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SLUF4

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http://content.usatoday.com/communi...-aborts-landing----makes-it-the-second-time/1

Air Force One had to pull out of an attempted landing at the Hartford airport this morning, pulling out because of poor visibility but making it on the second try.The president and other passengers were never in danger.
From Mark Knoller of CBS News:
"FAA confirming a missed approach at 950a. Blames bad visibility. Says AF-1 had to go around and landed safely on 2nd try."
The incident took place at Bradley Field in Hartford, Conn., the biggest major airport near the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. Obama delivers the commencement address there later this morning.
White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said Air Force One "did a go-round at Bradley International Airport this morning because of weather. They circled around and landed safely a few minutes later, at 10:05 a.m."
"The pilot was in the process of landing but due to weather the pilot decided to circle around and then landed the plane," Shapiro said. "This is a standard and safe procedure."
ABC News reports:
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) said visibility was "below the minimum," meaning the pilots couldn't see the runway from the altitude required for landing due to thick cloud cover. They were coming in to Runway 6 on instrument approach.
Weather at the field at the time was overcast with visibility of 1.5 miles and cloud ceiling 300 feet to 1000 feet variable.
Sources said the attempt was not a touch-and-go or dramatic maneuver that would have caught attention from those on the ground.
"A missed approach is 'called' by the pilot in command of an aircraft or the aircraft crew at any point in the approach to an airport on an instrument approach," an aviation expert told ABC News.
"It simply means that the pilot was uncomfortable completing the approach due to visibility, cloud ceiling, or any number of reasons. The radar controller simply 'vectors' the aircraft back around for another approach," he said. "It is a way of being safe rather than completing an approach that is not deemed to be a good one. Happens all the time, even for commercial and military flights."
Members of the press on board Air Force One said they didn't notice anything abnormal occurred.
 

SLUF4

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I wonder how much they paid the "aviation expert" for his comments
 

flythere

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Wait a minute, wasen't it a near catastrophe when the first lady's plane had to go around due to lost separation on final. Missed approach and a go-around, not much difference.

An attempt to land was aborted and another attempt made! Sounds like another day at the office, unless its a boring news cycle!!
 

IBNAV8R

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Congress will demand immediate action of the FAA for their lack of control of the weather.
 

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Yes, a new czar will be appointed by the Pres to look into weather phenom and its effect on aviation, annual salary $130,000 a year!!

Sounds like a good gig for Al Gore!!
 

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good thing it was only a go around and they didn't encounter the dreaded yet elusive AIR POCKET.
 

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If Obama did encounter an air pocket he'd try to tax the money inside.

Are you one of the idiots that think he's actually raised taxes on anyone? I wish he actually would...
 

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Looked like a completely understandable and competent report so the average person could understand. Pilot speak and logic does not apply to the real world in most cases

I can't tell you how often my FO's try to obfuscate with ATC with nonsensical and interminably lengthy transmissions. Me: just say we're not going to make the ********************ing restriction or we're not ready to go because the company is screwing up again. How hard can it be. Extremely difficult I have found. Pilots would be at home reporting for USA Today.
 

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Yes, a new czar will be appointed by the Pres to look into weather phenom and its effect on aviation, annual salary $130,000 a year!!

Sounds like a good gig for Al Gore!!

The WH already has appointed a czar and he has stated the wx was all due to chemtrails
 

Captainzero1

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Yes, a new czar will be appointed by the Pres to look into weather phenom and its effect on aviation, annual salary $130,000 a year!!

Sounds like a good gig for Al Gore!!


Al Gore runs Current TV, I am pretty sure he makes more that 130K doing that gig. Thanks for your concern though.
 
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