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by adipasqu
Wed May 04, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F91658 issue?
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

Re: F91658 issue?

Awesome thanks. I see F9 just attempted again and aborted 3 attempt after 6 s turn circuits. Must be pretty soupy. The METAR isn't the worst: KPWM 041951Z 09006KT 2SM BR OVC003 09/08 A2998 RMK AO2 RAB06E36 SLP151 P0001 T00890083 ...but not great either. They are trying to land RWY 18, which only ha...

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by adipasqu
Wed May 04, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: F91658 issue?
Replies: 18
Views: 2618

Re: F91658 issue?

It's on the go again.

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by adipasqu
Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Per Seat Mile
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Cost Per Seat Mile

I believe CASM only takes into account self-loading cargo and seat availability/density, not belly cargo/freight: https://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/casm.asp "Cost per available seat mile (CASM) is a common unit of measurement used to compare the efficiency of various airlines." There ar...

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by adipasqu
Mon Feb 14, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 4200

Re: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle

I’m getting 46 miles to SJC, although I think it’s driving distance. Remember, this guy obviously has a malfunction in his throttle control. One of the CFIs on the radio wanted to keep him very close to the airport. There are too many uncertainties here. How do you know the malfunction isn’t going ...

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by adipasqu
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 4200

Re: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle

One issue with bigger runways is they also tend to be wider, and students tend to flare very high when they see a wider runway for the first time. In this case, both WVI and SJC are 150 ft wide runways, so not an issue in this case. I am training out of SQL (RWY 12/30 is 2621 x 75 ft) and we do our...

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by adipasqu
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 4200

Re: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle

Guy is a student. Keep him in a familiar area, don't add on the stress of dealing with NorCal Approach, frequency changes, jet departures, etc. I understand all of that in this case and agree. However, lets assume you have experience (a PPL or better) and are familiar with SJC. Does anything change...

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by adipasqu
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle
Replies: 21
Views: 4200

Re: Feel Good ATC Story Out Of California - C152 Student With Stuck Full Throttle

Theoretical question for the CFI's and other professional pilots out there: The student pilots decision to land at WVI obviously worked out, so kudos to the pilot and everyone who helped him get down. I am not trying to second guess anyone, but I am curious about one option that appeared to not come...

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by adipasqu
Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How common is 3800-4200 fpm descent?
Replies: 9
Views: 1884

Re: How common is 3800-4200 fpm descent?

Is it possible that there was enough of a pitch down to cause the drink to slide off? I was in row 24 (out of 27) so I was pretty far back. Of course there is. However, unless the aircraft's fuselage was bent, the pitch of the plane in row 24 will always be the same as in row 1. You might feel the ...

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by adipasqu
Thu Feb 03, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3584

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

For anyone who may be unfamiliar, the FAA maintains and certifies all navigational equipment including ILSs. Moving a threshold requires a new glide slope at the very least, and then the glide slope ILS must be checked for terrain and obstruction clearance, the idea being that if you’re cleared for...

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by adipasqu
Thu Feb 03, 2022 2:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: New ORD Runway Configurations
Replies: 12
Views: 3584

Re: New ORD Runway Configurations

Below is the current Construction Notice from the NOTAM for ORD and it appears everything is now open: https://nfdc.faa.gov/xwiki/bin/download/NFDC/Construction+Notices/ord.pdf It does state that "RWY 09R CLSD TO LD" until April 1, so no landings on 09R. There are a lot of NOTAMS for 09R/2...

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by adipasqu
Wed Feb 02, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the range of landing speeds for the MD-11?
Replies: 7
Views: 1344

Re: What is the range of landing speeds for the MD-11?

Approach speeds are up there with the 747 and slightly faster than the DC-10 according to this document from Boeing: https://www.boeing.com/assets/pdf/commercial/airports/faqs/arcandapproachspeeds.pdf This thread has more information on landing the MD-11: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.ph...

