Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Racing To Simult Landings At SJC  
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 7228 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

You've all seen the pics of side-by-side visual approaches to SFO's runways 28, and you've noticed we don't see pics like that from other airports with close parallel runways, since usually one of the two runways is hosting takeoffs. But on 8 January I happened to see a Southwest 737 and an Eagle ERJ approaching San Jose's runways 30 side by side (actually the ERJ passed the 737 a mile from the runway). Centerline separation there is 700 ft.

SWA 1307 from BUR and EGF 125 from LAX were both flightplanned on the usual ROBIE arrival-- Southwest via Gorman and Eagle via San Marcus. (Neither of them followed the arrival anyway-- they may have both been cleared direct to GILRO.) You'd expect Center to sequence them, and you'd think they'd stay sequenced-- but the ERJ gained about 10 miles on the 737 in the last 16-17 minutes of their flights, according to the flight track at http://www.flightaware.com . It shows them at the same position at 1704 PST, four miles from the runway.

Weather was clear of course, but I wonder if Eagle was getting special handling-- seems unusual for them to be allowed to creep past Southwest like that.

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinePhishphan70 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

if the weather was clear, i don't think that is too odd. i have been flying out of KPAO about 12 miles north of SJC, and that airspace is busy. if there is no heavy wind, then i don't see any problem with a plane landing a little hot...  hot  ......  wink 

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
EL-AL Cuts Landings At YYZ Due To High Fees posted Sat Jun 17 2006 16:08:23 by MSYYZ
Any New Carriers Looking To Open At SJC? posted Tue Jun 10 2003 07:53:45 by SJCguy
WN To Add Gates/flights At SJC posted Sat Jan 26 2002 07:55:56 by SJCguy
AA To Add More Flights At SJC posted Thu Jan 24 2002 05:44:35 by Aa777flyer
AA To Expand Intl. Service At Sjc? posted Wed Jul 12 2000 08:17:43 by B747-437B
Shoe Scanner's To Be Installed At 4 Major Airports posted Sat Jan 6 2007 15:22:08 by Funflyer
Best Place To Watch Planes At O'Hare posted Wed Jan 3 2007 03:19:26 by TWA1985
Jet2 To Self Handle At LBA posted Tue Jan 2 2007 20:50:31 by ACEtraveller
What Happen To AI Today At LAX? (1-1-07) posted Tue Jan 2 2007 03:08:46 by Kaitak744
N992UA UAL 737 Video At SJC posted Sun Dec 31 2006 17:15:06 by SJC-Alien