1. Why the 747 extended downwind to 6 miles?
  2. Why do you think Horizon turned 90 degrees to join the final?
  3. What is the “rule” regarding Visual Approaches?
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    $\begingroup$ Not to be rude, but how do you expect anyone to provide an answer to what appears to be a specific incident if you don't provide any context or details? Is this something you saw on Flightaware? Is there a YouTube video, or incident report that is at the origin of your question? We like to be helpful here, but you need to help us help you! ;) $\endgroup$ – Michael Hall Nov 4 '20 at 21:50
  • $\begingroup$ I doubt the horizon turned 90 degrees in a 747! Normal bank is 30, max. is 45! $\endgroup$ – Bianfable Nov 4 '20 at 22:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Bianfable, oh... I interpreted that as a separate Horizon airlines flight turning for 90 degrees of heading change. Because we have Horizon airlines up here in the NW. And because it was capitalized i assumed it was a company name... (given the quality of the question I probably made the wrong assumption!) $\endgroup$ – Michael Hall Nov 4 '20 at 22:35
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    $\begingroup$ @MichaelHall I didn't think of Horizon Airlines, maybe you're right :) That makes one more thing OP should clarify... $\endgroup$ – Bianfable Nov 4 '20 at 22:38
  1. For sequencing.

  2. Because it was on a 90 degree base leg.

  3. Look outside.


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