sptv From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 135 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3023 times:
Currently sitting in the Alaska Airlines Boardroom in T6, watching planes take off and land. Looked up in the sky to see an airplane directly overhead, heading west toward the ocean -- no way this plane just took off. A little research showed it was Air Pacific #810 from Nadi (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FJI810). Anyone know why this plane didn't land after an 11 hour flight and went back around?
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2572 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
"Resolution advisory", is when the onboard TCAS equipment senses traffic that's too close, and tells the pilots to climb or descend to get away. Obviously the Air Pacific plane had another come too close, and was told to climb. Once clear of the traffic they were too high for a normal landing, and went around to try again. It could have been a plane taking off from Hawthorne, since if they climb out too quickly the TCAS system senses a too-rapid closure rate and issues the RA.
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
Beardown91737 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
I thought the flyover was referring to the VFR Corridor over LAX. However, the VFR corridor does have an effect on go arounds, which controllers ask to keep to 2,500 ft to avoid the VFR traffic in the 3,500 SB and 4,500 NB flight levels.
135 hrs PIC (mostly PA-28) - not current. Landings at MDW, PIA, JAN.