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by adipasqu
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Strong winds out of the north are forecasted for the SF Bay Area for the next 24-72 hours, so depending on the direction and how strong the gusts get, we could get some Circle to Land 01R action. Right now, the METAR TAF doesn't show ideal conditions yet, but let's keep an eye on it incase things al...

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by adipasqu
Wed Jan 26, 2022 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71536

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Rather misleading if that is all you are going to share. Boeing and Aircus received AMOC approval last week for multiple RA models including those utilized on the B777 family, B748 family (3) AMOCs approved for AD 2021-23-12, Amendment 39-21810 (86 FR 69984, December 9, 2021) providing relief for s...

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by adipasqu
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71536

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Here is the AD for the 747 and 777: https://public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2022-01695.pdf?utm_source=federalregister.gov&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list Approaches and Landings in the Presence of Radio Altimeter 5G C-Band Interference: Dispatching or releasi...

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by adipasqu
Tue Jan 25, 2022 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 71536

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

The latest from https://www.faa.gov/5g: Estimated % of U.S. Commercial Fleet Aircraft Models with Installations: 90% Models with one of 20 cleared altimeters include: All Boeing 717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, 787 MD-10/-11 Airbus A300, A310, A319, A220, A320, A321, A330, A340, A350, A380 Embraer 120,...

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by adipasqu
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A380 Reverse Thrust On Landing
Replies: 29
Views: 4326

Re: A380 Reverse Thrust On Landing

I'm not an operator, but only the inboard engines of the A380 have thrust reversers due to the possible FOD ingestion with the outboard engines hanging over the edge of the runway.

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by adipasqu
Sat Jan 22, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

The 10's are in use right now for arrivals and departures due to winds: KSFO 221656Z 10010KT 10SM SCT200 14/04 A3014 RMK AO2 SLP206 T01390044 It doesn't look like it will shift to the 01's, however: KSFO 221500Z 2215/2318 07011KT P6SM SKC WS015/04035KT TEMPO 2215/2217 07014G22KT FM221700 06009KT P6S...

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by adipasqu
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Funny. Didn't I give the heads up yesterday?? You did, you did. You were just a day early, although it doesn't look too promising now. Only forecasting 02015G25KT for 220100Z. I don't think 25KT gusts will be enough for landings being forced to 01R. In the past, they have been in excess of 35KT sus...

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by adipasqu
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Strong Off-shore Winds are forecasted today for the San Francisco Bay area starting late morning, so there is a possibility for some Circle to Land 01R action today. Current METAR and TAF: KSFO 211556Z 00000KT 10SM FEW200 08/07 A3022 RMK AO2 SLP232 T00830067 KSFO 211459Z 2115/2218 VRB04KT P6SM SKC W...

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Back in the late 90s I was watching landings on 1R at SFO and the pilot of a Singapore Airlines 747 asked the tower if he could land on the 28s instead of 1R and the tower said "no, we have been doing this all day". Everything worked out okay but the pilot sounded nervous about landing on...

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Thanks for the reply and great story. Love hearing that pilots would pick it up in a minute! They would enter Circle to Land and do prep during that time? Is this a unique approach for narrow-body aircraft alone? I am not a pilot, so I can't say for sure what the procedure would be for a change in ...

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 20, 2022 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Curious with these rare landings - are there times when the flight crew is doing this for the first time at SFO? Yes. The last time it happened on a weekend, I went to the Millbrae BART station parking garage where there were about 25 people watching the landings. Many of them were pilots. Two, a h...

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

wxman11 wrote:

True. But good to keep an eye out.


Always! If I could only set up a text alert tied to the METAR for SFO to let me know when conditions will be ripe for 01R landings, I'd be set!

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Here is the decoded TAF from https://www.aviationweather.gov/: TAF for: KSFO (San Francisco Intl, CA, US) issued at 1503 UTC 20 Jan 2022 Text: KSFO 201503Z 2015/2118 19004KT 1/4SM FG VV002 WS020/04030KT Forecast period: 1500 to 1630 UTC 20 January 2022 Forecast type: FROM: standard forecast or signi...

