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Low Level Take Off.  
User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

I have lived on the Southerly side of PVD for 44 years. This morning, while sitting on my porch, I heard an approaching aircraft heading towards my house, the noise was very alarming to me, I knew this was not normal, I jumped up, just in time to see a large jet, twin engine, private, or at least that is my impression, go by just over the trees to the side. In all my years here, I have never witnessed such a low altitude take off. There was a low ceiling, no doubt, but why would he stay so low, for such a distance. It was very unnerving. I live about 1/2 mile from the Southerly end of the main runway.

[Edited 2011-08-14 16:20:42]


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User currently offlinedw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2552 times:

He may have been departing VFR. Delays in the northeast were exceeding three hours today, and a VFR departure would avoid holdups associated with his IFR clearance. Of course, in most cases ATC is not very happy about this--once airborne, they are probably goign to try and pick up their clearance, and there are reasons ATC wanted to delay the flight in the first place. Depending on their workload, he could find himself stuck VFR below the clouds for a while.


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User currently offlineWarRI1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 9292 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

Quoting dw747400 (Reply 1):
He may have been departing VFR. Delays in the northeast were exceeding three hours today, and a VFR departure would avoid holdups associated with his IFR clearance. Of course, in most cases ATC is not very happy about this--once airborne, they are probably goign to try and pick up their clearance, and there are reasons ATC wanted to delay the flight in the first place. Depending on their workload, he could find himself stuck VFR below the clouds for a while.

I thank you for the information.



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