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man has trouble maintaining altitude, airspeed, localizer, glideslope...

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by bimmerphile, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. ChasenSFO

    ChasenSFO hen teaser

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    Yeah, typically, 2-5 planes do that when SFO switches from landings 28s to departing 10s and landing 19s or 10s. Very rare though, like you said it MAY happen twice in a year. Once every 1-3 years, sustained winds have planes land on the 1s for a few hours. Even then, it is usually sometime in December-March and lasts 1-3 hours in the morning. A handful of times in my lifetime, though, the winds have been so bad that the circle-to-land 1R has been done all day long well into the middle of the night as late arrivals from 3+ hour GDP delays pour in. The problem is with all the foreign carriers post-Asiana and the fact SFO tower is constantly training/washing out, these days SFO will opt to have people land in 40kt x-winds rather than put that workload on the "green" tower controllers and foreign pilots. One time I saw EVA go around 3 times trying to get down on 01R...you could tell it has been a LONG time since anyone in that cockpit did a downwind/base/final, let me just put it that way. :) To be fair, the mainline American/United/Delta guys often gripe about it and complain to ATC about how close they have to get to the hills and that they can't do the approach without terrain warnings...the regional guys are more like "HELL YEAH!" as they check-in with tower. Either way, it was a good show, and I really hope I get to do it at some point in my lifetime.
     
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  2. trafficinsight

    trafficinsight Well-Known Member

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    I came so close to landing on the 10's a few weeks back... But alas, they were on the 19's by the time we got back.
     
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  3. m77y

    m77y Well-Known Member

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    Looks like o'l Jerry W made his videos private
     
  4. gotWXdagain

    gotWXdagain Highly Visible Member

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    A small part of me hopes that's because the FAA sniffed around him enough although I doubt it.
     
  5. averettpilot

    averettpilot Well-Known Member

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    Ha! That's hilarious. Wonder if it's available to his subscribers. I too hope the FAA started sniffing.
     
  6. azmedic

    azmedic Well-Known Member

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    Nope. They gone


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  7. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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  8. averettpilot

    averettpilot Well-Known Member

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    He didn't make it private, he just took down all the flying vids. Smartest thing he's ever done in aviation.
     
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  9. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

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    stand corrected ....
     
  10. Itchy

    Itchy Well-Known Member

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    A math problem. What's 710 - 1?
     
  11. Derg

    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    Kind of like the "Sheriffs Posse" out here in Maricopa Country when Joe Arpaio was in command.
     
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  12. Crop Duster

    Crop Duster UNSUB

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    Ahhyyyyup! :)
     
  13. A150K

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    download (5).jpg
     
  14. TUCKnTRUCK

    TUCKnTRUCK That guy

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    We've got an easy button for that. (Seriously, 3buttons and boom - metric)
     
  15. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    Just out of curiosity, is a turn on short final more or less dangerous if it's required of the airstrip?

    Say like this



    What about a strip that is a turn. Like 90 degrees of wide sweeping direction change through 2000ft? (Imagine what a sand bar on the bend of a river looks like.)
     
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  16. TUCKnTRUCK

    TUCKnTRUCK That guy

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    Do you have any idea how hard it is to intentionally do a power off approach after 15 years of keeping power in ???? :)

    And, turning final just outside of the 4 mile ring... those were my blunders (quickly corrected)
     
  17. gotWXdagain

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    This was not operationally necessary.
     
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  18. thevideographer

    thevideographer Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the turn itself was dangerous, I think this guy proved himself too incompetent to be doing something like that to begin with.
     
  19. A150K

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    Ha...Anyone else notice that the video is now set to private?
     
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  20. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    Totally. And ignoring the rest of the video, where he proves himself far too incompetent to be in command of any aircraft, I just found singling out the low base to final turn interesting, as I and many other people do it all the time, make videos of it, and most of them are well received. Certainly have never seen critisism of a base to final turn in a video such as I posted.
    Just kind of made me wonder. As far as the airplane is concerned(physics) - trees, mountains or nothing in the way makes no difference at all.
    Say you were training to do something like posted in the video I posted. I would generally suggest you do it where you can get away with mistakes(not operationally necessary.). Like where there's no real obstacles. Kind of like virtually everyone does shorts and softs - on 5000ft paved runways "simulated".
     

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