Skip to comments.Feds warn pilots not to land at wrong airport
Posted on 03/28/2014 12:56:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
It's the type of safety alert that makes you chuckle and say, "Seriously, they need to be reminded of this?"
Apparently, the National Transportation Safety Board thinks pilots do need to be reminded their job is to make it to the proper destination.
So the NTSB has issued a safety alert warning pilots not to land at the wrong airport.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...
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Happens often here in NY near Stewart Int’l.
Aircraft line up to land on my jobsite.
Waiting for the day someone doesn’t figure out that those are light poles they are looking at.
They also line up on Orange County Airport just around the corner.
I wonder if Obama is going to draw another line for this too ?
Any student Naval aviator who did this in flight school would have been washed out that day. In the fleet it would have resulted in a Field Flight Performance Board with the aviator losing his wings.
Back when I worked for the Chicago Transit Authority, we used to tell our Rail Supervisors to instruct their motormen not to run into the train in front of them.
Looks like we should have told them to instruct them about bumping posts and escalators, too.
Also remember the wheels are on the bottom of the plane, like you know “dirty side down” -
In a related story, at least one airport is being considered for federal action for impersonating another airport. /s
...unless his last name was McCain.
Gee, how'd I end up in Ireland?
Where did you get that paper? My beloved Dodgers were 1 for 13? Egads, no wonder they left Brooklyn...
That right there is funny.
Warning to all shang-hai’d 777s.
Isn't that like showing up at the wrong house?
Nothing a SWAT decal couldn't remedy.
It’s in the Wiki article on Wrong Way Corrigan. Pretty cool, huh!
Nothing new under the sun.
Sage advice to a student driver: “never go through a red light unless the car in front of you goes through.”
Can you say “ Cheech and Chong in the Pilot’s seat???”
What’s the nav for?
Reminds me of a slogan the California Department of Vehicles had up on their office walls a few years back. “Steering is Not Enough!”
So he DOES exist!
gear up landing, there are those that have and those that will and there is no one left so I’ve heard.
I’ve avoided it so far!
First thing you do in a gear up landing is put the gear down switch to the down position before the FAA shows up.
A lot of these wrong airport landings occur at night, when on a visual approach, at a nearby airport with same runway alignment. Pilot will see the rotating beacon of the wrong airport, think its the right airport, and fly to the wrong airport.
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