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      06-22-2011, 09:33 AM   #23
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And actually, it was quite amazing that they could gun that thing to climb SO FAST. I swear, we went up very quickly.

Is there any real danger to flying in a lot of lightning?

I did find a quote from the pilot funny. Earlier in the flight, he was busy navigating the storm and said, "I'd like to give you a further update, but I'm kind of busy up here."

Seems the entire flight was very intense because of the weather. I don't envy those guys.
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      06-22-2011, 09:56 AM   #24
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Human being fly and control airplaines

And shit happens
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      06-22-2011, 10:10 AM   #25
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If I was the pilot, I wouldn't tell the passengers either. What's the point? So they can panic for no reason? All I need to know as a passenger is a "hold on tight" if godforbid he thought it was going to crash...or maybe if the pilot was having a stroke and needed someone else to take over lol
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      06-22-2011, 10:27 AM   #26
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...or traffic on the runway...
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If ATC was slow at seeing they had a taxiing plane crossing the same runway as the landing plane, but to me seems easier to just tell the taxxing plane to stop instead of having a plane already in "landing mode" pull up and recircle..
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      06-22-2011, 10:37 AM   #27
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You are freaking out for no reason. Pilots do go around all the time. I highly doubt it was the landing gear.
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      06-22-2011, 10:57 AM   #28
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Good read guys!
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Were you crabbing on the way in?
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You are freaking out for no reason. Pilots do go around all the time. I highly doubt it was the landing gear.
I probably was, but I'm no pilot and I don't fly every week. I've probably flown <75 times and that's never happened.

The weather and it being night made it more stressful.

I agree 100% that no pilot should say, "WHEW, THAT WAS CLOSE." Really no need to tell me because the freak out factor isn't necessary. This is why I am a proponent of letting pilots choose to carry guns/weapons to immobilizel would be terrorists. I mean, you're already putting your life in their hands...why not give them a weapon for emergencies?
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      06-22-2011, 11:08 AM   #31
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Were you crabbing on the way in?
All I can say is it did feel like an "odd" angle, almost too much nose down or something...and some shaking. I still can't believe how close we were to the runway.

Could a scenario be that the wheels actually touch the runway and then you still take off again?
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This happened to me about 3 weeks ago. We had some of the most dense fog I had ever seen. We were coming down through an extremely low cloud ceiling and we couldn't see the ground yet. Just as a glimmer of light peeked through the fog, I noticed we were only about 100 feet or so from the ground and the pilot did the exact same thing. Throttled up and climbed back up. This is standard practice for pilots that are unsure of landing in that specific situation.
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      06-22-2011, 11:30 AM   #33
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Happened to me on a trip to Korea, mid flight there was major turbulence and the plane dropped like a rock with no warning. I flew up and crashed agaisnt the ceiling, now I always keep my seatbelt on regardless of if the light is on (this was back when you werent advised to keep it on). Upon landing there was major crosswind causing the plane to slide sideways and the pilot gunned the engines and went back up. Definitely a scary flight especially with the previous drop of I'm guessing a couple thousand feet.
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      06-22-2011, 11:33 AM   #34
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Pilot was probably trying to avoid this type of landing!

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      06-22-2011, 11:41 AM   #35
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There was a video of some banzai pilot landing in Germany with an insane crosswind. Some pilots have big balls.

There was also a show on THC I believe or maybe TDC about the world's ten most insane airports. Made my testicles shrink just watching it.

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      06-22-2011, 11:53 AM   #36
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[u2b]<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mU2OZdS1qLc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/u2b]

Or maybe it was like this?
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[u2b]<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mU2OZdS1qLc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/u2b]

Or maybe it was like this?


Like this?
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      06-22-2011, 11:59 AM   #38
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[u2b]<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mU2OZdS1qLc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/u2b]

Or maybe it was like this?
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To sum it up then,

"No Baymowe, you do not have the potential to sue".

Every question you asked on the first page seemed to be trying to generate a response that would make you feel you have some sort of basis to sue.
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      06-22-2011, 12:14 PM   #40
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As a pilot for the last 15 years, I find this thread hilarious.

I think you should call your SA or BMWNA for the answer since this is e90post
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      06-22-2011, 12:18 PM   #41
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i'm willing to bet all my flight hours on this was a wind shear warning in the cockpit.
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      06-22-2011, 12:42 PM   #42
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To sum it up then,

"No Baymowe, you do not have the potential to sue".

Every question you asked on the first page seemed to be trying to generate a response that would make you feel you have some sort of basis to sue.
LOL, I am the opposite of that. Just wanted to know what happened.

They don't owe me an explanation nor do I have a case for a lawsuit. I was just slightly freaked out. I am as corporate as it gets and the morons suing for a free buck disgust me.
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As a pilot for the last 15 years, I find this thread hilarious.

I think you should call your SA or BMWNA for the answer since this is e90post
Maybe hilarious for you, but we aren't all pilots. Hence, I asked here because I knew some pilots posted here.
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I had this happen once, too. We were feet from landing at SFO when the pilot aborted. In this case it was due to proximity with another aircraft. That was also the first (and only) time I got to experience at least some of the true capabilities of an airliner, in terms of steep climbs and banking. It was pretty impressive to see how much more the plane could really do than we ever normally get to experience.
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