jumbojet
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AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:18 am

Anyone who was at SXM on 4/20/2004 saw the American Airlines 757 come in to high and do a go around. It was pretty cool. you could see from way out it was coming in to high. As soon as the 757 crossed over the runway threshold, you could hear the increase in power, the landing gear go up and partial flap retraction. It took about 10 minutes for the AA 757 to circle back around and finally land again. Everyone on the beach was clapping!  Smile

What was just as interesting, was in that 10 minute span, another AA 757 had positioned itself for take-off. So, you had two AA 757's facing off against each other on the same runway. And of course, I have to forget my camera, missed photo op. Just thought I'd share!  Smile Anyone else see this?
 
planemannyc
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 12:57 am

Man, that would be an awesome sight to see. I would have loved to seen that myself. Unfortunately, when I was there in November, nothing like that happened. As a matter of fact, I had my cameras, but the days were too cloudy for any good shots  Sad

Thanks for the story. It was a good read.

Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc
 
FoxBravo
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:33 am

Wasn't there this week, unfortunately, but I saw a US Airways 757 go around at SXM back in February. The AF A340 had just landed and was slow clearing the runway, meaning that a Liat Dash 8, which had already taxied into position for takeoff, was blocking the approach end. The 757 hadn't reached the beach yet, though--it did a fairly tight 360 over the water, then landed.
Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
 
mikeyCpvd
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:03 am

So did that US 757 execute a go-around and then a tight 360? Or just a tight 360 while on final and set-up again?
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jakbar
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:07 am

I'll be at SXM in two weeks, and I wish that I see something interesting like that! Last time I was there it was business as usual. No interesting face-offs on the runway. No missed approaches. No unusually low approaches. But who can complain when you're sitting at the Maho Beach Bar drinking cocktails while watching arrivals and departures in paradise?  Smile
 
FoxBravo
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 3:51 am

Mikeycpvd, I believe it was the latter. All I know is that it was seconds away from landing, then the engines suddenly spooled up and it turned away rather sharply, headed back out to sea, made a loop and landed a minute later. I don't know if that meets the technical definition of a "go-around," but it definitely "went around" in the most literal sense.  Smile
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Hannigan
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:20 am

I left on the 18th and see what I miss with my vid camera?
We got planes! We got gates! What the hell!
 
Guest

RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:35 am

Is a go-around really newsworthy?
 
trey
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:39 am

what is the best time to catch flights there anyway?
 
CVG777
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 6:47 am

Here at Daytona Beach I saw a Delta MD-88 do a go around. It was an interesting sight. Very Cool.  Big thumbs up

CVG777
 
Bobs89irocz
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Thu Apr 22, 2004 7:06 am

Startvalve......it doesnt matter if its news worthy. It was a good read...


Here at ORD we get alot of go-arounds and s-turns. Very interesting to watch.
 
jumbojet
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RE: AA 757 Does Go Around At SXM

Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:37 am

someone just asked if a go around is newsworthy. while it might not be to some people, its awesome to hear the engines spool up on the757 as its about 25 feet from touching down. I know it had the attention of everyone on the beach that day. Anyway, I shot some of my own videos of the AF340 and a AA 757 landing. When I'm back in NY, I will try and post the links on here. Back to the beach.

And if its allowed, may I recommend the Caravanserai beach resort for lodging needs? Its the place to be for sure!