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« on: December 01, 2009, 10:37:28 AM »

I caught this last night. AA 254 (757) from OGG goes around at LAX at 11:50ish of this MP3. You can also hear atc whistling Pirates of the Caribbean in the background.  Made me laugh after a long day of teaching!!
Sorry about the length, but I am still trying to figure out how to use the Audacity thing to shorten the clips.
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 10:39:55 AM »

jajajajajaj.... Nice...
Thank You.... rolleyes
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 10:46:14 AM »

Hear the Pirates tune at the beginning? The tune switches around throughout the MP3!! LoL

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 12:46:47 PM »

why is a 757-200 from AA using the "heavy" designator? i thought only the -300s and some very rare variants (ATA, etc) had "heavy" 75's.   

255,000 MGTOW
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2009, 12:51:58 PM »

why is a 757-200 from AA using the "heavy" designator? i thought only the -300s and some very rare variants (ATA, etc) had "heavy" 75's.   

255,000 MGTOW

A lot of facilities have issued directives that require controllers to treat any B757 as heavy. Such is the case at Boston, Los Angeles, and many others.

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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2009, 12:53:55 PM »

yeah, i have heard that many facilities "treat" the 757s as heavies in terms of spacing, but I was not aware of them actually being given the heavy callsign. If you look for instance at the other 757s going into LAX, none of the other ones have the H in the equipment like the one on this go around did (via flightaware)
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2009, 03:33:02 PM »

some 752's are heavy's
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 05:46:04 PM »

Must'a had the family at Disneyland the day before!
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009, 11:28:31 PM »

Some of the B752's are heavy's because they added wingtips and extra fuel tanks in the back .  This caused the weight to be over 255,000 lbs.
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 09:33:12 PM »

The Biggest Loser contestants were on this flight putting the aircraft over 255,000 lbs that's why "Heavy" was attached to the callsign.   cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2009, 10:56:11 AM »

I was on a 737 a few weeks ago and it should of been called heavy.... The most fat people I gad ever seen!!
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2009, 07:16:26 PM »

The Biggest Loser contestants were on this flight putting the aircraft over 255,000 lbs that's why "Heavy" was attached to the callsign.   cheesy

I know you and the other guy are kidding, but the distinction is MGTOW (Max Gross Take-Off Weight), not the actual weight of the aircraft at any given moment. If the plane CAN weigh more than 255k then it's "heavy," if it can not, then it is not called "heavy."

As mentioned, some facilities treat 757's as a heavy, as opposed to the next distinction down, in order to provide adequate spacing due to the unique and extreme wake turbulence it causes.
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2009, 10:23:27 PM »

Right on the money Pilot3033.
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« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2009, 10:40:13 AM »

I know it is 255,000. I heard on Lax freq them calling some 757's heavy, usually the 300's from continental and northwest. 50% of the time they call the 200's heavy. It sounds like they are getting use to the change.
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« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2009, 12:16:20 AM »

...I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary...
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