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Danger At Heathrow.  
User currently offlineGunFighter 6 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 404 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 788 times:

A few weeks ago I saw a program about Heathrow.
it was about the crowded airspace around Heathrow.

it was claimed that inbound aircraft receive landing clearance when its already to late to abort the landing.

is this true ?
and is this also the case at other airports ?

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User currently offlineNephilim From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 759 times:

Yeah, someone told me about that too.
The planes get clearance when halfway on final...


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 725 times:

Heathrow is no worse than any other major International airport, if you want late clearances then you need to go to Gatwick. They have some very late landing clearances due to the single runway operations.

Paul


User currently offlineIFF/7000 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 720 times:

Paris CDG uses the same procedures. You can be cleared to land and still be n°3 in the approach.

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