
19:10 ZAU: American Four Ninety Six, turn right heading zero seven zero.
19:13 AA496: Heading zero seven zero, American Four Ninety Six.

(End of recording)




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