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An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:17 pm

Norwegian pilot who flew from Copenhagen to Stockholm 5 December has been exceptionally creative, shows radar images from the trip.

Check the radarimage here:

http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utrolige-hi...torier/artikkel.php?artid=10071747

The radar image is real according to Mikael Robertsson of Flightradar24

The Swedes are now a bit confused what it all means ...  

[Edited 2012-12-13 08:20:53]
 
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Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:34 pm

If Boeing could create their logo with the 787, anything is possible!?!?      
 
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:04 pm

This makes Stockholm look like a bit of tramp, no?   
 
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:14 pm

Quoting lostsound (Reply 2):

Nope, it shows some people in this world still have a sense of humor. Remember the very small amount of people you even realized this happened. It's not like Mom and Dad were walking down the street and said " Looks, he's making a " well you know.
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:17 pm

Quoting as739x (Reply 3):

Sorry Was making a bad joke haha
I think it's pretty funny what he did.

[Edited 2012-12-13 09:20:07]
 
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:20 pm

I smell shenannigans. I mean, the pilot can't just do what he wants in regards of flying a holding pattern...
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Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:55 am

Was this a prank by the pilot or just a cock-up?
 
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:58 pm

Well I don't have the altitude data but if I follow the line it seems he arrived from the south, made an orbit over the airport (first turn) then went into a holding pattern which was not the typical elliptical form (i.e. rate turn with a straight track between).
If the wind came from the east, it could slowly shift the orbits to the west, allowing for several "balls" to occor.
The last part is perfectly logical.. .. he leaves the holding pattern on a southern heading and while descending makes a final 180 turn into the localizer for the runway. I don't know what the Runways headings in ARN are but this is at first glance what it looks like

So I think credit should not go for the pilot for flying the pattern (as he may not even have been aware of it) but to the guy with rich imagination who had nothing better to do then follow radar returns

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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:03 pm

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 6):
Was this a prank by the pilot or just a cock-up?

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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:16 pm

G´day,

just wonder what the holding pattern would look like had the pilot been a lady   

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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:49 pm

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 6):
Was this a prank by the pilot or just a cock-up?

(forgive me in advance) I'll give it to them. This crew really had the b*lls to pull this off.
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:00 pm

What a d*ck move!  
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:23 pm

If the airlines could write names on demand or pictures in this case, they could make a bit of more money, of course with extra fuel expenditures  
 
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:42 pm

That is one long massive holding! I reckon some passengers came late!   
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:54 pm

That's just awesome  
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RE: An Interesting Approach By Norwegian ... :-)

Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:54 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Thread starter):
The radar image is real according to Mikael Robertsson of Flightradar24

I call that a fake. When you play back the radar track from NAX3194 for December 5 (the flight mentioned in the news item) in the Flightradar24 site, there is no such holding pattern.