Pr1268 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7660 times:
I got to ride in a go-around back in 1989 flying on a military charter (Fed-Ex, ex-Flying Tigers) 747-200 at CRK. The pilots misjudged the approach and I swear we were doing like 20 degree approach slope! Full flaps, gear down, engines at idle. We were still incredibly high at the threshold, so the pilots did the honorable thing. They even announced over the P/A what was going on as we were climbing out to go around.
I suppose even more disturbing is an aborted t/o - I witnessed a DL 763 abort after about 2000 ft of roll on Runway 08 at SJU back about 10 years ago (Is that restaurant with the viewing deck still open?).
The only time an aircraft has too much fuel is when it is on fire.
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7631 times:
Reason for a go-around at SFO probably was other traffic:
- on the crossing runways
- on the runway destined for the landing or on the parallel one
- closing in too fast onto slower traffic on parallel approach - a not uncommon situation at SFO due to the fact that runways are one 550ft apart (IIRC) where am EMB-120 Brasilia has to speed in order to stay ahead of a B747 (or similar).
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !