Orbits at Knock This Morning?

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Orbits at Knock This Morning?

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I've been watching a BMI 737 doing orbits just to the East of Knock at 8000 feet this morning on my Airnav Radar, so far he's flown 6, anyone know why? Flight Number : BMI19W. Reg : G-TOYC

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He has just made an approach for landing at 10:15AM and has made a go-around from 1500feet.

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After his go-around he climed to 4750feet, turned east on a track which seemed to me, was bringing him back for a second approach, but about 15 miles east of the airport, he turned south, climed to 8000feet and diverted to Shannon, where he landed at 10:45AM

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Post by avalanche »

200 metres in fog and drizzle at 0930. go around from 1500' probably as a result of he uk approach ban. (can't proceed beyond the marker if conditions are below the minima required for the type of approach being flown)

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Post by vanman »

This just might be the reason.
EIKN 260930Z 19007KT 0200 -DZ FG BKN002 OVC007 13/13 Q1027 NOSIG=
EIKN 260900Z 20007KT 0200 -DZ FG BKN002 OVC006 13/12 Q1027 NOSIG=
EIKN 260830Z 21005KT 170V240 0300 -DZ FG BKN002 OVC007 12/12 Q1027 BECMG 9999 BKN020=
EIKN 260800Z 19006KT 160V220 0300 -DZ FG BKN002 BKN006 12/12 Q1027 BECMG 9999 BKN020=
EIKN 260730Z 20006KT 170V230 0300 FG BKN002 BKN007 12/12 Q1027 TEMPO BKN001=

The 0930Z (10:30) visibility 200 metres in light drizzle and fog, Broken cloud at 200 feet, overcast at 700 feet. It is due to lift around now according to the TAF hence the hold.

This is what happens when you build an airport on a hill in the west of Ireland. Today is a bit of a typical anti cyclonic gloom sort of day for this time of the year.

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Post by tom in weston »

cheers for the reply guys, if it's due to lift around now, that would also explain why an Aer Lingus A320 has just landed, 45 minutes after the BMI go-around.

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