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User currently offlineOurboeing From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5547 times:

All,

I live Ellicott City/Columbia Maryland area and from the past few months, I have been noticing a lot of heavies fly over my house. This never used to be the case.

This morning was an awesome way to begin my day. I was walking to my car in the driveway and I saw a South African Airways 346 flying really low. My first reaction was that it was a diversion to BWI, which is the closest airport to where I live, but the 346 was headed the opposite way.

My question is-

Were there any modifications made to the flight/glide path to and from IAD?

I am definitely not complaining as I get to see all sorts of interesting heavies and that makes me a very happy camper, especially when I can do this sitting by sitting on my deck Smile

OURBOEING

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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5488 times:
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Look out on Friday morning... I will wave from an on-board window when SA207 comes in to land at IAD.  wave 


SA7700



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User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5480 times:

I read that recently (at least in the afternoon - trans-Atlantic rush hour) they have been changing over to RWY 1C and 19C. I am not sure if they are also using 1C/19C earlier in the day which may explain what you are seeing. I live on the other side under 1R/1C approach near IAD and haven't seen heavies in the morning last few days.

User currently offlineRscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5424 times:



Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 2):
I read that recently (at least in the afternoon - trans-Atlantic rush hour) they have been changing over to RWY 1C and 19C. I am not sure if they are also using 1C/19C earlier in the day which may explain what you are seeing. I live on the other side under 1R/1C approach near IAD and haven't seen heavies in the morning last few days.

This would not effect the app path over the western baltimore suburbs area...

Is the SA207 the only heavy you saw....that a/c enters the DC airspace from the west it will make land fall over Delaware and then track just north of Baltimore towards MRB VOR from that point will start to receive vetors so depending on rwy config and traffic spacing it is very possible that you would see that a/c quite a bit.

As far ass the apps into KIAD they are still the same with most heavies using the HYPER2 arr

http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0811/05100HYPER.PDF

Other popular STARS into KIAD

http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0811/05100DELRO.PDF

http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0811/05100COATT.PDF

Where abouts do you live I use to live in north catonsville right next to the library...i live in glen burnie now 2 miles from the threshold of 33L right on the app it is perfect  Smile

Hope this helps

RYAN
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User currently offlineProfpete From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

Ryan - you mean it enters from the EAST, right?

Anyhow - this makes a nice change from one WN 737 after another
that I usually see from my deck in Ellicott City (heading to BWI).
usually the biggest excitement is the late afternoon BA 767  bored 


User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5319 times:

SA207 is scheduled to arrive at IAD at 600am, and typically is a little early. I think it's the only real heavy that early, and I can usually hear it over my house down-leg between 530 and 6 when using the northwest or north runways.

Today (Monday) is was running about an hour late and arrived around 7, the latest for quite awhile. Can't say I heard it. The regular route for 207 inbound from Dakar seems to be in over BAL. The rest of the north Atlantic IAD arrivals, as far as I know, still are coming down from Canada via Allentown, Reading, Lancaster, Thomasville, Frederick as they nearly always have.


User currently offlineRscaife1682 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 332 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5285 times:

My mistake yes i meant from the east  Yeah sure

I worked BWI ramp for signature and Airtran for 6 years and yes it is very boring plane spotting at BWI. Only excitement is BA777 while the 767 is in tech and of course with the AMC ops you can see some nice heavies every now and then but mostly World and Omni DC-10's. It is still nice the see and HEAR  Smile ATI's DC-8

RYAN
FLTOPS


User currently offlineFlyiguy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5182 times:



Quoting Panova98 (Reply 5):
SA207 is scheduled to arrive at IAD at 600am, and typically is a little early. I think it's the only real heavy that early, and I can usually hear it over my house down-leg between 530 and 6 when using the northwest or north runways.

Actually there are quite a few...981 from KWI, 977 from DXB, 860 from GRU, 871 from GIG, and 846 from EZE all arrive at or around 6am...

Just my 0.02



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User currently offlineOURBOEING From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

I leave for work at the same time but have not seen the SAA 346 fly so low over my house.
It is an absolutely gorgeous bird and in opinion the best looking aircraft Airbus has ever built.

Will look forward to seeing it tomorrow morning Smile

OURBOEING


User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5078 times:



Quoting Flyiguy (Reply 7):
Actually there are quite a few...981 from KWI, 977 from DXB, 860 from GRU, 871 from GIG, and 846 from EZE all arrive at or around 6am...

Just my 0.02

You are so right. Can't blame all that noise on SAA!


User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4958 times:



Quoting Rscaife1682 (Reply 3):

Fun fact about the RNAV STARs into IAD...... It was actually UA that requested them and I guess the FAA/TERPS agreed and pretty much did overlays of the traditional ones.


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