FL370
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SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 10:57 am

yes, i live in the east bay(san francisco area) and i see SW airplanes flying really low. are they decending into OAK, or what. cuz the last one i saw was maybe a few hundred feet above me, is this normal?
 
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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 11:02 am

SWA has served OAK for years...

Depending upon where you are in the East Bay relative to runway 11-29 at OAK, they could be low, but then again, that's what one would expect. Too low? That's entirely subjective...
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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 11:35 am

fyi...Southwest's code is WN, not SW.
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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 11:47 am

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):

Yes, Air Nambia often are seen making low approaches, usually many times during the day!  wink 

But seriously, it's basically up to the controlers, so they could be bringing them in low today/tonight.

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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 11:47 am

May I suggest someone pay more attention in your English class at school.
 
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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 12:15 pm

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
May I suggest someone pay more attention in your English class at school.

And yet this sentence, phrased as a question, fails to end in a question mark.
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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 12:15 pm

Well, the altitude of the approach is mainly left up to ATC, so most likely ATC has told the pilot to descend to that altitude while on approach.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 4):
May I suggest someone pay more attention in your English class at school.

Ah, give him a break. He's new, he'll learn.

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RE: SW Flying Pretty Low...

Wed May 03, 2006 4:00 pm

Quoting FL370 (Thread starter):
i live in the east bay(san francisco area) and i see SW airplanes flying really low.



Quoting JetBlueAUS (Reply 6):
Well, the altitude of the approach is mainly left up to ATC, so most likely ATC has told the pilot to descend to that altitude while on approach.

Maybe one of the neighbors annoyed an ATC person?
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