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LGW !! Is that normal?

Old 30th Jun 2019, 18:03
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LGW !! Is that normal?

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.1505.../data=!3m1!1e3

Hi, I just wondered. If somebody here from Gatwick, how is it possible 2 aircrafts on main runway?
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 18:18
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It's the same aircraft. Just the way the photos have been stitched together to create the image.
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Old 30th Jun 2019, 19:14
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And on the busiest single runway operation anywhere I wouldn't be surprised to see two aircraft on the runway at the same time on a nice sunny day (admittedly not quite as close together as those on the Google map image!).
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 09:24
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Originally Posted by Doody2007 View Post
It's the same aircraft. Just the way the photos have been stitched together to create the image.
So another lesson for me " Nothing is as it seems"

Thank you.
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Old 1st Jul 2019, 10:07
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For heaven’s sake don’t show that to Gatwick Airport. They’ll be off to consult on the financial benefits of such utilisation and before you know it the CAA will have rubber-stamped approval for 90 movements an hour before you can say Mammon. Next thing you know they’ll be using the taxiways as runways too
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Had a member of the public ring Cairns ATC to report a crashed Dash 8 on about a 2 mile final. Ascertained that the person was looking at Google Earth and the aircraft hadn't moved for over 10 minutes.
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 13:41
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Gatwick is no longer the busiest single runway airfield. Hasn't been for over a year. Still busy though!
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