Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
Has anyone ever seen an airliner do touch-and-go's at an airport for a long time? Like 6 or so hours? One time while golfing at a course near COS, I kept seeing the same AA 737NG doing touch and go's for about 6 hours. I would've liked to listen to ATC on my scanner to see what was going on, but I was golfing. Also, I wondered why would they do this at COS, because the most amazing thing we see at COS is the occasional Tower Air 747. Thanks.
AAR90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3494 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
Pilot training flights. While virtually all AA line pilots are trained in simulators, AA checkairmen (and many of the first line pilots for a new aircraft) receive initial training in both simulator and aircraft.
Why COS? Probably because the landing fees are low and the flight would not interrupt normal operations too much nor would normal airport ops interrupt the training.
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Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1096 times:
I am assuming that Tower Air is always charter flights for the military. I'm sure near Colorado Springs has Air Force Base Academy. That's why you saw Tower Air in COS arpt recently. I am not sure 100% if they charter flight carry military.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8194 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
Saw an MEA 720 doing touch-and-gos at Beirut International airport in 95!
'Zero time' simulators are OK (so realistic that you can get a type rating without ever flying the heavy iron) but everyone still does Base Training (as opposed to Line Training, which is on scheduled flights with a Training Captain in the left hand seat). Many planes have been lost doing engine out exercises, so emergency procedures are kept to sims. Delta lost a DC9 (along with one of their best training captains, and a few cadets) when the aircraft was pounding the circuit along with an American DC10 doing the same thing, at the Fort Worth Airport (not DFW). The DC9 intercepted the DC10's wake turbulence after making a shortcut on base leg, and rolled over and crashed next to the runway.
I've been in the jumpseat during Base Training on smaller planes, and it's fun but there is still an element of danger, especially in a busy circuit. Knowing what I know now, I would have stayed on the ground, although it was great fun at the time.
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Pilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1386 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1050 times:
Shannon airport in Ireland is sometimes used for crew training. It's long runway, and small amount of traffic make it ideal. I was down there one day when a Lufthansa B747-200 was doing touch and goes for about 2 hours. Then it taxied into the terminal, refueled and headed back to Frankfurt.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3257 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (14 years 7 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 994 times:
BWIA has done touch-and-go operations at its POS base. When I was in secondary school I had a view overlooking POS and was able to see their MD83s and L-1011-500s do touch-and-go in the afternoons, when air traffic was light. I do not know when or where they do them now, especially as POS air traffic has grown somewhat.
Boeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 971 times:
When I first moved to Louisville, I can remember UPS doing touch & gos @ Standiford Field with their B747s. A friend of mine and I went to a college football game (Louisville vs Cincinnati) and the stadium was located right next to the airfield. Well, everybody was enjoying the game, except I was looking up in the air watching heavies going around and around; very cool!!! Unfortunately training flights are not allowed @ Louisville anymore, because of resident complains.
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 955 times:
Good ole SWF (Stewart Airport) in Newburgh, NY has it happen often. Since it has a large runway (11,000 feet), not much traffiic, and is only 80 miles north of JFK, we get all types around here. Besides C5 from the NY Air National Guard base here, I 've seen UA 777, numerous A-300, 767, 737, 727 and DC-8 (Emory Air). We even had the Concorde spend a few hours doing touch and goes about three years ago. In fact, if anyone knows how to get a schedule of these events, I could get some really good pictures to post. I live about 6 miles from the airport and in the approach pattern, but usually by the time I react and get over there, the show is over!!!
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11796 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 949 times:
When I lived in Pendleton, OR (PDT), I would see 737s doing touch and gos all the time. They would be painted in all different schemes. The whole town would come out to see it. One time, everyone was so excited that we were getting jet service from Air France. I think Boeing also uses Grant County-Moses Lake for the 777s and the 747s.
Airliners_rule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 933 times:
AT YHM I have seen AC DC-9s doing touch and goes. About 2 months ago there was un A310 doing touch and goes but I couldnt see the airline becasue the jet was directly over my house and it was in the evening and like in the early 90 everyday there would either be a AC 747 767 doing touch and goes and I have seen a few Royal and others doing touch and goes.
Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 927 times:
Hey. It's nice to know that someone else in this forum lives in Colorado springs. You must live in fountain or widefield, right? Well, anyways, why are all touch and go's at COS on 17L or 35L and never 35R or 17R or 12/30? Thanks. See ya.
Ual1636 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 915 times:
Hey. Most of the places I like to spot at are on or around Peterson. My favorite place is on Stewart Road on Peterson near the golf course. You are about 300 yards in front of 17L lined up. It's really cool. On a rare wind free day you can actually feel the wake turbulence. See ya.