Neednewairport From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 235 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
Stopped by SAN this morning on my way to work (it is on the way) and got to experience my first go around! I was thrilled. A typical WN was on its way in, typically rather boring (I hope LH brings their 340's here) anyway, a couple of hundred of feet off the ground, the engines scream, they pull up and wheels retract. I could not stick around long enough to see if they came back, I was shocked and excited all it once. It was amazing, wish I had been on the flight......
Janne From Sweden, joined Sep 2001, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2185 times:
I saw a go around at Son San Juan in Mallorca in May this year. I was standing
beside the runway with my camera to nail a landing 767 when it shortly
before touch down pushed the throttles, pulled the gear up and climbed.
I turned my head and saw that the previous aircraft was a few seconds
from completely leaving the runway at the far end of it. As far as I understand
there was absolutely no danger if the 767 would have landed but I guess
the rules are non-negotiable when it comes to safety. The go around must
have cost quite a lot of money. Still, I think that's the way to handle a
situation like that.
Astrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
I saw a go arround a few days ago in Ibiza when a Volare A330 came in, in windy conditions, and looks like the pilot couldn´t manage to get this thing down, you know, the soil effect, and when he saw the rwy was getting too short for landing decided to go arround. On the second time he almost touched down before the rwy.
Cre From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
Two of my last three trips I took this summer had go-arounds: first in July, United Express CRJ landing in MKE from DIA, just a few second from touchdown up we went - traffic on the runway. The other was earlier this month, Chicago Express Saab 340 landing in IND from MDW, never found out reason for it.
Boeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
My go-around experience was quite thrilling, some years ago, when Hapag-Lloyd had their Boeing 737-400... Anyway, back from Corfu to Munich, we approached and I was able to see the airport-buildings, when suddenly the engines screamed, wheels retracted and the airplane pulled up. I've never felt the whole power of such engines, in one way it was great. Some time later, the pilot excused and assured the frightened people that everything was alright and that we would land in a couple of minutes. Cause: Traffic, some stupid pilots from russia didn't listen to the aero-control. My father filmed these incredible scenes.
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 13, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2139 times:
Been on two go-arounds in my lifetime: a Piedmont 737-300 in CLT, and a United 737-300 at DEN-Stapleton. Seen them many times from the ground during my employ at MSY. Happens more often than people think.
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Jhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
When I was flying into Norfolk a few years ago, we had to make a go-around.
I saw a AA MD-80 go around at DFW because the tower controller was so busy talking he never cleared the flight to land.
A few years ago I had flown into MCO and an guy flew his twin comanche into MCO to meet me and take me to Winter Haven. I later found out that an AA jet had to go around because the twin comanche stayed on the runway too long on his way in to pick me up.
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
DutchDeltaDude From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
I have experienced two go-arounds, one summer 1992, a LH flight FRA-AMS, and one last winter, a UA JFK-IAD flight. On UA, the pilot simply announced "lady's and gentlemen, we spotted another aircraft on our runway, so we decided to go around and try again". Oops...
ClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2088 times:
I've seen several. Most remeberable was some weeks ago when a Kuwait 777 came out of the low, rainy clouds short of the runway, was visible for about 8 sec., gave full throttle and disappeared again. I left then as it was pouring that day.
Take-off abortions are more 'exciting' to watch.
"I really don't know one plane from the other. To me they are just marginal costs with wings."Ã¯Â¿Â½ Alfred Kahn, 1977
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2080 times:
Saw my first as well as tons of go arounds at Kai Tak. The only time I have been on a flight that did a go around was on the 4th of july this year. Flying into LAX on a United CRJ we executed a go around on short final approach. Supposedly there were some "homie's" launching rather illegal, probably stolen fire works into the approach path. Anyone else hear about this on the 4th out at LAX?
CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6176 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
The only g/a I've ever seen was one of SAS' countless MD's on it's way to rwy 30 at CPH. Varig's 777 had just landed and was apparently crossing the runway too slow, so the poor little MD had to climb out again. It sure did make people turn their heads (I think we were some 10-15 people at Flyvergrillen that day).
Nightcruiser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2034 times:
I was on a Northwest 747-400 that had to do a go-around in AMS during the early morning hours. Our 747 flew over the North Sea so low that I could see some crewmen of a shipping vessel sailing close to the shore. Amazing site indeed!
Speedbird244 From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2026 times:
My first witnessed go-around was a KLM DC-10 at GIG. Cause: Lan Chile 707 on runway. It was great! My first on-board go-around was on BA 757 whilst atempting to land at Pisa. I´m not sure about the cause, but I remember quite severe turbulence on finals. The most agonizing go-around I´ve witnessed were the 3 go-arounds a PAL BAC 1-11 had to perform while atempting to land at night at DAO in the Philippines, in a heavy, heavy thunderstorm - with my mother aboard! I couldnt see the plane itself, but i could almost "see" the roar of those RR Speys.
Kai Tak had several go-arounds, but SFO had a whole lot more.
Cschleic From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Yes, in May was on a KLM MD-11 approaching SFO that did a go around. We were getting too close to traffic in front. It was tentative at first, slowing down, then engines sped up a bit, then much more power as we pulled away, but wasn't too sharp a climb at all.