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Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff  
User currently offlineQuickmover From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2494 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3676 times:

Check out this link for DEN departures this morning. I'm wondering what the reason is that almost every departure makes a strange flight path and sometimes just orbiting in circles in route. Click on any flight and you'll see what I mean.

Any ideas?

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDEN/arrivals

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User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6072 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3637 times:

It probably doesn't help you when you you think you are looking at departures, when the link takes you to arrivals.

The turns you see are aircraft holding INBOUND to DEN. The snow was very intense this morning causing a groundstop for inbound flights, which also metered in the traffic already airborn. They only had 1 runway open at a time for plowing, and could only land 30 planes per hour.



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User currently offlineAtcgod From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 662 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Civilian aircraft arriving and departing in Baghdad spiral up to between 10k and FL230 so they can avoid the UAV's and miltary combat aircraft.

User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting Atcgod (Reply 2):
Civilian aircraft arriving and departing in Baghdad spiral up to between 10k and FL230 so they can avoid the UAV's and miltary combat aircraft.

Yes, this was a much more likely reason at DEN this morning, rather than the snow.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineDarrenthe747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Quoting Atcgod (Reply 2):
Civilian aircraft arriving and departing in Baghdad spiral up to between 10k and FL230 so they can avoid the UAV's and miltary combat aircraft.

LMAO. Somehow I doubt that's why they would circle like that here in the US.


User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6072 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 3):
Yes, this was a much more likely reason at DEN this morning, rather than the snow.

Departures out of DEN do not circle. They may make a turn to their initial departure fix, but they do not circle. This is why SIDs exist.

Unless you can prove to me otherwise from this morning.



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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5428 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 5):
Departures out of DEN do not circle. They may make a turn to their initial departure fix, but they do not circle. This is why SIDs exist.

Unless you can prove to me otherwise from this morning.

Didn't say they did.

I think you missed something.....

Jimbo



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User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Actually, there were reports of middle-eastern looking men at Denver throwing snowballs at departing aircraft, so this might explain the circling after departure.

 sarcastic 


User currently offlineMohavewolfpup From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 7):
Actually, there were reports of middle-eastern looking men at Denver throwing snowballs at departing aircraft, so this might explain the circling after departure.

is this the new threat? what about shoulder mounted snow ball launchers? trying times, I tell you what.


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