Kl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4290 times:
I got off work at 5:30pm EST and just as I walk outside, I saw a plane, a possible 737 flying soooo low, I don't recall seeing a plane flyin so low before and not even 30 secounds later there was another one behind it and they both were heading 090. I was just wondering if this is safe and was there a problem at YYZ today or delays. I live in Toronto. about 30kms from the airport
Kl692 From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4281 times:
they were very low, like I said I see them all the time but this time it was very low. I was thinking maybe the first one missed it's approach and it have to do a round about but I was shock to see the 2nd one behind it
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 4118 times:
If it was one low flying Aircraft...Maybe something abnormal.If Two were flying lower than normal,it could be that you just felt that way.
Was there any Distruption at the Airport at the time.
David L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 4033 times:
Quoting Kl692 (Reply 6): nope being watching birds (planes) for long time and I know they look weird.
I have some sympathy. A few years ago a work colleague came back from lunch and told me she'd seen an airliner circling "low" over Edinburgh city centre and wondered if I knew why. I asked on the Civil Aviation forum and was inundated by responses from all corners of the globe, by people who've never even been to Edinburgh, telling me "it's normal".
This colleague wasn't an avid enthusiast but she always noticed things like number and position of engines, colour scheme, etc., which most people don't, and she was besotted with Concorde. If she says it was "low", I believe her. Airliners do not "normally" circle low over Edinburgh! But, whatever the reason, it never became newsworthy.
I've been told about similar circumstances... someone i know had one of the fulers ask if there was something wrong with the landing gear... as it was sitting rather low on one side... the engineer retorted back "You dont know what you're talking about... its fine". Later, the Engineer went back and checked... turned out it was outside its limits and needed topping up with nitrogen...
If you ignore the small voices enough... they'll come and bite you on the arse some day...
[Edited 2006-04-04 18:26:14]
Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
Bri2k1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 988 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
I guess it depends on how you define safe. The FAA has certain minimum seperation criteria, and based on the description here, they were not exceeded. The FAA also has a good graphic available online to help see the difference between various aircraft when observed from a distance. A 747 and a C-172 appear to look exactly the same size when at different relative observation points. The observer on the ground must realize (as those in the sky have to accept) that their eyes might play tricks on them from time to time. It may have been abnormally close to the ground, but not as the result of an unsafe situation, or even an abnormal condition. Maybe a runway was closed at the last minute due to debris or wildlife, and both planes had to make the published missed approach course, which was unfamiliar to the observer. Maybe both planes suffered from low-level wind shear and nearly crashed. No amount of discussion on the Internet is likely to resolve it.