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

If I am reading the TAF correctly, the wind shear is forecasted 40 degrees at 30 knots at 2000 feet AGL. Winds at the field are forecasted to be light (19004KT), which would keep everything in normal flow for SFO. Now, we might get some missed approaches due to wind shear alerts, however.

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by adipasqu
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1972

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

At LAX (4 parallel runways), their night ops will land aircraft to the east on the North complex while departures are to the west on the South complex for noise abatement reasons assuming weather/winds cooperate. During the day you would never do this as it will kill the arrival rate since you could...

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by adipasqu
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

Yes, I agree that this year will be many chances to see non-standard ops in SFO. Weather forecasted for this season shows that we may get 1R landing in mid to late spring and maybe, a big maybe, another 10L/R landings late winter. Again, if mother nature wants to be nice and give us that chance, :l...

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by adipasqu
Tue Dec 21, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO landing on the 10s today
Replies: 31
Views: 7496

Re: SFO landing on the 10s today

It has been a great year for non-standard ops at SFO. Multiple days of 19 departures with the possibility of more this week. All we need is a day of circle to land to 1R to cap it off!

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by adipasqu
Tue Dec 14, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13

KLM does it every day pretty much, they always take off on the 01s, storm or no storm. Saves a few minutes of flight time! Much shorter taxi to the 01's than to the 28's from the A-gates, too. I know this is getting off-topic, but I have always wondered if full power take-off's on the 01's to save ...

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by adipasqu
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13

Looks like KLM282 to AMS just used 28R, so it looks like the heavies might be opting for the longer RWY now that the wind has shifted a little and calmed:

KSFO 132256Z 22017G23KT 1 1/2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN023 OVC070 13/11 A2967 RMK AO2 PK WND 19034/2214 SLP047 P0021 T01280106

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by adipasqu
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13

How can the widebodies launch on such relatively short runways ? I'd also love to see video of this 19L is 8650' long and 19R is 7650' long. If they are taking off into a 25 kt headwind right down the centerline, a widebody shouldn't have too many issues getting off the ground. KLM even uses the 01...

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by adipasqu
Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13
Replies: 12
Views: 2153

SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's today, 12/13

For the second time this year, an atmospheric river is forcing all arrival and departure traffic on the 19's with the very rare departure towards the hills in Millbrae. Current METAR:

KSFO 132119Z 19024G34KT 2SM -RA FEW017 BKN047 OVC070 14/12 A2967 RMK AO2 PK WND 18034/2117 RAB00 P0002 T01440117

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by adipasqu
Tue Nov 16, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft
Replies: 34
Views: 5463

Re: Cobus - bus from terminal to aircraft

Ziyulu wrote:
Does any US airport use remote stand boarding on a daily basis which require use of these buses?


They are probably long gone now, but I distinctly remember riding Cobus low floor busses airside between Concourses B and C in CVG back in the early 00's.

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by adipasqu
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Parked 757's
Replies: 47
Views: 10254

Re: United Airlines Parked 757's

Oh there was definitely only one operating certificate pretty shortly after the merger closed. It was all about the different union contracts. From https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/faa-issues-single-operating-certificate-to-united-airlines-and-continental-airlines-134746913.html: "CHIC...

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by adipasqu
Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Parked 757's
Replies: 47
Views: 10254

Re: United Airlines Parked 757's

"sUA" stands for subsidiary United Airlines, the term which was coined to describe United Airlines assets (planes, routes, employees, etc) after UA merged with CO, but there were still two separate operating certificates, I believe.

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by adipasqu
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 8194

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

with regard to the photo above of the arrivals board, in the lower right hand corner, is anyone familiar with the airline: Transcontinental ? Routes, equipment? I did a search for them in departedflights, timetable images, rzjets.net, and google without success. Thanks. e38 I found this: "The ...

