quickmover
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Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:18 am

Check out this link for DEN departures this morning. I'm wondering what the reason is that almost every departure makes a strange flight path and sometimes just orbiting in circles in route. Click on any flight and you'll see what I mean.

Any ideas?

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KDEN/arrivals
 
Goldenshield
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:30 am

It probably doesn't help you when you you think you are looking at departures, when the link takes you to arrivals.

The turns you see are aircraft holding INBOUND to DEN. The snow was very intense this morning causing a groundstop for inbound flights, which also metered in the traffic already airborn. They only had 1 runway open at a time for plowing, and could only land 30 planes per hour.
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ATCGOD
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:58 am

Civilian aircraft arriving and departing in Baghdad spiral up to between 10k and FL230 so they can avoid the UAV's and miltary combat aircraft.
 
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:29 am

Quoting Atcgod (Reply 2):
Civilian aircraft arriving and departing in Baghdad spiral up to between 10k and FL230 so they can avoid the UAV's and miltary combat aircraft.

Yes, this was a much more likely reason at DEN this morning, rather than the snow.


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darrenthe747
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:48 am

Quoting Atcgod (Reply 2):
Civilian aircraft arriving and departing in Baghdad spiral up to between 10k and FL230 so they can avoid the UAV's and miltary combat aircraft.

LMAO. Somehow I doubt that's why they would circle like that here in the US.
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Goldenshield
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting Bond007 (Reply 3):
Yes, this was a much more likely reason at DEN this morning, rather than the snow.

Departures out of DEN do not circle. They may make a turn to their initial departure fix, but they do not circle. This is why SIDs exist.

Unless you can prove to me otherwise from this morning.
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bond007
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:13 am

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 5):
Departures out of DEN do not circle. They may make a turn to their initial departure fix, but they do not circle. This is why SIDs exist.

Unless you can prove to me otherwise from this morning.

Didn't say they did.

I think you missed something.....

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RP TPA
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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:05 am

Actually, there were reports of middle-eastern looking men at Denver throwing snowballs at departing aircraft, so this might explain the circling after departure.

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RE: Aircraft Going In Circles Shortly After Takeoff

Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:14 am

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 7):
Actually, there were reports of middle-eastern looking men at Denver throwing snowballs at departing aircraft, so this might explain the circling after departure.

is this the new threat? what about shoulder mounted snow ball launchers? trying times, I tell you what.

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