Date: 16 Nov 97 19:58:44 From: "J P McLaughlin" <jp@thegeckogroup.$%#&spam.com> Organization: Indra's Net, Inc. -- Public Access Internet. References: 1
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There are many situations where pilots are asked to perform 'an immediate left (right) turn on departure.' This is usually to keep clear of other traffic. It's up to the crew to perform this manuever in a safe manner and it may seem a bit odd if you haven't been through it before. I can think of a number of departures (usually ORD) where we've begun a turn 3-4 seconds past liftoff. Then again, it may have been weather-realted. Aircraft are at the whim of mother nature at times and that's why you have skilled pilots up front. -- J P McLaughlin The Gecko Group jp@thegeckogroup http://www.thegeckogroup.com Robert Tremonti wrote in message ... >I took America West's flight 819 from Pheonix to Vancouver on Wednesday >November 12th and it was a bit scary on take-off. Wonder if anyone has >heard any details on this?