enter image description here

It was going from Argentina to Germany and after takeoff it went over a town and then it went direct to Germany. Why did it go over the town instead of going directly to Germany?


  • $\begingroup$ Which runway did you takeoff from? 11? $\endgroup$ – aeroalias Mar 4 '16 at 0:32
  • $\begingroup$ @aeroalias Yes I think so. $\endgroup$ – kepler22b Mar 4 '16 at 0:35

It's following a departure procedure.

enter image description here

(chart source)

The path flown matches the route described for departing Runway 11 with the La Plata 6B departure.

See the map here to visually match up the described departure procedure with the flown path.

  • 1
    $\begingroup$ The reason this SID is designed this way? Noise prevention and not overflying Buenos Aires? $\endgroup$ – mins Mar 4 '16 at 7:26

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.