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airborneryder
I saw this video on YT a long time ago. I thought it was pretty amazing. I wonder if they were placing bets on who would touch down first.
sheka
now thats what call a real neat side by side landing as its not every day a person can see that
teetoniwilson
That's the coolest thing ever.
preacher1
Happens a lot more than you think. What's funny, you got that togetherness on final, but you get up in the air and get less than a few miles and a controller could get fired.lol
rh77
I thought the same thing today on a parallel into ORD RWY 28. With a low deck (about 600) a passenger's frame of altitude is skewed -- that was until our E135 meet up with, and "raced" an E190 and quickly passed, with that interesting minimum only allowed on final. My question, do Controllers prefer close parallels, instead of staggering them out?
sparkie624
Nice catch on the Video... As much as I hate SWA, The Boeing sure is a lot nicer looking with those Winglets.
cessna172s
how come you don't like SWA?
genethemarine
Stop by Park Ridge - you can see the brainless monkey show anytime with the side by side or east to west runway landings.....it's called Daley's Store - aka: ORD.
lbhorton
and it's Virgin America by half a length!
WALLACE24
I remember back in 1967-68 taking my private flight training in a Mooney at MDW and having an airliner pass me on final to the parallel many times. I thought it was cool then, looking at the faces of the pax looking at me. Now I look back and think "a teenager with 10 hours flying solo in formation with an airliner!"
liney
Nice discussion, one thing that has been bourne out is that the system works very well, and is safe. Have there been any midairs flying these type of approaches??
Kingstonian
That is very cool! Definitely unusual and certainly eye-catching... I wonder how much attention the pilots were able to give their 'neighbours' ?
preacher1
I would hope little or none.lol
sheka
neverkw ow big a 747 was until shown beside a 737 in floight coming in for a landing
canuck44
canuck44 0
Would love to see a threesome from ATL...or anywhere else with five parallels.
jmedina94
Will take the Virgin America tail any day! Sorry I am kind of an Airbus guy. :D
ellieseals1
And that's why you have your Wings!
preacher1
Per Richard's comment above, I don't know about the controllers, but I know the pilots prefer a little spacing. It definitely increases the pucker factor.lol
rh77
Does the TCAS freak out in situations like that? I'm also imagining that additional pucker (although probably rare) if both went missed (or worse, aborted landing) at the same time...
KevinThorn
http://flightaware.com/squawks/view/1/7_days/popular_new/24223/PARALLEL_LANDING_VIRGIN_AMERICA_SOUTHWEST_AIRLINES_SFO This one is even better. 747+737
KevinThorn
oops..wrong link.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlco5u7ntH4&feature=related

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