MIA767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4458 times:
I was heading back home this afternoon it was about 6p I knew MP645 AMS-MIA would arrive sometime soon so I decided to stop by the airport to see if I'd catch it to my luck 3 planes later I see it coming down towards runway 9 at MIA but I noticed the plane was coming in at a very high altitude and it was coming down pretty fast!! I for a moment thought something bad was going to happen then all of a sudden I hear this very loud sound as the captain applied full power retrated the wheels and started to climb making some very steep left turn. I stayed there to see it go around then like at around 6:25p I see it coming down this time everything was done perfectly and the flight was ended with a very smooth landing...what a way to end a 10 hour flight!! I think I may have overreacted to this but it just wasn't your typical Go-around.. It was pretty exciting to watch and I was very happy to see it land.
Airfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4385 times:
Go-arounds are great to watch. I remember the first one I can remember, an Iberoa A343 approaching 27L at ORD around '98. He was about 1/2 mile from touchdown, and to hear him applying max thrust.....That scared the )%)#(&)#$ out of me! Now, go-arounds are no biggy. I saw two at ORD today. An AA MD-80 and a UA 735. (I'm surprised the 'media" didn't write some stupid article about it, or have a "special report" on the TV about it tonite. )
Yes...MA for 9 sends you out to Virginia Key so as to avoid traffic on 26L/8R. I don't know if the worst pilots in the world fly into MIA or what. But I see more missed approaches executed on 27/9. Hell that still leaves 4k ft to play with even in a 74. Granted I am there a lot, but 30/12 is a lot trickier than anything else.
KPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2888 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3887 times:
Wow, cool! Ive seen a go around before when I was at KPDX spotting with S12PPL! Heres a picture I took, its a Alaska Airlines MD-82 doing a go around because of birds, this was quite rescent, and my first time seeing one.
Heres the picture I took
You can clearly see some of the birds in that picture
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YYZYYT From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1069 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3819 times:
Quoting N754PR (Reply 3): P.S. How did you know the Captain was in command?
One would hope the captain was "in command"...
Now, was he pilot flying?
More seriously, do I recall reading somewhere that the decision to discontinue an approach can be made by either pilot (on the understanding thet if either calls it both will proceed to go around), or is it the captain's call (i.e., whether he is flying or not?). Or is that a matter for each airline?
I am thinking of the AF runway overrun, and the (baseless) speculation in the media (and even here) that the pilots disagred about whether to do a touch and go or slow when they landed long.