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SFO Landing on 1L/1R due to high winds, 9 Feb 2020

SFO Landing on 1L/1R due to high winds, 9 Feb 2020

Old Feb 10, 20, 11:14 pm
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SFO Landing on 1L/1R due to high winds, 9 Feb 2020

SFO landings were on 1L/1R yesterday due to N/NNE winds. Nice pic in sfgate of what appears to be a UA 787 on final over Highway 101. SFO spokesman describes this as "that rarest of patterns."

Why Planes at SFO Flew Scary Close to 101 on Sunday
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Old Feb 10, 20, 11:22 pm
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Video of a LX 77W landing on 1R:
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:09 am
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Originally Posted by bioyuki View Post
awesome position to shoot from. most of the footage iíve seen is from the BART parking garage - which is closer to the 1s, but doesnít capture the kai tak-like turn for final as well as this angle.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:29 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
SFO landings were on 1L/1R yesterday due to N/NNE winds. Nice pic in sfgate of what appears to be a UA 787 on final over Highway 101. SFO spokesman describes this as "that rarest of patterns."

Why Planes at SFO Flew Scary Close to 101 on Sunday
Experienced this once in the past 10 years as a passenger. Came on the approach for 28s and cricled for 1R, I was lucky to be on the right in a window seat. Pilots must be having a lot of fun with it.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:31 am
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Originally Posted by riphamilton View Post
doesnít capture the kai tak-like turn for final as well as this angle.
Originally Posted by fatlasercat View Post
Pilots must be having a lot of fun with it.
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?
There used to be an approach at JFK that was similar. Not sure if it's still used or not.

Haven't experienced landing on the 1s at SFO as a passenger yet.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:56 am
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Originally Posted by econ View Post
There used to be an approach at JFK that was similar. Not sure if it's still used or not.
It's the VOR/visual for 13L, AKA the Canarsie approach, involving a tight 90-degree turn onto a short final. Still in use today.
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Originally Posted by dkc192 View Post
It's the VOR/visual for 13L, AKA the Canarsie approach, involving a tight 90-degree turn onto a short final. Still in use today.
Yep, that's the one I'm thinking of. I did get to experience that once. Very cool sitting by the window on the right side on that approach.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 2:52 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?
Haneda springs to mind as another airport with a sporty turn on final, and I think they actually use that approach reasonably often.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by dkc192 View Post
It's the VOR/visual for 13L, AKA the Canarsie approach, involving a tight 90-degree turn onto a short final. Still in use today.
I had that one recently last summer a few times coming into JFK from Europe. Itís a pretty interesting approach as you get to fly over Canarsie.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?

Probably a stupid question, but how much more "difficult" is this landing for pilots who are not used to such an approach?
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Old Feb 11, 20, 6:53 am
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I flew in on Sunday afternoon to SFO and our flight had to do a go around since the wind was too strong on final approach, when we landed on the next attempt the cabin erupted in applause! This was the second time I've experienced this landing approach out of probably 200+ flights in my lifetime to SFO. In a simulator, I "flew" to Hong Kong's old Kai Tak airport and the right seater in the simulator was a retired BA pilot that used to fly into Kai Tak regularly, we had to line up w/a orange and white checkered aviation marker called Checkerboard Hill and then bank to the right pretty hard for final approach.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 7:21 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?
Toncontin at Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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Old Feb 11, 20, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?
You make several of them back and forth on every approach into 19 at DCA.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 8:01 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Just what I was thinking. Where else do you make a turn like that on final these days?
EWR 29, yes?

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