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for the past week (more than usual) planes from MD-80s to 320/330s are coming in from the east over Neihu to land in Songshan airport. Does anyone know why this is
Since Neihu has a higher elevation and slopes down to the Songshan airport, the planes are passing about 50-100 meters (my guesstimate) over buildings and schools in Neihu (Nanhu elementary and junior high school). When its a 330 it looks and sounds close. I was considering going up on the roof to moon some of them
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This usually has to do with seasons/weather.
I know back home, in winter the planes usually land from the South, while in summer from the North.
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Its much more exciting and requires much more piloting skills. NO ILS on that end PLUS , its called a Circle to Land. Which not every pilot is well adept at believe it or not.
Especially for the big jets. But then 747s did that back in the day too ! Imagine that !
Iv been in planes plenty of times coming in that direction. Its the wind. Most of the time you are landing the regular approach but if the wind shifts. Cant land with a tail wind.
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TNT wrote:for the past week (more than usual) planes from MD-80s to 320/330s are coming in from the east over Neihu to land in Songshan airport. Does anyone know why this is?
It's due to wind direction. You want to take off and land with the wind in your face. Creates better lift at slower speeds which equates to safer take offs and landings. The wind usually comes from the north in the winter, so planes approach Taoyuan International Airport from the south to land. In the summer, we get those nice winds from the south, so the planes approach and land from the north.
When I see the EVA planes coming in for a landing over Baishawan heading south, I know that there is an offshore breeze and most likely the surf is up!
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