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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||airport : vny.airport|
|Altitude||msl single value : 2800|
|Controlling Facilities||tower : bur.tower|
tower : zzz.tower
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||B737 Undifferentiated or Other Model|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||descent : approach|
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : supervisor|
oversight : supervisor
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller limited radar : 8|
controller military : 5.50
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Problem Areas||Navigational Facility|
|Primary Problem||Navigational Facility|
|ATC Facility||communication equipment : bur.tower|
B737 was on a 6 mile final to runway 8 at burbank/bob hope airport. The pilots advised burbank tower that they experienced bleed over from van nuys tower on burbank tower's frequency 118.7. If the tower needs to transmit any instructions to an aircraft on final; there is the possibility that they won't receive them because of the bleed over on frequency. The date is unknown; but I have personally experienced this problem as a passenger on a flight inbound to burbank. The bleed over is quite loud and could be easily confused as instructions from burbank. To fix the problem; burbank's tower frequency needs to be changed. Currently; the burbank tower frequency is 118.7 and van nuys is 119.0 and 119.3.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: BUR CTLR VOICED CONCERN REGARDING ON-GOING BLEED OVER PROB FROM VNY TWR FREQ.
Narrative: B737 WAS ON A 6 MILE FINAL TO RWY 8 AT BURBANK/BOB HOPE ARPT. THE PLTS ADVISED BURBANK TOWER THAT THEY EXPERIENCED BLEED OVER FROM VAN NUYS TOWER ON BURBANK TOWER'S FREQUENCY 118.7. IF THE TOWER NEEDS TO TRANSMIT ANY INSTRUCTIONS TO AN ACFT ON FINAL; THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY THAT THEY WON'T RECEIVE THEM BECAUSE OF THE BLEED OVER ON FREQUENCY. THE DATE IS UNKNOWN; BUT I HAVE PERSONALLY EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM AS A PAX ON A FLT INBOUND TO BURBANK. THE BLEED OVER IS QUITE LOUD AND COULD BE EASILY CONFUSED AS INSTRUCTIONS FROM BURBANK. TO FIX THE PROBLEM; BURBANK'S TOWER FREQUENCY NEEDS TO BE CHANGED. CURRENTLY; THE BURBANK TOWER FREQUENCY IS 118.7 AND VAN NUYS IS 119.0 AND 119.3.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.