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EVA B777 close call departing LAX

Old 30th May 2019, 11:40
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Originally Posted by WHBM View Post
Easterlies at LAX are more common than you might believe. Next time, as your landing slows, just look at all the tyre marks on the runways from easterly landings https://www.google.com/maps/place/LA...!4d-118.404025 .
Every night from around 11:00 PM to 6:00. But, departures are to the west unless wind limits dictate departing to the east, which was the case the early morning when EVA departed.
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Old 1st Jun 2019, 05:20
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Originally Posted by capngrog View Post
"Pretty sure" has the potential to get any of us into a lot of trouble. Did you ask for clarification of the instruction " ... Right One Orbit"? What was the approach controller's response to your read back?

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Grog
I told him "Right one orbit", and he said nothing. When we came back around towards our original heading, he told us "Two more orbits". I told him no, that we would be too low on fuel, and we would take the shorter runway (which he wanted us to take in the first place). The controllers acted like they were maxed out in capability, but there were actually very few aircraft in their airspace...kind of like the opposite of ORD, JFK HKG, or LAX...
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