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 31, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JFK Old IAB Layout
Replies: 65
Views: 8194

Re: JFK Old IAB Layout

https://www.airporthistory.org/kennedy-iab.html
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Airporthistory.org has some nice interior pictures of the IAB:

https://www.airporthistory.org/kennedy-iab.html

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by adipasqu
Thu Oct 28, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

Re: DFW - Windy: Use of 31L/R Today

Nothing like being #13 for departure...yikes!

KDFW 281753Z 32028G40KT 10SM SCT070 21/01 A2982 RMK AO2 PK WND 32043/1714 SLP092 T02110006 10211 20156 51009

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by adipasqu
Mon Oct 25, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?
Replies: 22
Views: 4252

Re: Why do some major airports like LAX and PHX not have crosswind runways?

Just an FIY, ORD is strictly on the 4's right now, so only the 2 crosswind runways on the field in use, due to strong winds out of the northeast: KORD 251458Z 04024G36KT 6SM -RA BR FEW013 BKN018 OVC030 10/08 A2978 RMK AO2 PK WND 04036/1452 P0000 T01000083 $ A ground delay program approaching 3 hours...

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by adipasqu
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: AAL3141 Double Diversion?
Replies: 13
Views: 4768

Re: AAL3141 Double Diversion?

Sunday 10/24’s AAL3141 (E175) LAX-SEA appears to have had a double diversion—first to RDD and then to ACY. Is this a common occurrence? I’ve never seen it before. Thanks! I don't think AA3141 actually landed in RDD rather I think they planned on diverting to RDD then changed the diversion point to ...

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by adipasqu
Mon Oct 25, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

r6russian wrote:
Wind changed, now 230. Theyre switching the airport around, pretty neat to listen on liveatc and watch fr24


Awesome to see all of the aircraft moving from the 19's to the 28's en masse.

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Interesting, looks like trying to squeeze out departures in between landings not working so well. . Yeah, all landings are on 19L and they are trying to get the heavies out on 19L, as well. At some point, it stops working when the numbers are too much for 19L. Throw in the fact they can only depart...

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

vegasplanes wrote:

DL 1317 from SLC just missed, right turn back to the pattern


DL 1317 was told to go around due to insufficient spacing. Looks like it was just pulled off the ILS approach again for the same reason.

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

adipasqu wrote:
Listening to the tower, pilots are getting wind shear alerts sitting on the runway waiting for take-off clearance.


Landed first time no issues.

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Listening to the tower, pilots are getting wind shear alerts sitting on the runway waiting for take-off clearance.

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Several go-arounds per FR24 and switchback patterns coming into the 19's. AMX668 taking a second stab at it right now: https://www.flightradar24.com/AMX668/299f2cf2 What's interesting is it looks like it didn't fly the normal missed approach, which is a climbing left turn. Instead, it went right ov...

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Air India used 10 into: KSFO 241756Z 19036G46KT 2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN030 OVC050 18/16 A2961 RMK AO2 PK WND 19046/1756 SLP026 P0010 60065 T01780156 10178 20167 58007 Thinking that was a rough take off Wow, it sure did! Must not have been enough length on the 19's for the extremely long flight. Anyon...

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Not getting any better: KSFO 241656Z 20032G42KT 2SM -RA BR FEW008 BKN042 OVC060 17/15 A2963 RMK AO2 PK WND 19044/1620 SLP034 P0011 T01720150 I wonder how many noise complaints the airport gets today. Could be quite a few. I guess the preference is the CIITY3 RNAV departure, which puts them directly ...

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

Re: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

CIITY3 and GAPP7 departures currently in use off of the 19's. It will be interesting how this progresses throughout the day as the forecast indicates that the weather is only going to get worse throughout the day.

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by adipasqu
Sun Oct 24, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24
Replies: 34
Views: 6298

SFO takeoffs and landings on 19's Sunday, 10/24

Due to the pineapple express hitting the Bay Area, the 19's are the only runways in use right now. I know it is fairly common to land on the 19's, especially in bad weather, but taking off on the 19's is like landing on the 01's, I believe, fairly rare. The METAR: KSFO 241456Z 19032G40KT 2SM -RA BR ...

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